Accessible Hunting and Viewing Blinds


Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge has two hunting/viewing blinds available for use. The purpose of these accessible blinds is to increase universally accessible hunting and viewing opportunities for all outdoor enthusiasts in the Missouri River Breaks.


                     Hell Creek blind trail     

The Hell Creek Blind (map) is located in the bottoms of Hell Creek, approximately twenty-five miles north of Jordan, MT, close to Hell Creek State Park. The structure was built by Shadow Hunter Blinds and is a “Total View”; 6’x6’ permanent aluminum Hell Creek blindinsulated blind overlooking Hell Creek. The accessible hunting and wildlife viewing blind consists of 4 corner windows that can accommodate a bow and arrow as well as 4 side windows that can accommodate a rifle or crossbow. The blind is accessible by a hard packed gravel mixture accessible parking lot and 100 yard long trail. The blind offers several different hunting opportunities for species such as mule deer, whitetail deer, and even an occasional elk along with a multitude of other wildlife for viewing. The blind was purposely placed in close proximity to two man-made osprey nesting platforms that are being used annually which provides for great photography potential as well.

                          Manning blind sign                                                
The Manning Blind (map) is located along the Missouri River (Manning Bottoms) on the western side of the refuge and is Sand Creek blind blindapproximately 10 miles east of Highway 191 and the Fred Robinson Bridge. The 6x8 wheelchair friendly viewing blind was built by Shadow Hunter Blinds and can be accessed by a 400 yard hard packed gravel trail. The aluminum blind is insulated and has 6 sliding windows for 360-degree views. The Missouri River riparian corridor offers opportunities to view elk, whitetail deer, mule deer and a multitude of other wildlife.  




Both of these blinds are open to the general public with the understanding that visitors with disabilities have priority use. They are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like more information on the Hell Creek Blind, please call 406-557-6145. For more information on the Sand Creek Blind, please call 406-464-5181.