Red Sleep to Open May 13...
...as weather and road conditions permit. Open daily, start by 6 p.m. Visitor Center on reduced hours until Memorial Day. NBR photo.
Opening of Red Sleep
Bison Range now on Winter Schedule
The Bison Range is now on Winter hours with the Winter Drive open daily, weather and road conditions permitting.
Winter Hours for Visitor Center
The Visitor Center is open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is closed Fridays, weekends and Federal Holidays.
Every Kid in a Park
We invite all fourth graders nationwide to obtain a free entry pass to federal public lands. For information on how, follow the link below.
Every Kid in a Park
Spring is here and the Rocky Mountain Ticks are active on nice days. Check yourself after a day in the outdoors.
Tick information at Center for Disease Control
Noteworthy NewsApril 13, 2017
TThe Winter Drive is still open daily. Plans are to open Red Sleep on May 13 (weather and road conditions permitting). The Visitor Center is intermittently open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday (closed Fridays and weekends). The front gate is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.Operating Hours
About the Complex
Three other National Wildlife Refuges as well as a Wetland Management District can be discovered along with the National Bison Range throughout the Flathead, Mission and Pleasant Valleys.
National Bison Range is managed as part of the National Bison Range Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Visitors and staff having been seen lots of wildlife this summer including Rocky Mountain elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, Lewis' woodpecker, black and grizzly bears, and of course lots of plains bison. If you would like to see up to date reports, please our Facebook page for pictures and information. Facebook Page for NBR
All it takes is the sight of red calves dotting the early spring landscape to understand that the Fish and Wildlife Service mission “for future generations” does not just refer to people.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Tick photo by Mat Pound, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org, Cape buffalo photo. ©John Storr, Wikimedia., 2013 Bird Day poster. ©Environment for the Americas
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017