Are you looking for a bird watching adventure vacation package or some spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities? Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is the place.
An adventure travel package which includes up-front and personal experiences with nature begins at the Red Rocks National Wildlife Refuge. Established in the early 1930's, the Refuge is located in the 'heart' of the Centennial Valley. Dubbed the most scenic in the United States, RRLNWR covers about 55,000 acres.
Originally developed to protect the beautiful and endangered Trumpeter Swan, Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is now home to over 230 species of birds. From colorful warblers to free-soaring eagles, this adventure destination offers wonderful opportunities to interact with a variety of bird life.
Over 70% of the birds seen in Montana can found here at some point during the year. In fact, according to Fat Birder, "At this refuge Swainson`s Hawks nest within 20 yards of the road, fledgling Bald Eagles test their wings over the water, flocks of American White Pelicans soar with a grace and poise like no other bird, and Trumpeter Swans share the waters with Long-billed Curlews, Cinnamon Teal and Clark`s Grebes, to name only a few. Spectacular birding surrounds the refuge for miles on all sides."
As part your bird watching vacation package or adventuring out on your own, you will find time spent exploring Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge exposes one to a diverse mammal population - from small Voles to massive bull Moose.
An early morning or late evening drive through the Centennial Valley offers wonderful opportunities to view many animal species enjoying their natural environment. With Moose numbers dropping in Yellowstone National Park, the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has become an increasingly popular spot to observe these amazing animals especially in the winter.
In fact, nearly every animal species seen in Yellowstone National Park, finds an inviting habitat on the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. As a result, you can enjoy outstanding wildlife viewing for big and small game and unique and diverse bird populations - and all just minutes from your cabin door. Observe pronghorn herds. Gaze upon majestic elk. Follow the path of the gangly-looking moose. Watch the stately trumpeter glide across a pond. Listen to the eagle's cry and the sandhill's haunting call. Catch a glimpse of a colorful rare bird. Revel as large flocks of waterfowl darken the lake corner. All this and more set against a stunning mountain backdrop!