Freezeout Lake

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Freezeout Lake

Montana

(406) 467-2646

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Things To Do

Overview

The Lake is part of the Greenfields Division on the Sun River Project in central Montana, west of the city of Great Falls. This small recreation area with over 3,000 acres of land and 1,500 acres of water is available for recreation. Beautiful country not far from Choteau, Montana with mountains is in close proximity and lots of green range lands. Spectacular flocks of snow geese and tundra swans rest and feed here during March through May and September through November migrations. But you can see other wildlife around these wetlands year-round, including upland game birds and raptors in winter; waterfowl migrations in spring and fall; and waterfowl and shorebirds in summer. Various turnouts and parking areas on the perimeter are open for wildlife viewing by car year-round. Interior roads are open to vehicles March 15 to the beginning of waterfowl season annually; dike system roads are closed to vehicles but open to hikers. Canoeing is another way to explore the wetlands. General public hunting for waterfowl and upland game birds is permitted.

Map of Freezeout Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 47.661123, -112.042728

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Activities

  • Boating

    Explore the lake by canoe or kayak. Motorized boats are not permitted.

  • Bird Watching

    Freezout Lake is Montana's primary snow goose staging area, a place where as many as 300,000 snow geese and 10,000 tundra swans gather and rest before flying onward. Year-round opportunity for viewing wildlife, including upland game birds and raptors in winter, waterfowl migrations in spring and fall, and waterfowl and shorebirds in summer.

  • Camping

    Camping is the area is permitted, but there are no facilities or amenities.

  • Hiking

    Dike system roads are closed to vehicles but open to hikers.

  • Hunting

    General public hunting for waterfowl and upland game birds. Tundra swan hunting by permit only. Muskrat trapping available for successful applicants.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables and restrooms are available for visitors.

  • Wildlife Watching

    Year-round opportunity for viewing wildlife, including upland game birds and raptors in winter, waterfowl migrations in spring and fall, and waterfowl and shorebirds in summer.

Directions

Driving

Access to area from US Highway 89, or Frontage road from Fairfield, to various turnouts and parking areas year-round; interior roads open to vehicles March 15 to the beginning of waterfowl season annually; dike system roads closed to vehicles.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 467-2646

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