Lake Thibadeau National Wildlife Refuge

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Lake Thibadeau National Wildlife Refuge

Montana

(406) 654-2863

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Overview

Lake Thibadeau National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of four satellite refuges in Bowdoin Wetland Management District. The Bowdoin Wetland Management District (WMD) was established in 1958 under authority of the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act. The District is spread over a four-county area in northern Montana, but most of the easements and all of the WPAs are located in Blaine and Phillips Counties. Total fee acreage is 10,502 acres, and grassland and/or wetland easement acreage is 28,506.

Lake Thibadeau NWR is located about 15 miles northeast of Havre in Hill County. Established in 1937 as an easement refuge, this 4,040-acre refuge only contains 19.42 acres of Public Domain land. Habitat types include seasonally flooded basins or flats (600 acres), shallow fresh marshes (35 acres), native grasslands (480 acres) and croplands (2,925 acres). All of this refuge, with the exception of 19 acres of Public Domain is privately owned. Visitors wishing to gain access to the private land must acquire permission from the landowner.

Map of LAKE THIBADEAU NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 48.752744, -109.599921

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Activities

  • Camping

    There are no designated campsites in the area, but camping is permitted on the publicly held lands. Visitors wishing to gain access to the private land must acquire permission from the landowner.

  • Hiking

    There are no designated trails in the area, but hiking is permitted on the publicly held lands. Visitors wishing to gain access to the private land must acquire permission from the landowner.

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Driving

Lake Thibadeau NWR is located 12 miles north of Havre in Hill County, Montana. The refuge was established as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Resident wildlife includes raptors and gray partridge.

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(406) 654-2863

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