Little Rockies Recreation Management Area

Quick Facts

Little Rockies Recreation Management Area

Montana

(406) 654-5100

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Things To Do

Overview

This heavily-timbered, isolated mountain range rises abruptly from the surrounding plains, providing habitat for a unique mix of mountain and prairie wildlife. Many species found infrequently in eastern Montana are found here. Bighorn sheep can often be seen on the south side of Saddle Butte and Silver Peak, especially in winter.You may see a Lewis's Woodpecker--one of the farthest east populations in Montana. Your only company might be migrating warblers like the American Redstart, and other passerines such as Western Tanagers, Mountain Chickadees and various flycatchers. Listen for the gobble of Wild Turkeys. Walking uphill into the conifers, you enter the territory of Clark's Nutcrackers, Common Ravens, Red Crossbills and Pinyon Jays. Breaking out of the trees into a meadow, you see butterflies flitting among wildflowers and listen to the drumming of dusky (formerly blue) grouse. Gazing up to the cliffs, you spot White-Throated Swifts racing through the sky. As night falls in the campground, you hear the gentle "poor will" of the Common Poorwill--an unusual bird to find in these parts. Hiking, camping, hunting, and OHV use are popular activities here.

Map of Little Rockies Rec. Management Area

Latitude, Longitude: 48.161563, -106.877317

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Activities

  • Camping

    There are no publicly owned designated campgrounds, but you can find good campsites throughout the area. Please respect posted signs and avoid restricted areas.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted in the area's lakes and streams. Please respect posted signs and avoid restricted areas.

  • Hiking

    Hike on the area's trails, or, where permitted, cross-country. Please respect posted signs and avoid restricted areas.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted in accordance with Montana state hunting regulations.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    OHV use is permitted only on designated trails. Please respect posted signs and avoid restricted areas.

  • Picnicking

    There are no publicly owned designated picnic sites, but you can find good spots to stop for lunch throughout the area. Please respect posted signs and avoid restricted areas.

Directions

Driving

From Malta, drive about 40 miles south on US 191. Watch for a sign pointing west toward Zortman, and follow that road about 7 miles, turning at the Camp Creek Campground turnoff.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 654-5100

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