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Wildlife Refuge War Horse National Wildlife Refuge
Overview Service & Activities
Overview Service & Activities
About War Horse National Wildlife Refuge was established as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife in 1958. This refuge consists of three units: War Horse Lake, Wild Horse Lake, and Yellow Water Reservoir. All are open to wildlife observation and hunting. Yellow Water Reservoir also provides boating and fishing opportunities. All units support waterfowl and other migratory birds. Spring and fall seasons provide the best opportunities. It's famous for its elk population which was reestablished in 1951 from Yellowstone National Park; and be sure to look for the ferrets which were released in 1993, large black-tailed prairie dog towns, which the ferrets depend on, sage grouse in early spring as they breed, birds like mountain plovers, peregrine falcons, and long-billed curlews.
Lewistown, MT 59457
CONTACT 406-538-8706
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS War Horse National Wildlife Refuge consists of three units - War Horse Lake, Wild Horse Lake, and Yellow Water Reservoir. Directions to these refuge units: War Horse Lake - Go east from Grass Range on Highway 200 for eleven miles to the old town of Teigen. Turn north on the Blakeslee Road. Go about 6.5 miles until you see the lake. At the cement bridge turn east on the dirt trail to the lake. Wild Horse Lake - From War Horse Lake, continue north on the Blakeslee Road 3.5 miles until you arrive at a four-way intersection. Turn east and drive 1.5 miles to the lake. Yellow Water Reservoir - From the junction of Highways 200 and 224 near the town of Winnett, drive south on Highway 244 for 7.2 miles to the Yellow Water Road. Turn west on this gravel road and continue six miles to the reservoir.
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