Marion is southwest of Kalispell on Little Bitterroot Lake. When Lewis Kelsey moved his sawmill from Somers to Marion in the early 1900s, timber became an important part of the local economy. Today, visitors can enjoy the recreational opportunities found on Little Bitterroot Lake or at Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge. The habitat diversity of the refuge supports a wide variety of wildlife species. At least 14 species of migratory and breeding waterfowl utilize the wetland areas.