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Fort Peck Lake

MISSOURI RIVER COUNTRY

TRAIL DINOSAUR CORRIDOR

STARTING POINT: MALTA

More than 1,520 miles of shoreline await at Fort Peck Lake in Missouri River Country. Montana's Largest body of water is even longer than the coast of California. We've mapped it all out, so you can put the phone away and be distracted by the epic views and hidden gems!

DAY 1

MALTA

At Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station in Malta, join a dino dig and meet Leonardo, the world's best-preserved dinosaur (with fossilized skin intact). Next door, tour the Phillips County Museum, home of Elivs, a 33-foot Brachylophosaurus (named for his pristine pelvis), and H.G. Robinson House, an 1898 mail-order home shipped via rail and built on the frontier.

DAY 2

FORT PECK & GLASGOW

About 90 minutes away from Malta, Peck's Rex, a life-size replica of a local Tyrannosaurus rex, greets you at Fort Peck Interpretive Center. Grab dinner in Glasgow at Eugene's pizza in the evening, and enjoy a live musical at the Fort Peck Theater. After a day of adventure, rough it a bit at The Pines Campgrounds on Fort Peck Lake.

DAY 3

JORDAN & SIDNEY

With the darkest night sky around, Hell Creek State Park near Jordan makes a heavenly place for stargazing. It's game on at Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, about 60 miles southwest of Glasgow. Spot pronghorn, mule deer, red foxes and coyotes. Near Sidney, float and fish on the Lower Yellowstone River.