You’ll find two nature trails and a paved, wheelchair-accessible path from the parking lot to the picnic area. Throughout the year, the NWR provides numerous recreational opportunities, including fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, photography, environmental education, hiking, and biking along Wildfowl Lane.
Also within the refuge is the Whaley Homestead – the eight-room log home of Peter and Hannah Whaley, built in 1885. Nearby, the Refuge Visitor Center has numerous displays and information on the area and its wildlife. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The refuge is accessible every day from sunrise to sunset.
Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge is located outside Stevensville, Montana, about 30 miles south of Missoula on highway 93. For more information, go to: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/lee_metcalf/.