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Red Rock Lakes Wilderness

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General Trip Planning Information

Physical facilities are limited and commercialism is minimized, creating a rare un-crowded do-it-yourself experience. In keeping with the wilderness spirit, visitors are free to explore the country the way wildlife see it, following in the trails and tracks of moose, elk, and deer. Outside the designated Wilderness Area there are two maintained trails to experience all that the refuge has to offer.

Recreational Opportunities

The Refuge has two campgrounds, but no camping is allowed in the Wilderness. Hiking is permitted everywhere except for a limited number of closures during periods when wildlife are most sensitive to human disturbance. Boating is limited to canoes, kayaks, rowboats, rafts and other non-mechanized vessels in designated areas during certain times of the year. Fishing and hunting are permitted but restricted as well in designated areas during certain times of the year. Please consult the Refuge for detailed information on these activities.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

Check weather at Lima, Montana or West Yellowstone Montana. Link to Lakeview Ridge Snotel: sitenum=568&state=mt

Safety and Current Conditions

Link to Red Rock Creek stream gage:,00065,00010

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