Fishing & Hunting - The Lewistown area is famous for great hunting, and sportsmen come from all over the world in search of elk, mule and whitetail deer, pronghorn antelope, waterfowl, pheasant and turkeys. Go to the Montana Bully Pulpit blog and their Montana Sportsmen's Atlas.  This is a great tool for planning your next hunt and will provide you with information on land ownership, hunting regulations, hunting access and past hunting statistics.

Big Spring Creek, a Red Ribbon (Class II) trout stream, is also one of the best trout streams in all of Montana with an added bonus -- it can be fished all year around!  Central Montana‚Äôs rivers, streams and ponds offer a variety of fishing, from rainbow, brook and brown trout to the mysterious, prehistoric paddlefish. Fishing licenses can be purchased locally, and sporting goods are available at businesses within walking distance of the hotel.

Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge - is a spectacular area approximately 55 miles northeast of Lewistown. This 1,100,000 acre refuge stretches along 125 miles of the Missouri River and is the second largest refuge in the lower 48 states.  Visitors can take advantage of hiking, hunting, fishing, photographic and educational opportunities. Thousands of people gather each year to observe the annual elk mating season at the refuge.

Ghost Towns - Just a short drive from Lewistown, you can visit the remains of several towns such as Maiden, Kendall and Gilt Edge and imagine what it might have been like in this area in the Gold Rush days. These communities had a rich, interesting history -- find out more by going to


Golf is a must do in Lewistown. The town's two golf courses have some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. Pine Meadows tee times may be arranged by calling 406-538-7075. The Judith Shadows Golf Course, rated the best small course in the state, can be reached at 406-538-6062 or go to

Crystal Lake - This 45-acre spring fed mountain lake is about 25 miles from Lewistown in the Big Snowy Mountains.  It offers camping, excellent hiking and fishing and is a great place for a picnic and photo opportunities.


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