Prairie-Marsh Boardwalk

This boardwalk trail offers a unique nature walk that transitions from shortgrass native prairie to a nationally-significant wetland ecosystem. The Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge is home to an array of wildlife; and the boardwalk provides an excellent opportunity to observe the wealth of plant communities, shorebirds, and mammals. Although just a small piece (less than a half mile long) of the Refuge itself, the boardwalk is a key part of the visitor experience.

photo: PRAIRIE-MARSH BOARDWALK ON BENTON LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (PHOTO BY DIANE RAE) Type: Nature Trail
Length: 0.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: In Benton Lake NWR, north of Great Falls.
States: Montana
Counties: Cascade
Latitude: 47.67752   Longitude: -111.3671

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Description

This outstanding nature walk transitions from shortgrass native prairie to a wetland ecosystem. The boardwalk provides visitors an opportunity to observe a variety of plant communities, neotropical birds, waterfowl, shorebirds, and mammals. This walk compliments Benton Lake NWR's auto tour and allows visitors a chance to get out of their vehicle and observe wildlife up close.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Boardwalk
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: 3,640
Elevation High Point: 3,640
Year Designated: 2005

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Dave Gillund
USFWS
922 Bootlegger Trail
Great Falls , MT 59404
(406) 727-7400
bentonlake@fws.gov
http://bentonlake.fws.gov

 

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