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Natural History


Travelers' Rest State Park is home a remarkable diversity of plants and animals:  


  • More than 130 species of birds have been sighted within the Park's 65 acres.  (check out the list below!)


  • Cottonwood trees line the banks of Lolo Creek and stand as markers of earlier configurations of the creek.  


  • River otters play in the rushing waters, while beavers work to slow the current.


  • Enormous ant hills demonstrate the collective efforts of these tiny residents of the Park.

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  • Native plants war with invasive species like spotted knapweed, leafy spurge, ox-eyed daisy, and common tansy.

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  • Lolo Creek is an historic bull-trout fishery.  Many groups and individuals are working to preserve the habitat of this threatened species.

​6717 Highway 12 W

P.O. Box 995  Lolo, MT 59847

406-273-4253