Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
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Location: In Benton Lake NWR, north of Great Falls.
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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.
Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Boardwalk
Secondary Surface: None
Maximum Grade: 1%
Elevation Low Point: 3,640
Elevation High Point: 3,640
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2005
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: USFWS Trail Information
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Prairie-Marsh Boardwalk - Benton Lake NWR - 7-20-18
This boardwalk trail is off of the auto tour route in Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The boardwalk takes you through a grassy area to a marsh. The boardwalk is wide and flat and in good shape. As with similar trails at other wildlife refuges, it provides birders and photographers easy access to good habitat. At the end of the boardwalk, there is a small viewing area with a bench.
November 9, 2018
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