Special Places

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

 

Managed by the USDA Forest Service, the 25,000 square-foot building includes the permanent exhibit hall, 158-seat theater, an education room for hands-on curriculum-based activities, and a retail store. The Center is accessible and offers parking for tour buses and recreational vehicles. Service animals, such as guide dogs and signal dogs may be used within the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

Mountain Ranges

  • Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex

    A photo of a high elevation mountain with exposed rock and a body of water in front of it with light clouds in the sky.

    This is the third largest wilderness complex in the lower 48 states. They are managed by three national forests - Flathead, Helena-Lewis and Clark, and Lolo, and five ranger districts - Spotted Bear, Hungry Horse, Lincoln, Rocky Mountain, and Seeley Lake.

Highlighted Areas

Mann Gulch Trail

The Mann Gulch Trail is ~3.4 miles long. It begins in the Meriwether Picnic Site (near the Ranger Cabin) and extends to the upper end of Mann Gulch (T13N, R2W, Sec 8).

At the top of the ridge, take time to read the series of signs that detail the historic Mann Gulch Fire, a lightning-caused 1949 blaze that took the lives of 13 wildland firefighters.

In 2024, the CR Anderson Middle School Mann Gulch club successfully nominated the Mann Gulch Overlook Trail as a national recreation trail.