Koo-Koo-Sint Bighorn Sheep Viewing Site

This site offers visitors an excellent opportunity to see close-up views of bighorn sheep grazing in a meadow. The peak viewing months are November and December, but there's a good chance of seeing bighorns October through May. At Koo-koo-sint viewing site, six interpretive signs describe the natural history of bighorn sheep, their habitat, and the geology of this Clark Fork River valley.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Do not approach the wildlife. Please view our Visitor Guidelines.
Closest Towns: Thompson Falls, Montana
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: None
Information Center: Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District, 406-826-3821

General Information

Directions: From Thompson Falls, travel east on state highway 200 for 8 miles. Viewing area is on north side of the highway.

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Viewing Wildlife

This area provides an excellent opportunity to observe bighorn sheep in the fall/winter/spring. Male clashing horns in October is especially spectacular.
Species bighorn sheep, elk, bald eagles, peregrine falcons

Interpretive Areas

6 interpretive signs available at this site, in addition to the sheep viewing area. Learn about these animals and their habitat. "Koo-Koo-Sint" is an American Indian name for "Man-Who-Looks-at-the-Stars," given to David Thompson, a surveyor of the Rocky Mountain regions.

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2500 feet