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Montana Park of the Week: Pirogue Island State Park


February 23, 2022

Montana Park of the Week: Pirogue Island State Park

A local treasure with a wide variety of bird species, including Passerines, belted kingfishers, shorebirds, waterfowl, and bald eagles, as well as both whitetail and mule deer, the island, is an excellent location for wildlife viewing.

The island also boasts prominent plant life with more than 140 species, including a healthy population of cottonwood trees, peach-leaf willow, green ash, and red-osier dogwood.

For visitors who enjoy hiking, Pirogue Island features 2.8 miles of designated hiking trails with interpretive signs offering insights into the history and wildlife of the island.

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