kingsbury lake waterfowl production area birding trails


From Main Street in Geraldine, turn west onto Kingsbury Road, then left onto Geyser Road for four miles to parking area southeast of Kingsbury Lake.

General Information

Cliffs, prairie, shallow marsh that vanishes with low rainfall, make up little-known 3,733 acre Kingsbury Lake Waterfowl Production Area at the foot of the Highwood Mountains. Grassland birds join raptors and, on migration, shorebirds. Watch for rattlesnakes. No fee.


Native grassland, marsh, cliffs, shrubby coulees.

Highlighted Species

Facilities and Services

Parking lot, no trails, no toilet. Food and gas in Geraldine; lodging in Fort Benton; camping in Belt.


Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge
922 Bootlegger Trail
Great Falls, MT 59404