Lothair Montana

Lothair, on the Hi-Line between Chester and Shelby, is surrounded by promising oil and gas fields. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)

Lothair is near Tiber Dam-Lake Elwell, which provides excellent year-round angling for walleye, northern and sauger pike, native trout, ling, perch and others. Some may want to try their hand at bow fishing for carp that often exceed 20 pounds. For boaters and swimmers the area boasts over 178 miles of shore line, a marina, and five well-maintained boat ramps located strategically around the lake. There are also numerous campground areas. The area boasts spectacular windblown sandstone formations and excellent hunting for mule and whitetail deer, antelope, upland game birds, water fowl, and more.

Near Lothair, Lewis Overlook is a gazebo structure with interpretive signs that commemorates Captain Lewis' trip up the Marias River. The site offers a panoramic view of the Sweetgrass Hills, the Bears Paw Mountains, Square Butte, the Highwood Mountains, portions of the Belt Mountains, the Rocky Mountain Front and the Marias River below. The site is right near or on the exact travel route of Captain Meriwether Lewis, Reuben Fields and Joseph Fields on the morning to mid-day July 20, 1806. George Droulliard rode his mount up the Marias River, investigating significant flora, fauna, and possible commodities of the newly purchased land.

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