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Scapegoat Wilderness

Scapegoat Wilderness

The Scapegoat Wilderness, covering 239,296 acres, is part of the Lewis and Clark, Lolo, and Helena National Forests located on both sides of the Continental Divide. The Scapegoat Wilderness is a part of the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex.

This wilderness contains many miles of trails for hikers and horse users. It is noted for its hunting, fishing, scenery and geology. Massive limestone cliffs that dominate the Scapegoat Wilderness are an extension of the Bob Marshall’s Chinese Wall. Wildlife includes wolverine, deer, elk, moose, grizzly bear, black bear, mountain goat, mountain sheep and mountain lion. The Bob Marshall/Scapegoat wilderness complex is the only place outside national parks in the lower 48 states that supports a population of grizzly bears. Most of the 14 lakes and about 89 miles of streams in the Scapegoat provide fishing opportunities.

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