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guest fishing along the noxon resevoir and clark fork river

Guest Fishing

Come and enjoy the cool water as you fish off our private boat dock or along the shore line. Many lakes in Northwestern Montana have 27 types of fish. Large and Small Mouth Bass, Walleye, Pike and Perch are just a few of the common fish found near our resort.

big game hunting in montana

Guest Hunting

Big game hunting in Montana is one of the best around. From Elk, Mule deer, White tail, Cougars, Turkeys, Big Horn Sheep and Bears, our hunting lodge and cabins are the perfect place for your next hunting experience.

atv poker runs and rallies

ATV Trails

With the many forest trails in the Cabinet and Kootanei forests you can ride ATV's for days! Organized Poker Runs are a family affair.

snowmobiling in trout creek montana on groomed trails


It's winter - don't stay at home, go Snowmobiling in Trout Creek, Montana on groomed trails and meet up with friends/family at the warming hut. Come join us for hot chocolate and fun!

hiking and biking trails in montana cabinet and kootanei mountains

Hiking / Biking

Montana offers up a slew of hiking and biking trails throughout the Cabinet and Kootenai forests. Many trails lead to waterfalls or other unique forest glades where you can experience nature at its best!

montana lodging lakeside boat dock


Montana Lodging at the Lakeside Motel & Resort offers a large private boat dock and a public boat launch 1/4 mile away. We offer free boat trailer parking for our guests.

kayaking along the noxon resevoir clark fork river


Our resort has easy access to calm waters along the Noxon Reservoir and allows hours of kayaking adventure for our guests. Kayak rentals available in our gift shop.

river rafting along the noxon resevoir clark fork river

River Rafting

Within minutes of our resort you can float to your heart's content. Check our Gift Shop for information on guided tours down the Clark Fork River. Pontoon Boat rentals nearby.

montana bird watching


All along our resort you can see birds of all kinds. The many trails within walking distance will lend home to many more.

montana waterfalls cascades kootanei cabinet mountains

Montana Waterfalls

Most of our Montana waterfalls and cascades have easy trails to them so they are suitable for the entire family. Many are part of the Kootenai or Cabinet Mountains National parks system.

Northwest Montana Area Birds including Seasonal

Trout Creek Area is loaded with wildlife from big game to humming birds. The following list is an example of some of the birds you may see here at our Montana lodging's Lakeside Motel & Resort.

bald eagles

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagles can also be seen along the waters edge. Bald eagles can be seen year around however fall, winter and into spring they are more numerous hanging along the edge of ice in winter and in the tree tops the rest of the year along the Clark Fork River.

Golden Eagles

Golden Eagles can be seen along the waters edge, their is a pair along the shores of the Noxon Rapids Res. Eagles fly over the resort early in the morning.


Owls of Northwest Montana are: Burrowing Owl, Great Gray Owl, Barred Owl, Boreal Owl, Flammulated Owl, Great Horned Owl, Long Ear Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Northern Pygmy Owl, Northern Saw Whet Owl, Short Eared Owl, Snowy Owl, and the Western Screech Owl.


The owls are every where and nowhere from heavy stands of dark timber to a chance run-in, along our resort spruces. The owls are a very unique bird just seeing one is amazing!


Osprey are common in Northwest Montana. The osprey are often mistaken for eagles. The osprey are great fishers, however every once in a while you can see the eagles attack them in the air, the eagles will over power them and steal their catch.


Woodpeckers in Northwest Montana are: the largest Pileated Woodpecker, Red-naped Sapsucker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Lewis's woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker. The woodpeckers can be found from high elevation to the valley floor. The woodpeckers will move through different stands of timber such as lodgepole stand to a mature stand of whitepine. This birds are neat to watch. If you listen in to the different water sheds, you can here these birds from along ways off, the sounds of a jackhammer, rata-tat-tat!

Perching Birds

Perching birds or song birds in Northwest Montana are: Eastern Kingbird, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Pinyon Jay, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Crow, Brewer's Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown Thrasher, Starling, Western Tanger, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Clark's Nutcracker, American Dipper, Red-eyed Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Warbling Vireo, Loggerhead Shrike, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Veery, Northern Thrush, Swanson's Thrush, American Pipit, Yellow Warbler, Horned Lark, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warbler,MacGillvary's Warbler, Orange-crowned Wabler, Lark Bunting, Bobolink, Townsend's Warbler, House Finch, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Cedar Waxwing, Bullock's Oriole, Red Crossbill, Pine Grossbeak, Black-headed Grosbeck, Lazuni Bunting, Spotted Towhee, Savannah Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Evening Grosbeck, House Sparrow, Pine Sisken, Song Sparrow and the American Goldfinch.

Water Fowl

The pacific northwest waterfowl are amazing. While resting on our dock to cutting the shoreline with a canoe waterfowl can be seen with other wildlife by the numbers. Grab your camera take a day trip, step out on our grounds or pedal boat, canoe or pontoon boat and enjoy! Waterfowl you may see: Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan, Snow Goose, Eared Grebe Western Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Redhead, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Blue-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Northern Pintail, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Canvasback, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Ring-necked Duck, Harlequin Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye, American Coot, Green-winged Teal, Ruddy Duck, Wood Duck, Wood Duck, Common Merganser, Sandhill Crane, Great Blue Heron, Ring Bill Gull, California Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, and the Franklin's Gull.

Upland Birds

Upland birds are: Ruffed Grouse, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Blue Grouse and Spruce Grouse.


Grouse can viewed along the mountain roads and trails. They will tend to hide quietly until you get close, then they will make all sorts of noise to scare away preditors.

Song Birds

The perching birds/song birds are some of the most sought birds to view. My Grandmother's favorite was the return of the meadowlark in the spring and the Cedar Waxwing in the fall.

Cedar Wax Wing

I like the Cedar Waxwing and the Bullock's Oriole! Come to Trout Creek and rest your feet as you watch these birds of Northwest Montana.

Broad Billed Hummingbird

Humming Birds that we watch and feed at our Montana Lodging's lakeside motel and resort are: Black- chinned Hummingbird and the Rufous Hummingbird. You can ask Julie about the area Hummingbirds and their personnalities.

Rufus Hummingbird

May through August you can relax on our grounds and watch the Hummingbirds feed on the flowers and feeders!

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