Summit Nature Center

Summit Nature Center

A must-do for families at the summit is to visit the Summit Nature Center. Operated and staffed by the Flathead National Forest, families love to visit the Summit Nature Center to learn about our forest and its local flora and fauna. Interactive games and exhibits make it fun to discover how to identify plants, trees and animal tracks and scat. Children ages 7-12 are invited to become Junior Forest Rangers – it’s free, it’s fun and includes an official badge and certificate. There’s also a coloring station for the little ones.

Families are encouraged to borrow an Outdoor Adventure Pack from the Nature Center and explore the outdoors. The pack contains field guides and materials to help families learn together in a fun and informal setting. For more information call 406-862-1972. This line is answered mid-June through Labor Day.

In the winter season, kids can sign up to be a Junior Snow Ranger and learn about where animals go in the winter, snow safety and other fun activities.

Forest Rangers offer free guided “Discovery Walks” in the summer so you can learn about Montana’s alpine ecosystem.

  • Open daily 10AM – 5PM
  • Located on the lower level of the Summit House
  • Guided Discovery Walks offered daily in July & August 11AM & 3PM
  • For more information call 406-862-1972. This line is answered mid-June through Labor Day.