Ski or snowshoe to Charter Oak mill

Join the Montana Discovery for afternoon exploration at the Charter Oak mill and mine site from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Beginning at the snowmobile parking lot, the group will take an easy ski or snowshoe along the Little Blackfoot River to Charter Oak. This was a lode mine and mill that was active off and on from the early 1900s until the 1980s. The historical buildings and equipment on the site stand out in the snow, offering opportunities for sightseeing and photography.

Located just south of Elliston in the Little Blackfoot River drainage, travel west from Helena on U.S. Highway 12 for 22 miles to the Little Blackfoot River Road turnoff (Forest Road 227). Turn south of the highway and continue 2.9 miles until the road forks. Follow the right fork for 1.3 miles. There will be a marked snowmobile parking lot on the left side of the road. The Montana Discovery Foundation can supply snowshoes if needed. Call in advance for reservations, 495-3711. The event is free.

Youth Ice Fishing Extravaganza Cancelled 

Unfortunately Montana Wild has to cancel the The Youth Ice Fishing Extravaganza that was going to take place on February 10th due to poor ice conditions.