The massive expanse of 130 mile long Fort Peck Lake, is one of the highlights of this alternately bleak and beautiful stretch of Highway that stretches all the way from Glacier National Park to North Dakota. With over 1500 miles of shoreline, Fort Peck Lake offers more miles of coastline than California along with great fishing. Meantime the adjacent Charles M.Russell Wildlife Refuge offers you a chance to spot pronghorn antelope, elk, deer and bighorn sheep.
Back on the Dinosaur Trail, The Fort Peck Paleontology and Dinosaur Field Station is a unique working field station and fossil repository of the state of Montana. Here, paleontologists research, prepare, mold and cast fossil finds.
Continuing later on to Glendive where you will spending the next two nights, you will have ample to time to enjoy a visit to the free Makoshika Dinosaur Museum, that houses fossils and artifacts from around the world, with particular emphasis on the Hell Creek Formation.
Meaning 'bad land' in Lakota, Makoshika State Park is a fascinating place to visit and part of the late Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation where ten different dinosaur spieces have been discovered in or near it's borders. Significant finds include a complete Triceratops Horridus skull which is on display at the park's visitor information centre. Fossil remains of Edmontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex and a nearly complete skeleton of the extremely rare Thescelosaur have also been found here.