Outlook is nine miles from Canada and about twenty-five from North Dakota. The story goes that in the early days a stranger rode into town, tied his horse to the hitching rack, and was just entering when someone yelled, "Look out!" The stranger ducked a glass thrown at someone else, and they turned the words around to come up with Outlook to name to the town. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located on the heavily glaciated rolling plains of northeastern Montana, between the Missouri River and the Canadian Border. Thousands of migrating waterfowl make their summer home at Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Great blue herons, white pelicans, sandhill cranes, grebes and 12 different species of ducks share the prairie lake ecosystem. The Medicine Lake Wilderness Area, covering 11,366 acres, is an administrated unit of Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, located within or adjacent to that Wildlife Refuge.
Montana is open for exploration, and we know more room to roam is at the top of everyone’s list right now. We welcome you to enjoy the fresh air and open spaces of northeast Montana. Missouri River Country prioritizes the health and safety of our citizens and visitors, and we are closely monitoring the rapidly changing public health situation. We ask that you do your part by following these safety guidelines:
Thank you for joining us in keeping our region safe, clean and beautiful.