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Welcome to FWP Region 2
Region 2
  • FWP Region 2 Headquarters

  • 3201 Spurgin Road
  • Missoula, MT 59804
  • Phone: (406) 542-5500
  • Fax: (406) 542-5529
  • E-mail: fwprg22@mt.gov
  • Office Hours:
  • Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
Driving Directions:

From Reserve Street (Highway 93) in Missoula, turn west on Spurgin Road. The office is one mile ahead on the left (south) side of of the road just before it intersects Tower Street.

Northern Rocky Mountain peaks reaching above 10,000 feet and valley trout streams stretching over 1,500 miles define the character of west-central Montana's administrative Region 2.

Over 62% of the region is public land, offering a variety of recreational opportunities to area residents and visitors. Deer, elk, moose, sheep, black bears, and goats inhabit the region, providing a diversity of hunting opportunities. Seventy-two regional fishing access sites serve as gateways to fishing, white-water rafting, floating, and kayaking on the Blackfoot, Clark Fork, and Bitterroot Rivers, while 170 public lakes and reservoirs dot the region and offer additional fishing holes and boating spots.

Region 2 is also home to eleven unique state parks offering opportunities to view wildlife, launch a boat, cast a line, or explore the region's history. Visitors to Granite Ghost Town State Park can relive the history of a silver-mining boom town, Traveler's Rest State Park offers a glimpse into a Lewis and Clark Expedition resting spot, and Salmon Lake recreationists can watch for wildlife, fish, picnic, launch a boat, or water-ski in a woodland setting.

A large, growing urban center for Montana, Region 2 has over 18% of the state's population and only 7% of Montana's land and water area. The region's largest community,Missoula, sits on the banks of the Clark Fork River and is home to the University of Montana.

Recent Region 2 News

Opening weekend of the 2014 general rifle season saw more hunters pass through the three check stations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region 2 than in the 2012 or 2013 openers, with more big game animals harvested than in last season’s opener.
(Region 2 - Hunting - 10/27/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) wants hunters to be aware that the Jake Creek access to the Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be closed to the public this season.
(Region 2 - Hunting - 10/20/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is working with local partners to get free bear spray and safety tips into the hands of hunters headed to a few Blackfoot Valley hunting spots that have a history of bear encounters.
(Region 2 - Hunting - 10/20/2014)
A Blackfoot Valley grizzly bear was relocated to a remote area in the South Fork of the Flathead this week after killing a young cow near just north of the Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area.
(Region 2 - Fish & Wildlife - 10/16/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public review and comment on its proposal to acquire 158 acres adjacent to the 34,573 acre Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) west of Alberton.
(Region 2 - Fish & Wildlife - 10/08/2014)