We found Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge at the end of an hour-long dirt road in the far southwest corner of Montana – and one of the state’s most remote spots. Arriving in the early afternoon, we snagged a cheap (and basic) campsite, swatted a lot of mosquitoes, and went bird watching. The shallow lakes that make up the heart of the refuge are home to resident and migratory waterfowl; at sunset their cries create a remarkable cacophony. While the lakes are pretty, the wide valley they are set in is especially scenic, and the Centennial Mountains which rise directly south of the lake are spectacular. The small park headquarters along Upper Red Rock Lake is straight from an old-west movie set. Note that this area is super remote; the nearest services of any sort are more than an hour away.