The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks manages nine fishing access sites along the Bitterroot River between Lolo and Conner (see map). Signs on Hwy 93 mark roads to each site.
The amount and quality of habitats vary; most provide a mix of cottonwood and ponderosa pine with a shrubby understory that holds many birds. Expect typical bottomland and riverine species such as Spotted Sandpiper, Osprey, Belted Kingfisher, woodpeckers, Dusky Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Gray Catbird, warblers, Bullock’s Oriole, Song Sparrow, and Black-headed Grosbeak. American Dippers occur during winter.