Fairfield, Montana is located between Great Falls and Choteau, near Freezout Lake in Russell Country. Freezout Lake is a birders paradise where as many as 300,000 snow geese and 10,000 tundra swans gather in March.
From the legendary "great falls" encountered by Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery to the famous Ulm Pishkun Buffalo Jump, Russell Country is full of historic sites and landmarks, as well as reenactments that will take you back in time. We also have top-notch museums, such as the newly expanded C.M Russell Museum Complex, and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, it's all part of historic Russell Country, to learn more visit http://russell.visitmt.com/.
Fairfield offers a scenic 9-hole golf course at Harvest Hills Golf Course, with the Rocky Mountain Front and spectacular sunsets as a backdrop. This community also has a beautiful city-center park complete with a swimming pool. Every year on the third Saturday in July, Fairfield sponsors annual Swim Day festivities. This event draws people from around the nation in a time of family reunion and community renewal.
Enjoy a variety of Spring and Summer outdoor activities include blue-ribbon trout fishing or floating the Missouri, biking, boating, hiking, golfing, horseback riding, white-water rafting, swimming and more.
Fall is a favorite time to enjoy the outdoors in Russell Country. Mild weather makes hiking, fishing, and other activities even more enjoyable. In the mountains, fall colors mingle with the sounds of bugling elk and Canada geese. Hunting is a popular and plentiful sport in Russell Country and hunters will have elk, whitetail and mule deer, antelope, upland game birds, and waterfowl from which to choose.
When the first snowflakes begin to fall, Russell Country has a wealth of activities to enjoy. If you're a skier, you'll be able to hit the slopes at Showdown Ski Area, southeast of Great Falls, Teton Pass Ski Area west of Choteau or Bear Paw Ski Bowl near Havre. Nearby, you'll find a well-maintained cross-country ski trail system and an extensive network of backcountry trails for snowmobiling. Ice fishing is popular throughout the region, with trout, walleye, and Northern pike among the most popular catches. Ice boating at Freezout Lake is another favorite winter activity. You may also enjoy Snowshoeing and ice skating.
Area Points of interest: Rocky Mountain Front access, Bob Marshall Wilderness, fishing on the Dearborn and Sun Rivers, Pishkun Reservoir, and Gibson Dam, Egg Mountain Dinosaur site, Pine Butte Nature Conservancy Area, Ulm Pishkun Buffalo Jump, Freezout Lake bird watching, Glacier National Park and Harvest Hills Golf Course.