Sun Lakes

Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata) flowers at Sun Lakes State Park. Photo: Frederica Bowcutt

Sun Lakes State Park is a 4,027 acre park with 73,640 feet of freshwater shoreline. It provides students with an excellent opportunity to view sagebrush steppe which is currently being threatened by grazing and the introduction of fire. Also of interest is Dry Falls, which resulted from the great Missoula flood that took place 16,000 to 12,00 years ago. The park provides an excellent opportunity for students studying botany, geology, or ornithology.

Sun Lakes State Park Website

Heron Brae’s Flora of Sun Lakes State Park

Rare Plant Inventory and Community Vegetation of Sun Lakes State Park

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