Welcome to Lima, Montana

  • Red Rock Lakes State Park

    Photo courtesy: Red Rock Lakes State Park

  • Outfitters

    Photo courtesy: Backcountry Montana Outfitters

  • Scenic View

    Photo courtesy: Centennial Outfitters

This Montana community of only around 200 people has gone through a number of name changes since its founding as Allerdice in the late 1800s. However, Lima has always maintained a reputation for hospitality and adventure. Located just 50 miles south of Dillon on Interstate 15 and home to a number of outfitters, Lima is the perfect place to start a day, or a week, of packing, hiking, and camping in the nearby Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest or birding in the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, Lima offers ready access to the fly fishing, floating and scenic vistas and of the nearly 70 miles of the Red Rock River. Spend a day fishing and floating on the Lima Reservoir, then enjoy the comfort of Jan's Café and Cabins, voted by Montana Magazine "best homemade pies" around. A number of businesses provide lodging in the Lima area, making it even more convenient to be at the fishing holes during the best times of day, or to snap pictures of the twilight-lit trumpeter swans at the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.