Welcome to Raymond, Montana

  • Medicine Lake

    Photo courtesy: Donnie Sexton

Raymond, in the states extreme northeast corner, is nine miles from Canada and the border port station, also called Raymond, at the International Boundary. (from Cheneys Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)

Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located on the heavily glaciated rolling plains of northeastern Montana, between the Missouri River and the Canadian Border. The Refuge consists of two tracts. The 28,396-acre north tract includes the 8,213-acre Medicine Lake proper, five smaller lakes, and numerous potholes and the smaller 3,264-acre south tract contains the 1,280-acre Homestead Lake. Thousands of migrating waterfowl make their summer home at Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Great blue herons, white pelicans, sandhill cranes, grebes and 12 different species of ducks share the prairie lake ecosystem. Self-guided hiking and a 14-mile driving tour around the wildlife refuge are some popular options.