Wolf Point Chamber of Commerce - Wolf Point
Wolf Point is the county seat of Roosevelt County and is the largest city in the county, boasting a population of about 3,200 residents. Located in the southwest corner of Roosevelt County, in the historic Missouri River Valley, Wolf Point is the trade center for northeast Montana.
Wolf Point is on the main line of the Burlington Northern Railroad and is served by Amtrack and Silver Airways. U.S. Highway 2 passes through Wolf Point, providing an east-west route, and Montana 13 comes from the south across the mighty Missouri and continues on north to the Canadian border. We are located ninety miles west of the North Dakota border and approximately seventy-five miles south of the Canadian border.
Wolf Point boasts a beautiful high school, two grade schools, a modern hospital, the regional postal service center, a nine-hole golf course, excellent park and recreational facilities, three campgrounds, and three motels.
The Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede is held the second weekend in July annually and boasts of being Montana's oldest professional rodeo. This three-day event is so action packed, no one will want to miss it! This P.R.C.A. sanctioned rodeo brings the best cowboys from all over to compete for prizes. The Stampede was officially started in the year 1915, but went on for many years prior. Early on, it began as a Native American day for riding and celebrating. Not long after that, local cowboys joined in riding untamed horses through the streets of a small town on the Montana Hi-Line. Today, the Wild Horse Race is the featured event. Each team consists of three cowboys on foot who try to saddle unbroken horses in the arena. It is quite exciting for both the competitors and the fans and is the highlight of the rodeo.
The Fort Peck Indian Reservation is one of seven reservations in the state of Montana. It was established in 1871 to serve the Assiniboine and Sioux Indians. It was located within the old stockade of Fort Peck. In 1878 the Fort Peck Agency was relocated to its present day location in Poplar. In 1908 the reservation was opened up to homesteading.
While technology is state-of-the art on the reservation, many customs will remain forever. Powwows are held throughout the summer on the Fort Peck Reservation. The Red Bottom Celebration starts it off in Frazer the third weekend in June. Next is the Badlands Celebration in Brockton held the fourth weekend in June. The third celebration is the Iron Ring in Poplar, which is held the third weekend in July. Wolf Point is the host for the Wadopana, held the first weekend in August, followed by the Fort Kipp Celebration held the third weekend in August. Last, but not least, are Poplar Indian Days, which are held Labor Day weekend. These are special celebrations of respect, history, and culture that define the Native way of life.
Wolf Point was designated home of the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame in Februrary 2003.