We are really enjoying our stay in Fort Peck. We moved from the primitive campsite we were staying at and secured a very nice campsite within the electrical hookup area of the Downstream Campground. The cost for this campsite was $8.00 per night with our Golden Age Pass. We plan to spend three more nights here and depart on Thursday, 08/23/12.
We toured the Fort Peck Interpretive Center and Museum today. This is a fascinating museum which features exhibits on wildlife of the C.M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and paleontology. Visitors entering the main lobby are greeted by a life size, fleshed-out model of Peck's Rex, the Tyrannosaurus Rex discovered 20 miles southeast of Fort Peck in 1997. A skeleton cast of Peck's Rex is also on display in the exhibit hall along with several other regional paleontology displays including a Cretaceous Sea display.