Travelers’ Rest State Park is home to a remarkable diversity of plants and animals:
- More than 130 species of birds have been sighted within the Park’s 65 acres.
- Cottonwood trees line the banks of Lolo Creek and stand as markers of earlier configurations of the creek.
- River otters play in the rushing waters, while beavers work to slow the current.
- Enormous anthills demonstrate the collective efforts of these tiny residents of the park.
- Native plants war with invasive species like spotted knapweed, leafy spurge, ox-eyed daisy, and common tansy.
- Lolo Creek is an historic bull-trout fishery. Many groups and individuals are working to preserve the habitat of this threatened species.
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