“April showers bring May flowers” doesn’t apply to Big River Country. The flowers do come; beautiful wild Indian paint brush, fireweed, lupens to name a few; but they arrive in June, not May. These colorful blooms splash the landscape throughout the summer season creating a breath taking scenery during a drive, hike, or out picking the many berries available in the area. Not only is the ground painted in summer, but the sky has a brilliance of its own during sunrise and sunset. You’ll have to be up early to catch it rising though, as the days are long in the north.
This wilderness playground has something for everyone during this season. Fishing the numerous lakes and rivers could land you a huge salmon or steelhead, rainbow trout, or pan fry sized kokanee. Remote lakes are made accessible by local pilots offering fly-in adventures. “Skunked” is a rare word when you go fishing in our neck of the woods!
Bird watching during the summer season offers sightings of eagles perched on their nests, osprey fishing , pelicans, and baby ducklings hiding in the reeds. You may even catch a glimpse of loon chicks hitching a ride on Mom’s back.
Swimming, hiking, canoeing, camping, horseback riding, or exploring on an ATV, are just a few of the many other activities to enjoy in this vast wilderness.