The Goat Lick
Each summer a need for mineral salts bring mountain goats down from the high country to the natural licks along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Most activity occurs in late June and July, when as many as 70 goats have been seen on this lick at one time.
(Inscription under the image in the lower right)
Special highway design provides a safe underpass for the goats to lick. Before the underpass was constructed, goats on the road were in danger and a hazard to motorists.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment • Natural Resources.
Location. 48° 15.539′ N, 113° 34.517′ W. Marker is in Essex, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on U.S. 2. The marker is located on Goat Lick Overlook which was provided by Glacier National Park. The marker is 2 miles southeast of the Walton Ranger Station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Essex MT 59916, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.