Wolf Point, Montana
320 Front Street Wolf Point, MT 59201
- Annual Station Revenue (2013)
- Annual Station Ridership (2013)
|Facility Ownership||BNSF Railway|
|Parking Lot Ownership||BNSF Railway|
|Platform Ownership||BNSF Railway|
|Track Ownership||BNSF Railway|
|6 Short Term Parking Spaces||Accessible Payphones||Accessible Platform|
|Accessible Restrooms||Accessible Ticket Office||Accessible Waiting Room|
|Dedicated Parking||Enclosed Waiting Area||Help With Luggage|
|Pay Phones||Restrooms||Ticket Office|
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(510) 238-2671 (ph)
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The Wolf Point station is owned by the BNSF Railway and leased to Amtrak. The facility features a slab foundation, framed construction, with combination wood and stucco siding, and a roof of asphalt shingles. The date of construction is not known. The wolf sculpture on the side of the station memorializes this town's major frontier-era role in trapping and trading.
In the 1860s and 1870s when the river steamboat was the principal mode of travel, Wolf Point was a refueling point as well as an Indian trading post. During the 1870s, winter trappers stacked their wolf hides along the river to wait for spring and for the steamboats to transport their cargo to markets in the east. In 1912, the Fort Peck Indian Reservation was opened to homesteaders and the town of Wolf Point moved from the river bank to the Great Northern Railway (now BNSF Railway), about one mile north. Today, Wolf Point is the site for the Wild Horse Stampede, the largest of Montana's rodeos.
The station is staffed by Amtrak ticket agents five days a week and opened by a contract caretaker on the remaining two days.
The Wolf Point station is served daily by two trains.