Lower Shields River
|Country||Park and Meagher County, Montana|
|4,383 feet (1,336 m)|
|Length||65.4 miles (105.3 km)|
|• location||near Livingston|
|• average||287 cu ft/s (8.1 m3/s)|
|River system||Yellowstone River|
It rises in the Gallatin National Forest in the Crazy Mountains in northern Park County. It flows west, then south, between the Bridger Range to the west and the Crazy Mountains to the east, past Wilsall and Clyde Park. It joins the Yellowstone approximately 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Livingston. The Shields River was named for John Shields (explorer), a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
- "Shields River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Waterbody Report-Shields River". Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
- Gannett, Henry,"The origin of certain place names in the United States", Google eBook.
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