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List of Montana State Parks
The majority of Montana State Parks offer camping, many have lodging facilities that include cabins, yurts etc. Please visit the links to Montana State Parks for campground and camping information.

Ackley Lake State Park is a 160-acre park that offers fishing, and boating. Ackley Lake State Park is stocked with rainbow trout. Ackley Lake State Park is located 17 miles west of Lewistown, MT

Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is the old Anaconda Copper Company smelter stack, completed in 1919. The Anaconda Copper Company smelter stack is one of the tallest free-standing brick structures in the world at 585 feet, the stack may be viewed and photographed only from a distance. Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park is located at the eastern edge of Anaconda, MT

Bannack State Park is the site of Montana's first major gold discovery on July 28, 1862. There are over 50 buildings that line main street with their historic log and frame structures. Bannack is the best preserved of all Montana ghost towns. Bannack State Park is located on Grasshopper Creek, MT

Beaverhead Rock State Park has a landmark resembling the head of a swimming beaver. The landmark can be viewed and photographed from a distance but is not directly accessible. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Beaverhead Rock State Park is located 14 miles south of Twin Bridges, MT

Beavertail Hill State Park on the Clark Fork River, offers river frontage. Beavertail Hill State Park is located 26 miles southeast of Missoula, MT

Big Arm State Park has a very popular a long beach, and nature trail that provides excellent bird watching opportunities. Big Arm State Park is a jump-off point to Wild Horse Island. Big Arm State Park is located on Flathead Lake, 14 miles north of Polson, MT.

Black Sandy State Park is one of the few public parks on the shores of Hauser Lake, Hauser Lake is a tributary of the Missouri River. Black Sandy State Park is located 7 miles north of Helena, MT.

Brush Lake State Park is day-use area, that has a deep, clear lake with white sandy beaches on Brush Lake. Due to the mineral make-up of this lake, there are no fish. Brush Lake State Park is located 31 miles southeast of Plentywood, MT.

Chief Plenty Coups State Park was the home of Plenty Coups, last chief of the Crow. This day-use park preserves the log home, sacred spring, and farmstead of Chief Plenty Coups. Chief Plenty Coups State Park is located 35 miles south to Pryor, MT.

Clark's Lookout State Park on the Beaverhead River, is where there is a lookout with a magnficent view of the Beaverhead Valley. Clark's Lookout State Park is located 1 mile north of Dillon, MT.

Cooney State Park is the most popular recreation area in southcentral Montana. Cooney State Park features good walleye and rainbow trout fishing, and boating. Cooney State Park is located on Cooney Reservoir, Cooney Reservoir is a tributary of Red Lodge Creek.

Council Grove State Park is a day-use-only park that commerates historical events, in particular the Hellgate Treaty between the U. S. government and the Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’Orielle Indians to create the Flathead Reservation. Council Grove State Park is located on the Clark Fork River, near Missoula, MT.

Elkhorn State Park has two structures, Fraternity Hall and Gillian Hall, which have been preserved as outstanding examples of frontier architecture. Each has been recorded in the Historic American Buildings Survey. Elkhorn State Park is located in the town of Elkhorn, MT.

Finley Point State Park is located on the south end of Flathead Lake where you can go fishing and boating. Finley Point State Park is located approx. 11 miles north of Polson, MT

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is a day-use-only park that got it's name from the six hundred years that Indians stampeded buffalo over the mile-long cliff. Now, the top of the jump gives you panoramic views of the Rocky Mountain Front, and the Missouri River valley. First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is located 10 miles south of Great Falls, MT

Fort Owen State Park preserves the adobe and log remains of the site of the first permanent white settlement in Montana, in 1850. Fort Owen State Park is located 25 miles south of Missoula, MT

Frenchtown Pond State Park is a day-use-only park, with a small, spring-fed lake that has a maximum depth of about 18 feet. Frenchtown Pond State Park offers fishing, sailboarding, kayaking and canoeing. Frenchtown Pond State Park is located on Frenchtown Pond, 15 miles west of Missoula, MT.

Giant Springs State Park is a day-use park with historic freshwater springs, one of the largest freshwater springs in the world! Giant Springs State Park is located on the Missouri River, with a Rivers Edge Trail, that you can view nearby Rainbow Falls. Giant Springs State Park is located in Great Falls, MT.

Granite Ghost Town State Park preserves the Granite Mine Superintendent’s House and ruins of the old miners’ union hall of a once thriving 1890's silver boomtown. Granite Ghost Town State Park is located near Philipsburg, MT.

Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park is a great state park for wildlife viewing, in particular the black-tailed prairie dogs who live there. Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park is located near Big Timber, MT.

Hell Creek State Park is situated on the Hell Creek Arm of Fort Peck Lake. Hell Creek State Park serves as a launching point for boat camping in the wild and scenic Missouri Breaks and the park is known as an excellent walleye fishing location. Hell Creek State Park is located 25 miles north of Jordan county road.

Lake Elmo State Park is a 183 acre day-use park located on Lake Elma in Billings, MT. Lake Elmo State Park is popular for boardsailing, non -motorized boating and fishing.

Lake Mary Ronan State Park on 120 acres with an elevation of 3770 ft. is abound in wildflowers and wildlife. Lake Mary Ronan State Park is located Lake Mary Ronan, just seven miles west of Flathead Lake.

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is Montana's first and best-known state park featuring one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest. The caves are lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helicitites, they where discovered in 1895. The limestone cave is named after the explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark since the cavern overlooks over 50 miles of the trail from the Lewis and Clark Expedition along the Jefferson River. In this park there is guided tours through the caverns, numerous hiking trails, fossilized shellfish, and the park is also a magnet for kayakers, canoeists and fisherman. Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is located 22 miles west of Three Forks, MT.

Logan State Park fronts Middle Thompson Lake. A 1/2 mile-walking trail departs Logan State Park and follows the shoreline of Middle Thompson Lake offering excellent bird watching opportunities. Logan State Park is located 45 miles west of Kalispell, MT.

Lone Pine State Park offers a self-guided nature trail and several informal hiking trails, as well as horse trails and an archery range. On a clear day, you can see Flathead Lake, Big Mountain, the Jewel Basin and Glacier National Park. Lone Pine State Park is located 4 miles southwest of Kalispell, MT

Lost Creek State Park has a short hiking trail to Lost Creek Falls cascading over a 50-foot drop to provide one of the most popular spots in the park. Lost Creek State Park is located 1.5 miles from Anaconda, MT.

Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, a day-use-only park provides insights into Native American culture as well as inspiring views of the surrounding area. Madison Buffalo Jump State Park is located 23 miles west of Bozeman, MT.

Makoshika State Park is Montana's Largest State Park located in the Badlands of Eastern Montana in Glendive, roads and hiking trails let you explore the badlands. Makoshika State Park house the fossil remains of such dinosaurs as tyrannosaurus rex and triceratops. Makoshika State Park is part of the Montana Dinosaur Trail.

Medicine Rocks State Park has ancient sandstone pillars, shaped by wind, rain into the unique pillars, In addition, the rocks form natural stone bridges, overhangs, and caves. Even though Indians no longer camp in the area, the site still contains old tepee rings, stone and bone artifacts, and baked clay cookware. Medicine Rocks State Park is located 25 miles south of Baker, MT

Missouri Headwaters State Park encompasses the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers. Missouri Headwaters State Park is located 4 miles northeast of Three Forks.

Painted Rocks State Park on Painted Rocks Reservoir, and is a tributary of the West Fork of the Bitterroot River. Painted Rocks State Park offers boating and water sport opportunities on the reservoir. Painted Rocks State Park is located in Darby Montana

Parker Homestead State Park, a one-acre park preserves a sod-roofed log cabin built in the early 1900s. Parker Homestead State Park is located 8 miles west of Three Forks on Montana

Pictograph Cave State Park is located along a sandstone cliff line and includes three caves, the Pictograph, Middle and Ghost cave. Over 30,000 artifacts have been identified from Pictograph Cave State Park, two of the caves contain evidence of habitation that dates back more than 4,500 years. Visitors can view the rock paintings that are still visible in Pictograph Cave. Pictograph Cave State Park is located 5 miles south of Billings, MT

Pirogue Island State Park on the Yellowstone River. The Yellow River is a popular rockhounding location, where you can hunt for for moss agates. Pirogue Island was an island refuge along Lewis & Clark's journey. Pirogue Island State Park is located 1 mile north of Miles City, MT

Placid Lake State Park, Placid Lake is known for its good trout fishing and smooth water. Placid Lake State Park is located on a branch of the Clearwater River, 3 miles south of Seeley Lake.

Rosebud Battlefield State Park is a remote 3,000-acre park that includes prehistoric sites, the homestead ranch of the Kobold family and commerates a 1876 battle.

Salmon Lake State Park has a trail running along the shore of Salmon Lake, and is one of the links in the chain of lakes on the Clearwater River. Salmon Lake State Park is popular for fishing, boating, water-skiing and numerous other outdoor activities.Salmon Lake State Park is located 5 miles south of Seeley Lake, MT

Sluice Boxes State Park is rich in mining history. Sluice Boxes State Park has remains of mines, a railroad, and historic cabins line Belt Creek as it winds through a canyon carved in limestone. The Great Northern Railroad started in 1890, used to drop off fisherman at various points along Belt Creek in the morning, and then they would be picked up on the late afternoon trip back to Great Falls. Sluice Boxes State Park is located about 40 miles southeast of Great Falls, Montana in the Little Belt Mountains.

Smith River State Park, The Smith River is a unique 59-mile river corridor, noted for its spectacular scenery and blue-ribbon trout fishery, the Smith River is unique in that it has only one public put-in and one public take-out for the entire 59-mile segment of river. Smith River State Park is located 16 miles northwest of White Sulphur Springs, MT.

Spring Meadow Lake State Park is a day-use-only park, used primarily as a swimming spot for children, as well as hiking and fishing. During the winter the lake (fed by natural springs) is a popular destination for ice skating and ice fishing for bass and trout. Spring Meadow Lake State Park is located just west of Helena, Montana.

Thompson Falls State Park on the Clark Fork River, is designated "primitive," Thompson Falls State Park is named for the river's natural falls, provides excellent fishing and boating opportunities on the Clark Fork River or the Noxon Rapids Reservoir. Thompson Falls State Park is located 1 mile northwest of Thompson Falls.

Tongue River Reservoir State Park, a 12-mile long reservoir provides boating, other water sports and fishing for bass, crappie, walleye, and northern pike. Tongue River Reservoir State Park is located 6 miles north of Decker, MT.

Tower Rock State Park has a 400--foot high ingeous rock formation, a famous rock formation that became a landmark for native tribes, fur trappers and miners. Tower Rock State Park is located in Cascade Montana

Travelers' Rest State Park The native american indian people used this area as a camping crossroad and in 1805 and 1806 the Lewis and Clark expedition camped here during their journey to locate the Northwest Passage. Travelers' Rest State Park is located on Lolo Creek, MT

Wayfarers State Park on Flathead Lake is popular for fishing and wildlife viewing. Wayfarers State Park is located .5 miles south of Bigfork, MT

West Shore State Park is considered the most private park on Flathead Lake. West Shore State Park offers fishing, boating and spectacular views of the Swan and Mission Mountains. West Shore State Park is located 20 miles south of Kalispell, MT

Whitefish Lake State Park offers boating and fishing on 10 acres at an elevation of 3012 feet. Whitefish Lake State Park is located 1 mile west of Whitefish, MT.

Wild Horse Island State Park is the largest island in the largest freshwater lake (Flathead Lake) west of Minnesota. Wild Horse Island State Park, a day-use-only park, preserves an endangered palouse prairie environment, wildlife, and historic resources.

Yellow Bay State Park includes Yellow Bay Creek, is popular for boating, fishing, and bird watching. Yellow Bay State Park is located 15 miles north of Polson, MT

 

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