State Parks in Montana (53)

Ackley Lake State Park
Hobson, MT
Ackley Lake is nestled right in the heart of Montana's Big Sky Country. One glimpse and you'll easily understand how the beautiful views of the surrounding Little Belt and Snowy Mountains and rich agr
Anaconda Smoke Stack
Anaconda, MT
The old Anaconda Copper Company smelter stack, completed in 1919, is one of the tallest free-standing brick structures in the world at 585 feet. The inside diameter is 75 feet at the bottom, tapering
Bannack State Park
Dillion, MT
Bannack State Park is a National Historic Landmark and the site of Montana's first major gold discovery on July 28, 1862. This strike set off a massive gold rush that swelled Bannack's population to o
Beaverhead Rock State Park
Twin Bridges, MT
Resembling the head of a swimming beaver, this natural landmark is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The site may be viewed and photographed from a distance, but is not directly acce
Beavertail Hill State Park
Clinton, MT
Visit and enjoy Beavertail Hill! One-half mile of the park is located on the Clark Fork River that provides terrific fishing and floating opportunities. Boating is carry-in only. You can camp, picni
Big Arm / Flathead Lake State Lake
Big Arm, MT
Big Arm is located on Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States. Twenty-eight miles long and 15 miles wide, Flathead Lake is renowned for its fishing. Located o
Black Sandy State Park
Helena, MT
Come, visit and enjoy one of the few public parks on the shores of Hauser Reservoir. Black Sandy State Park is an extremely popular weekend boating, fishing, camping and water skiing location. Boati
Brush Lake State Park
Dagmar, MT
Brush Lake is a deep, clear lake with beaches surrounded by grass fields and spring wheat. This mile long lake offers public access for swimming and is ideal for wildlife viewing, motorized boating a
Chief Plenty Coups State Park
Pryor, MT
Situated within the Crow Indian Reservation in south-central Montana, 40 minutes south of Billings, this day-use park preserves the log home, sacred spring, and farmstead of Chief Plenty Coups. This s
Clark's Lookout State Park
Dillon, MT
Clark's Lookout State Park is located above the Beaverhead River and is a place that provided the Lewis and Clark Expedition with a view of the route ahead. On August 13, 1805, Captain William Clark c
Cooney State Park
Roberts, MT
Head to Cooney State Park's reservoir 40 minutes south of Billings to boat, play in the water, camp, and fish. This is the most popular recreation area serving south central Montana, and it's always a
Council Grove State Park
Missoula, MT
Visit and experience the nature and solitude of Council Grove State Park and reflect on the park's history. In 1855, on this site, Isaac Stevens negotiated the Hellgate Treaty between the U. S. gover
Elkhorn State Park
Boulder, MT
Backcountry roads settle you into a 19th century mining landscape before you reach historic Fraternity Hall and Gillian Hall nestled within the privately owned town of Elkhorn. Bring your camera to re
Finley Point / Flathead Lake State Park
Finley Point, MT
Make Finley Point at Flathead Lake State Park, located at the southern end of Flathead Lake, your base camp to enjoy the many activities in the area. Fishing for Lake Trout and Lake Superior Whitefis
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Ulm, MT
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park and National Historic Landmark is an archaeological site with possibly the largest bison cliff jump in North America. Native peoples used this site for at least
Fish Creek State Park
Alberton, MT
From the lookout atop Williams Peak to the crystal clear blue pools of Fish Creek, this 5,603-acre state park is full of wildlife, beautiful scenery and places to explore. Open year round; activities
Fort Owen State Park
Stevensville, MT
Fort Owen State Park is the site of many "firsts" in Montana history and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was home to Montana's first Catholic church founded by Father DeSmet
Frenchtown Pond State Park
Frenchtown, MT
Frenchtown Pond State Park is a small, spring-fed lake that has a maximum depth of 18 feet. A variety of fish including; sunfish, bass and bullhead provide fair catches during the summer. Frenchtown
Giant Springs State Park
Great Falls, MT
Come marvel at this day-use park’s remarkable features. Located just outside of Great Falls and encompassing nearly 14 miles of Missouri River shoreline, Giant Springs State Park has something for eve
Granite Ghost Town State Park
Philipsburg, MT
Granite Ghost Town State Park showcases remnants of this once thriving 1890s silver boomtown that bears stark witness to Montana's boom-and-bust mining history. Hector Horton first discovered silver i
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park
Greycliff, MT
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park is located in southeast Montana. This black-tailed prairie dog community is protected and preserved through the efforts of Montana State Parks, the Nature Conse
Hell Creek State Park
Jordan, MT
On the Hell Creek Arm of Fort Peck Lake, this park provides facilities for most water sports, as well as excellent multi-species fishing, including walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass. Hell Cr
Lake Elmo State Park
Billings, MT
This 64-acre Reservoir inside the city limits of Billings is a great place to swim, boat, paddleboard, fish, picnic, birdwatch or stroll on the 1.4 mile hiking/nature trail. You can stretch your legs
Lake Mary Ronan State Park
Dayton, MT
Lake Mary Ronan State Park is just seven miles west of Flathead Lake. This park offers a quiet camping opportunity nestled among a boreal forest. This state park is noted for it's fishing and numerou
Les Mason State Park
Whitefish, MT
Les Mason State Park is a peaceful day use park located on the east shore of Whitefish Lake. With 585 feet of sand and gravel lakeshore, this park provides excellent swimming opportunities. Nearby tab
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Whitehall, MT
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest. Access to the cave is by guided tours only, May through September. Lewis & Clark Caverns State
Logan State Park
Kalispell, MT
Logan State Park is located in northwest Montana. With frontage on the north shore of Middle Thompson Lake, Logan is heavily forested with western larch, Douglas-fir, and ponderosa pine. A channel inc
Lone Pine State Park
Kalispell, MT
There are 7.5 miles of trails available for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. In the wintertime, snowshoe rentals are available for $5 per person or $10 per family. Park visi
Lost Creek State Park
Anaconda, MT
Spectacular grey limestone cliffs and pink and white granite formations rise 1,200 feet above the canyon's narrow floor. Lost Creek Falls, in the northwest corner of the park, cascades over a 50-foot
Madison Buffalo Jump
Three Forks, MT
Situated on the edge of a broad valley carved by the Madison River, this high limestone cliff was used by Native Americans for 2,000 years--ending as recently as 200 years ago. Native people stampeded
Makoshika State Park
Glendive, MT
The name Makoshika (Ma-ko'-shi-ka) is a variant spelling of a Lakota phrase meaning 'bad land' or 'bad earth'. Today, as Montana's largest state park, the badlands of Makoshika are set aside for visi
Medicine Rocks State Park
Ekalaka, MT
"As fantastically beautiful a place as I have ever seen," said one of its first tourists in the late 1800s, a young rancher named Teddy Roosevelt. Medicine Rocks State Park is a treasure—full of histo
Milltown State Park
Missoula, MT
Abundant outdoor opportunities and a rich cultural heritage converge at the newly restored confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers at the heart of the Milltown State Park. The former site o
Missouri Headwaters State Park
Three Forks, MT
Within the boundaries of this scenic park and National Historic Landmark, the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers merge to form the 2,300 mile Missouri River. Considering it an essential point in
Painted Rocks State Park
Darby, MT
Located in the West Fork Valley of the Bitterroot Mountains, Painted Rocks Reservoir offers boating, camping, and fishing in a scenic, western pine forest setting. Painted Rocks received its name fro
Pictograph Cave State Park
Billings, MT
Pictograph Cave State Park is a place to contemplate the origins of human habitation in Montana. The Pictograph Cave site was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1964, because of its archeol
Pirogue Island State Park
Miles City, MT
Visitors find this isolated, cottonwood-covered Yellowstone River island an excellent spot to view wildlife. You can envision the Corps of Discovery’s travel along the river, and hunt for moss agates.
Placid Lake State Park
Seeley Lake, MT
Located on a tributary of the Clearwater River, Placid Lake State Park is known for its beauty, trout fishing, wildlife viewing, family outdoor fun and smooth water. Bring your family to camp, picnic
Rosebud Battlefield State Park
Busby, MT
The Battle of the Rosebud, known to the Northern Cheyenne as “Where the Girl Saved Her Brother”, took place during the Campaign of 1876. Brigadier General George Crook, along with his Crow and Shoshon
Salmon Lake State Park
Seeley Lake, MT
Nestled along the Clearwater River between the majestic Mission and Swan Mountain Ranges, Salmon Lake provides a beautiful and tranquil setting to enjoy many types of water recreation activities. Cle
Sluice Boxes State Park
Belt, MT
Soaring cliffs and precipitous ledges mark the Belt Creek Canyon as it slices out of the Little Belt Mountains and winds toward the town of Belt. Remains of mines, a railroad, and historic cabins line
Smith River State Park
White Sulphur Springs, MT
Smith River State Park offers gorgeous scenery in a remote setting. Renowned trout fishing is just one of the recreational opportunities that make a float trip on the 59-mile Smith River an unforgetta
Spring Meadow Lake State Park
Helena, MT
Spring Meadow Lake State Park is located on the western edge of Helena. It is an urban day-use park and is a popular spot for family afternoons of swimming, sunbathing, fishing, birdwatching, and hav
Thompson Chain of Lakes
Libby, MT
Thompson Chain of Lakes State Park covers approximately 3,000 acres and stretches over 20 miles along Highway 2, halfway between Kalispell and Libby. This extensive park includes shoreline access to 1
Thompson Falls State Park
Thompson Falls, MT
A mature, mixed pine forest are features visitors enjoy in this beautiful state park. Attractions include camping, fishing, nature walks, swimming, boating, wildlife viewing, and bird watching. Enjoy
Tongue River Reservoir
Decker, MT
Among the rolling, prairie hills of Southeastern Montana, Tongue River Reservoir State Park is a rare and loved place where many come to enjoy water-based activities at their best. This lake is a grea
Tower Rock State Park
Cascade, MT
Tower Rock was a landmark for native tribes, the Corps of Discovery, fur trappers, traders and many more that followed in their footsteps. The 400-foot high igneous rock formation lies in a 140-acre
Travelers' Rest State Park
Lolo, MT
Located at an historic and contemporary crossroads, Travelers' Rest State Park and National Historic Landmark is a place where visitors can say with certainty that they are walking in the footsteps of
Wayfarers / Flathead Lake State Park
Bigfork, MT
Located near the quaint resort town of Bigfork on the northeast shore of Flathead Lake, this park is 67 acres in size and is 2,923 feet in elevation. A mature mixed forest makes this site very pleasan
West Shore / Flathead Lake State Park
Lakeside, MT
West Shore offers glacially-carved rock outcrops that provide spectacular views of Flathead Lake and the Mission and Swan Mountain Ranges. The shoreline is rocky, and fishing and boating are very popu
Whitefish Lake State Park
Whitefish, MT
A mature woodland is featured on this beautiful and secluded campground and beach. This park is your base camp for adventure. As part of the Whitefish hiking and biking trail system, and a short drive
Wild Horse Island / Flathead Lake State Park
Wild Horse Island, MT
Wild Horse Island has been a landmark since the Kootenai Indians were reported to have used it to pasture horses to keep them from being stolen by other tribes. The park is noted for its wildlife inc
Yellow Bay / Flathead Lake State Park
Bigfork, MT
Yellow Bay at Flathead Lake State Park is in the heart of the famous Montana sweet cherry orchards. In the summer, cherries can be purchased at nearby roadside stands or U-Pick orchards. The park in