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Visit Montana State Parks

Enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more. Discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

Hover over the markers on the map to get more information on each Montana State Park.

Explore all 55 parks in the
Montana State Park Guide

Ackley Lake
 Ackley Lake State Park
Ackley Lake State Park
Nestled right in the heart of Montana's Big Sky Country
Anaconda Smoke Stack
 Anaconda State Park
Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park
One of the tallest free-standing brick structures in the world at 585 feet.
Bannack
  Bannack State Park
Anaconda Smoke Stack
The best preserved of all Montana ghost towns.
Beaverhead Rock
  Beaverhead Rock State Park
Beaverhead Rock State Park
This natural landmark resembles the head of a swimming beaver.
Beavertail Hill
  Beavertail Hill State Park
Beavertail Hill State Park
One-half mile of Clark Fork frontage that provides fishing and floating opportunities.
Big Arm
  Big Arm State Park
Big Arm, Flathead Lake State Park
On Flathead Lake's Big Arm Bay, this park is a popular jump-off point to Wild Horse Island.
Black Sandy
  Black Sandy State Park
Black Sandy State Park
Extremely popular weekend boating, fishing, and water skiing take-off point.
Brush Lake
  Brush Lake State Park
Brush Lake State Park
Brush Lake is a deep, clear lake with white, sandy beaches surrounded by grass fields.
Chief Plenty Coups
 Chief Plenty Coups State Park
Chief Plenty Coups State Park
Featuring the home of Plenty Coups, last chief of the Crow.
Clark's Lookout
  Clark's Lookout State Park
Beaverhead Rock
This outcropping above the Beaverhead River provided the Lewis and Clark Expedition a view of the route ahead.
Cooney
  Cooney State Park
Cooney State Park
This reservoir is a popular recreation area serving south-central Montana .
Council Grove
  Council Grove State Park
Council Grove State Park
This park marks the site of the 1855 council between Isaac Stevens and the Flathead, Kootenai, and Pend d'Oreille Indians.
Elkhorn
  Elkhorn State Park
Elkhorn State Park
Backcountry roads settle you into a 19th century mining landscape before you reach historic Elkhorn.
Finley Point
  Finley Point State Park
Finley Point, Flathead Lake State Park
There's hiking, swimming, boating, paddling, and fishing from the park.
First Peoples Buffalo Jump
  First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Firat People's Buffalo Jump State Park
This site may be the largest bison cliff jump in North America.
Fish Creek
  Fish Creek State Park
Fish Creek State Park
Fish Creek State Park Experience this beautiful, wilderness park.
Fort Owen
  Fort Owen State Park
Fort Owen State Park
Fort Owen is the site of many “firsts” including the first Catholic Church in Montana in 1841.
Frenchtown Pond
  Frenchtown Pond State Park
Frenchtown Pond State Park
Frenchtown Pond is a favorite place to practice boardsailing, kayaking, canoeing, and snorkeling.
Giant Springs
  Giant Springs State Park
Giant Springs State Park
Discovered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805 and one of the largest freshwater springs in the country.
Granite Ghost Town
  Granite Ghost Town State Park
Granite Ghost Town State Park
This is one of the best of all ghost camps and was the richest silver mine on the earth.
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town
  Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park
This 98-acre park offers a unique opportunity to observe the prairie dog community in its natural environment.
Hell Creek
  Hell Creek State Park
Hell Creek State Park
This park provides facilities for most water sports, as well as, excellent walleye fishing.
Lake Elmo
  Lake Elmo State Park
Lake Elmo State Park
This 64-acre reservoir is a popular swimming, nonmotorized boating, and fishing area.
Lake Mary Ronan
  Lake Mary Ronan State Park
Lake Mary Ronan State Park
Noted for kokanee salmon, yellow perch and small mouth bass, this park is an angler's delight.
Les Mason
  Les Mason State Park
Les Mason State Park This wooded area on the east shore of Whitefish Lake provides access to cool, clear waters along a stretch of smooth cobble beach.
Lewis & Clark Caverns
  Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Montana's first and best-known state park showcases one of the most highly decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest.
Logan
  Logan State Park
Logan State Park With frontage on the north shore of Middle Thompson Lake, it's a spot for swimming, boating, camping, water-skiing, and fishing.
Lone Pine
  Lone Pine State Park
Lone Pine State Park Overlooks and trails present dramatic views of the Flathead Valley.
Lost Creek
  Lost Creek State Park
Lost Creek State Park Spectacular grey limestone cliffs and pink and white granite formations rise 1,200 feet above the canyon's narrow floor.
Madison Buffalo Jump
  Madison Buffalo Jump State Park
Madison Buffalo Jump State Park This high limestone cliff was used for 2,000 years by Native Americans.
Makoshika
  Makoshika State Park
Makoshika State Park Montana's largest state park, the pine and juniper studded badland formations house the fossil remains of such dinosaurs as tyrannosaurus rex and triceratops.
Medicine Rocks
  Medicine Rocks State Park
Medicine Rocks State Park Medicine Rocks was a place of 'big medicine' where Indian hunting parties conjured up magical spirits.
Milltown
  Milltown State Park
Milltown State Park Rivers, trails and history converge at Montana's newest state park.
Missouri Headwaters
  Missouri Headwaters State Park
Missouri Headwaters State Park Within the boundaries of this scenic park the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers merge to form the 2,300 mile Missouri River.
Painted Rocks
  Painted Rocks State Park
Painted Rocks State Park Located in the scenic Bitterroot Mountains, this 23-acre park offers boating and water sport opportunities on the reservoir.
Pictograph Cave
  Pictograph Cave State Park
Pictograph Cave State Park A new, sandstone-hued interpretive center rises at the foot of rimrocks where Pictograph Cave has drawn human beings for over 3,000 years.
Pirogue Island
  Pirogue Island State Park
Pirogue Island State Park Floaters find this isolated cottonwood-covered Yellowstone River island an excellent spot to view wildlife.
Placid Lake
  Placid Lake State Park
Placid Lake State Park Located on a branch of the Clearwater River, Placid Lake is known for its good trout fishing and smooth water.
Rosebud Battlefield
  Rosebud Battlefield State Park
Rosebud Battlefield State Park Rosebud Battlefield, a National Historic Landmark, is associated with the Great Sioux War of 1876-1877
Salmon Lake
  Salmon Lake State Park
Salmon Lake State Park A natural impoundment, Salmon Lake is one of the beautiful links in the chain of lakes on the Clearwater River
Sluice Boxes
  Sluice Boxes State Park
Sluice Boxes State Park Soaring cliffs and precipitous ledges mark the Belt Creek Canyon as it slices out of the Little Belt Mountains.
Smith River
  Smith River State Park
Smith River State Park 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.
Spring Meadow Lake
  Spring Meadow Lake State Park
Spring Meadow Lake State Park This 30-acre spring-fed man-made lake is noted for its clarity and depth.
Thompson Falls
  Thompson Falls State Park
Thompson Falls State Park This shaded, quiet campground is located on the Clark Fork River in the rugged and beautiful Clark Fork Valley.
Tongue River Reservoir
  Tongue River Reservoir State Park
Tongue River Resevoir State Park The Tongue River provides a 12-mile long reservoir set in the scenic red shale and juniper canyons.
Tower Rock
  Tower Rock State Park
Tower Rock State Park This famous rock became a landmark for native tribes, fur trappers and many more that followed in their footsteps.
Travelers' Rest
  Travelers' Rest State Park
Travelers' Rest State Park See the only archaeologically verified campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the nation.
Wayfarers
  Wayfarers State Park
Wayfarers, Flathead Lake State Park Nature walks over the rocky shoreline to the cliffs are popular with photographers for the excellent view of Flathead Lake.
West Shore
  West Shore State Park
West Shore, Flathead Lake State Park Glacially carved rock outcrops rise from Flathead Lake to overlooks with spectacular views of the Swan and Mission Mountains.
Whitefish Lake
  Whitefish Lake State Park
Whitefish Lake State Park This small park provides a mature forest and a pleasant campground and beach.
Wild Horse Island
  Wild Horse Island State Park
Wild Horse Island, Flathead Lake State Park Wild Horse has been a landmark rich with history since the Salish-Kootenai used it to pasture horses
Yellow Bay
  Yellow Bay State Park
Yellow Bay, Flathead Lake State Park Yellow Bay is in the heart of the famous Montana sweet cherry orchards.

 

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