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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 of the 54 Montana State Parks.

Ackley Lake
 Ackley Lake State Park
Photograph of Ackley Lake State Park
Nestled right in the heart of Montana's Big Sky Country
Anaconda Smoke Stack
 Anaconda State Park
Photograph of Anaconda Smoke Stack
One of the tallest free-standing brick structures in the world at 585 feet.
Bannack
  Bannack State Park
Photograph of Anaconda Smoke Stack
The best preserved of all Montana ghost towns.
Beaverhead Rock
  Beaverhead Rock State Park
Photograph of Beaverhead Rock
This natural landmark resembles the head of a swimming beaver.
Beavertail Hill
  Beavertail Hill State Park
Photograph of Beaverhead Rock
One-half mile of Clark Fork frontage that provides fishing and floating opportunities.
Big Arm
  Big Arm State Park
Photograph of Beaverhead Rock
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
Photograph of Beaverhead Rock
Extremely popular weekend boating, fishing, and water skiing take-off point.
Brush Lake
  Brush Lake State Park
Photograph of Beaverhead Rock
Brush Lake is a deep, clear lake with white, sandy beaches surrounded by grass fields.
Chief Plenty Coups
 Chief Plenty Coups State Park
Photograph of Clark's Lookout
Featuring the home of Plenty Coups, last chief of the Crow.
Clark's Lookout
  Clark's Lookout State Park
Photograph of Beaverhead Rock
This outcropping above the Beaverhead River provided the Lewis and Clark Expedition a view of the route ahead.
Cooney
  Cooney State Park
Photograph of Beaverhead Rock
This reservoir is a popular recreation area serving south-central Montana .
Council Grove
  Council Grove State Park
Photograph of Council Grove
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
Photograph of Elk Horn State Park
Backcountry roads settle you into a 19th century mining landscape before you reach historic Elkhorn.
Finley Point
  Finley Point State Park
Photograph of Elk Horn State Park
There's hiking, swimming, boating, paddling, and fishing from the park.
First Peoples Buffalo Jump
  First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Photograph of Elk Hornirst People's Buffalo Jump State Park
This site may be the largest bison cliff jump in North America.
Fish Creek
  Fish Creek State Park
Photograph of Fish Creek State Park
Fish Creek State Park Experience this beautiful, wilderness park.
Fort Owen
  Fort Owen State Park
Photograph of Elk Hornirst People's Buffalo Jump 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
Photograph of Elk Hornirst People's Buffalo Jump State Park
Frenchtown Pond is a favorite place to practice boardsailing, kayaking, canoeing, and snorkeling.
Giant Springs
  Giant Springs State Park
Photograph of Elk Hornirst People's Buffalo Jump 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
Photograph of Elk Hornirst People's Buffalo Jump 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
Photograph of Elk Hornirst People's Buffalo Jump 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
Photograph of Elk Hornirst People's Buffalo Jump State Park
This park provides facilities for most water sports, as well as, excellent walleye fishing.
Lake Elmo
  Lake Elmo State Park
Photograph of Elk Hornirst People's Buffalo Jump State Park
This 64-acre reservoir is a popular swimming, nonmotorized boating, and fishing area.
Lake Mary Ronan<
  Lake Mary Ronan State Park
Photograph of Lake Mary Ronan State Park
Noted for kokanee salmon, yellow perch and small mouth bass, this park is a fisherman's delight.
Les Mason
  Les Mason State Park
Photograph of Less 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 and Clark Caverns
  Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
Photograph of Less Mason 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of Lone Pine State Park Overlooks and trails present dramatic views of the Flathead Valley.
Lost Creek
  Lost Creek State Park
Photograph of 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
Photograph of Madison Buffalo Jump State Park This high limestone cliff was used for 2,000 years by Native Americans.
Makoshika
  Makoshika State Park
Photograph of 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
Photograph of Medicine Rocks State Park Medicine Rocks was a place of 'big medicine' where Indian hunting parties conjured up magical spirits.
Milltown
  Milltown State Park
Photograph of Milltown State Park Milltown State Park grand opening is anticipated in 2014. The overlook on the Milltown bluff is now open.
Missouri Headwaters
  Missouri Headwaters State Park
Photograph of 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of Travelers' Rest State Park See the only archaeologically verified campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the nation.
Wayfarers
  Wayfarers State Park
Photograph of Travelers' Rest 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
Photograph of West Shore 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
Photograph of 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
Photograph of Wild Horse Island 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
Photograph of Yellow Bay State Park Yellow Bay is in the heart of the famous Montana sweet cherry orchards.

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