Bring your camera to this rugged area of pristine beauty and see the remains of mines, a railroad, and historic cabins lining Belt Creek as it winds through a beautiful canyon carved in limestone.
Backcountry camping open May 1, 2020. Social distancing is still required per the Governor's statewide directive to reduce spread of COVID-19.
Due to safety concerns, the bridge/railroad trestle used to cross the Tiger Creek drainage has been closed indefinitely. Through hiking the entire distance of the park is no longer possible.
Open all year
Parking area/ trailhead open sunrise to sunset.
Backcountry open 24/7
38 Evans Riceville Rd.
Belt, MT 59412
Latitude/Longitude: (47.212 / -110.935)
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Sluice Boxes State Park
c/o FWP Region 4 Headquarters
4600 Giant Springs Rd
Great Falls, MT 59405
No alcoholic beverages of any kind are allowed in the park. Learn More.
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 Belt Creek as it makes its way through the beautiful canyon carved in limestone. This rugged area has seen its share of prospectors searching for precious metals, miners, muleskinners, smeltermen, and railroaders building bridges. The Barker mines and the Montana Central Railroad are just a part of the rich history of Sluice Boxes State Park.
A primitive, unmaintained trail provides access to fishing, challenging floats, and wildlife viewing. Steep cliffs, rugged terrain, and cold, swift water may pose risks to visitors. Please use caution while hiking and floating in the park. Hikers, please note: the trestle at Tiger Creek is closed; through hiking is not possible.
- Backcountry Camping
- Bird Watching
- Stream Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.
- Interpretive Display
- Pets Allowed
- Toilets (Vault)