List of Montana state parks

This is a list of state parks and reserves in the Montana state park system, in the United States.

Montana State Parks (Hover mouse over pog to popup clickable link)

Current parks

Name Image County Size Estab-
Lake / river Remarks
acres ha
Ackley Lake State ParkJudith Basin290 1201940Ackley Lake
Anaconda Smelter Stack State ParkDeer Lodge12 4.91986noneThe park cannot actually be accessed, but only viewed from a distance.
Bannack State ParkBeaverhead1,529 6191954Grasshopper CreekThe well-preserved ghost town of a one-time territorial capital.
Beaverhead Rock State ParkMadison71 291975Beaverhead River
Beavertail Hill State ParkMissoula65 261968Clark Fork
Big Arm State ParkLake217 881966Flathead LakeUnit of Flathead Lake State Park
Black Sandy State ParkLewis and Clark43 171980Hauser Reservoir
Brush Lake State ParkSheridan450 1802004Brush LakeThere are no fish in this lake due to the mineral makeup of the water.
Chief Plenty Coups State ParkBig Horn195 791961Pryor Creek
Clark's Lookout State ParkBeaverhead7 2.81985Beaverhead River
Cooney State ParkCarbon309 1251970Cooney Reservoir
Council Grove State ParkMissoula187 761978Clark Fork River
Elkhorn State ParkJefferson1 0.401980none
Finley Point State ParkLake28 111965Flathead LakeUnit of Flathead Lake State Park
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State ParkCascade1,481 5991972noneFormerly Ulm Pishkun State Park
Fish Creek State ParkMineral6,200 2,5002010Fish Creek
Fort Owen State ParkRavalli2 0.811956Mill Creek
Frenchtown Pond State ParkMissoula41 171972Frenchtown Pond
Giant Springs State ParkCascade675 2731972Missouri River and Roe River
Granite Ghost Town State ParkGranite1 0.401975noneAbandoned 1890s silver boomtown.
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State ParkSweet Grass98 401974none
Hell Creek State ParkGarfield337 1361966Fort Peck Lake
Lake Elmo State ParkYellowstone183 741983Lake Elmo
Lake Mary Ronan State ParkLake120 491967Flathead Lake
Les Mason State ParkFlathead8 3.21983Whitefish Lake
Lewis and Clark Caverns State ParkJefferson2,920 1,1801935none
Logan State ParkLincoln18 7.31967Middle Thompson Lake
Lone Pine State ParkFlathead251 1021941none
Lost Creek State ParkDeer Lodge502 2031957Lost Creek
Milltown State Park Missoula 625 253 2012 Clark Fork and Blackfoot
Madison Buffalo Jump State ParkGallatin638 2581966none
Makoshika State ParkDawson11,634 4,7081953none
Marias River State ParkToole2,011 8142009[2]Marias River
Medicine Rocks State ParkCarter330 1301957none
Missouri Headwaters State ParkGallatin532 2151947Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin Rivers
North Shore State ParkFlathead160 65n/aFlathead Lake
Painted Rocks State ParkRavalli23 9.31963Painted Rocks Reservoir, Bitterroot River
Pictograph Cave State ParkYellowstone93 381969none
Pirogue Island State ParkCuster210 851982Yellowstone River
Placid Lake State ParkPowell31 131977Placid Lake
Rosebud Battlefield State ParkBig Horn3,052 1,2351978none
Salmon Lake State Park Missoula42 171977Salmon Lake, Clearwater River
Sluice Boxes State ParkCascade1,451 5871974Belt Creek
Smith River State ParkMeagher1 0.401960Smith River59-mile (95 km) segment of the river with only one public put-in and one public take-out for the entire stretch.
Spring Meadow Lake State ParkLewis and Clark61 251981Spring Meadow Lake
Thompson Falls State ParkSanders36 151960Clark Fork, Noxon Rapids Reservoir
Tongue River Reservoir State ParkBig Horn642 2601983Tongue River Reservoir
Tower Rock State ParkCascade140 572004Near Missouri River
Travelers' Rest State ParkMissoula41 172001Lolo Creek
Wayfarers State ParkLake67 271969Flathead LakeUnit of Flathead Lake State Park
West Shore State ParkLake129 521955Flathead LakeUnit of Flathead Lake State Park
Whitefish Lake State ParkFlathead10 4.01960Whitefish Lake
Wild Horse Island State ParkLake2,164 8761977Flathead LakeUnit of Flathead Lake State Park
Yellow Bay State ParkLake15 6.11941Flathead Lake, Yellow Bay CreekUnit of Flathead Lake State Park

Former state parks

Parker Homestead State Park in Jefferson County reverted to private ownership in 2010.

See also


  1. Dates taken from "Park Origin by Date". Montana State Parks. 2014. Retrieved June 14, 2018., unless otherwise noted.
  2. "Marias River State Park Wildlife Management Area". Montana Office of Tourism. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
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