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Montana State Parks

Although home to two National Parks and several more national areas, Montana's state parks offer adventures off the beaten path to adventurers of all kinds. 

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Sluice Boxes State Park

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When mining was king in Montana, railroad tracks snaked through mountain ranges to reach small boom towns and haul ore to market. One such mining area lay in the Little Belt Mountains south of Great Falls. The mining towns of Monarch, Neihart, Hughesville and Albright thrived briefly while the ...

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Spring Meadow Lake State Park

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Helena, MT

Located on the western edge of Helena, this 30-acre spring-fed man-made lake is noted for its clarity and depth. This urban day-use-only park, minutes from Helena and fed by natural springs, is a popular spot for family afternoons of swimming, sunbathing, scuba diving, fishing, birdwatching, and ...

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Logan State Park

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Logan State Park is located in northwest Montana. The campground offers tent and trailer sites, restrooms and drinking water. With frontage on the north shore of Middle Thompson Lake, Logan is heavily forested with western larch, Douglas-fir, and ponderosa pine. A channel connects Upper, Middle ...

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Yellow Bay State Park

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Yellow Bay is in the heart of the famous Montana sweet cherry orchards. Cherry blossoms color the hillsides during spring. In the summer, cherries can be purchased at nearby roadside stands or U-Pick orchards. The park includes Yellow Bay Creek and a wide, gravelly beach. Among its attractions are ...

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Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

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Lewis & Clark Caverns is Montana's first and best-known state park featuring one of the most decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest. Naturally air conditioned, these spectacular caves lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helicities are electrically lighted and safe to visit. ...

Painted Rocks State Park

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Located in the Bitterroot Mountains, Painted Rocks Reservoir offers boating, camping, and fishing in a scenic, western pine-forest setting. The park is 23 acres in size and is 4,724 feet in elevation. This area offers 25 sites with vault toiles, grills, fire rings, picnic tables, boat ramp and ...

Big Arm State Park

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Big Arm

Flathead is 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. Wild Horse Island, a 2,163 acre wilderness area on the west shore of the lake, is home to bald eagles, bighorn sheep, yellow-pine ...

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Bannack State Park

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A registered historic landmark and the site of Montana's first major gold discovery on July 28, 1862. Please visit our website for more information! The park is 5,837 feet in elevation and approximately 1,600 acres. The campgrounds have 28 sites. A tepee is also available to rent. The Yankee Flats ...