Your Weekly Showcase of Montana State Parks
This week's focus takes us near Lewistown, Montana – right in the heart of Montana's Big Sky Country. The surrounding mountains and rich agricultural areas that inspired renowned Western artist Charlie Russell whose works can be seen at the nearby Charles M. Russell Center in Great Falls, Montana, a hundred years ago.
Did you know?
The water in Ackley Lake comes from the Judith River and is stockpiled for irrigation use.
Planning a visit? Take a look at all you can do at Ackley Lake!
✅ Love to fish? You’re in luck! The lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout.
✅ Spend your day on the water boating or water skiing. Two boat launches ensure you won’t be waiting long to get your boat in the water.
✅ Enjoy your picnic with amazing views.
✅ Don’t forget your binoculars if you plan to do any bird watching!
✅ Lounge in the sun on the beach and take a dip to cool off!
✅ Spend a winter day ice fishing or snowshoeing around the lake!
✅ Search for crayfish and aquatic insects in the shallow areas along the shore!
✅ Camp at one of the rustic campsites near the lake!
✅ Plus so much more!
How Does the Foundation Help State Parks Like Ackley Lake?
As Montana State Parks only statewide fundraising partner, the Foundation helps to raise awareness, education, and most importantly support boots-on-the-ground improvement projects for users and supporters like you. As an agency faced with a $22 million maintenance deficit, our work and collaboration help to ensure continued access and solutions currently inside our state park system.
Because in the end, we envision state parks that reflect Montana's renowned outdoor recreation and heritage for all... forever.
Don't forget to pay a visit to the Ackley Lake Club whose hard work and commitment to Ackley Lake State Park has helped ensure continued access and great experiences for thousands for Ackley Lake visitors.