Frenchtown Pond State Park1 min read

This week’s focus takes us ten miles northwest of Missoula to Frenchtown Pond State Park in Frenchtown, Montana.

The 41-acre day-use state park offers fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating on a small, spring-fed lake that is up to 18 feet deep in some places.

Located just off of I-90 in Frenchtown you’ll find Frenchtown Pond State Park, a great day-use park for the whole family.

Be sure to leave your four-legged friends at home though, dogs are not allowed in the park at any time.

Named after the pond it encompasses, Frenchtown Pond State Park is a 40-acre park that holds the 22-acre pond.

The pond itself is spring-fed and has a maximum depth of 18 feet.

Did you know?

The Garden City Triathalon is held at Frenchtown Pond State Park every year!

Activities at Frenchtown Pond State Park include:

✅ Boating

✅ Fishing

✅ Ice Skating

✅ Picnicking

✅ Swimming

✅ Wildlife Viewing

✅ Plus so many more!

You’ll find great fishing at Frenchtown with a healthy fish population that includes sunfish, bass, and bullhead.

To help improve the bass habitat, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks has sunk trees to the bottom of the pond.

You may even see SCUBA divers! The local SCUBA club uses Frenchtown Pond as a practice area and cleans up the bottom of the pond while they’re at it.


Due to the water’s depth, warmth, and clarity, Frenchtown Pond State Park is a favorite place to practice boardsailing, kayaking, canoeing, and snorkeling.

Frenchtown Pond
State Park
Quick Facts

May 1 to September 30
9 am to 9 pm

October 1 to April 30
6 am to 7 pm

18401 Frenchtown Frontage Road
Frenchtown, MT 59834

Open Year-Round 

  • 41 Acres

  • ADA Accessible

  • Toilets (Flush & Vault)

  • Water

  • Picnic Shelter

  • Grills/Fire Rings

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