MONTANA STATE PARKS

FISHING GUIDE

No matter where you travel in Montana, you are bound to find some fantastic fishing.

Our Blue Ribbon Rivers are known

for some of the best fly fishing.

Montana has some of the highest quality, Blue Ribbon, natural trout streams in the US, including applicable river

But don't worry, if your preference is lake fishing, we have plenty of those too!

Our fishing guide takes you on a fishing trip

through our state parks…

With some of the best fishing lakes, rivers, and streams in the state. Check out Montana State Parks Fishing Guide for incredible fishing opportunities and locations!

FISHING MONTANA STATE PARKS

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Ackley Lake State Park Get Directions to Park Just southwest of Hobson, you'll find Ackley Lake State Park. Surrounded by the Little Belt and Snowy Mountains, Ackley Lake is an incredibly beautiful destination. Ackley Lake is nestled right in the heart of Montana's Big Sky Country. One glimpse and you'll easily understand how the…

Bannack State Park Get Directions to Park Bannack State Park is the location of Montana's first major gold discovery, founded in 1862…

Beavertail Hill State Park Get Directions to Park This park has a one-half mile of Clark Fork River frontage that provides fishing and floating opportunities. Boating is carry-in only. There are 24 developed campsites and 2 tipi rentals. There is a wa…

Black Sandy State Park Get Directions to Park Black Sandy State Park is an extremely popular weekend boating, fishing, camping, and water skiing location. You can make reservations up to one day in advance of your arrival date. For same-day availability, try the park office 406-458-3221 to check if any sites are available for tha…

Chief Plenty Coups State Park Get Directions to Park Chief Plenty Coups State Park is named for the last traditional chief of the Crow Nation, Chief Plenty Coups (Aleek-chea-ahoosh, meaning "many achievements"). Plenty Coups was a man of war - a…

Cooney State Park Get Directions to Park Head to Cooney State Park, a reservoir 40 minutes south of Billings, to go boating, play in the water, camp, and fish. This is the most popular recreation area serving south-central Montana, and it's always a busy place in the summer! We are able to bring you valuable information about thi…

Council Grove State Park Get Directions to Park Council Grove State Park marks the site of the 1855 council between Superintendent of Indian Affairs and Territorial Governor of Washington, Isaa…

Finley Point State Park Get Directions to Park Located on a narrow point on the south side of Flathead Lake, Finley Point is an ideal park for boaters and RV campers. Finley Point is one of Montana's oldest state parks and has been open to the public since July 12th, 1965. The park is known as an excellent fishing location for La…

Frenchtown Pond State Park Get Directions to Park Located about ten miles northwest of Missoula, MT Frenchtown Pond State Park is a 41 acre, day-use recreational area where you can swim, boat, and fish. The pond itself is a natural spring-fed lake with a maximum depth of about 18 feet.

General Park Fee Information

Montana residents in a vehicle with valid Montana license plates are allowed to enter State Parks for free. Camping, tour, special event and other fees still apply.

Nonresident visitors are required to pay day-use fees usually from $2 to $5. Nonresidents can also purchase annual Montana State Parks Passports for unlimited use. Passports are $25 for the first vehicle and $20 for additional vehicles. They can be purchased at any state park, regional Fish, Wildlife and Parks office or online at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks