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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Traveler's Rest State Park Get Directions to Park Both a state park and a National Historic Landmark, Travelers' Rest is filled with historical significance. In 2001 the land that Travelers' Rest State Park resides on was donated to the State of Montana. After an archeological investigation in 2002, it was discovered that this location…

West Shore State Park Get Directions to Park West Shore State Park is located just outside of Lakeside, MT and is open year-round! There, you will find glacially-carved rock outcrops within the park where you'll have incredible views of Flathead Lake and the Mission and Swan Mountains Ranges.

Whitefish Lake State Park Get Directions to Park A quick drive, walk, or bike ride from downtown Whitefish, you'll find Whitefish Lake State Park or just State Park as the locals call it. Part of the Whitefish hiking and biking trail system, this…

Wild Horse Island State Park Get Directions to Park Located on Flathead Lake, Wild Horse Island is the largest island in a freshwater lake west of Minnesota. Accessible only by boat, Wild Horse Island has six boat landing sites, b…

Yellow Bay State Park Get Directions to Park One of the six state parks located on Flathead Lake, Yellow Bay is an excellent destination for tent campers! To get there, visitors will take a drive along the beautiful, winding MT HWY 35 amidst cherry, pear and apple orchards. As you pass through, remember to stop and exp…

Pirogue Island State Park Get Directions to Park Pirogue Island State Park just a mile north of Miles City, Montana, a little more than two hours from Billings, Montana by way of Interstate 94, and on the north side of a bend in the Yellowstone River. In addition to extensive hiking, birding, and wildlife viewing, the island is a possible s…

Placid Lake State Park Get Directions to Park Placid Lake State Park is located outside of Missoula, MT near Seeley Lake, MT. Placid Lake State Park is open year-round with extensive outdoor recreation options in the summer months, including fishing, boating, hiking, and mountain biking - just to name a few. We are able to bring you valuable info…

Sluice Boxes State Park Get Directions to Park Sluice Boxes State Park was created in 1974 and included significant historic structures and remnants of the abandoned towns of Riceville and Albright that once existed for the purpose of mining limestone in the canyon. Belt Creek which formed the canyon that is the centerpiece of the park, has l…

Spring Meadow Lake State Park Get Directions to Park Located west of Helena is Spring Meadow Lake State Park, a day-use park, popular for swimming, sunbathing, fishing and birdwatching. Click Here To Access a Map!

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

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