Ackley Lake State 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 beautiful views of the surrounding Little Belt and Snowy Mountains and rich agricultural land captured the heart of the legendary Western artist, Charlie Russell, a hundred years ago.
Today, the diverse water recreation opportunities at this 290-acre park include fishing, boating, picnicking and camping.
Stocked with rainbow trout, the lake is often good angling for 10 to 15-inch fish. Ackley Lake has 15 first-come-first-served campsites (cannot be reserved), and two boat launches.
On a warm summer day, enjoy the cool waters of Ackley Lake on Montana's open plains!
If you visit Ackley State Park in the winter, you’ll find a small village of ice huts filled with ice fishers!
Looking to camp?
Ackley Lake has 15 sites all of which have fire rings and picnic tables, 12 sites also have shelters covering the picnic tables!
New campsites will be opening very soon!
The Ackley Lake Fishing Club in Lewistown is very active in the park. Check them out on their Facebook page.
Yogo Sapphire mine is nearby in Little Belt Mountains. The Yogo Sapphire is a beautiful blue sapphire that maintains it's brilliance even under artificial light. You can find out more about them on Wikipedia.
Visiting the area? The Oxen Yoke Inn, in nearby Utica serves one of the best burgers in the state. Read more about it here!
The water in Ackley Lake comes from the Judith River and is stockpiled for irrigation use!
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989 Ackley Lake Road Hobson, MT 59452