Hell Creek State Park
About an hour outside of Jordan, MT is the most heavily fished water in Montana, Hell Creek State Park. You'll reach Hell Creek, near the end of a 25-mile-long gravel road, through the spectacular scenery of the Missouri Breaks landscape.
On the Hell Creek Arm of Fort Peck Lake, this park provides facilities for most water sports as well as excellent walleye fishing. Fort Peck boasts 1,500 miles of lake shoreline (longer than the entire California coast) and features the surrounding hills of the C. M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and the Missouri Breaks.
Things to do:
Located on the Hell Creek Arm of Fort Peck Lake, you’ll find excellent facilities for water sports as well as a bounty of walleye, lake trout, northern pike, and small-mouth bass to fish. Plus, there is a fish cleaning station.
Hell Creek Marina, a private marina located within the park, offers bait, groceries, gas and other camping and fishing equipment.
The park also serves as a launching point for boat camping in the wild and scenic Missouri Breaks.
Hell Creek State Park offers 71 campsites, 44 of which have electrical hookups. A group facility is available to reserve for special events
Looking for a hike? You’ll find plenty of trails throughout Hell Creek State Park including the 1 ½ mile loop Mule Deer Trail and the Paleo Trail.
The Paleo Trail is a 3-mile roundtrip hike into the Hellcreek Formation, known for its dinosaur fossils.
Hunting enthusiasts will find their fun at Hell Creek as well! Depending on the season, you’ll find hunting for antelope, elk, mule and white-tailed deer.
- Spend your day on the water boating, water skiing or windsurfing!
- Summer? Fish from the shore or out on the water!
- Winter? Go ice fishing!
- Lounge by the lake and take swim!
- Hike through the rugged hills surrounding the park!
Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery encountered a grizzly bear near here in 1805.