Southwest Montana State Parks

Fishing Guide

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

Our Blue Ribbon Rivers are known for

some of the best fly fishing.

Southwest Montana has some of the highest quality, Blue Ribbon, natural trout streams in the US, including the Ruby River, the Big Hole River and the Beaverhead 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 Southwest Montana State Parks Fishing Guide for incredible fishing opportunities and locations!

SOUTHWEST MONTANA STATE PARKS FOR

A GREAT FISHING EXPERIENCE

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

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 that night. There are also boat slips …

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Get Directions to Park Located just east of Whitehall, MT, lies the Lewis and Clark Caverns. Discovered in 1892 by local hunters, these caverns went on to become Montana's first state park. As one of the largest known limestone cavern systems in the northwest, Montanans have been ex…

Lost Creek State Park Get Directions to Park Lost Creek State Park is a public recreation area and campground located six miles north of Anaconda, Montana, featuring limestone cliffs a…

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