VISIT MONTANA STATE PARKS

Montana State Parks offer

something for everyone.

The diverse recreational and educational opportunities make Montana a great place to visit. Fishing, hiking, and biking are just a few of the multitude of activities Montana’s State Parks encourage, along with local tours and communities to visit. Each state park you find here will be unique, so we encourage you to look at what each and every one offers!

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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…

Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park Get Directions to Park Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park is located off of I-90, 24 miles from Butte, MT. Situated on top on a hillside of the Anaconda Pintler Mountain Range foothills, you can see this state park from miles around. As a monument to the nation's period of industrialism, particularl…

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

Beaverhead Rock State Park Get Directions to Park Beaverhead Rock can be viewed and photographed from a distance, but cannot be directly accessed. There are two great locations to best see the rock formation, though. The first is 14 miles south of Twin Bridges on Highway 41 where a pull-off has informational signs and an intere…

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…

Brush Lake State Park Get Directions to Park Brush Lake State Park is the only state park in the northeast corner of Montana. Brush Lake is a deep lake (65 feet) in a closed basin and the site of National Science Foundation research on climate change. The lake boasts 45 feet of sediments showcasing 10,000 years of pollen and mine…

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…

Clark's Lookout State Park Get Directions to Park Clark's Lookout State Park is located one mile north of Dillon, above the Beaverhead River. Established December 23, 1985, Clark's Lookout is set along the historic Lewis and Clark trail.

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