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Montana State Parks

There are currently 55 State Parks in Montana and a number of recreation areas, spread out across 28 different counties. The vast majority of the parks can be accessed by the general public, including a handful of abandoned ghost towns.

The largest state park is Makoshika State Park, which covers over 11,000 acres (4,708 ha), along with the popular ones such as Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, Flathead Lake State Park, and Bannack State Park to name just a few.

The list below contains links to each state park and recreation area in the county, clicking one will take you to the specific page for that particular park and showcase the attractions, things to do, and where to stay if you’re visiting the area.

fish creek state park

 

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A

Ackley Lake State Park
Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park
Anaconda Pintler Wilderness

B

Bannack State Park
Beaverhead Rock State Park
Beavertail Hill State Park
Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area
Big Arm State Park
Black Sandy State Park
Bob Marshall Wilderness Area
Brush Lake State Park

C

Chief Plenty Coups State Park
Clark’s Lookout State Park
Cooney State Park
Council Grove State Park
Crystal Park

E

Elkhorn State Park

F

Finley Point State Park
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Fish Creek State Park
Flathead Lake State Park
Fort Owen State Park
Frenchtown Pond State Park

G

Gallatin County Regional Park
Giant Springs State Park
Granite Ghost Town State Park
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park

H

Hell Creek State Park

L

Lake Elmo State Park
Lake Mary Ronan State Park
Les Mason State Park
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
Logan State Park
Lone Pine State Park
Lost Creek State Park

M

Milltown State Park
Madison Buffalo Jump State Park
Makoshika State Park
Marias River State Park
Medicine Rocks State Park
Missouri Headwaters State Park

N

North Shore State Park

P

Painted Rocks State Park
Pattee Canyon Recreation Area
Pictograph Cave State Park
Pirogue Island State Park
Placid Lake State Park

R

Rattlesnake National Recreation Area
Rosebud Battlefield State Park

S

Salmon Lake State Park
Sluice Boxes State Park
Smith River State Park
Spring Meadow Lake State Park
Sundance Lodge Recreation Area

T

Thompson Falls State Park
Tongue River Reservoir State Park
Tower Rock State Park
Travelers’ Rest State Park

W

Wayfarers State Park
West Shore State Park
Whitefish Lake State Park
Wild Horse Island State Park

Y

Yellow Bay State Park

Montana’s Ten Largest State Parks

  1. Makoshika State Park – 11,634 ac (4,708 ha)
  2. Fish Creek State Park – 6,200 ac (2,500 ha)
  3. Rosebud Battlefield State Park – 3,052 ac (1,235 ha)
  4. Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park – 2,920 ac (1,180 ha)
  5. Wild Horse Island State Park – 2,164 ac (876 ha)
  6. Marias River State Park – 2,011 ac (814 ha)
  7. Bannack State Park – 1,529 ac (619 ha)
  8. First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park – 1,481 ac (599 ha)
  9. Sluice Boxes State Park – 1,451 ac (587 ha)
  10. Giant Springs State Park – 675 ac (273 ha)