List of Montana state parks

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This is a list of state parks and reserves in the Montana state park system, in the United States.

Current parks[edit]

Park Name   Image    County or Counties   Area in acres (ha)   Date
founded
  
Stream(s) and / or Lake(s)    Remarks  
Ackley Lake State Park Judith Basin 160 acres (65 ha) Ackley Lake
Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park
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Deer Lodge 12 acres (4.9 ha) 1986 The park cannot actually be accessed, but only viewed from a distance.
Bannack State Park
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Beaverhead 1,529 acres (619 ha) 1954 The well-preserved ghost town of a one-time territorial capital.
Beaverhead Rock State Park
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Madison 71 acres (29 ha) Beaverhead River
Beavertail Hill State Park
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Missoula 65 acres (26 ha) Clark Fork
Big Arm State Park Lake 217 acres (88 ha) Flathead Lake Unit of Flathead Lake State Park
Black Sandy State Park Lewis and Clark 43 acres (17 ha) Hauser Reservoir
Brush Lake State Park Sheridan 450 acres (180 ha) Brush Lake There are no fish in this lake due to the mineral makeup of the water.
Chief Plenty Coups State Park
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Big Horn 195 acres (79 ha) 1965
Clark's Lookout State Park Beaverhead 7 acres (2.8 ha) 1985 Beaverhead River
Cooney State Park Carbon 309 acres (125 ha) 1969 Cooney Reservoir
Council Grove State Park Missoula 187 acres (76 ha)
Elkhorn State Park Jefferson 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Finley Point State Park Lake 28 acres (11 ha) Flathead Lake Unit of Flathead Lake State Park
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Cascade 1,481 acres (599 ha) 1972 Formerly Ulm Pishkun State Park
Fish Creek State Park Mineral 6,200 acres (2,500 ha) 2010 Fish Creek
Fort Owen State Park Ravalli 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Frenchtown Pond State Park Missoula 41 acres (17 ha) 1972 Frenchtown Pond
Giant Springs State Park
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Cascade 675 acres (273 ha) 1972
Granite Ghost Town State Park
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Granite 1 acre (0.40 ha) Abandoned 1890's silver boomtown.
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park Sweet Grass 98 acres (40 ha)
Hell Creek State Park Garfield 337 acres (136 ha) Fort Peck Lake
Lake Elmo State Park Yellowstone 183 acres (74 ha)
Lake Mary Ronan State Park Lake 120 acres (49 ha) Flathead Lake
Les Mason State Park Flathead 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
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Jefferson 2,920 acres (1,180 ha) 1937
Logan State Park Lincoln 18 acres (7.3 ha) Middle Thompson Lake
Lone Pine State Park Flathead 251 acres (102 ha) 1947
Lost Creek State Park Deer Lodge 502 acres (203 ha) Lost Creek
Madison Buffalo Jump State Park Gallatin 638 acres (258 ha)
Makoshika State Park
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Dawson 11,634 acres (4,708 ha) 1953
Marias River State Park Toole 2,011 acres (814 ha)
Medicine Rocks State Park
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Carter 330 acres (130 ha)
Missouri Headwaters State Park
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Gallatin 532 acres (215 ha) Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin Rivers
North Shore State Park Flathead 160 acres (65 ha)
Painted Rocks State Park Ravalli 23 acres (9.3 ha) Painted Rocks Reservoir, Bitterroot River
Pictograph Cave State Park
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Yellowstone 93 acres (38 ha) 1969
Pirogue Island State Park Custer 210 acres (85 ha) Yellowstone River
Placid Lake State Park Powell 31 acres (13 ha) Placid Lake
Rosebud Battlefield State Park Big Horn 3,052 acres (1,235 ha) 1978
Salmon Lake State Park Missoula 42 acres (17 ha) Salmon Lake, Clearwater River
Sluice Boxes State Park Cascade 1,451 acres (587 ha)
Smith River State Park Meagher 1 acre (0.40 ha) 1960 Smith River 59-mile (95 km) segment of the river with only one public put-in and one public take-out for the entire stretch.
Spring Meadow Lake State Park Lewis and Clark 61 acres (25 ha) Spring Meadow Lake
Thompson Falls State Park
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Sanders 36 acres (15 ha) Clark Fork, Noxon Rapids Reservoir
Tongue River Reservoir State Park Big Horn 642 acres (260 ha) Tongue River Reservoir
Tower Rock State Park Cascade 140 acres (57 ha)
Travelers' Rest State Park
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Missoula 41 acres (17 ha) 2001 Lolo Creek
Wayfarers State Park Lake 67 acres (27 ha) Flathead Lake Unit of Flathead Lake State Park
West Shore State Park Lake 129 acres (52 ha) Flathead Lake Unit of Flathead Lake State Park
Whitefish Lake State Park
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Flathead 10 acres (4.0 ha) Whitefish Lake
Wild Horse Island State Park Lake 2,164 acres (876 ha) Flathead Lake Unit of Flathead Lake State Park
Yellow Bay State Park Lake 15 acres (6.1 ha) Flathead Lake, Yellow Bay Creek Unit of Flathead Lake State Park

Former state parks[edit]

Parker Homestead State Park in Jefferson County reverted to private ownership in 2010.

See also[edit]