Council Grove State Park

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Council Grove State Park
Map showing the location of Council Grove State Park
Map showing the location of Council Grove State Park
Location in Montana
LocationMissoula County, Montana, United States
Nearest cityMissoula, Montana
Coordinates46°54′45″N 114°09′03″W / 46.91250°N 114.15083°W / 46.91250; -114.15083Coordinates: 46°54′45″N 114°09′03″W / 46.91250°N 114.15083°W / 46.91250; -114.15083[1]
Area187 acres (76 ha)[2]
Elevation3,084 ft (940 m)[1]
DesignationMontana state park
Established1978[3]
AdministratorMontana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
WebsiteCouncil Grove State Park

Council Grove State Park (Salish: Člmé, "Tree Limb Cut Off," also Ncx̣͏ʷotew̓s[4]) is a history-oriented, public recreation area located eight miles (13 km) northwest of Missoula in Missoula County, Montana. The site of the park hosted the signing on July 16, 1855, of the Hellgate treaty between representatives of the United States government and members of the Bitterroot Salish, Pend d'Oreille, and the Kootenai to create the Flathead Indian Reservation.[5] A monument commemorates the signing.[6] The park is 187 acres (76 ha) and sits at an elevation of 3,198 feet (975 m). Natural features found in the park are its large, old-growth ponderosa pines, grassy fields, and cottonwood stand by the Clark Fork River. Its recreational features include hiking and fishing.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Council Grove State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Council Grove State Park". Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Retrieved December 2, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Park Origin by Date". Montana State Parks. 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Salish Audio Files". Salish-Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee. Retrieved June 28, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Council Grove State Park" (PDF). Montana Office of Public Instruction. January 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Montana State Parks Guide". Montana State Parks. 2014. p. 5. Retrieved June 5, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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