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, Montana, United States
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)
Elevation3,084 ft (940 m)[1]
Governing bodyMontana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
WebsiteCouncil Grove State Park

Council Grove State Park (Salish: Člmé, "Tree Limb Cut Off," also Ncx̣͏ʷotew̓s[3]) 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.[4] A monument commemorates the signing.[5] 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.[6]


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

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