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  
acres ha
Ackley Lake State Park Judith Basin 160 65 Ackley Lake
Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park
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Deer Lodge 12 4.9 1986 The park cannot actually be accessed, but only viewed from a distance.
Bannack State Park
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Beaverhead 1,529 619 1954 The well-preserved ghost town of a one-time territorial capital.
Beaverhead Rock State Park
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Madison 71 29 Beaverhead River
Beavertail Hill State Park
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Missoula 65 26 Clark Fork
Big Arm State Park Lake 217 88 Flathead Lake Unit of Flathead Lake State Park
Black Sandy State Park Lewis and Clark 43 17 Hauser Reservoir
Brush Lake State Park Sheridan 450 180 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 79 1965
Clark's Lookout State Park Beaverhead 7 2.8 1985 Beaverhead River
Cooney State Park Carbon 309 125 1969 Cooney Reservoir
Council Grove State Park Missoula 187 76
Elkhorn State Park Jefferson 1 0.40
Finley Point State Park Lake 28 11 Flathead Lake Unit of Flathead Lake State Park
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Cascade 1,481 599 1972 Formerly Ulm Pishkun State Park
Fish Creek State Park Mineral 6,200 2,500 2010 Fish Creek
Fort Owen State Park Ravalli 2 0.81
Frenchtown Pond State Park Missoula 41 17 1972 Frenchtown Pond
Giant Springs State Park
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Cascade 675 273 1972
Granite Ghost Town State Park
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Granite 1 0.40 Abandoned 1890's silver boomtown.
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park Sweet Grass 98 40
Hell Creek State Park Garfield 337 136 Fort Peck Lake
Lake Elmo State Park Yellowstone 183 74
Lake Mary Ronan State Park Lake 120 49 Flathead Lake
Les Mason State Park Flathead 8 3.2
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
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Jefferson 2,920 1,180 1937
Logan State Park Lincoln 18 7.3 Middle Thompson Lake
Lone Pine State Park Flathead 251 102 1947
Lost Creek State Park Deer Lodge 502 203 Lost Creek
Madison Buffalo Jump State Park Gallatin 638 258
Makoshika State Park
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Dawson 11,634 4,708 1953
Marias River State Park Toole 2,011 814
Medicine Rocks State Park
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Carter 330 130
Missouri Headwaters State Park
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Gallatin 532 215 Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin Rivers
North Shore State Park Flathead 160 65
Painted Rocks State Park Ravalli 23 9.3 Painted Rocks Reservoir, Bitterroot River
Pictograph Cave State Park
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Yellowstone 93 38 1969
Pirogue Island State Park Custer 210 85 Yellowstone River
Placid Lake State Park Powell 31 13 Placid Lake
Rosebud Battlefield State Park Big Horn 3,052 1,235 1978
Salmon Lake State Park Missoula 42 17 Salmon Lake, Clearwater River
Sluice Boxes State Park Cascade 1,451 587
Smith River State Park Meagher 1 0.40 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 25 Spring Meadow Lake
Thompson Falls State Park
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Sanders 36 15 Clark Fork, Noxon Rapids Reservoir
Tongue River Reservoir State Park Big Horn 642 260 Tongue River Reservoir
Tower Rock State Park Cascade 140 57
Travelers' Rest State Park
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Missoula 41 17 2001 Lolo Creek
Wayfarers State Park Lake 67 27 Flathead Lake Unit of Flathead Lake State Park
West Shore State Park Lake 129 52 Flathead Lake Unit of Flathead Lake State Park
Whitefish Lake State Park
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Flathead 10 4.0 Whitefish Lake
Wild Horse Island State Park Lake 2,164 876 Flathead Lake Unit of Flathead Lake State Park
Yellow Bay State Park Lake 15 6.1 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]