Sluice Boxes State Park

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Sluice Boxes State Park
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Map showing the location of Sluice Boxes State Park
Map showing the location of Sluice Boxes State Park
Location in Montana
LocationCascade County, Montana, United States
Nearest townBelt, Montana
Coordinates47°11′32″N 110°56′29″W / 47.19222°N 110.94139°W / 47.19222; -110.94139Coordinates: 47°11′32″N 110°56′29″W / 47.19222°N 110.94139°W / 47.19222; -110.94139[1]
Area1,454 acres (5.88 km2)[2]
Elevation4,035 ft (1,230 m)[1]
DesignationMontana state park
Established1974[3]
AdministratorMontana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
WebsiteSluice Boxes State Park

Sluice Boxes State Park is a public recreation area in the Little Belt Mountains of Montana, United States, located twelve miles (19 km) south of Belt on the Kings Hill Scenic Byway.[4] The state park is highlighted by large cliffs and ledges where the northernmost eight miles of the Belt Creek canyon winds out of the Little Belt Mountains. Remains of the area's mining and railroading days are found throughout the canyon. The park offers hiking, floating, picnicking, and backcountry camping.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sluice Boxes". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Sluice Boxes State Park". Montana Kids. Travel Montana. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Park Origin by Date". Montana State Parks. 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Montana State Parks Guide". Montana State Parks. 2014. p. 15. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Sluice Boxes State Park". Montana State Parks. Retrieved May 28, 2018.

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