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, Montana, United States
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]
Established1974[3]
Governing bodyMontana 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, twelve miles (19 km) south of Belt on the Kings Hill Scenic Byway.[4] The state park consists of the northernmost eight miles of the Belt Creek canyon, highlighted by large cliffs and dramatic ledges where the canyon curves out of the Little Belt Mountains and winds toward the town of Belt. 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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