Fresno Reservoir

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Fresno Reservoir

Montana

(406) 247-7298

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Overview

The Fresno Dam, part of the Milk River Project, is located on the Milk River 14 miles west of Havre, Montana. This reservoir, with 7,388 surface acres and 65 miles of shoreline, offers good fishing opportunity for walleye, northern pike, and perch. Fresno Reservoir Campground has tent and trailer sites and handicapped accessible restrooms, but no drinking water is available. The campground is near fishing and boating access. A concrete boat ramp and boat launch are provided. Picnic shelters are available as well. The reservoir is also a great place for swimming. The reservoir is used for irrigation, so the water level can fluctuate. The Fresno Dam is a compacted earthfill dam with a structural height of 110 feet and a crest length of 2,070 feet. It contains 2,105,000 cubic yards of material. An overflow-type spillway at the north end of the dam provides for a flow of 51,360 cubic feet per second through the concrete-lined channel.

Map of Fresno Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 48.638127, -109.971771

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Activities

  • Boating

    A concrete boat ramp and boat launch are provided to allow both motorized and non-motorized boating.

  • Fishing

    This reservoir, with 7,388 surface acres and 65 miles of shoreline, offers good fishing opportunity for walleye, northern pike, and perch.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed, contact the area for more information.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic shelters are available at the campground with tables, toilets, and trash removal.

  • Water Sports

    Boating, fishing, swimming, and waterskiing are popular pastimes here.

  • Winter Sports

    The reservoir is open year-round and provides ice-fishing opportunities.

Directions

Driving

Fresno Reservoir is 12 miles west of Havre on Highway 2. At Fresno Tavern, turn north, right off the Highway onto the gravel road, leads directly to the dam.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 247-7298

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