Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park

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Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park

Montana

(406) 542-5500

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Overview

The old Anaconda Copper Company smelter stack, which was completed in 1919, is one of the tallest free-standing brick structures in the world at 585 feet. At the time it was built, it was the tallest masonry structure of any kind in the world and it remains the world's tallest and possibly largest free-standing masonry structure. The inside diameter is 75 feet at bottom, tapering to 60 feet at the top. In comparison, the Washington Monument is 555 feet tall. The stack dominates the landscape like the Company once dominated the area's economic life. Since the smelter closed in 1980, the stack has become a symbol of the challenges that face communities dependent on finite resources. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the stack may be viewed and photographed only from a distance. Interpretive signs that detail its history are located in the viewing site near Goodman Park.

Map of Anaconda Smoke Stack (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 46.110000, -112.914000

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Activities

  • Hiking

    Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the stack may be viewed and photographed only from a distance. Interpretive signs that detail its history are located in the viewing site near Goodman Park.

  • Historic Sites

    Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the stack may be viewed and photographed only from a distance. Interpretive signs that detail its history are located in the viewing site near Goodman Park.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is permitted, but facilities are primitive and all waste must be packed out.

Directions

Driving

The viewing site for the Anaconda Stack is located at the junction of Park Street (MT Highway 1) and Monroe Street at the eastern edge of Anaconda. The site is adjacent to Goodman Park. Access is limited to the viewing/interpretive area only.

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(406) 542-5500

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