Beavertail Hill State Park

Quick Facts

Beavertail Hill State Park

Montana

(406) 542-5500

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Things To Do

Overview

Just off Interstate 90 east of Missoula, this small park offers river frontage, tipi rentals, a one-hour walking nature trail through a thick canopy of cottonwoods, and developed campsites and picnic areas. Pets on leash are allowed and limit maximum stay of 14 days allowed. There are interpretive programs in the amphitheatre on Friday evenings during the summer. Beavertail Hill State Park is located on the Clark Fork River. The river flows north and west 350 miles through broad, semi-arid valleys, high mountain ranges, and steep-sided valleys and terminates in Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho. The Upper Clark Fork, which passes through the park, bordered on the north by the Garnet Range and on the south by the Flint Creek Range, meanders most of its first 38 miles through the flat plains of the Deer Lodge Valley. Vegetation is sparse, due partly to the effects of the mining boom, the greatest historical influence in the Upper Basin.

Map of Beavertail Hill (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 46.719000, -113.574000

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Activities

  • Boating

    Non-motorized boats only are permitted on the scenic Clark Fork River. There is a hand-launch site.

  • Bicycling

    Explore the park by bike! Bicycling is permitted on designated trails.

  • Camping

    There is a campground with both tent sites and RV/trailer sites. A tipi is also available for rental on a first-come, first-served basis. Campground amenities include firewood, water, flush and vault toilets, grills and fire rings, and RV hookups.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted in the Clark Fork River.

  • Historic Sites

    There are interpretive programs in the amphitheatre on Friday evenings during the summer, and there is an interpretive nature trail in the park.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables, fire rings, and grills are available.

  • RVing

    RV sites and 50 amp electric hookups are available at the campground.

Directions

Driving

Located 26 miles southeast of Missoula on I-90 to Beavertail Hill exit #130, then .25 mile south on county road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 542-5500

Campground reservations

(406) 542-5531

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