Council Grove State Park

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Council Grove State Park

Montana

(406) 542-5500

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Overview

Open year-round as a day use area, the 186 acre park marks the location of the 1855 council between Isaac Stevens and the Flathead, Kootenai, and Pend d'Oreille Indians. The council resulted in The Hellgate Treaty, which created the Flathead Indian Reservation. In addition to its historic significance, Council Grove State Park offers unique birdwatching opportunities, scenic picnic areas, and excellent access to the Clark Fork River. Council Grove State Park offers many opportunities to view wildlife. The open grove structure of the park attracts a wide variety of birds. Watch for flickers, sapsuckers, and many species of woodpeckers. Great blue herons have been spotted along the rivers edge. White-tailed deer are often seen, the occasional black bear may wander through the park. This is also a great place to see waterfowl such as the blue-winged teal. Cool mornings are the best time to view the abundant wildlife. There is no camping in this park.

Map of Council Grove (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 46.911000, -114.161000

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Cycling on roads and designated trails is a great way to explore the park.

  • Fishing

    The Clark Fork offer abundant fishing opportunities for anglers.

  • Hiking

    Explore the park by foot on hiking trails.

  • Historic Sites

    In 1855, on this site, Issac Stevens negotiated the Hellgate Treaty between the U. S. government and the Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d'Orielle Indians to create the Flathead Reservation. The treaty was signed on this site on July 16, 1855. Come enjoy this day-use-only park for reflection on these historical events.

  • Picnicking

    A picnic area with a table is a great spot for lunch, but please pack out all your trash.

Directions

Driving

In Missoula on I-90 at Reserve St. Exit, 2 miles south on Reserve St., then 10 miles west on Mullan Rd.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 542-5500

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