Frenchtown Pond State Park

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Frenchtown Pond State Park

Montana

(406) 542-5500

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Things To Do

Overview

Bring the whole family out for a day of picnicking, swimming, fishing, sailboarding, paddling, snorkeling, walking, or just relaxing in the fresh air with your favorite book. This small, spring-fed lake is a short drive from Missoula and easily accessible off Interstate 90. A new playground provides a safe place for youngsters to climb and slide. Sport fish include largemouth bass, black bullheads, yellow perch and pumpkinseeds. There is non-motorized boating only in this day-use-only park. Frenchtown Pond hosts the Garden City Triathlon, a complete triathlon event including swimming, biking and running, on Labor Day weekend. There are many age categories, including a Kid's Triathalon. This popular event has approximately 450 participants, spectators, and volunteers. You can now enjoy Frenchtown Pond year-round. Summer hours are 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. From October 1 through April 30, park hours are 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. Reduced services and facilities are available during this period.

Map of Frenchtown Pond (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 47.024000, -114.258000

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Activities

  • Boating

    Only non-motorized boats are permitted on Frenchtown Pond, and boating is a great way to take in the area's scenery.

  • Bicycling

    Explore the park by bike on roads and designated trails.

  • Fishing

    Sport fish include largemouth bass, black bullheads, yellow perch and pumpkinseeds.

  • Hiking

    Explore the park by foot on the one-mile hiking trail.

  • Picnicking

    A sheltered picnic site includes tables and grills. This park is for day-use only, no camping is permitted.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is a popular pastime in Frenchtown Pond.

Seasonality/Weather

You can now enjoy Frenchtown Pond year-round. Summer hours are 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. From October 1 through April 30, park hours are 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. Reduced services and facilities are available during this period.

Directions

Driving

15 miles west of Missoula on I-90 at Frenchtown Exit #89, then 1 mile west on Frontage Rd.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 542-5500

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