Lost Creek State Park

Quick Facts

Lost Creek State Park

Montana

(406) 542-5500

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Things To Do

Overview

These spectacular gray limestone cliffs and pink and white granite formations rise 1,200 feet above the canyon floor a short way outside Anaconda. You will enjoy a short hiking trail to Lost Creek Falls cascading over a 50-foot drop to provide one of the most popular spots in the park. This paved trail is accessible to people with disabilities. It is equipped with interpretive displays describing the geology of the area and benches are located at the overlook area to allow all visitors a spectacular view of the falls. If you prefer a longer hike, walk up the Forest Service trail just north of the falls parking area. The trail winds for several miles along Lost Creek through forests and meadows with great views of the surrounding mountains. Wildlife, especially mountain goats and bighorn sheep, are frequently seen on the cliffs above the park. The 25 campsites at Lost Creek State park are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are 25 sites in the park that offer vault toilets, grills/fire rings, picnic tables, drinking water and interpretive displays. RV/trailer size is limited to 23' and maximum length of stay is 7 days during a 30 day period. Pets must be on a leash. This park has been designated 'primitive' so there are no fees and facilities and services are limited.

Map of Lost Creek (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 46.207850, -113.002890

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Explore the park by bicycle on roads and designated trails.

  • Camping

    The 25 campsites at Lost Creek State park are available on a first-come, first-served basis and provide vault toilets and a water pump. Please pack out all trash.

  • Fishing

    The creek provides fishing opportunities for anglers.

  • Picnicking

    The picnic area includes fire rings, grills, and tables for visitors.

  • RVing

    RV sites are available, but there are no electric hookups.

  • Wildlife Watching

    Wildlife, especially mountain goats and bighorn sheep, are frequently seen on the cliffs above the park.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open from May to November.

Directions

Driving

Drive 1.5 miles east of Anaconda on Montana 1, then 2 miles north on Secondary 273, then 6 miles west.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 542-5500

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