Pirogue Island State Park

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Pirogue Island State Park

Montana

(406) 234-0900

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Things To Do

Overview

Isolated and shaded by cottonwood trees, this Yellowstone River island offers visitors an excellent spot to view wildlife and to hunt for moss agates. Because this rich riparian area contains abundant water and plant life, it provides the perfect habitat for a variety of wildlife. The site is a haven for waterfowl, bald eagles, fox squirrels, and whitetail and mule deer. Captain William Clark and his men, Sacagawea and baby Pomp, are believed to have camped on Pirogue Island on their return trip east to St. Louis on July 29, 1806. Interpretive signs in the park discuss the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery and more history of this island. The island can be accessed by floating or, during low water, by foot through a small channel. Though there are only two an a half miles of designated hiking trails, the site is level and easily walked throughout the entire 269 acres. At 2,371 feet in elevation, this site has no formal development and care is needed when crossing side channels. Crossing is not recommended if water is flowing. Hand launching for lightweight crafts for boating.

Map of Pirogue Island (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 46.440098, -105.821042

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Activities

  • Boating

    Non-motorized boats only can be hand launched during the high water season.

  • Bicycling

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

  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted in designated areas.

  • Hiking

    Though there are only two an a half miles of designated hiking trails, the site is level and easily walked throughout the entire 269 acres.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is permitted on designated trails, and is a great way to explore the park.

  • Picnicking

    Enjoy the scenery at the designated picnic area, with fire rings, grills, and picnic tables. Please pack out your trash.

Directions

Driving

1 mile north of Miles City on Montana 59, then 2 miles east on Kinsey Road, then 2 miles south on county road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 234-0900

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