Nelson Reservoir

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Nelson Reservoir

Montana

(406) 247-7298

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Overview

Nelson Reservoir is a Bureau of Reclamation area located in northeast Montana. At an elevation of 2,500 feet, the recreation area encompasses 288 acres. A campground is available offering several tent and trailer camping spots and the basic facilities including restrooms and drinking water. Swimming, fishing and boating may be enjoyed with the convenience of a boat launch at the site. Groceries and a food service are available within one mile. Pets are welcome. Please limit your stay to 7 days. Nelson Reservoir, a 4,000 acres body of water, is ranked the number one walleye spot in the state. Stocked with walleye, yellow perch, and northern pike, it produces record class fish of these species. A state record, 14 pound walleye, and a possible state record northern, have all come from this reservoir. Nelson Reservoir is a popular ice-fishing spot, with spearing, angling, and tip-ups being the most popular methods. A road paved to boat ramps allows for visitor access.

Map of Nelson Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 48.483175, -107.544479

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Activities

  • Boating

    Motorized and non-motorized boating may be enjoyed with the convenience of a boat launch at the site.

  • Camping

    A campground is available offering several tent and trailer camping spots and the basic facilities including restrooms and drinking water.

  • Fishing

    Nelson Reservoir, a 4,000 acres body of water, is ranked the number one walleye spot in the state. Stocked with walleye, yellow perch, and northern pike, it produces record class fish of these species. A state record, 14 pound walleye, and a possible state record northern, have all come from this reservoir.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed, contact the area for more information.

  • Picnicking

    The campground offers picnic facilities, or stop for lunch along the lake shore.

  • RVing

    The campground includes trailer sites, but there are no hookups for RV amenities.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming, fishing and boating may be enjoyed with the convenience of a boat launch at the site.

  • Winter Sports

    Nelson Reservoir is a popular ice-fishing spot, with spearing, angling, and tip-ups being the most popular methods.

Directions

Driving

Nelson Reservoir is located 17 miles east of Malta on US Highway 2, milepost 488, then 2 miles north on county road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 247-7298

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