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Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge
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Reflection of the south end of the Mission Mountains Copyright Mike Humphrey

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Glacier National Park
'Bowman Lake'
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Bowman Lake fall colors.

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Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge
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Bird watching at Ninepipe refuge with the Mission mountains in the background Copyright Mike Humphrey



Montana's Gold West Country Region Parks


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mine
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National Historic Site
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State Wildlife Management Areas
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State Parks
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National Forests
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State Forest
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National Wildlife Refuges
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trails

Parks in this region are near these Montana Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
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Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park
The old Anaconda Copper Company smelter stack, completed on May 5, 1919, is one of the tallest free-standing brick structures in the world at 585 feet, 1.5 inches. The inside diameter at the bottom is 75 feet and at the top, 60 feet. The stack can only be viewed at a distance, the park itself is not ........more >
Bannack State Park
Come walk the deserted streets of Bannack and discover for yourself the realities of the 'Old West.' Bannack is the best preserved of all Montana ghost towns. It is uniquepreserved rather than restoredprotected rather than exploited.' Bannack State Park is a registered historic landmark and the site ........more >
Bannack State Park Mine
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Beaverhead National Forest
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Beaverhead Rock State Park
Sacajawea recognized this huge landmark, resembling the head of a swimming beaver, while traveling with the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The site is 4949 feet in elevation and is 71 acres in size. Site can be viewed and photographed from a ........more >
Black Sandy State Park
One of the few public parks on the shores of Hauser Reservoir, Black Sandy is an extremely popular weekend boating, fishing, and water skiing take-off point. This site is 44 acres in size and has an elevation of 3,669 feet. There are 29 sites 4 additional sites are for tents that offer both flush and ........more >
Bull Mountain State Wildlife Management Area
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Clarks Lookout State Park
This outcropping above the Beaverhead River provided the Lewis and Clark Expedition a view of the route ahead. Captain William Clark climbed this hill overlooking the Beaverhead River to scout what lay ahead for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. You can drive to the site located just 1 mile north of ........more >
Deerlodge National Forest
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Elkhorn State Park
Backcountry roads settle you into a 19th century mining landscape before you reach historic Fraternity Hall and Gillian Hall nestled within the privately owned town of Elkhorn. Bring your camera to record these two picturesque structures from the early-day silver-mining ghost town, preserved as outstanding ........more >
Granite State Park
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Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
Established by Canadian fur trader John Grant, and expanded by cattle baron Conrad Kohrs, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site commemorates the Western cattle industry from its 1850s inception through recent times. The park was enacted in 1972, and embraces 1,500 acres and 90 structures. The site ........more >
Hanging Valley National Recreation Trail
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Helena National Forest
Located in central Montana, the Helena National Forest surrounds the capital city of Helena. The Forest contains 976,000 acres and is one of 10 National Forests in the state.ltbrgtltbrgtThe Forest is sprinkled with history from native American inhabitants to early explorers to the booming days of gold ........more >
Hooper State Park
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Lewis And Clark Cavern State Park
Montana's first and best-known state park showcases one of the most highly decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest. Naturally air conditioned, these spectacular caves, lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helicitites, date back through time. See the geologic development, the history ........more >
Lincoln State Forest
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Lost Creek State Park
Spectacular grey limestone cliffs and pink and white granite formations rise 1,200 feet above the canyon's narrow floor. Lost Creek Falls, in the northwest corner of the park, cascades over a 50-foot drop to provide one of the most scenic and popular spots in the park. Wildlife, especially mountain ........more >
Louise Lake National Recreation Trail
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Morrell Falls National Recreation Trail
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Mount Haggin State Wildlife Management Area
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Mount Helena National Recreation Trail
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Parker Homestead State Park
CLOSED The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife Parks has announced that Parker Homestead will no longer be a state park. Citing budget constraints, FWP decline to renew its lease on the 1-acre park when its 25-year-old lease came due on Jan. 1. Frankly we are struggling to manage all the sites ........more >
Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge NWR is primarily a high elevation mountain wetland-riparian area. Red Rock Creek flows through the upper end of the Centennial Valley, within which the Refuge lies, creating the impressive Upper Red Rock Lake, River Marsh, and Lower Red Rock Lake marshlands. The ........more >
Spring Meadow Lake State Park
Located on the western edge of Helena, this 30-acre spring fed man made lake is noted for its clarity and depth. This urban, day-use-only park minutes from Helena fed by natural springs, is a popular spot for family afternoons of swimming, sunbathing, scuba diving, fishing, birdwatching, and pure play. ........more >
Vigilante National Recreation Trail
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Wall Creek State Wildlife Management Area
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Warm Springs State Wildlife Management Area
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Willow Creek National Wildlife Refuge
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