Missouri Headwaters State Park

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Missouri Headwaters State Park

Location:4 miles northeast of Three Forks, off Highway 205, then onto Highway 286.
Facilities:23 campsites (3 tent sites, 20 trailer site, 1 @di site), group facilities for camping and picnicking, 1 rental tipi, picnic area (é), hiking trails (4 miles), interpretive trail, boat ramp (day-use only), restrooms, interpretive displays.
Activities:Camping, boating (é), fishing (é), hiking, bicycling (é).
Special Features:Park encompasses the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers where they converge to form the Missouri River. In 1805, Captain Lewis stood on a limesone cliff and saw the three rivers, which he named after the US President and two cabinet members who financed the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Address:c/o Region 3 Office
1400 S 19th St
Bozeman, MT 59715

Web: fwp.mt.gov/lands/site_281910.aspx
Size: 535 acres. Elevation: 4,045 feet.

See other parks in Montana.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Start near Three Forks in Missouri Headwaters State Park, still remarkably unspoiled, then take Interstate 90 and State 41 south to the college town of Dillon, Montana, where you can admire the old-fashioned diorama of the Corps at the town's visitor center.
Missouri Headwaters State Park (406/994-4042) is serenely evocative; nearby Three Forks (406/285-4753) has the historic Sacajawea Hotel, the Headwaters Heritage Museum (406/285-4778), and the Three Forks Area Festival of Discovery (Jul 23-24; contact museum).
287 leads south to Three Forks and Missouri Headwaters State Park. Dillon is south of Helena on I-15.
Missouri Headwaters State Park in Three Forks has fishing spots, historical displays, and campsites; 994-4042.
Missouri Headwaters State Park. The site where three tributaries converge to form the Missouri River was of immense importance to Lewis and Clark and other Western explorers who believed that they could reach the Pacific Ocean from here.

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