Beavertail Hill State Park in Montana

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Beavertail Hill State Park


A great weekend getaway spot, Beavertail Hill State Park is just down the road from Missoula and offers plenty of shaded campsites, and access to fishing and boating on the Clark Fork River.

  • Just 25 miles east of Missoula, so close!
  • Spend a night or two or three in one of the Sioux-style Tipis.
  • Enjoy one of the interpretive programs held in the amphitheater.
  • Right on the Clark Fork River means easy access to both fishing and boating.

Overview

Beavertail Hill State Park, just east of Missoula, offers a number of outdoor activities. Bring the whole family and relax in this scenic spot.

With a half mile of river access along the Clark Fork River and a nice cottonwood canopy for a bit of shade, you are sure to find the perfect camping spot. Pick one of the 28 tent and RV camping sites or you can even rent a tipi.

Grab your fishing rod, enjoy the nature trail, do a bit of boating, or have a picnic. Beavertail State Park is sure to keep you busy and is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway.

Location/Information

Located in western Montana just 25 miles east of Missoula, Beavertail State Park is just around the corner. From Missoula, take I-90 east to Beavertail Hill exit #130 then a quarter mile south on the county road.

Beavertail Hill State Park encompasses 65 acres of land. The site has vault and flush toilets, grills, fire rings, picnic tables, drinking water, ectrical hook ups and an amphitheater. For information, questions, or reservations contact the Beavertail Hill State Park.

3201 Spurgin Road
Missoula, Montana   59804
Phone: 406-542-5500
Email: fwprg22@state.mt.us  

Season

Open May 1 to November 1

Fees/Cost

  • Residents
    Camping $15.00/night
    Electricity $5.00 extra
    Tipi $25.00
  • Non-residents
    Day Use Fee $5.00/vehicle
    Day Use Fee $3.00/walk or bike in
    Camping $23.00/night
    Electricity $5.00 extra
    Tipi $35.00

Activities

Whether you want to canoe the Clark Fork, stroll along the  trail, try your luck at fishing, or enjoy an interpretive program, no problem, the Beavertail State Park has something for everyone.

Hiking
The Beavertail State Park offers an hour long, handicap accessible trail around the campground. Enjoy the shade from the cottonwood canopy. This is a great way to stretch your legs and maybe due a bit of wildlife viewing.

Fishing
Adjacent to half mile stretch of the Clark Fork River, you are in prime location for a bit of fishing. If you're lucky you may catch a resident rainbow or brown trout. Don't forget a fishing permit! These are found with the Montana Department of Fish and Game or at one of the many fly shops or outdoor gear stores in Missoula.

Boating
No boating ramps just carry-in boating found here. Whether you fancy canoes, kayaks or motor boats it doesn't matter as the Clark Fork River is big enough for all users to enjoy.

Camping/RV sites
Over 28 tent and RV sites to choose from. Each site includes its own picnic table and fire-grill. The cottonwood canopy provides shade for a number of the camping spots. In addition, the Beavertail State Park campground offers drinking water, firewood, vault and flush toilets, picnic tables, grills, an ampitheater, electric hook ups and seasonal educational programs. What more could you ask for? Sorry, no trailers over 28 feet long.

Tipi Rental
Rent one of the two Sioux style, 18 ft, canvas tipis for a different sort of camping experience. These tipis fit 6 to 8 people and have indoor/outdoor carpeting, a fire-grill and picnic table outside, no facilities inside the tipi. Rent one today for this one of a kind night under the stars.

Wildlife Viewing
There is more to Beavertail State Park then a bunch of campgrounds and easy access to the Clark Fork River, it is also home to an abundance of wildlife. Keep your eyes open for moose that often wonder through the campground, nighthawks, and the great horned owl.

Education
Interpretive programs about the areas wildlife, plants, river, and history are offered seasonally in the amphitheater. In the past, Friday nights during the summer have been the days for these amazing and informative programs.

Fun Facts

Beavertail Hill State Park draws its name from the adjacent hill which used to resemble a beaver laying flat until the highway cut the hill in half, thus bisected the prominent tail portion.

The park holds an ADA Level of easy accessibility, so that everyone is able to enjoy this beautiful place.


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