Missouri Headwaters State Park, Three Forks

#17 of 51 in Historic Sites in Montana
Must see · State Park · Historic Site
Missouri Headwaters State Park is a Montana state park that marks the official start of the Missouri River. It includes the Three Forks of the Missouri National Historic Landmark, designated in 1960 because the site is one where the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped in 1805. The park is open for day use and camping, offering hiking trails, hunting, and water-related activities. It is located on Trident Road northeast of Three Forks, Montana at an elevation of 4,045 feet (1,233 m).

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  • Not built up, but nice views and a bit of history. Unless you hike, it's probably a 20 to 30 minute visit.  more »
  • Small park with very interesting information about Lewis & Clark. Did drive down to the different locations stated on the flyer. Spent a short amount of time at the confluence of both rivers. we...  more »
  • Excellent place to stop while driving up or down I-90. Great place to stretch legs and see some history. It's really a gem of an experience knowing you are standing at the confluence of the biggest river in the USA and all of the history that goes with it. The pay station was unattended. There is an outhouse bathroom by the pay station. Recommend walking the mowed trail that goes by the old hotel. . Kids enjoyed the park. We stayed about one hour total.
  • I live very close to the Missouri River in the Midwest. Thought about placing a small rubber duck in the river and wait until it came by my house but I didn't. Surprised how remote the area is. It would be helpful to have better signage labeling the area.
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