Resembling the head of a swimming beaver, this natural landmark is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The site may be viewed and photographed from a distance, but is not directly accessible. Sacajawea recognized this huge landmark resembling the head of a swimming beaver while traveling with the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805.

The expedition was traveling the headwaters of the Missouri, now known as Three Forks. Sacajawea recognized a point on a high plain, Beaverhead Rock, as being near the summer retreat of her own people, the Shoshone.

The sighting gave the expedition hope that they may be able to find Native peoples from which to acquire horses for their trip across the mountains to the Pacific Ocean. The site is 4949 feet in elevation and is 71 acres in size. The rock itself is located 14 miles south of Twin Bridges on Montana 41 in Montana.

Location

Beaverhead Rock Montana
62 Beaverhead Rock Road, Twin Bridges, MT 59754, United States

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Hours

Open all year

Fees

Montana Residents:

Montana residents who pay the $9 state parks fee with their annual vehicle registration have no daily entrance fees to state parks. For residents who don’t include this in their vehicle registration, non-resident day use fees apply.

Nonresidents:

  • Day use entrance fee with a vehicle: $8
  • Day use entrance fee as a walk-in, bicycle or bus passenger: $4
  • With a Nonresident Entrance Pass: Free

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Contact Details

Phone: (406) 834-3413

Email: roger.kasak@mt.gov

Official Website: Beaverhead Rock Montana

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Beaverhead Rock Montana:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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