One-half mile of the park is located on the Clark Fork River that provides terrific fishing and floating opportunities. Boating is carry-in only.

You can camp, picnic, or take a one-hour stroll through a thick canopy of cottonwoods on the park’s self-guided nature trail.

There are 24 campsites with electricity and 2 tipi rentals. The two Sioux-style tipis at Beavertail Hill State Park are 18 feet in diameter and can comfortably sleep six to eight people. The canvas tipis have no furnishings, but do have indoor-outdoor carpeting inside, and a picnic table and fire grill located outside. Existing ADA Level: Easy Accessibility.

Just off Interstate 90 east of Missoula, this small park offers river frontage, tipi rentals, a one-hour walking nature trail through a thick canopy of cottonwoods, and developed campsites and picnic areas. Pets on leash are allowed and limit maximum stay of 14 days allowed. There are interpretive programs in the amphitheatre on Friday evenings during the summer. Beavertail Hill State Park is located on the Clark Fork River.

The river flows north and west 350 miles through broad, semi-arid valleys, high mountain ranges, and steep-sided valleys and terminates in Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho. The Upper Clark Fork, which passes through the park, bordered on the north by the Garnet Range and on the south by the Flint Creek Range, meanders most of its first 38 miles through the flat plains of the Deer Lodge Valley. Vegetation is sparse, due partly to the effects of the mining boom, the greatest historical influence in the Upper Basin.


Beavertail Hill State Park Montana
29895 Bonita Station Rd, Clinton, MT 59825, United States



Summer Season

  • Open 5/1 through 10/31
  • 24 hours/day

Winter Season

  • Nov 1 – April 30.
  • Closed to all motorized traffic, walk-in only. Day-use only, no overnight camping.


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.


  • 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


  • Campsite fees range from $4-$34 per night, depending on season and available amenities.
  • Montana State Parks offers hike/bike, rustic, tent, rv, and boatslip campsites.


Residents and Nonresidents with a Park Pass:

  • $30 per night
  • $26 between third Monday in September—third Thursday in May


  • $42 Per night.
  • $36 between third Monday in September—third Thursday in May


Contact Details

Phone: (406) 542-5500

Official Website: Beavertail Hill State Park Montana


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Beavertail Hill State Park Montana:


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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