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Missouri Headwaters State Park

U.S Hwy 286, Three Forks, MT
+1 406-994-4042
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The rivers meet here

I've been here a couple of times, but we just drive in to visit the confluence, where the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
meinoly
,
Olympia
Not nice

We had paid for a campsite but we're so disappointed in the campgrounds we headed into town No view... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Michael S
,
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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The Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers merge to form the Missouri River, which was an important geographical area for early native Americans, traders, trappers and settlers.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“three rivers” (21 reviews)
“lewis and clark” (41 reviews)
LOCATION
U.S Hwy 286, Three Forks, MT
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+1 406-994-4042
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"three rivers"
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"lewis and clark"
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"walking trails"
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"the river"
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"interpretive information"
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"nice place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"pit toilets"
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"lots of history"
in 3 reviews
"rocky mountains"
in 2 reviews
"piece of history"
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"fun stop"
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"day trip"
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"forks"
in 14 reviews
"madison"
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"missouri"
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"converge"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here a couple of times, but we just drive in to visit the confluence, where the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin come together to form the Missouri. If you're a fan of big rivers or of the history of the fur trade, it's kind...More

Thank meinoly
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We had paid for a campsite but we're so disappointed in the campgrounds we headed into town No view of the river(s) it reminded me of a gravel parking lot.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Pulled in here with a friend in our two trailers and rigs. Was disappointed there were no camp sites with river views. Had to walk through tall grasses to get to the water. Ran into a large snake on the path which although a natural...More

Thank montanacarole
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

An important stop for anyone interested in Lewis & Clark. It's an easy hike with interpretive signage. After reading about the headwaters of the Missouri it was wonderful to see it first hand.

1  Thank Gwynne M
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were following the Lewis and Clark trail from So.Dakota into Montana and back thru North Dakota. This was an interesting stop and I was surprised at how fast the Madison was rushing into the Missouri at the Confluence. I can see why it is...More

Thank Monica58860
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Wanting to learn more about Lewis & Clark ... great place to visit. We camped overnight and were able to take a comfortable hike to the headwaters, even with our little puppy. Lots of signs explaining the history and what you are viewing. Picnic tables...More

Thank AnneMarie E
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

History came alive at this great Montana state park. The interpretive trail addressed eons of history where three rivers converge to form the Missouri River. The park is clean, well thought out and a respectful tribute to all who traveled this area or made it...More

Thank Suzie H
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We needed to work off breakfast so the hikes in this park helped to burn calories plus you get some nice views of the three rivers that combine to become the Missouri. Lewis and Clark camped here...

2  Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Nice park with easy walking trails. We are actually from Missouri, so it was it was cool to see the three rivers come together to start the Missouri River. GREAT picnic areas! Nice stop if in the neighborhood. There also camping there, but we did...More

Thank Chuck L
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Pre-booked my spot so I got to pick which one I wanted. I selected one of the quiet spots on the end. We were totally surrounded by nature which we were prepared for. Lots of animals paths so we kept a tight rain on our...More

Thank Katy M
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