The Hidden Park That Will Make You Feel Like You've Discovered Montana’s Best Kept Secret
It’s no secret that Montana has some incredible state parks. From the massive and underrated Makoshika State Park in Eastern Montana to Great Falls’ Giant Springs, every corner of the Treasure State is decorated with natural wonders. And if you’ve ever explored the Miles City area, you may have stumbled across the small, remote island known as Pirogue Island State Park.
Located about a mile north of Miles City, Pirogue Island State Park is isolated and shaded by cottonwood trees.
It’s a great place for locals to go and relax since it doesn’t get as many visitors as some of the more popular state parks.
If you’re into bird watching, you’ll love this park.
This is a haven for a wide variety of bird species like bald eagles, belted king fishers and waterfowl. You may even spot some other wildlife, like whitetail and mule deer.
There are 2.8 miles of designated hiking trails here if you feel like getting some exercise.
The site itself is level, so you can easily walk through the entire 269 acres.
On a hot summer day, adventurous visitors can take a walk down the side channels that are shaded by trees, wading through pools of water.
Fun fact: The park is a documented site where Captain William Clark, Sacagawea and 22 members of the Corps of Discovery camped in 1806.
Pirogue Island State Park is a wonderful place to go to relax and enjoy nature. Here are some other beautiful state parks in Montana.
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