Beavertail Hill State Park

Missoula, Montana 59803

Beavertail Hill State Park

Beavertail Hill State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Beavertail Hill State Park is a small 65-acre gem located 26 miles east of Missoula. The park fronts the Clark Fork River with camping and fishing sites. A one-mile, self- guided interpretive trail was developed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The park was named after the hill to the west, which was originally shaped like a beaver. Interstate 90 was built, chopping off the tail of the formation. The trail weaves through forests, prairies, wetlands, and riparian habitats. An interpretive brochure describes the history of the area and its natural features, including wildlife, insects, and the surrounding vegetation. The area is also a spring and summer habitat for moose."

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"This 0.9-mile loop is located on the cottonwood floodplain of the Clark Fork River above Rock Creek. The park is only 65 acres, but the habitat is rich as the river meanders away from I-90 and into a bend laden with islands. Moose, deer, beaver, and several species of bird inhabit the park.

A campground is also on-site. Beavertail Hill, the mountain to the west, is supposed to look like the silhouette of a beaver. When I-90 was constructed, it chopped off the beaver’s tail, which now lies on the other side of the highway."

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30 minutes
U.S.G.S. Ravenna
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Oct 2018