Thompson Falls State Park Campground

Thompson Falls, Montana 59873

Thompson Falls State Park Campground

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"This park is one of many places bearing the name of David Thompson, a tribute to the impact of the Canadian explorer and mapmaker. During his 28-year, 55,000-mile exploration of the Northwest, he settled nearby, from 1809 to 1811, and established a trading post, Saleesh House, named for the local Indians.

The tribes demonstrated their respect for him and their awe of his telescope and mapping instruments by calling him Koo-koo-sint (man who looks at the stars). Like many campgrounds set amid a canopy of towering pines, the lack of understory affects privacy, but these sites are roomy, well spaced, and peaceful."

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Trail Information

Thompson Falls
Nearby City
16 and 1 group site
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Fishing, Camping
Additional Use
Thompson Falls State Park. 406-751-4590,; reservations:
Local Contacts
$18 resident, $28 nonresident; $6/extra nonresident vehicle
Fees per Night
Water spigots, vault toilets, boat ramp, picnic shelters.

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