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Painted Rocks State Park

Painted Rocks State Park

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Dawn to dusk
406-273-4253
Pets Allowed on a leash
lat: 45.6803561 long: -114.302315

Located in the West Fork Valley of the Bitterroot Mountains, Painted Rocks Reservoir offers boating, camping, and fishing in a scenic, western pine forest setting.

Painted Rocks received its name from the green, yellow and orange lichens which cover the grey and black rock walls of the granite and rhyolite cliffs along the West Fork Road. The West Fork of the Bitterroot, like the rest of the Bitterroot Valley and much of western Montana, has been part of the homeland of the Salish people for countless millennia. It was always a place of importance to the Salish as a particularly good hunting area, as well as a place rich in other important traditional foods, including huckleberries, serviceberries, bitterroot, trout and other fish and mountain tea.

​The park offers 25 first come, first served campsites, a boat ramp and a dock. Limit on length of RV/trailers is 25 feet. There is no potable water available.”

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