What to do in Painted Rocks State Park

Located in the Bitterroot Mountains, Painted Rocks Reservoir offers boating, camping, and fishing in a scenic, western pine-forest setting. The park is 293 acres in size and is 4,700 feet in elevation. This area offers 25 sites with vault toilets, grills, fire rings, picnic tables, a boat ramp, drinking water, and limits of RV/trailers of 25 feet. Due to its primitive designation, the park is pack-in/pack-out and there are no fees to use the site. However, donations are accepted to assist with maintenance of the site. Water levels for boating can be poor at this site after 8/1 and there is a 14 day limit for camping in a 30 day period. A museum is located nearby in Darby.

boat launch

camping shelter

campsite

pets allowed

Recreation
boating

camping

fishing

photography

picnicking

swimming

wildlife viewing

Location
Painted Rocks State Park is located 17 miles south of Hamilton on US 93, then 23 miles southwest on Secondary 473.

Climate
Season: All Year

Address
3201 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804

Phone: 406-542-5500

Fax: 406-542-5529

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