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Mission Statement

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, through its employees and citizen commission, provides for the stewardship of the fish, wildlife, parks, and recreational resources of Montana, while contributing to the quality of life for present and future generations.

Description

Council Grove:

Visit and experience the nature and solitude of Council Grove State Park and reflect on the park's history.

In 1855, on this site, Isaac Stevens negotiated the Hellgate Treaty between the U. S. government and the Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d'Orielle Indians to create the Flathead Reservation. The treaty was signed here on July 16, 1855.

Council Grove State Park contains large, old-growth ponderosa pines, grassy fields by the park picnic area, and cottonwoods along the Clark Fork.

This site is composed of 187 acres at an elevation of 3,198 feet.

This is a day-use-only site. Vehicle size is limited to passenger cars.

Frenchtown Pond:

Frenchtown Pond State Park is a small, spring-fed lake that has a maximum depth of 18 feet.

A variety of fish including; sunfish, bass and bullhead provide fair catches during the summer.

Frenchtown Pond State Park is also a favorite place for visitors to practice boardsailing, kayaking, canoeing, and snorkeling.

The park covers 41 acres at 3,169 feet elevation and is a day use only site.

Services at the park include interpretive and educational programs, and several special events that are scheduled throughout the summer months.

No pets are allowed at any time at this park.

Website

http://stateparks.mt.gov/council-grove/

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