Beavertail Hill State Park
29895 Bonita Station Rd
Clinton, MT 59825
About Beavertail Hill State Park
You can camp under a thick cotton roof and walk for hours on nature trails or walk for hours on nature trail. In summer and on Friday evenings there are interpretative programs in the amphitheater. The park is a popular destination for the Clark Fork River, which offers fantastic fishing and swimming opportunities.
Boat rides are allowed, and there are now two teepees for rent, but the park is 3,615 feet high and covers 65 acres. There are 28 developed campsites and tepee rentals for camping, fishing, hiking or just for a day trip to the beach.
The two Sioux tepees on Beavertail Hill are 1.80 metres tall and can comfortably accommodate six to eight people.
The tarpaulin tepees have a diameter of 1.80 metres and a height of 6.5 metres and each have an area of around 1000 square metres. An abandoned track bed in the north once housed a Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad station, one of the largest railroad lines in the United States. In its heyday, the railroad, known as Old Milwaukee, served more than 10,000 miles of track in dozens of states.
This unique railway line managed to play many roles simultaneously as a railway station, an industrial complex, a railway depot and a hotel.
The Milwaukee Strait has many unique aspects: it was the only major rail line from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest, and Milwaukee was a secondary line that brought raw materials to the market. There was an express highway for mail and passenger trains along the Chicago - Milwaukee - Minneapolis route.
A large brick substation was built on the north side of the creek, north of Beaversail Hill State Park.
The distinctive motors and folding pantographs reached up to the power line and bore resonant names like Thunderhawk. Milwaukee electrification set an industry standard, and while light rail lines used electrical traction to smoke, Milwaukee switched to long-haul flights to save operating costs.
The abandonment of the Western line in the 1980s was accompanied by a series of factors that brought down important members of many Montana communities. Brick depots, substations and picturesque tunnels still bear witness to the past along Milwaukee Road.
The campsites are centrally located and have pitches for recreational vehicles, tent pitches and tent sites. They are closed in low season and are available on the basis of the "first - come, first - served service" principle.
Beavertail Hill State Park is located on the east side of the Clark Fork River, just off Interstate 95 near the Interstate 80 exit. Rainbow and brown trout are also found in the waters of the Clarkfork River, and trout are also found in streams and rivers along the banks of the river.