Established:  1986

Address: 108 N. Main Street

Plentywood, MT  59254-1816

Phone: 406-765-1733

email: thegreeter@aol.com

Brush Lake State Park, Region 6’s only state park, is not yet open for day-use or camping, and will remain closed through May 14, opening on May 15.  Normally, the park is open May 1-Nov. 1. The gate into the park is signed and locked at this time.

 “We apologize that the park has to be closed just as we are starting to get nice spring weather,” says Chris Dantic, park manager for Brush Lake and several other state parks in eastern Montana. “There is a new ranger hired for the park, but due to quarantine directives, they will not be able to work at the park at this time. With the need to clean bathrooms, collect litter, empty trash, collect fees, and enforce rules and regulations, we unfortunately can’t be open until we have a full staff onboard.”

Once Brush Lake opens, this is a fantastic place to visit and recreate in northeast Montana.  The 280-acre lake is deep and clear and has as beach that includes picnic tables and barbeques.  Most of the public access and recreation is at the northern end of the lake.

Activities include camping, swimming, birdwatching, boating, canoeing/kayaking, hiking and picnicking.  Amenities at the park, when open, include electricity, parking, a boat launch, fire pits, picnic tables, water and trash receptacles. The park amenities are ADA accessible.

For more information about the Brush Lake, please go to http://stateparks.mt.gov/brush-lake/.