Missouri Headwaters State Park, Three Forks

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Missouri Headwaters State Park is a public recreation area occupying 535 acres (217 ha) at the site of the official start of the Missouri River. The park offers camping, hiking trails, hunting, and water-related activities. It is located on Trident Road northeast of Three Forks, Montana at an elevation of 4,045 feet (1,233 m). The park includes the Three Forks of the Missouri National Historic Landmark, designated in 1960 because the site is one where the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped in 1805.

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  • Interesting place but I expected a lot more. As someone else said, it was rather underwhelming. But it's a great place to get out and stretch your legs a bit on an extended road trip. The trail to....  more
    Interesting place but I expected a lot more. As someone else said, it was rather underwhelming. But it's a great place to get out and stretch your legs a bit on an extended road trip. The trail to....  more »
  • You are probably a history buff or nature lover to come here. Either way you'll like it! There is a picnic area and trail access. 
    You are probably a history buff or nature lover to come here. Either way you'll like it! There is a picnic area and trail access.  more »
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  • Will have water soon, hopefully... Is a good place on the Jeff and Madison. These two rivers come together here. Further down river about a mile the Gallatin river flows into the other two forming the Upper Missouri which flows all the way to the Mississippi river
  • Beautiful area. Huge historical interest here! A little underwhelming on the information provided. They could have had a lot more right in each area that you went to. But absolutely gorgeous!

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