|Thompson Falls State Park|
|Montana State Park|
Clark Fork River at Thompson Falls State Park
|Elevation||2,333 ft (711 m)|
|Area||36 acres (15 ha)|
|Management||Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks|
|Website: Thompson Falls State Park|
Thompson Falls State Park is a public recreation area occupying 36 acres (15 ha) on the banks of the Clark Fork River, one mile northwest of Thompson Falls, Montana. The state park features a boat launch, children's fishing pond, and riverside trail with mature pine forests surrounding 17 campsites, a group use area, and picnicking facilities. Activities include boating, fishing, picnicking, birdwatching, and nature walks. The park is fully open from spring to fall and available for walk-in day use during the rest of the year.
The Clark Fork, or the Clark Fork of the Columbia River, is a river in the U.S. states of Montana and Idaho, approximately 310 miles (500 km) long. The largest river by volume in Montana, it drains an extensive region of the Rocky Mountains in western Montana and northern Idaho in the watershed of the Columbia River. The river flows northwest through a long valley at the base of the Cabinet Mountains and empties into Lake Pend Oreille in the Idaho Panhandle. The Pend Oreille River in Idaho, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada which drains the lake to the Columbia in Washington, is sometimes included as part of the Clark Fork, giving it a total length of 479 miles (771 km), with a drainage area of 25,820 square miles (66,900 km2). In its upper 20 miles (32 km) in Montana near Butte, it is known as Silver Bow Creek. Interstate 90 follows much of the upper course of the river from Butte to northwest of Missoula. The highest point within the river's watershed is Mount Evans at 10,641 feet (3,243 m) in Deer Lodge County, Montana along the Continental Divide.
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