Thompson Falls State Park

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Thompson Falls State Park
Montana State Park
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Clark Fork River at Thompson Falls State Park
Country United States
State Montana
County Sanders
Elevation2,333 ft (711 m) [1]
Coordinates 47°37′03″N115°23′29″W / 47.61750°N 115.39139°W / 47.61750; -115.39139 Coordinates: 47°37′03″N115°23′29″W / 47.61750°N 115.39139°W / 47.61750; -115.39139   [1]
Area36 acres (15 ha)
Established1960 [2]
Management Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
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Location in Montana
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. [3] Activities include boating, fishing, picnicking, birdwatching, and nature walks. [4] The park is fully open from spring to fall and available for walk-in day use during the rest of the year. [5]

Clark Fork River river in the United States of America

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.

Thompson Falls, Montana City in Montana, United States

Thompson Falls is a city in and the county seat of Sanders County, Montana, United States. The population was 1,313 at the 2010 census.

Montana State of the United States of America

Montana is a landlocked state in the Northwestern United States. Montana has several nicknames, although none are official, including "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State", and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently "The Last Best Place".

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thompson Falls State Recreation Area". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  2. "Park Origin by Date". Montana State Parks. 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  3. "Montana State Parks Guide". Montana State Parks. 2014. p. 22. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  4. "Thompson Falls State Park". Montana Office of Tourism. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  5. "Thompson Falls State Park". Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Retrieved September 24, 2012.