Tongue River Reservoir State Park

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Tongue River Reservoir State Park
Montana State Park
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Country United States
State Montana
County Big Horn
Elevation3,468 ft (1,057 m) [1]
Coordinates 45°05′59″N106°47′40″W / 45.09975°N 106.79453°W / 45.09975; -106.79453 Coordinates: 45°05′59″N106°47′40″W / 45.09975°N 106.79453°W / 45.09975; -106.79453   [1]
Area642 acres (260 ha)
Established1983 [2]
Management Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
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Location in Montana
Website: Tongue River Reservoir State Park

Tongue River Reservoir State Park is a public recreation area located 6 miles north of Decker, Montana, on the western shore of the Tongue River Reservoir. The 12-mile-long reservoir is an impoundment of the Tongue River. The state park, occupying 642 acres at an elevation of 3468 feet, offers boating, fishing, camping, swimming, wildlife viewing, and a seasonal marina. [1]

Decker, Montana Unincorporated community in Montana, United States

Decker is an unincorporated community in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Decker is located along Secondary Highway 314 15.5 miles (24.9 km) north-northeast of Sheridan. Decker has a post office with ZIP code 59025. The community is home to a one-room public school, the Spring Creek School; it has nine pupils and is one of 200 one-room public schools in the United States.

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".

Tongue River Dam

The Tongue River Dam is a dam in Big Horn County, Montana, a few miles north of the Wyoming state border. It impounds the Tongue River, creating the Tongue River Reservoir.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Tongue River Reservoir State Park". Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  2. "Park Origin by Date". Montana State Parks. 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2018.