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Address: Fort Peck, MT
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This superb fishing reservoir measures 140 miles long and is considered the...

This superb fishing reservoir measures 140 miles long and is considered the largest in Montana.

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Just one of Montanas beautiful spots with a lot of history behind it, There is a museum that explains a lot about how the dam was built, and it was a man made dam. The water in... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
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Fort Peck, Montana
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Just one of Montanas beautiful spots with a lot of history behind it, There is a museum that explains a lot about how the dam was built, and it was a man made dam. The water in this dam supplies a lot of electricity to some souther states as it travels down the Missouri River. A must see if your... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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149 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were on a trip east along US Highway 2 and decided to detour and visit the Fort Peck State Park campground -- we were not disappointed. This park sits on the edge of a huge lake, a reservoir formed by the damming of the Missouri River. It is a beautiful place and in mid September was nearly deserted. The... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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583 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

There is a nice developed campground, several areas for primitive camping, hiking, boating, fishing, kayaking. Large body of water. Gas, food, lodging, marina available. Everything you need for a vacation.

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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We knew we would be driving right by Fort Peck on our Montana road trip, so we decided to add the dam and reservoir to the itinerary. Was a little out of the way and had to take a gravel road to get to it, but it was worth the dust. They have a nice boardwalk near the welcome center... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The dam is 4 miles long and creates a reservoir with more shoreline than the state of California! Beautiful views from the dam. We hear there's excellent fishing, though we didn't do so.

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Cleveland, OH
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We drove here from Glasgow, MT where we were spending the night after a long drive from Jamestown, ND. The Fort Peck Dam was built in 1933 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At one time it was the largest earthen dam in the world. Besides having several great lookouts there is a visitor center that has a lot... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We camped at Downstream Campground on Yellowstone Road. We were the only ones without a boat! This place is popular with families and for fishing. Our site was in a large open area with no privacy, but we had nice neighbors. Restrooms and showers were clean and close by.

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Dayton, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is in a small town that has no gas station. Since it's a little off the Hi-Line, you should keep this in mind. Despite that, the lake is really beautiful and not too crowded. Definitely worth the quick trip in if you're sight seeing. I wasn't there to boat, camp, or fish, but there were a lot of people... More 

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

The Interpretive Center at Fort Peck is very good - and if you have kids, you really need to stop. They have a good mix of the dam building history and then the dinosaurs of the area. They have a layout of the dam and how it works which was very interesting and helped me to understand it.

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Thank Jolene E
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

This is a dam apparently built as a WPA project which was not really a needed. There is an Interpretive Center that explains the history of its construction, and which explains the geography and geology of the area. It contains a number of prehistoric specimens as this was an inland sea at one time. There are various videos you can... More 

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