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Missouri Headwaters State Park

U.S Hwy 286, Three Forks, MT
+1 406-994-4042
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Missouri Headwaters, Meeting Place of Historical Significance

At the Three Forks headwaters of the Missouri River, I found myself alone. Few visitors seem to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Photospeaker
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Arlington, Virginia
Historical site

I'm a Lewis and Clark nerd, so I loved this - and it was so quiet and peaceful when we visited. One... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
herestoadventures
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Fishers, Indiana
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The Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers merge to form the Missouri River, which was an important geographical area for early native Americans, traders, trappers and settlers.
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U.S Hwy 286, Three Forks, MT
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+1 406-994-4042
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the Three Forks headwaters of the Missouri River, I found myself alone. Few visitors seem to linger here, but there is space to camp and simply to admire the beauty of the Great Plains, in the foothills of Montana's Rocky Mountains. In October, brilliant...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a Lewis and Clark nerd, so I loved this - and it was so quiet and peaceful when we visited. One of the places where you can easily imagine the Expedition going by.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A couple of miles outside of Three Forks, MT, the Gallatin, Madison and Jefferson Rivers converge to form the Missouri River. The park has a nice, covered area with maps and display boards telling of the Lewis and Clark expedition in the early 1800's. A...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing special about this park especially being the headwaters of the Missouri River. Poor signage letting you know what is there or explaining any sufficient information about it. Would not go out of the way to see it again.

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Husband wanted to visit. I was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed it. The River signage was interesting and the walk to the top of the viewpoint was fun. It was also nice to have flush toilets on the grounds. Bring Off bug spray,...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is where the three rivers meet, Jefferson, Madison, and Missouri. It is a world of wonder and a must see.

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We are thankful Montana has seen fit to create and preserve this most historical park. The park is not very big for sure, but the historical information presented is done so quite nicely. We agree with others how fascinating it is to think back over...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I've been here before, but wantrd to see it again. It's impressive to see hoe the Missouri River three way forked (hence Trident) to become the headwaters of the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers. The displays are worth walking up to and reading. It's amazing...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Just off I90, 30-40 miles west of Bozeman you'll find this very nice and scenic piece of history - The Headwaters of the Missouri river - where the Jefferson, the Madison, and the Gallatin rivers all converge to form the Missouri, the longest river in...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Though don't tell that to a Minnesotan! Lots of interpretive information. A strikingly beautiful spot well worthy of visiting. Personally, I would never have missed it!

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