Black Sandy State Park
One of the few public parks on the shores of Hauser Reservoir, Black Sandy is an extremely popular weekend boating, fishing, and water skiing take-off point. This site is 43 acres and has an elevation of 3,835 feet. Pets are required to be on a leash, and there is a maximum stay of 7 days allowed. Longest trailer length is 35 ft. Boating, fishing, swimming, camping (no hookups), picnicking, bicycling, and biking are available.
There are 29 sites (4 additional sites are for tents) that offer both flush and vault toilets, boat trailer parking, maps, RV dump station, grills/fire rings, picnic tables, trash cans, drinking water, and interpretive displays. Campfire programs are held every Saturday from June through August. Groceries, laundry, showers, public telephone, are available adjacent to the park. There are 3 public golf courses and 8 museums located nearby in Helena.
Day use is $5.00 for a non-resident vehicles, camping is $15.00 per night from May 1 - September 30 and is $13.00 in the off season from October 1 - April 30.
How to get there:
Hauser Lake State Park, Black Sandy Unit is located 7 miles north of Helena on I-15, then 4 miles east on Secondary 453, then 3 miles north on Hauser Dam Road.
For more information and maps visit the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks listing for Black Sandy State Park.