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Frenchtown Pond State Park

Frenchtown Pond This five-acre, spring-fed lake has a maximum depth of about ten feet. There is a swimming and diving platform a short swim from the north beach. A variety of fish-sunfish, bass, bullhead, book trout and rainbow trout provide fair catches during the summer and through the ice in winter. Frenchtown Pond is also a favorite place to practice boardsailing, kayaking, canoeing, and snorkeling.

The park covers 41 acres at 3,210 feet elevation and is a day use only site. No pets are allowed at any time at this park. Facilities and services at the park include: both flush and vault toilets, group-use area, group shelter, grills/fire rings, picnic tables, trash cans, drinking water, RV dump-station, food, interpretive and educational programs, and several special events that are scheduled throughout the summer months. Three public golf courses are located nearby in Missoula, as well as numerous museums.

How To Find It!

Frenchtown Pond is located 15 miles west of Missoula on I-90 at Frenchtown exit, then 1 mile west on Frontage Road.

For more information and maps visit the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks listing for Frenchtown Pond State Park.

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