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Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park

See one of the tallest free-standing brick structures in the world, a legacy of the legendary Anaconda Copper Company.

About the Park

The old Anaconda Copper Company smelter stack, completed in 1919, is one of the tallest free-standing brick structures in the world at 585 feet. The inside diameter is 75 feet at the bottom, tapering to 60 feet at the top. In comparison, the Washington Monument is 555 feet tall.

The stack dominates the landscape like the company once dominated the area's economic life. Since the smelter closed in 1980, the stack has become a symbol of the challenges that face communities dependent on finite resources.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the stack may be viewed and photographed only from a distance. Interpretive signs that detail its history are located in the viewing site near Goodman Park.

Alerts & Closures

Restrictions and Closures

See a current list of Restrictions and Closures on State Parks and other FWP lands that may be affected by floods, fire, drought or major maintenance activities.

Parking Lot Construction
  • Work on the parking lot at the Anaconda Stack State Park is to begin on Monday, June 13.

  • Parking will still be available along the street and the main exhibit will be accessible during most of the construction. 

  • Access to the exhibit will be closed only when work is being performed on the ADA ramp replacement. 

  • Please use caution when visiting the park during construction.


  • Exhibit
  • Heritage
  • History
  • Photography


Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.

  • Interpretive Display

Seasons & Hours

Hours listed below are normal operating hours and may not apply when there is a special restriction or closure. Check Alerts and Closures in the tab below.

Open daily all year
Daylight hours

Park Rules


Contact the park manager for open volunteer positions at Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park.

For complete position descriptions, application forms, and details about Montana State Parks volunteer programs, visit the Volunteers page.


Montana Residents

  • Montana residents who pay the $9 state parks fee with their annual vehicle registration have no daily entrance fees to state parks. For residents who don't include this in their vehicle registration, non-resident day use fees apply.


  • Day use entrance fee with a vehicle: $8
  • Day use entrance fee as a walk-in, bicycle or bus passenger: $4
  • With a Nonresident Entrance Pass: Free

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
PO Box 489
Whitehall, MT 59759

Phone: 406-224-0833

Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park


100 Smelter Road
Anaconda, MT 59711
(46.12319 / -112.93143)

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Meet The Park Manager

Cheryl Morris

Mailing Address:
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1820 Meadowlark Lane
Butte, MT 59701

Phone: 406-224-0833

Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park