Enjoy a short hiking trail to view Lost Creek Falls, cascading over a 50-foot drop while scanning the cliffs above for bighorn sheep and mountain goats.
About the Park
Spectacular grey limestone cliffs and pink and white granite formations rise 1,200 feet above the canyon's narrow floor. Lost Creek Falls, in the northwest corner of the park, cascades over a 50-foot drop to provide one of the most scenic and popular spots in the park. Wildlife, golden eagles and bighorn sheep are frequently seen on the cliffs above, and pika are often seen and heard in the rock piles in the upper park. Camping, fishing, picnicking, bicycling and wildlife viewing is available.
If you prefer a longer hike, walk the Forest Service trail just north of the falls parking area. The trail winds for several miles along Lost Creek through forests and meadows with great views of the surrounding mountains.
There are 25 campsites that are available on a first come, first served basis. RV/trailer length is limited to 23 feet.
Park size: 502 acres. Elevation: 6,211 feet.
Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.
Camp Host (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
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 5/15 - 11/30
Becomes inaccessible, due to snow, in October.
Contact the park manager for open volunteer positions at Lost Creek State Park.
For complete position descriptions, application forms, and details about Montana State Parks volunteer programs, visit the Volunteers page.
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
Campsite fees range from $4-$34 per night, depending on season and available amenities.
Montana State Parks offers hike/bike, rustic, tent, rv, and boatslip campsites. Camping at Lost Creek is first come, first served.
Alerts & Closures
Restrictions and Closures
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Lost Creek State Park
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
PO Box 489
Whitehall, MT 59759
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