Spring Meadow Lake State Park is located on the western edge of Helena. It is an urban day-use park and is a popular spot for family afternoons of swimming, sunbathing, fishing, birdwatching, and having fun.
The park features picnic shelters and a pavilion for group use. You can book the pavilion for the day online.
In addition to the water and beach area, the park offers an .8 mile, self-guided nature trail that circles the lake.
There is no lifeguard on duty at Spring Meadow Lake State Park. Visitors swim at their own risk. Complimentary life jackets, ranging in size from infant to adult, are available to use while visiting the park from Memorial day through Labor day. Play it safe when recreating near water.
NO dogs allowed in the park between April 15 - October 15.
The park is home to a variety of birds, turtles and other wildlife and trout, bass and sunfish have been introduced into its waters. There is a fishing dock that is ADA accessible.
In winter, you can stroll along the trail and if it's cold enough, ice fish and ice skate on the lake. Special events are held periodically during the year.
Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.
- ADA Accessible
- Interpretive Display
- Picnic Shelter
- Public Restroom
- Toilets (Flush)
- Toilets (Vault)
- Trash Removal
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.
Day Use Only
Open all year
6am – 10pm
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.
Contact the park manager for open volunteer positions at Spring Meadow Lake State Park.
For complete position descriptions, application forms, and details about Montana State Parks volunteer programs, visit the Volunteers page.
Spring Meadow Lake State Park
c/o Helena Area Resource Office
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620
May 15 - Labor Day
Park Office: 406-449-5109
Helena Area Resource Office: 406-495-3270