Western Montana Hikes & Attractions

Painted Rocks Recreation Area and State Park

Painted Rocks Recreation Area and Painted Rocks State Park are located in the Bitterroot Valley south of Missoula, MT. Named for the green, yellow, and orange lichens that cover the rock walls, Painted Rocks Reservoir is popular for fishing, water skiing, and all other types of boating. On a typical summer day, you’ll find everything from ski boats to stand-up paddleboards and everyone is having a great time.

Central Montana Hikes & Attractions

Cooney Reservoir and State Park

Cooney Reservoir is one of the most visited recreation destinations in south-central Montana. Located within an hour of Billings, MT, Cooney offers great fishing opportunities for trout and walleye and is a popular destination for ice fishing in the winter. Cooney is great for water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skis, and all types of water recreation. Cooney State Park offers camping, picnicking, hiking, and cross country skiing. No wonder it’s so popular – Cooney Reservoir and State Park has something for almost everyone.