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Lake Elmo State Park

Address: 2300 Lake Elmo Drive, Billings, MT 59105
Phone Number: 406-247-2940
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Ranked #20 of 24 Attractions in Billings
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Butte, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lake Elmo is a small lake on the edge of Billings. It's a great place to wade with the kids or take a walk.

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Kailua-Kona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

After growing up on a massive lake and living on the ocean in Hawaii, this little pond didn't really do much for me, but I guess if it's the only option for water in the area, it will have to do! There was a little trail all the way around it, so you can walk your dog for about 10... More 

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Billings, Montana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Free if you have a Montana license plate. Very nice place in town to sit by the water, go swimming or just relax for the day..

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We came to Billing for the summer from Florida due to my husbands job and went to Lake Elmo several times. It is very clean, calm, refreshing park to get out of the city with out driving that far. Yes it is no Glacier State Park or Yellowstone but if your looking for a nice family spot to go cool... More 

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Billings, Montana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

For this being a state park, they have the dog park section way off in the back in stagnant water where our pets can get sick. They expect us to go out there and swim with them in these horrible conditions. I attempted to swim around the boat ramp, however I was kicked out. WHAT BOATS?? Seriously, it's horrible out... More 

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Billings, Montana
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is such a sweet little lake and park. There's a wonderful dog park section, little kids and their parents and other folks too fish the lake. Sometimes they even catch a fish. It's stocked, I think with brown trout. There are picnic tables in some sections of the park. The lake is in the Billings Heights where I live... More 

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BILLINGS
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It is small lake with water mostly from irrigation runoff. The beach is good, the restroom facilities are clean. There is a wonderful playground area for the kids. The water is not clean and there are big bottom feeding fish that come right up to the shallow water. If your kids like that, then that could be an added bonus.

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Billings, Montana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

It is a great place to try kayaking or paddle boarding because there are no motorized vehicles. There is a nice little beach and a picnic shelter. This is a city park so it is busy in the summer. There is a boat launch.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I live just a few blocks away. I read in local paper that this is most visited state park, how sad. Montana has such beauty & recreation to offer and Lake Elmo is not indicative of this. Lake Elmo is nothing but a glorified puddle. Out of state tourists that know a real lake when they see one, will question... More 

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Billings, MT
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This is a nice tiny lake on the edge of town. The water itself is the main attraction, as the banks are just grass without much shade.

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