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Address: Fort Peck, MT
Activities: Fishing
Description: This superb fishing reservoir measures 140 miles long and is considered...
This superb fishing reservoir measures 140 miles long and is considered the largest in Montana.
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Interpretive Center - don't miss it!

The Interpretive Center at Fort Peck is very good - and if you have kids, you really need to stop. They have a good mix of the dam building history and then the dinosaurs of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Jolene E
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Missoula, Montana, United States
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Missoula, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Interpretive Center at Fort Peck is very good - and if you have kids, you really need to stop. They have a good mix of the dam building history and then the dinosaurs of the area. They have a layout of the dam and how it works which was very interesting and helped me to understand it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a dam apparently built as a WPA project which was not really a needed. There is an Interpretive Center that explains the history of its construction, and which explains the geography and geology of the area. It contains a number of prehistoric specimens as this was an inland sea at one time. There are various videos you can... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Make sure you take in the interpretive center and stop to read the informational signs. We had read several books pertaining to the building of the Fort Peck Dam. To be able to drive across the dam, see the spillway was really interesting. Go into the town of Fort Peck and check out the hotel and theater. History was made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Downstream Recreation Area and Campground are just below Fort Peck Dam. The Interpretive Center and Powerhouses are within walking distance. The campground is comfortable with level sites, trees and trails. The Interpretive Center has displays regarding the dam construction and area history. The powerhouse tour was very interesting and informative as well as free! If you're in the area stop... More 

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I love fishing this lake. You cant help but catch fish! It is best fished from a boat, but plenty of chances to fish from land are there. Ling, Salmon, Walleye, Small mouth Bass, they are all there!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Fort Peck Lake is located right by the Rock Creek Marina and Campground. I fished right from the shore over a few days, which was not overly productive. Over many hours, I only caught 3 fish in total: a Northern Pike, Black Crappie and a Smallmouth bass. They were however 3 species I have never caught before in all my... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Once upon a time, the US did some awesome projects. Fort Peck (and Lake Elwell!) is an example. The longest earth dam in the world. (So they claim! I thought Quebec's La Grande was the largest earth dam ever) Anyway, the dam on the Milk River created a huge reservoir and there are several campgrounds with dry toilets, tables where... More 

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In this little tiny town lies one of the nicest campgrounds! The sites are far enough apart that you don't feel you are in someone else's kitchen. There is a wide-open area for dogs and kids to run. Just a real peaceful, soul-inspiring place!

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Helena, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We rented the Group area of this campground which is located clear in the back in a great area. It is a nice campground with nice clean bathrooms and showers. However, it is advertised this area and bathroom/showers and area were for our use only. The camp host told us we could not shut the gate. Which allowed people to... More 

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful view with this huge lake and the rolling landscape. But flies, gnats and Mosquitos love it too. Still nice place to visit for a few days.

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Address: Fort Peck, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Fort Peck

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