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Fort Peck Reservoir

Fort Peck, MT
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Fort Peck
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: This superb fishing reservoir measures 140 miles long and is considered the largest in Montana.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: This superb fishing reservoir measures 140 miles long and is considered the largest in Montana.
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Wolf Point, Montana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I go here every summer to camp for a weekend or just go up for a day to swim at the dredge cuts, fishing, or boating. Its great for families, couples, or friends.

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Glasgow, MT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I may be a little biased, but growing up around it, Fort Peck Lake is my favorite place on earth. With a longer shoreline than the state of California, the worlds second largest earth filled dam and very few tourists, this place is heaven on earth!

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Glasgow, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Great for boating and fishing. There are adequate campgrounds on both sides of the lake. The lake itself has more miles of shoreline than the state of California and boasts wonderful opportunities to view birds and other wildlife.

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Circle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We have spent alot of family time on Fort Peck Lake. Camping, boating and fishing in a remote area with not many people to compete with for the 1500 miles of shoreline.

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St Marie, MT
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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

What a great fishery. Many different species available. Just boating around the lake is an experience to set your heart beating faster. Ending with a visit to the power houses and the "dino" museum is a great way to have a memorable excursion.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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128 attraction reviews
426 helpful votes 426 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

Traveling west on Hwy 2 in northern Montana we took a short side trip out of Nashua to Fort Peck. We first stopped at the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery and then went to the Fort Peck Interpretive Center & Museum. We very much enjoyed learning about the area, the wildlife of the C.M. Russell National Refuge, the building of the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

Not many people are likely to seek out the Fort Peck Reservoir as the focus of a trip, but if you happen to be in the area it's definitely worth seeing. We happened to visit after some significant flooding in the area which, while awful, did have the "overflow chute" in operation (which was awe-inspiring to see.) The water itself... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

If you are traveling along US 2 in northeastern Montana take the short detour to the Fort Peck Resivoir Dam area. Fort Peck Dam is a 3.5 mile long earthen dam that was constructed during the Great Depression - it is MAMMOTH in size and one of the largest in the world. A road runs along the top of it... More 

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CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2007

I lived in FT. Peck as a kid. I couldn't think of a better place to grow up. I wanted to take my wife back to Montana but was afraid that it had lost all it's charm. I couldn't have been more wrong. Other than a few new houses where I once played , the town was still the same.... More 

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