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Lake Elmo State Park

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Improved! But still needs MORE TLC

Lake Elmo is free to Montana-plated vehicles. Has playground area, grass area, small beach area... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Outside the country
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What a lovely place to take a walk

I found this park while driving around. Beautiful and relaxing! I can't wait to return when the... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2017
Jalynn C
Lubbock, Texas
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  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“boating”(5 reviews)
“picnic”(11 reviews)
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2300 Lake Elmo Dr, Billings, MT 59105-3970
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Reviewed February 9, 2019

This is not a lake it is a pond, when we moved to Montana I ask where is a good lake to go for the weekend . they said Lake Elmo. o.k. we went. all I am going to say is this is not a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Penny J
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Lake Elmo is free to Montana-plated vehicles. Has playground area, grass area, small beach area, cookout area and public bathrooms. There are several areas to the lake: Middle is very public, used most, small beach, shallow water. To the far left is a covered picnic...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dro_13
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We love to swim and play in the sand here. I would recommend a water shoe as you can't see rocks or glass.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jennelle B
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to do some ice fishing or fish from shore picnic volleyball launch a boat bbq just be careful of the the Christmas Trees

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 134shaneo
Reviewed December 19, 2017

I found this park while driving around. Beautiful and relaxing! I can't wait to return when the weather warms up in the Spring.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jalynn C
Reviewed December 1, 2017

What a beautiful park! Swimming, boating, wild life (ducks, geese and fishing). Family atmospher for picnics, family outings, safe and beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 259bettym
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a good destination and past time when you have nothing better to do. Locals teach their dogs to swim. They swim in the clear water of the lake as well. There are several parking areas by the lake; however, the bathroom facility would...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ElsaCL
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Well of course there's the gorgeous but there's so much more there's hiking trails where my kids must of brought me home "pretty rocks", there's the beautifullness of the fields with wild flowers which I've attended several weddings, graduation parties and even celebration of life...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank gertrudeshouse
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Great place to cool off on a hot day with a sandy beach and grass area for picnics. There's some shade near the trees. There are restrooms and showers. $6 fee for non residents.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank cityglow
Reviewed June 20, 2017

I give Lake Elmo 5/5 stars. I was in town for the week, and ran around the lake for some exercise. Just a little over two loops around was 3 miles. Very pretty, and you can tell it's a local hot spot. I went on...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Kim M
June 15, 2018|
Response from 134shaneo | Reviewed this property |
Cindy E
April 25, 2018|
Response from 259bettym | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to that. The MT Fish Wildlife and Parks office is right beside the park. Call or stop in and ask them.