Montana State Parks

Ackley Lake for Fish & Fun

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See the beautiful mountain views and rich agricultural land that inspired legendary Western artist, Charlie Russell, a hundred years ago.

Ackley Lake is nestled right in the heart of Montana's Big Sky Country. One glimpse and you'll easily understand how the beautiful views of the surrounding Little Belt and Snowy Mountains and rich agricultural land captured the heart of the legendary Western artist, Charlie Russell, a hundred years ago.

Today, the diverse water recreation opportunities at this 290-acre park include fishing, boating, picnicking and camping. Stocked with rainbow trout, the lake is often good angling for 10 to 15 inch fish. Ackley Lake has 15 first-come first-served campsites (cannot be reserved), and two boat launches.

On a warm summer day, enjoy the cool waters of Ackley Lake on Montana's open plains!


  1. Bird Watching
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. Fishing
  5. Ice Fishing
  6. Lake Fishing
  7. Photography
  8. Picnicking
  9. RV Camping
  10. Swimming
  11. Tent Camping
  12. Water Skiing
  13. Wildlife Viewing

Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability. 

  1. Boat Launch
  2. Campsite
  3. Established Fire Pits
  4. Grills/Fire Rings
  5. Pets Allowed
  6. Picnic Shelter
  7. Pack-in/Pack-out
  8. Toilets (Vault)