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Missouri Headwaters State Park

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Address: U.S. Highway 286, Three Forks, MT
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The Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers merge to form the Missouri...

The Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers merge to form the Missouri River, which was an important geographical area for early native Americans, traders, trappers and settlers.

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Historic point of interest and scenic - easy hiking.

Just off I90, 30-40 miles west of Bozeman you'll find this very nice and scenic piece of history - The Headwaters of the Missouri river - where the Jefferson, the Madison, and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Belgrade, Montana
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Belgrade, Montana
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off I90, 30-40 miles west of Bozeman you'll find this very nice and scenic piece of history - The Headwaters of the Missouri river - where the Jefferson, the Madison, and the Gallatin rivers all converge to form the Missouri, the longest river in the US. There are multiple trails, benches, river access and historic reader boards to talk... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though don't tell that to a Minnesotan! Lots of interpretive information. A strikingly beautiful spot well worthy of visiting. Personally, I would never have missed it!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,223 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nice peaceful park where the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers merge to form the Missouri River. Stop and read the exhibit regarding the Lewis & Clark expedition.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

If you enjoy learning, the old west, frontier history, Lewis and Clark etc, this is a great place to visit. The park itself is a nice place to visit with the 3 rivers that form the Missouri all coming together but then add in the history of the area and it really is a fun stop. There is are a... More 

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Montana
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Spend a lot of time around here. Kayaking, canoeing, hiking around the trails and camping. Wonder place. Lots of history to explore. It's where Lewis and Clark camped in 1805.

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Bozeman
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

If you are a Lewis and Clark history buff, this is a must-see attraction. There are restrooms, a grassy picnic area and walking trails. There is also nearby camping and fishing access. The area looks much like it did when Lewis and Clark came through. There is also a very nice paved walking, bike riding trail that extends all the... More 

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San Diego county, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We really enjoyed sitting back and listening to the sounds while absorbing the sites. Lots of informative plaques that help show you what you are looking at as well as learning about. We loved listening to the rivers and looking across the fields that were travelled and camped in by such a historically significant group. Great spot for pictures! Perfect... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A few months back I visited the confluence of the Mississippi/Missouri near St. Louis. I decided it would be nice to visit the headwaters of the Missouri. I was pleasantly surprised. There were several different areas to visit, all with hiking trails and informative exhibits. A short walk will get you to the actual confluence of the Jefferson and Madison... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We came to see the headwaters as part of a Lewis and Clark tour and were surprised to find such an inviting, full featured park. Besides the confluence itself, there are walking trails, overlooks, petroglyphs, the remains of a ghost town and extensive historical and environmental signage. Lots of picnic tables and toilets. A very nice spot indeed!

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We camped in the campground one night in site 16. It was very private, with growth around the site. The host was very helpful and friendly. This was such a great park, very well kept. Beautiful views if you drive down to the headwaters. We want to come back and hike the trails sometime. We loved it there!

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