About the Park
The Park is not funded by county tax dollars, but instead is funded by park usage fees such as Park Permits, Campground reservations, haying, cattle grazing after Labor Day, and Camp Kiwanis and Chapel rentals. Park management is overseen by the Hill County Park Board, which meets monthly and welcomes public participation. Park Staff is limited and consists of the Park Superintendent/Warden, Park Assistant/ Office person, and 3-4 seasonal crew during the summer. So please – police your own litter, follow the ‘Pack In/Pack Out’ principle, and if you see something wrong please let us know so we can get it fixed as soon as possible.
Beaver Creek Park is open 24 hours per day year round. Office hours vary seasonally. Please call the park office at (406) 395-4565 for current hours. A Beaver Creek Park Permit is needed for all park use. Park permits can be purchased online as well as the following local businesses: Stromberg's Sinclair, Bing N' Bobs, Bear Paw Meats and North 40 Outfitters.
Over 100 Rustic campgrounds and picnic areas are featured in Beaver Creek Park. Most of the spaces are non-reservable and self filled on a first come, first served basis. Larger sites can be reserved for group camping and activities.
For added convenience, an RV dump site is located in the middle of the park by mile mark 18. Potable water fill stations are located in front of the park office.
Beaver Creek Park is a perfect setting for weddings, family reunions, youth camps and other group activites. You can choose from one of our beautiful campsites or reserve one of our historic facilities.
Camp Kiwanis is a large reception hall and overnight facility suitable that Includes a Lodge, 13 cabins, Rec Hall, bath houses, and large lawn areas. Camp Kiwanis sleeps up to 150 people. Contact the Park Office at (406) 395-4565 for availability, current prices, and rules.
The Chapel at Camp Kiwanis is a rustic chapel that makes the perfect setting for a small, intimate wedding. Contact the Park Office at (406) 395-4565 for availability, reservations and prices.
Things to Do
Adventure through the aspens groves and meadows of Beaver Creek Park. Currently there are three designated hiking trails in the park, Mount Otis Trail, Bear Paw Nature Trail and Rotary Canyon Loop Trail.
Mount Otis Trail is a 2.06 mile trail that leads to the top of Mount Otis where you will find a 360 view of the Bear Paw Mountains.
Bear Paw Nature Trail is a 5.74 mile trail that takes you across an open meadow and into the aspen groves and berry bushes along Beaver Creek Canyon. The Bear Paw Nature Trail features ground level "bear paw" markers to be used in conjunction with the "Bear Paw Nature Trail" GPS brochure and interpretive panels which highlight the flora, fauna and history of the area.
Rotary Canyon Loop Trail features a 1.08 mile lower loop and a 2.4 mile upper loop. Whether you choose one loop or combine them both, you will have gorgeous views of Bearpaw Lake, Beaver Creek, Rotary Canyon, Mount Otis and Mount Baldy.
Visit the Havre Trails facebook page for maps and more information about these trails.
View atop Mt Otis, photo by Emily Morse.
DARK SKIES VIEWING AREA
This educational area is used for various stargazing events co-organized by Havre Trails and Friends of Beaver Creek Park. It is the perfect spot to view various constellations, comets and more.
Any unoccupied sites may be used for day picnicking with family and friends. A park permit is required for all park use.
Beaver Creek park features several fishing access sites and year round fishing. Fishing licenses and current regulations can be obtained from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Beaver Creek Reservoir (also known as First Lake) is located at the North entrance of the Park. This lake holds Walleye, Pike, Brown Trout, and Largemouth Bass.
Bearpaw Lake (also known as Second Lake) is located toward the center of the park and is managed by the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks. This lake is home to Walleye, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellowstone Cuthroat Trout and Smallmouth Bass.
Rotary Pond is located about three-quarters of the way through the park and is a great place to take young kids fishing for trout. Beaver Creek itself, is a creek that runs all throughout the park and is home to Brook, Rainbow and Brown trout.
Beaver Creek park is home to a variety of wildlife including deer, antelope, elk, various birds, turkeys, pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse, mink, weasels, porcupines, coyotes as well as the elusive bobcats and mountain lions. Oh, and yes, don't forget the beavers!
When the snow covers the mountains in the winter, the views continue to be just as majestic and the park still has much to offer. Ice fishing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing and sledding are great opportunities for people to get outside and enjoy nature. Snowmobiling is allowed under specific winter conditions - ground must be frozen and have adequate snow cover in avoid disturbing vegetation and topsoil.