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Brush Lake State Park

Visit this deep, clear lake with white, sandy beaches surrounded by grass fields, ideal for swimming and wildlife viewing, boating and waterskiing.

About the Park

Brush Lake is a deep, clear lake with beaches surrounded by grass fields and spring wheat.

This mile long lake offers public access for swimming and is ideal for wildlife viewing, motorized boating and water skiing. 

The Northeast portion of the lake includes a day use area with a boat ramp, dock and picnic area, along with a 12-site campground which consists of (10) electric campsites and (2) double campsite with electricity.

Due to the high alkali content of it's crystal clear waters, Brush Lake does not support any significant fish life.

Activities

  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Motor Boating
  • Picnicking
  • RV Camping
  • Swimming
  • Tent Camping

Amenities

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

  • ADA Accessible
  • Boat Launch
  • Campsite
  • Dock
  • Electricity
  • Established Fire Pits
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Trash Removal
  • Water

Seasons & Hours

Hours listed below are normal operating hours and may not apply when there is a special restriction or closure. Check Alerts and Closures in the tab below.


Park
Open May 1 - November 1
Day use hours: 7 am to 10 pm.

Campground

Open May 1 - November 1

Potable water
Yes

Alerts & Closures

Social distancing is still required per the Governor's statewide directive to reduce spread of COVID-19. Stay safe!

Park Rules

Volunteer

Contact the park manager for open volunteer positions at Brush Lake State Park.

For complete position descriptions, application forms, and details about Montana State Parks volunteer programs, visit the Volunteers page.

Fees

Montana Residents

  • Day use entrance is free*

 

Nonresidents

  • Day use entrance fee with a vehicle: $8
  • Day use entrance fee as a walk-in, bicycle or bus passenger: $4
  • With a Nonresident Entrance Pass: Free

 

Campsites

  • Campsite fees range from $4-$34 per night, depending on season and available amenities.

Montana State Parks offers hike/bike, rustic, tent, rv, and boatslip campsites. To check fees or reserve Brush Lake campsites, click here.

 

* Montana residents who pay the $9 state parks fee with their annual vehicle registration have no daily entrance fees to state parks. For residents who don't include this in their vehicle registration, non-resident day use fees apply.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Brush Lake State Park
PO Box 134
Medicine Lake, MT 59247

Phone: 406-377-6256
Email: cdantic@mt.gov

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Brush Lake State Park

Address

1733 Brush Lake Rd.
Dagmar, MT 59219
Latitude/Longitude:
(48.60300 / -104.11300)

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Meet The Park Manager

Chris Dantic

Chris Dantic is the park manager at Brush Lake, Medicine Rocks, Makoshika and Pirogue Island State Parks. He began his career with Montana State Parks in 2003. He has worked at Chief Plenty Coups, First Peoples Buffalo Jump, Giant Springs, Sluice Boxes, Tower Rock and Smith River State Parks. Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Oregon University in History.

CONTACT INFO
Mailing Address:

Makoshika State Park
PO Box 1242
Glendive, MT 59330

Phone: 406-377-6256
Email: cdantic@mt.gov

Photo of Park Manager, Chris Dantic