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Brush Lake, MT

Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Apr 05 2016   Later Dates


This mile long lake is ideal for swimming, wildlife viewing, motorized boating and water skiing. Due to the mineral make-up of Brush Lake, there are no fish. Northeast portion of the lake includes a day use area with a boat ramp & dock and picnic area, along with a 12 site campground.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Jon (paddle)
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Canoeing
  • Dock, Boat
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kiosk
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnicing
  • Recreation Programs
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Snorkling
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Water, Access, Park Lake
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
Within 10 Miles
  • Church
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grocery Store
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Store / Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • ATM/Cash Machine
  • Airport
  • Antiquing
  • Ball Field
  • Car Rentals
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Mall
  • Marina
  • Medical Clinic
  • Meeting Hall
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Newspapers
  • Recycling Station
  • Shopping
Alerts and Important Information
ADA designated campsites may only be reserved and occupied by a party who can provide proof of disability upon arrival. Proof of eligibility for at least one member of your party will be required in the form of a DMV (or other states equivalent) issued person with disabilities placard or disabilities motor vehicle license plate. The eligible member of your party must be an occupant of the site for the entire reserved period. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in the cancellation of your reservation and forfeiture of your reservation fee. Additional cancellation fees will be applied.

Some yurts, cabins and group facilities are ADA accessible and do not require proof of disability upon arrival.

Camping is allowed in designated areas only. All boats, trailers, rigs and motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking-spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the campsite parking-spur must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager. If no outside parking is available, a second campsite must be purchased.

Check-in time is 2:00pm for campsites and 3:00pm for yurts, cabins and tipis's (local time).

Check-out time is 1:00pm for campsites and 12:00pm for yurts, cabins, and tipis (local park time). Late checkouts may incur additional fees unless prior arrangements have been made with park staff.

The maximum capacity at each individually signed or numbered campsite is eight (8) people. This typically involves a single camping unit, which includes, but not limited to, a tent, motor home, camping bus, truck mounted camper shell, pull-type camper, or other device designed and commonly used for sleeping. In the event the site is designated as Double Site, the site capacity for that site is doubled to allow for sixteen (16) people and two camping units.

Campfires are allowed in designated areas only!

Pets must be kept on a leash. Please check with destination park staff for local restrictions.

Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00pm to 7:00am.

Fireworks are prohibited in all parks at all times. No Exceptions..

In case of an emergency when visiting Montana State Parks, please dial 911. You may also wish to notify park staff for additional assistance if necessary.

For non-emergency assistance please contact park staff.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.603, -104.113
48°36'11"N, 104°6'47"W

31 miles southeast of Plentywood. Off of Hwy 16, go east on Hwy 258 (East Reserve Highway) for 16.5 miles, turn south on Brush Lake county road, go 1 mile. (Directional signs are present.) (Lat. 48.603, Lng-104.113)

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Brush Lake
1301 Snyder Ave
Glendive  MT  59330

Phone Number:

Project Office: (406)377-6256