Freedom Point Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
Freedom Point

Freedom Point Pavilion is available for reservations for private gatherings from early June through Labor Day weekend. The pavilion will accommodate up to 50 people, but there are also several tables near the pavilion to accommodate groups larger than 75, with a group maximum of 100 people. It includes picnic tables, barbecue grills and water. There is no electricity to the pavilion, if electricity is needed please bring a generator. With a 2+ day reservation, overnight use may be granted, but only with prior approval. For more information on fees or overnight use please call the Butte Ranger District at (406) 494-2147 during regular business hours. 

Recreational opportunities at Freedom Point include horseshoe pits, nature trails, volleyball courts, ball field and a paved walking trail. All pavilion picnic tables must be returned to their original location, if moved. All trash must be placed in a trash reciptical before vacanting the facility; no personal items can be left behind.


At a Glance

Operational Hours: Mid June through Labor Day
Reservations: The Pavillion can be reserved; call the Butte Ranger District, (406) 494-2147.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: There is a fee for use of the pavillion, $75/day for 50 people and $125/day for 51 to 100 people
Open Season: June
Closest Towns: Butte, MT
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Butte Ranger Station
Phone: (406) 494-2147

General Information


From Butte travel north on I-15 for 8 miles. Take the Elk Park exit, then drive west 8 miles on Forest Road 442.



The pavilion is handicap accessible.

General Notes:
  • The pavilion can be reserved by calling the Ranger District at (406) 494-2147.
  • This area cannot accommodate RVs/Trailers.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Maney Lake is located next to Freedom Point and provides fishing opportunities.

Permit: Please check with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for licensing and permit information.


This makes for a good place for a day out in nature.

Group Picnicking

This is a nicely outfitted area that can accommodate up to 75 people.

Fees: There is a fee for this area.
Reservation info: For reservations call (406) 494-2147.


Picnic tables:
Fee charged for some activities: Pavillion rental fee.
Toilets: Vault (No showers) Accessible
Drinking water:

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