Homestake Picnic Area


Area Status: Open

Homestake Picnic Area is located approximately six miles east of Butte off Interstate 90. The area was once a flag stop for the Nothern Pacific Railroad and the lake was created when dirt was used to construct the railroad bed. The lake provides day use picnicking for travelers and local residents.

There are tables, fire rings. and toilet facilities at the picnic area.

At a Glance

Reservations: N/A
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: N/A
Open Season: Memorial Day weekend
Restrictions: Food Storage Restrictions
Closest Towns: Butte, MT
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Butte-Jefferson Ranger District
Phone: 406-494-2147

General Information

Directions:

From Butte, take Interstate 90 east for approximately six miles. Take exit 233 and turn left off the ramp. Take the 2nd dirt road after crossing over the interstate and drive approximately 1,000 feet to the picnic area.


General Notes:


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is located at the eastbound exit ramp and just north of the turnoff to Homestake Picnic Area. The trail continues approximately nine miles south to the Pipestone Pass Trailhead or approximately 33 miles north to the Nez Perce Trailhead.

Other trails in the Whitetail-Pipestone Area provide additional opportunities for mountain bike enthusiasts. The Whitetail-Pipestone Motorized Recreation Visitor Map provides additional routes open to mountain bikes as well as motorized vehicles.

Lake and Pond Fishing

There is a small lake available for fishing.

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

Day Hiking

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is located a the eastbound exit ramp and just north of the turnoff to Homestake Picnic Area. The trail continues approximately nine miles south to the Pipestone Pass Trailhead or approximately 33 miles north to the Nez Perce Trailhead.

OHV Trail Riding

Off-highway vehicle enthusiasts can find fun and excitement at the Whitetail-Pipestone Area. The area boasts miles of OHV routes that provide a challenge to both novice and experienced riders. The Whitetail-Pipestone Motorized Recreation Visitor map provides information on the many routes open for OHV riding on National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. Maps are available at the Butte-Jefferson Ranger District, Butte Field Office of the BLM, and various businesses in Whitehall, Boulder, and Butte.

Picnicking

There is a picnic area with tables, fire rings, water, and a restroom. There is limited parking for RVs and trailers.

Fees: There is no fee for this area.

Amenities

Picnic tables:
Parking:
Toilets: Vault (No showers) Accessible
Drinking water:

Related Information

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Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.91755

  Longitude : 
-112.41646

  Elevation : 
6300