Cooney Lake State Park Campground


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There are 82 campsites at this popular reservoir located near Red Lodge.  19 sites have hookups. Fishing for Walleye and Rainbow Trout are popular. Water, Vaulted and flushable toilets along with showers are available.  Each site has a table and fire ring.    Dock and fish cleaning station at the campground. $14-28/ night fee with a maximum stay of 14 days.

One of the most popular recreation areas in south-central Montana, the lake is actually a reservoir, with a great view of the Beartooths in the background. This is a popular spot for fishing, swimming, and boating, and has some nice camping as well. Attractions include good walleye and rainbow trout fishing. Boating and camping opportunities are abundant, and the Beartooth Mountains loom in the distance.

Park Open 24 hours/day all year.
Electricity Available
Drinking-Water Available May 15 - September 27.
Comfort Stations & Showers Flush toilets available May 15 - September 27.

Docks Available May 1 - November 1, weather dependent

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 the season and available amenities. Montana State Parks offers hike/bike, rustic, tent, RV, and boat slip campsites. To check fees or reserve a campsite at Cooney State Park, 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.



Directions: Cooney State Park is located 22 miles southwest of Laurel on U.S. 212, then 8 miles west of Boyd on the county road. Or, south of Columbus 4 miles to Shane Creek Road then 14 miles east.


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