- Lakes and Rivers, City and State Parks, Fishing/ Fishing Access Sites, Hiking/Backpacking
- General info
This is a pleasant spot to picnic, swim and do a little fishing. From the exit go north for 1.5 miles to the right-hand turn marked “Homestake Lake.” 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.
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.