Three Forks, Montana

Elevation: 4068 FT

Population: 1970

County: Gallatin

Located at the historically significant site where the Madison, Gallatin and Jefferson rivers converge to form the Missouri River is the town of Three Forks. It's also home to one of Montana's many state parks. Missouri Headwaters State Park has historical exhibits, interpretive signs, scenic viewpoints, picnic areas and hiking trails.

Other Three Forks attractions include the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, one of the most highly-decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest; Headwaters Heritage Museum, which includes a replica of a turn-of-the-century village and thousands of historical artifacts; Clark's Lookout State Park, which highlights Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery adventures; and the Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, located near Three Forks, just off I-90. This buffalo jump vividly demonstrates a hunting technique used in Montana 2,000 years ago. Interpretive displays explain how bison were stampeded over the cliffs for food and hides. About eight miles west of Three Forks you'll find Montana's smallest state park–The Parker Homestead.

Campers and RVs are welcome at the Three Forks annual antiques aircraft fly-in in August. Events include flour
bombing, spot landing contests, live music and dinner both nights of the event.

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