Three Forks

Our hotel sits in the heart of Three Forks and is a welcoming image as you enter the town. Three Forks is an authentic Montana town with access to terrific recreational, historical and leisure activities.

LEWIS & CLARK CAVERNS STATE PARK

The Lewis and Clark Caverns feature one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest. The two-mile cave trail winds its way through spectacular underground rooms lined with stalagmites, stalactites, columns and helictites, and are naturally air-conditioned and lighted for safe and enjoyable visits open May 1 through September 30.

Golfing

Play a round or two at the Headwaters Public Golf Course, featuring a 9-hole course amid beautiful panoramic views. Constructed in 1988, the golf course borders ponds where wildlife, including birds, geese, deer, and turtles mingle with the golfers. Lessons are available. The Pro Shop rents golf carts and stocks a wide assortment of golfing equipment for sale or rent.

HEADWATERS FLYING SERVICE

Full, fixed based operation, fuel, service, sky diving and charters. Call 406.439.4179

HEADWATERS HERITAGE MUSEUM

Thousands of artifacts and memorabilia depicting the history of Three Forks and the Headwaters area (Willow Creek, Logan, Trident, Old Town, and Gallatin City) and can be found in the Headwaters Heritage Museum. There is no charge to visit the museum. Open from June 1 through September 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Missouri Headwaters State Park

Within the boundaries of this scenic park, the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers merge to form the 2,300 mile Missouri River. The Headwaters State Park is a hiking/bicycling park with interpretive trails and vistas that commemorate Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery Encampment in 1805. It was later the site of Fort Three Forks, established by the Missouri Fur Company in April of 1810. The park contains picnic areas and river access for boating and fishing.

MADISON BUFFALO JUMP MOVEMENT

This cliff was one of the larger Indian pishkun of buffalo jumps used to secure buffalo meat on a mass scale, before they had the horse for hunting. The buffalo stampeded over such cliffs and were either killed outright or maimed so that they could be safely killed by Indians on foot. The Madison Buffalo Jump has attracted the attention of the nation’s foremost archaeologists, and is located 12 miles from Three Forks. Take the Logan exit off I-90, then go 7 miles south on Buffalo Jump Road.

Headwater Trail

A paved network of trails running from the Druilliard fishing access along the former Milwaukee Railroad bed through the town of Three Forks to the Missouri Headwaters State Park.

HUNTING & FISHING

There are rifle and archery hunting seasons for elk, deer, and antelope. Goat, sheep, mountain lion, and bear hunting are also plentiful, as well as upland and wetland game birds.

Fishing the headwaters of the Missouri River near Three Forks provides sportspersons with hundreds of miles of accessible blue-ribbon trout fishing. The Madison, Gallatin, Jefferson, and Missouri rivers are among the world’s most famous trout waters. All nonresidents 15 years and older are required to obtain a fishing license. A valid licensed adult must accompany anyone under 15 years of age. Ask our staff about assisting you with guides, equipment, and obtaining a license.