Things to do in Missouri River Country

Plan a Trip to Brush Lake State Park

April 26, 2021


Montana is brimming with breathtaking state parks, all with their own special attributes and accommodations for camping, recreating, and just getting outside for some fresh air. Brush Lake State Park is one to remember, not only for the outdoor adventure it offers by day, but for the once-in-a-lifetime experience it offers at night.

Missouri River Country is known for its low light pollution and stunningly bright night skies—in fact, four of the top five best spots to stargaze in Montana can be found in our region. Brush Lake State Park happens to be one of those destinations, and night sky enthusiasts travel far and wide to visit and camp under the darkest skies in the lower 48.



While Brush Lake State Park is best known for its unmatched stargazing, it also offers a beautiful and tranquil place to play in the sun. The lake itself has deep, clear water and sandy white beaches along the shore, all surrounded by grassy fields. Spend your day swimming, boating, hiking and watching for wildlife—just be sure to save enough energy for dark sky adventures later on.

The best way to experience Brush Lake is to camp, due to its remote location and accommodating campground with 12 campsites. The small towns of Culbertson and Plentywood are generally your last available stop for gas and groceries. Find more details on the Brush Lake State Park Campground and make campsite reservations here.

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