French Town Pond

Activity Details

From Missoula: 17.5 miles

Activity Type(s): Day Floats

Difficulty: Easy

Phone: (406) 542-5500

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This five-acre, spring-fed lake has a maximum depth of about ten feet. A variety of fish-sunfish, bass and bullhead provide fair catches during the summer. Frenchtown Pond is also a favorite place to practice boardsailing, kayaking, canoeing, and snorkeling. The park covers 41 acres at 3,169 feet elevation and is a day use only site. No pets are allowed at any time at this park. Facilities and services at the park include: both flush and vault toilets, group use area, group shelter, grills/firerings, picnic tables, trash cans, drinking water, RV dump station, food, interpretive and educational programs, and several ‘Special Events’ that are scheduled throughout the summer months.Free access with MT license plate, day use $5.00 with non-resident vehicle.


15 miles west of Missoula on I-90 at Frenchtown Exit #89, then 1 mile west on Frontage Rd. (Lat 47.024, Lng -114.258).