FREEDOM POINT PICNIC AREA, MT

Freedom Point is part of Sheepshead Mountain Recreation Area within Montana's Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. It provides a picturesque location for weddings, receptions, large family gatherings and group picnics.The area is situated in an expanse of grassy meadows and sagebrush...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 01 2014   Season Dates

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Overview

Overview

Freedom Point is part of Sheepshead Mountain Recreation Area within Montana's Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. It provides a picturesque location for weddings, receptions, large family gatherings and group picnics.

Natural Features:

The area is situated in an expanse of grassy meadows and sagebrush, with several streams and a small lake, all surrounded by a dense lodgepole pine forest.

Recreation:

Freedom Point is known for its pleasant picnicking amenities for large groups. Hiking, fishing and simply enjoying nature are the most popular activities. A walkable wildlife trail provides access to Maney Lake, a small lake open to fishing. Motorized boats are not allowed on the lake. A variety of play areas, including volleyball courts, softball and baseball fields and a playground, are also available.

Facilities:

Freedom Point can accommodate up to 75 people. The accessible picnic shelter is equipped with picnic tables, grills and a large fireplace. Additional tables and grills are scattered outside the shelter. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The city of Butte is about 19 miles from the picnic area, with a variety of services.

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There is no web-reservable campsite on this campground.
Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Jun 13 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Peak Sat Jun 13 2015 Tue Sep 01 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Baseball Fields
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Playground
  • Softball Fields
  • Trailheads
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
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*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.14833, -112.46667
46°8'54"N, 112°28'0"W

From Butte, take I-15 north about 13 miles to the Elk Park Exit. Turn right off the ramp and go under the overpass to Forest Road 442 and continue driving for 6 miles. The Sheepshead Recreation Area is on your right. Freedom Point is the first entrance on your right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

FREEDOM POINT PICNIC AREA
1820 Meadowlark Lane
BUTTE  MT  59701

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)494-0246
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