The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Montana Park of the Week: Tower Rock State Park

 

December 29, 2021

This week's featured State Park is Tower Rock State Park, a 424-foot high rock formation that marks the Missouri River Canyon entrance in the Adel Mountains Volcanic Field.

Native American tribes once used this day-use-only park to mark the entrance to and exit of the buffalo hunting grounds in north-central Montana.

Besides the Native Americans, Tower Rock was also claimed by the UK, Spain, and France before becoming part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1802.

Lots of development threatened to destroy the area, but due to the complicated nature of the structure, most construction ended up movi...



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