MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK Pirogue Island State Park
August 31, 2022
Pirogue Island State Park is 500 miles from where the Yellowstone River begins south of Yellowstone National Park and 170 miles from where it ends near Williston, North Dakota. Situated between Billings and Miles City, it has a hidden history.
In addition to extensive hiking, birding, and wildlife viewing, the island is a possible site where the Corps of Discovery and Capt. Clark camped in 1806 on the return voyage of their famous expedition.
It is widely believed that on July 29, 1806, Captain William Clark, and his men, Sacagawea, and her baby, camped on Pirogue Island on their way back e...