Getting Here and Around in Fort Peck

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Getting Here and Around

Get to Fort Peck town site from Nashua—turn south off U.S. 2 onto Route 117 and drive 10 mi south. From Glasgow, drive 17 mi on Highway 24. And from Circle, drive Highway 24 north for about 65 mi. For its size, Fort Peck Reservoir has the fewest public access points of any big reservoir and recreation area in America. That means you have to carefully plan your route if you want to get anywhere near the water up-lake from the dam, and you have to watch the weather when you go, for the region's infamous gumbo can bog you down. Managed access points on the northern shore include Duck Creek Bay, just west of the marina; The Pines, a remote cluster of private cabins about 20 mi up-lake from the dam; Bone Trail, a remote fishing access site and campground about halfway up the lake; and Fourchette Bay, another boat ramp and campground south of Malta. On the south shore of the lake the best access is at Hell Creek State Park north of Jordan, reachable by a well-maintained gravel road. Fort Peck Reservoir's Big Dry Arm, which juts due south from the dam, hosts Rock Creek Marina.

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