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Black Sandy State Park
Hauser Lake Moon.jpg
Moonrise over Hauser Lake near Black Sandy
Black Sandy State Park is located in Montana
Black Sandy State Park
Black Sandy State Park
Location in Montana
Location Lewis and Clark County, Montana, United States
Nearest city Helena, Montana
Area 43 acres (17 ha)
Elevation 3,904 ft (1,190 m)
Designation Montana state park
Established 1980
Administrator Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Website Black Sandy State Park

Black Sandy State Park is a public recreation area on the western shore of Hauser Lake reservoir, an impoundment of the Missouri River, located thirteen miles (21 km) northeast of Helena in Lewis and Clark County, Montana, in the United States. The park is along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.


Prior to 1980, Montana Power Company owned the land and operated the park as a recreation area. In 1980, the company turned over management of the park to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP). In 1982, it was designated a state recreation area. Subsequently, the land was also turned over to FWP.

Activities and amenities

Recreational activities available at the park include hiking, tent and RV camping, swimming, picnicking, fishing, boating, and water skiing. Fish species include rainbow and brown trout, walleye, and perch.

In the news

In 2012, a prefabricated concrete office building was proposed to replace a wooden 8 by 12 feet (2.4 m × 3.7 m) building with a 16 by 24 feet (4.9 m × 7.3 m) concrete building with internet access at a cost of $40,000.

Adjoining property

Just south of the park, the White Sandy Recreation Area operated by the United States Bureau of Land Management has campsites and other amenities.

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