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Brush Lake State Park
Brush Lake State Park is located in Montana
Brush Lake State Park
Brush Lake State Park
Location in Montana
Location Sheridan County, Montana, United States
Nearest town Dagmar, Montana
Area 450 acres (180 ha)
Elevation 1,959 ft (597 m)
Designation Montana state park
Established 2004
Administrator Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Website Brush Lake State Park

Brush Lake State Park is a public recreation area located four miles east of the community of Dagmar, Montana. The park surrounds three sides of the highly alkaline, 280-acre (110 ha), sixty-foot-deep Brush Lake.


Brush Lake became a popular gathering place in the early years of the twentieth century, when residents of the surrounding communities were drawn to its clear, deep, spring-fed waters. Hans Christian Hansen built a summer resort on the lake after filing homesteading papers in 1914. A bar and cafe were added to the site by 1920, with a dance hall added in the 1940s. In 2004, the state purchased 450 acres surrounding the north side of the lake to create a state park, while the lake's southern portion remained in private hands.

Activities and amenities

The park offers hiking, swimming, picnicking and camping facilities as well as opportunities for boating and canoeing. The lake's high mineral content makes it inhospitable to fish life.

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