This area contains two water-oriented recreation sites, one located just above Toston Dam on the Missouri River Reservoir and one just below the dam on the free-flowing river. This reach of the river is a popular fishery for rainbow and brown trout. Wildlife frequent the area, and waterfowl, eagles, hawks, cormorants, and pelicans are common sites. Motor boats can be used above the dam on the small reservoir. Lewis and Clark named the canyon below the dam the Little Gates of the Mountains.
Activities: Boating, camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, fishing, and floating.
Facilities: Boat ramp, restrooms, picnic tables and grills, parking area, campsites.
Location/Access: Approximately 13 miles south of Townsend, and one mile south of Toston, turn east from Highway 287 and follow the signs to Toston Dam.
Maps: Toston Dam recreation area map (pdf-1.8 mb)
The area is also shown on the Townsend BLM map
Butte Field Office
106 North Parkmont
Butte, MT 59701