Painted Rocks Reservoir - Montana

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State Route 473State Route 473 (06/02/2002) Highway 473 along the West Fork of the Bitterroot to the Painted Rock area.

Painted Rocks LakePainted Rocks Lake (06/02/2002)

Painted RocksPainted Rocks (06/02/2002) The area is named for the rich texturing of the cliffs in the region.

Painted Rocks ReservoirPainted Rocks Reservoir (06/02/2002)

Painted Rocks ReservoirPainted Rocks Reservoir (06/02/2002) The upper reaches of Painted Rocks Reservoir.

Painted Rocks ReservoirPainted Rocks Reservoir (06/02/2002) You will have hours of boating pleasure in this Montana State Park.

Painted Rocks CampgroundsPainted Rocks Campgrounds (06/03/2002) There are several large, spacious campgrounds around the lake.

Painted Rocks ReservoirPainted Rocks Reservoir (06/03/2002)

Painted Rocks DamPainted Rocks Dam (06/03/2002) The Painted Rocks Dam takes quite a tumble

Painted Rocks LakePainted Rocks Lake (06/03/2002) A view from the dam.

VertigoVertigo (06/03/2002) I was getting a touch of vertigo as I watched the waters of the Bitterroot tumble down the Painted Rocks Dam.

Bitterroot CanyonBitterroot Canyon (06/03/2002) A view from the top of the dam.

Painted Rocks DamPainted Rocks Dam (06/03/2002)

West Fork of the Bitterroot CanyonWest Fork of the Bitterroot Canyon (06/03/2002)

Painted RocksPainted Rocks (06/03/2002) A close up of the painted rocks near the Painted Rocks Reservoir in Montana. I might use it as a texture for a web page.

Canyon CliffsCanyon Cliffs (06/03/2002) The rocks that gave the Painted Rocks Reservoir its name.

Painted RocksPainted Rocks (06/03/2002)

West Fork of the Bitterroot CanyonWest Fork of the Bitterroot Canyon (06/03/2002)

Painted CliffsPainted Cliffs (06/03/2002)

Painted WallPainted Wall (06/03/2002)

Highway 473Highway 473 (06/03/2002) Heading toward Darby

West Fork of the Bitterroot RiverWest Fork of the Bitterroot River (06/02/2002) On the way to the Painted Rock area.

Painted Rocks LakePainted Rocks Lake (06/02/2002) Painted Rocks Reservoir on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River.

West Fork of the BitterrootWest Fork of the Bitterroot (06/03/2002) The West Fork of the Bitterroot River from the top of Painted Rocks Dam.

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Painted Rocks Reservoir is a State Park in Western Montana. The Reservoir is in the Bitterroot Mountains on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River.

The dam was built in 1939, with the primary goal of providing irrigation. The dam is 800 feet long and 143 feet high. The ejournal The Painted Rock Guardian has the dam's history and current levels.

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Context: Lakes

The Bitterroot (65 pictures) The Lake is in the West Fork of the Bitterroot River in the Bitterroot Mountains.

Darby, Montana. (26 pictures) The Lake is 22 miles south of Darby, Montana.

Missoula, Montana (62 pictures) The Park's Headquarters are in Missoula, Montana

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