Welcome to the Ackley Lake State Park Picture Tour
We included the panorama of the Ackley Lake State Park Kiosk so you can see the Little Belt Mountains on the horizon. Can you see where the mountains taper off? (to the left of the sign) That’s near Judith Gap, Montana. To the right of the photo you can see one of the campgrounds.
Judith River Wildlife Management Area
This is one of our favorite Central Montana hikes: The Middle Fork of the Judith River. To get there, ride US Highway 87 to Windham, Montana (7 miles east of Stanford), take paved route 239 south for 11 miles to Utica, Montana; from Utica take the main gravel road heading southwest along the north side of the Judith River for nine miles to Sapphire Village; then turn right on the first road just past the village and proceed 1.5 miles west to the Judith River Wildlife Management Area headquarters.