Brett French reports: It’s official: Little Shell Tribe takes over Hell Creek park
By angelamontana

Posted: March 31, 2022

You can’t call it Hell Creek State Park anymore. The popular camping and fishing spot on Fort Peck Reservoir was officially transferred to the management of the Montana Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians last week. Now, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling it the Hell Creek Recreation Area. No matter what it’s named, visitors won’t see any immediate changes. The tribe is still operating under an agreement with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks until their lease expires. This fall the tribe and Corps will begin negotiating a new lease. To learn more, check out my story at

Written by Brett French | Outdoors Editor | Billings Gazette