Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Foys to Blacktail TrailsHerron Park - Foys to Blacktail Trails

Project Name: Herron Park

Sponsor: Foys to Blacktail Trails

Year: Phase I: 2010
Phase II: 2011
Phase III: 2012
Phase IV & V: 2013

Grant Amount: Phase I: $40,000
Phase II: $40,000
Phase III: $40,000
Phase IV & V: $32,650

Total Project Cost: Phase I:$285,081
Phase II: $416,731
Phase III: $388,000
Phase IV & V: $716,300

Project: Located southwest of Kalispell near Foys Lake and Herron Park, this project is an 6 phase acquisition of 320 acres of private forest land to expand Herron Park.¬† This expansion of the park will secure permanent public access to and stewardship of, these lands. ¬†This will provide users in this area the opportunity to enjoy the “wild” feel of the forest and to view wildlife in a natural setting close to town as the area is home to whitetail deer, elk, bear, moose, mountain lions, foxes, grouse, hawks, eagles, songbirds and a variety of small mammals. As each phase is completed, the fee title is transferred to Flathead County Parks Department as an addition to Herron Park.

Phase I Purpose: Acquisition of a 40-acre parcel.
Phase II Purpose: Acquisition of 60 acres
Phase III Purpose: Acquisition of 50 acres
Phase IV & V Purpose: Acquisition of 110 acres

Land acquisition priority is focused on gaining public access to adjoining Plum Creek land. Once secured this will provide public access to the Chase property and allow for formally opening the trail to Forest Service land at Blacktail Mountain.

Driving Directions to Herron Park: From the intersection of U.S. Hwy 2 and Meridian Road in Kalispell, follow Meridian Road southward and continue as it turns westward up Foy's Lake Hill. When you reach Foy's Lake, continue south about 3/4 mile. Herron Park will be on your right. Please park in the paved parking lot. Horse trailers should continue south a short distance to parking area near barns.

Restrictions: None

Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust
P.O. Box 1993
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: 406-897-2580 or Email: fwctrust@mtoutdoorlegacy.org
www.mtconservationtrust.org