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Cooney Beach

Cooney beach is one of the most popular destination in Montana. The Cooney beach is 50 miles south of Billings, 22 miles southwest of Laurel, and 8 miles west of the town of Boyd. It is a shoreline on the irrigation reservoir, which is always a busy place in the summer. Neighbors and tourists are drawn to this area. It was created to feed the irrigation systems, which has proven to be resourceful as a year-round recreational state park.

The Cooney beach on this reservoir serves the south-central Montana boating, swimming, camping and fishing activities. Its popular attractions include good walleye and rainbow trout fishing. The boating opportunities are in abundance and the beach has 75 camping spots. Water skiing, motorboating, and non-motorized boating are popular pastimes at the beach. The beach offers boat trailer parking, extra vehicle parking, both flush and vault toilets, maps, grills/fire rings, picnic tables, trash cans, dock and ramp, fish cleaning station, drinking water, and coin-operated showers.

You can find a golf course and three museums ocated nearby in the Red Lodge. At the Marshall Cove Campground, no pets are permitted. Those who are interested in Birdwatching, can enjoy their time looking at ospreys, owls, red-tailed hawks and numerous smaller birds.