John H. Dover Memorial Park - Billings

John H. Dover Memorial Park is the culmination of the vision and philanthropy of Jim and Virginia Sindelar, local ranchers, who donated 142 acres of their creek-bottom and pasture land to YRPA for development into a public park. The Sindelar family ranched the property for three generations after it was homesteaded by their patriarch, John H. Dover, in 1884. It includes nearly a mile of riverfront, more than 3 miles of primitive trails for walkers, runners and mountain bikers, and affords spectacular views of the Yellowstone River and Five Mile Creek bottoms. A short hike to the River provides superb fishing. A vault toilet and picnic facilities are available at the trail-head, which is beyond the lower gate marked 3W, and at the scenic overlook Lois's Point. There is no admission fee, but donations to YRPA are appreciated. YRPA is still all-volunteer.

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Street Address
2531 Mary Street
Billings,  MT 59105

Phone: 406-255-7619

John H. Dover Memorial Park is at the conjunction of Mary St. and Five Mile Rd. in Billings Heights.

Dover Park is open all year but the gates remain closed to vehicles when deep snow is present. There is limited parking and a pedestrian entrance just outside the lower gate, labeled 3W.

The park is open sunrise to sunset. There is no fee but donations to YRPA are appreciated.

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Parking, Picnic Tables, Public Restroom

Photography, Sightseeing, Wildlife Viewing