Recreation

 

Public Recreational Facilities

Ball Fields: Softball, Baseball, Football, Basketball Court
Bowling
Golf Course
Indoor Swimming Pool
Parks
Skating Rinks
Tennis Courts
Weight Lifting
Bike, Skate, & Splash Park
Indoor/Outdoor Shooting Range
Walk/Bike Path
Sandstone Fishing Access
Roger Schmidt Amphitheater
Baker Recreational Complex/Baker Lake
Fairgrounds/Motor Sports Complex

Recreation Department

Recreation Director
Angie Rabbitt
(406) 778-3152

Park Department

Park Director
Scott Rabbitt
(406) 778-2119


 

Baker is a door to the many attractions for history lovers. Many tourist attractions and scenic wonders are just a few miles or hours from Baker. 

Baker is easily accessible using Highway 12 or Highway 7.
Excellent airport facilities allow ease for those travelers who prefer air travel.

 
 

Medicine Rocks State Park

Twenty-five miles sought of Baker is Medicine Rocks State Park. As the name implies, the park area is filled with Large rock formations. Weathered sandstone rock with a Swiss cheese look are awe inspiring. The provide a natural playground for people and wildlife. The Rocks were a spiritual place for the Plains Indians. They were also a stopping place for Indian scouting parties and tepee rings are still visible. 

 

Makoshika
State Park

Makoshika State Park in Dawson County is about 75 miles north. The badlands area of the park was a former habitat for dinosaurs, and many fossil remains have been found there. A short distance from Makoshika is Intake, a fishing site noted for paddlefish, walleye, and catfish. 

 

Medora,
North Dakota

Northeast of Baker 90 miles, is Medora, North Dakota. Now noted for many reasons, this tourist town was a favorite stomping ground of Teddy Roosevelt. One of its many tourist attractions is the Chateau de Mores. Its amphitheater is the site for a nightly musical/comedy revue and music concerts from May through early September. 

 

Black Hills,
South Dakota

Baker is also within easy driving distance of the Black Hills tourism area of South Dakota. In addition to the spectacular scenery, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse memorial and several "Old West" sites appeal to tourists from all over the world. 

 

Deadwood,
South Dakota

Also located in the Black Hills is Deadwood, South Dakota. Long known for its rich history pertaining to 1800s gold rush and notoriety for the murder and final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok, Deadwood has become more popular since gambling became legal. Baker is in the shortest route from the Canadian border near Plentywood to Deadwood. 

 

Lewis and Clark Trail

There are several stops along the Lewis and Clark Trail heading west into Montana from Baker including Pompey's Pillar. Not far from there is the Battle of Little Bighorn where Custer's Last Stand is re-enacted annually.