River ecosystem; fisheries
(3) Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.
There is a paved trail to the pond as well as 2.5 miles of primitive hiking trails in this area.
Rainbow trout, westslope cutthroat trout, pumpkinseed sunfish, black bullheads, osprey and bald eagles are present.
Hooked on Fishing and other educational programs are available through the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Open all year.
Shady Lane Pond is accessed directly from the parking lot.
The pond offers handicapped accessible parking, picnic pavilion, and fishing pier. There is also a paved trail. This handicapped accessible area is located behind a locked gate. Contact the biologist at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to schedule access.
From Highway 35, turn onto Shady Lane Drive. At the stop sign, turn left on Holt Stage Road. Turn left into the Old Steel Bridge fishing access site.
There is ample paved and graveled parking.
A special use permit may be required.
State fishing access is free for Montana residents. A special use permit may be required.
Latrines and a covered picnic pavilion are available.
Biologist, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, 752-5501