Just off I-90 west of Missoula, Frenchtown Pond is a 5-acre spring-fed lake with a maximum depth of about 10 feet. A popular swimming hole and protected practice spot for beginning kayakers and canoeists, the pond also draws triathalon-training swimmers, summer splashers, snorkelers and newbie windsurfers. In winter, the pond makes for easy-access ice skating.
Every year on Labor Day Weekend, the parks hosts the Garden City Triathalon, with multiple events for adults and kids.
Frenchtown Pond is also a good spot for fishing with the kids, as the little lake is stocked with yellow perch, largemouth bass and black bullhead catfish.
All boating on Frenchtown Pond is non-motorized, and pets are not allowed in the park at all. Picnic areas with fire rings and grills, bathrooms, a children's playground, drinking water, and an RV dump station are available. Watch for special programs at the park during the summer months.