Steeped in mining history, Anaconda, 14 miles East of Georgetown Lake, is located between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks on MT Scenic Hwy 1. It was founded in 1883 by Marcus Day, one of the Copper Kings. The bustling company town that almost became the State Capital (rumor has it Helena paid better bribes to prospective voters) got hit hard when the smelter shut down in 1980 after nearly a century of operation.
But prospects for this recreational paradise are looking up with the opening of several businesses and the construction of a natural gas electric power plant.
Anaconda has many wonderful little shops, motels, hotels and RV Parks and a nice assortment of family priced restaurants. The town offers a full range of services, 2 supermarkets, a local newspaper, the Anaconda Leader, and a Hospital.
Anaconda Chamber of Commerce -306 East Park (406) 563-2400