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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation is synonymous with Montana—the state is an outdoor recreationist's paradise. Montana has extraordinary natural assets: 57,346 square miles of public land, including 320 fishing access sites, 50 state parks, 6 national parks and monuments, the Lewis & Clark and Nez Perce National Historic Trails, 9 national forests, 21 national wildlife refuges and 953,574 acres of lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams. Additionally, many of Montana's private lands are open for public recreation—for hunting, fishing, hiking, 4-wheeling, skiing and snowmobiling. To help you get started on your next adventure, FWP offers educational information about such recreational activities as boating, floating, kayaking, snowmobiling, and trail riding.

Outdoor Recreation Education