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Weekend Programs Planned for Beavertail Hill and Salmon Lake State Parks
Headlines - Region 2

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Beavertail Hill and Salmon Lake State Parks will host special programs Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.  The programs are free and open to the public and will include talks on Mark Twain’s journeys through Montana and Glacial Lake Missoula.

Historian and independent scholar, Tom Delaney, will relive author Mark Twain’s experiences in Montana in a program planned for Beavertail Hill State Park on Friday, June 29 at 8 p.m. Join Delaney to hear how Twain met notorious Virginia City desperado Bad Jack Slade and other historical events from Twain’s perspective.   Beavertail Hill State Park is located 26 miles southeast of Missoula just off I-90. For more information contact Vernon Carroll at 406 542-5533 or email vcarroll@mt.gov.

Join Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Interpreter, Naomi Alhadeff, at Salmon Lake State Park Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. as she describes the 2,500-foot ice wall that dammed the Clark Fork River and covered Montana with a lake the size of Lakes Erie and Ontario combined.  Learn how the flooding changed the landscape in the Northwest with maps, geological timelines, and ancient shorelines.  

Salmon Lake State Park is located just off Highway 83, about 10 miles south of Seeley Lake.  The event will take place at the park amphitheatre, just a short walk from the campground.  For more information Naomi Alhadeff at (406) 542-5533 or email at nalhadeff@mt.gov

Montana’s 50 State Parks provide many opportunities for the public to get out and explore the natural, cultural, and historical aspects of Real Montana.  For a full list of events scheduled at Montana State Parks this summer, please visit the FWP web site at fwp.mt.gov on the Parks and Recreation page.

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