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Thu Nov 08 17:36:00 MST 2012

Montana State Parks News

(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks ( is seeking public comment on the tentative Biennial Fee Rule that sets state park fees and associated rules for 2013 and 2014.

The tentative State Parks Biennial Fee Rule includes:

• No fee increases.

• A $3 per night reduction is proposed in the off-season camping fee for residents. The reduction recognizes some services and conveniences may be limited in the off season—for example potable water.

• Peak season and the campsite reservation program season are proposed to be extended. (earlier to include the third Friday in May and later to include the third Sunday of September).

• Check-in and check-out times for campsites, cabins, yurts and tipis have been specified more clearly.

• Campsite capacity is specified more clearly.

• Rules are proposed for food storage in state parks at a few key locations in bear habitat.

• Proposed livestock rules call for certified weed-seed free feed.

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission approved the tentative rule at its Nov. 8 meeting.

To review the tentative State Parks Biennial Fee Rule, go to and click on
‘Submit Public Comments’ link at the bottom of the homepage.

Comments will be accepted through Friday, December 7 at 5pm online at on the ‘Submit Public Comments’ link at the bottom of the homepage or by mail to:
Montana State Parks
Attn: Biennial Fee Rule
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701

The FWP Commission will give final consideration to the Biennial Fee Rule at its December meeting.

Jennifer Lawson
Marketing and Communications Manager,
Montana State Parks
(406) 444-3818