Friday, December 07, 2012
State Parks News
(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced holiday gifts at Montana State Park visitor center stores and other locations are now 15% off. Gift items include fleece jackets, hats, shirts, socks, specialty gift items, paintings and original artwork.
Montana State Parks’ online gift store at stateparks.mt.gov is also participating in the 15% off Holiday sale.
Holiday shoppers have some interesting shopping options, including shopping at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park near Great Falls; Makoshika State Park in Glendive; Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park near Bozeman; Lone Pine State Park near Kalispell, Pictograph Cave State Park near Billings and Travelers’ Rest State Park near Missoula.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ headquarters in Helena and FWP regional offices also stock state parks-related gifts and participate in the Holiday sale.
Here is a sample of some of the shopping opportunities.
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, about 18 miles west of Three Forks, is a great source of stocking stuffers suitable for campers and hikers. Holiday ornaments and specialty books on bats are also popular. Call ahead for tickets and information on the Lewis and Clark Caverns holiday candlelight tours also occurring this month. The number is: 406-287-3541.
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, located 3.5 miles west of Ulm on the Ulm-Vaughn road, has original Native American art by Rabbit Knows Gun, King Kuka, Darrel Norman, Chandler Good Strikes and others. Holiday shoppers will also find handcrafted jewelry, pipe bags, drums, moccasins and dream catchers crafted by Native American artists in the area. The book section offers titles written about Native American culture and the significance of the buffalo in tribal cultures.
Travelers’ Rest State Park, near Missoula, is an ideal shopping location for those with a history buff in the family. The Travelers’ Rest State Park visitor center has a broad range of books on the Lewis & Clark Expedition and the history of the Bitterroot Valley. For those who want something for the outdoors there are hats, shirts, and jackets with the Montana State Parks logo.
While you are online at stateparks.mt.gov, be sure to check park hours, phone numbers and locations. Some parks have special winter hours, so please contact the park prior to your visit. FWP offices are open year round 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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