Monday, February 11, 2013
State Parks News
(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that non-resident visitors can now purchase a State Parks’ Non-Resident Entrance Pass. This pass allows for an unlimited number of visits to Montana’s 54 state parks along with discounted camping fees.
The pass costs $25 dollars per vehicle for the first vehicle and $20 for additional passes. State Park Non-Resident Entrance Passes are valid for a full year from the purchase date.
The pass may be purchased online through the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks licensing system, or at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks regional office listed here: http://fwp.mt.gov/doingBusiness/contactUs/hqRegions.html.
Since non-residents do not contribute to Montana’s state park system through a vehicle registration fee, they pay a $5 daily entrance fee at state parks, or must present the State Parks Non-Resident Entrance Pass.
Montana residents who pay the annual $6 vehicle registration fee, have no daily entrance fees to state parks.
The annual vehicle registration fee is Montana State Parks largest source of funding. State parks receive no hunting and fishing licensing dollars and no general fund dollars.
For more information visit: stateparks.mt.gov .
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