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Mon May 05 13:20:03 MDT 2014

Montana State Parks News - Region 2

(Lolo, MT) – Join us - Montana State Parks ( at Travelers' Rest State Park for Unplug and Play Week, May 5, 6, 8, and 9.

Unplug and Play Week is a global campaign to educate families about the effect of too much "screen time" from television, computers, gaming systems, iPods, iPads, and cell phones.  The program challenges families to limit recreation screens for a week and reap the many benefits of Missoula's endless opportunities for screen-free fun and relaxation.

Through collaboration with Missoula Parks and Recreation, Missoula City-County Health Department, and Western Montana Astronomical Association, Travelers' Rest State Park is offering Unplug and Play Week after-school activities and concludes with a special evening event on Friday, May 9.

What: Unplug and Play Week Events

Where: Travelers' Rest State Park

When: Monday, May 5 – Native American Games from 3:30 – 5 p.m. for all ages

Tuesday, May 6 – Plaster Tracks from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for ages 9 and up

Thursday, May 8 – Outdoor Skills from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for ages 9 and up

Friday, May 9 – Night Star and Nocturnal Wildlife from 8:30 to 10 p.m. for all ages

For more information about Unplug and Play Week at Travelers' Rest State Park contact Hanna McBrearty or Loren Flynn at (406) 273-4253.

Unplug and Play Week events will be taking place throughout the Missoula area. A complete schedule of area events is available at

Travelers' Rest State Park, located in Lolo, Montana, is the only archaeologically verified campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. For centuries Native Americans; including the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Nez Perce, used the area as a campsite and trail junction. With Lolo Creek running through the park, Travelers' Rest Sate Park is an idyllic spot for nature walks and bird watching.


Loren Flynn
Park Manager
Travelers' Rest State Park
(406) 273-4253