You are here:   Home » News » News Releases » Montana State Parks » Montana State Parks News

Montana State Parks News

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Montana State Parks News - Region 3

(Three Forks, MT) – Montana State Parks ( will host the Flying Buffalo Project and National Public Lands Day celebration at Madison Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00am to 4:30pm.

Sky Wind World, Friends of the Madison Buffalo Jump and park staff invite the community to the park on National Public Lands Day to appreciate our public lands and experience Native American art and culture through a kite building and flying workshop.

Along with kite building and flying, join us for a program on the importance of being a good land steward and the part we play in preserving our public lands. Guest speaker, Marvin Dawes will perform a smudging ceremony as a blessing over the park and give a culture presentation based on the Crow Tribe and their history in the area surrounding the Missouri Headwaters and the tributaries that contribute to its mighty flow.

Marvin Dawes is an interpretive ranger at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Park, and a member of the Crow Tribe from Crow Agency, Montana.

This event has something for everyone! Kids of all ages are welcome to build a kite and fly and all are invited to engage in the culture this area has to offer and how we can preserve our Public Lands. For more information, call (406) 285-3610.

What:  Flying Buffalo Project and National Public Lands Day

When:  Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm

Where:  Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, 6990 Buffalo Jump Road, Three Forks, MT.
The park is located 27 miles northwest of Bozeman, headed west on I-90 to Exit 278.

Sponsors:  Sky Wind World, Friends of Madison Buffalo Jump, and Montana State Parks.
Visit Montana State Parks ( and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Dave Andrus
Park Manager,
Missouri Headwaters State Park
(406) 285-3610

Mirandi Bakken
AmeriCorps Member
Missouri Headwaters State Park
(406) 285-3610