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Montana State Parks sees steady visitation for the first six months of 2020


Montana State Parks recorded 1.4 million visitors from January through June of this year. Compared with same time period last year, visitation increased by 25.4 percent. While visitation increased at nearly 80 percent of state parks across Montana, there were several parks that experienced a drop-in visitation due to facility closures, as well as the lack of school field trips and group activities attributable to COVID-19.

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Boaters should be vigilant about safety


Floaters and boaters and other water recreationists hoping to get in another river float or day on the lake are urged to continue to follow water safety guidelines.

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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park Transitions to Winter Hours


(Ulm, MT) – First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park will switch to winter hours on September 14th. From September 14 to March 31, the Visitor Center and park entrance gates will be open Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The park will be closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and observes state and federal holidays. Walk-in access to the park is allowed until dark. The road gates at the top of the Jump may be closed during deep snow events. For information on upcoming park events, please visit the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park’s Facebook page or the park website.

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State Trails Advisory Committee to Hold Fall Meeting


(Helena, MT) – The Montana State Trails Advisory Committee (STAC) will hold its Fall meeting on Thursday, September 10 from 8:30am to 1:30pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via Zoom Video Conference.

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Black Sandy State Park Powerline Project


(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks ( is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Black Sandy State Powerline Project located outside of Helena, MT. Comments will be accepted through Friday, September 14, 2020 at 5pm.

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