Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: State Parks News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/parks/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Montana State Parks Announces Update on Makoshika Road Project http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0635.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the switchback road leading to the upper area of Makoshika State Park open to the public on May 1, 2015. Monitoring of the project will continue through 2015. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:22:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0635.html 2015-03-25T22:22:48Z Food Storage Requirements Adopted for Smith River State Park in 2016 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0634.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that mandatory food storage has been adopted for Smith River State Park beginning in 2016. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:15:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0634.html 2015-03-17T22:15:35Z Public Comment Sought on EA for Eden Bridge Amended Host Site Improvement Project at Smith River State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0633.html (Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that public comment is being sought on a draft environmental assessment (EA) for an amended host site improvement project located at Eden Bridge in Smith River State Park. Eden Bridge is the take-out site for recreational floaters on the Smith River near Ulm, MT. Approximately 5,000 people per year float the Smith River. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:01:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0633.html 2015-03-17T17:01:33Z Public Invited to Volunteer Open House at Travelers’ Rest State Park - Saturday, March 21 from 1pm to 4pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0632.html (Lolo, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will be hosting a Volunteer Open House at Travelers’ Rest State Park on Saturday, March 21 from 1pm to 4pm. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:48:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0632.html 2015-03-12T16:48:22Z Montana State Parks Announces Community Service Awards http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0631.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that six individuals have received Community Service Awards for their outstanding efforts serving Montana State Parks in 2014. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 22:49:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0631.html 2015-03-11T22:49:20Z First Teachers, Ghostly Gatherings and Mark Twain Conclude 2015 Winter Storytelling Series at Travelers’ Rest State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0630.html (Lolo, MT) – Join us-Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) for the Winter Storytelling Series at Travelers’ Rest State Park every Saturday through March 21. This year’s series concludes with First Teachers of Missoula, Ghostly Gatherings from the Treasure State, and Mark Twain. All programs begin at 11am. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:22:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0630.html 2015-03-04T21:22:21Z First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park seeks Volunteers -Information and Orientation Session on Saturday, March 21 from 12pm to 4pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0629.html (Great Falls, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking volunteers to help with the upcoming spring and summer seasons at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park near Ulm, MT. The park will host an information and orientation session for new and returning volunteers on Saturday, March 21 from 12pm to 4pm. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:26:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0629.html 2015-03-03T22:26:32Z Join us! For a Hike to the Pictographs and Petroglyphs At First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park -Saturday, March 21 at 10am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0628.html (Great Falls, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is hosting a hike to the Pictographs and Petroglyphs at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, March 21 at 10am. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:58:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0628.html 2015-03-03T21:58:56Z 2015 Smith River Float Permit Lottery Results Now Available http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0627.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that permit lottery drawing results to float the Smith River in 2015 are now available online through the Fish,Wildlife & Parks Automatic Licensing Service at direct link: https://app.mt.gov/als/index/index.html. Successful permit applicants will also be notified by mail. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0627.html 2015-03-03T21:10:00Z Smith River Fee Rule on Agenda for Montana State Parks & Recreation Board Meeting -Wednesday, March 11 from 8:30am to 12:30pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0626.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will meet on Wednesday, March 11 from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Montana WILD in Helena Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:22:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0626.html 2015-03-02T19:22:05Z "Brother Can you Spare a Dime?" at Travelers' Rest State Park - Saturday, February 28 at 11am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0625.html (Lolo, MT) – Join us-Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) for "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?" presented by Humanities Montana speaker Bob Rossiter on Saturday, February 28 at Travelers’ Rest State Park. This program is part of the Winter Storytelling Series which are held every Saturday at 11am through March 21. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:02:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0625.html 2015-02-27T17:02:36Z Snowshoe Rentals Now Available at Cooney State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0624.html (Billings, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that snow shoe rentals are now available at Cooney State Park. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:03:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0624.html 2015-02-24T22:03:17Z Temporary Trail Closure at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park -Tuesday, February 24, 2015 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0623.html (Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that all trails at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will be closed on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:03:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0623.html 2015-02-19T22:03:55Z Join Us! Hike to the Pictographs and Petroglyphs At First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park -Saturday, February 21 at 10am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0622.html (Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that it is hosting a guided hike to the Pictographs and Petroglyphs at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, February 21 at 10am. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:08:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0622.html 2015-02-11T22:08:44Z Reminder: Apply To Float The Smith In 2015 -Permit applications accepted through Thursday, February 19 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0621.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is reminding the public to apply to float the Smith River in 2015. Permit applications accepted through Thursday, February 19, at 5pm. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:04:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0621.html 2015-02-11T22:04:57Z Winter Whiteout Day Camp at Travelers’ Rest State Park -Friday, February 13 from 8:30am to 4:30pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0619.html (Lolo, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will be hosting a Winter Whiteout Day Camp at Travelers’ Rest State Park on Friday, February 13th from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 22:55:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0619.html 2015-02-04T22:55:40Z Montana State Parks Announces Strategic Plan http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0618.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the Montana State Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan, Charting a New Tomorrow is now available. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0618.html 2015-02-04T18:00:47Z Black Homesteaders and Women of the Corps of Discovery at Winter Storytelling Series - Travelers’ Rest State Park, February 7th and 14th at 11am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0617.html (Lolo, MT) – Join us-Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) for the Winter Storytelling Series at Travelers’ Rest State Park every Saturday at 11am through March 21. Upcoming programs include A Black Homesteader’s Struggle on February 7th and Women and the Corps of Discovery on February 14th. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0617.html 2015-01-29T17:37:00Z Rock Fall at Pictograph Cave State Park Closes Access to Viewing Platform - Park Remains Open to Public http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0616.html (Billings, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the viewing area and portions of the trail to Pictograph Cave at Pictograph Cave State Park in Billings have been closed until further notice due to a rock fall event. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:14:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0616.html 2015-01-22T15:14:26Z What’s In A Name and Dog Soldier Ledger Book at Travelers’ Rest Winter Storytelling Series - Travelers’ Rest State Park, January 24 and 31 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0615.html (Lolo, MT) – Join us-Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) for the Winter Storytelling Series at Travelers’ Rest State Park every Saturday at 11am through March 21, 2015. Upcoming programs include What’s In A Name with Rosalyn LaPier on January 24 and The Dog Soldier Ledger Book with Richard Ellis on January 31. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:36:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0615.html 2015-01-16T17:36:11Z Apply To Become A Montana State Parks AmeriCorps Member - Now recruiting for 2015 Spring/Summer positions http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0614.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that it is now recruiting new AmeriCorps members for 2015 Spring/Summer positions serving at state parks across Montana. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:33:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0614.html 2015-01-16T17:33:05Z Becoming an Outdoors Woman Ice Fishing Program At Lone Pine State Park - Thursday, January 28 and Saturday, January 31 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0613.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is hosting a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman ice fishing program at Lone Pine State Park on January 28 and January 31. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:41:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0613.html 2015-01-14T16:41:20Z Snow Stompers Program Series At Lone Pine State Park - Saturdays January 17 through February 21 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0596.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is hosting the Snow Stompers program series at Lone Pine State Park, Saturdays 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM from January 17 through February 21. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:36:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0596.html 2015-01-14T16:36:37Z Montana State Parks Seeks Information About Vandalism At Clark’s Lookout State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0594.html (Dillion, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is asking the public to help provide information concerning a case of vandalism at Clark’s Lookout State Park near Dillion, Montana. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:28:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0594.html 2015-01-14T16:28:47Z Montana State Parks Announces Record High 2014 Annual Visitation -Park Volunteer Hours also on the Rise http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0498.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that in 2014, Montana’s 55 state parks experienced 2.255 million visits; setting record high visitation for the second straight year. From January to December 2014, the statewide visitation numbers show a 3% increase over 2013. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 20:03:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0498.html 2015-01-08T20:03:45Z