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 Road Advisory Announced for Pictograph Cave State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1424.html (Billings, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that visitors to Pictograph State Park should use caution when driving to the park. Heavy equipment from nearby pipeline construction has caused rough road conditions. Travel on the road may be hazardous to vehicles, especially motorcycles. Wed, 22 May 2019 22:49:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1424.html 2019-05-22T22:49:17Z Montana State Parks & Recreation Board to Deliberate on Hell Creek Appeal http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1423.html (Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will meet on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00am. The meeting will be held at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Headquarters located at 1420 E. 6th Avenue in Helena, MT. Tue, 21 May 2019 22:45:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1423.html 2019-05-21T22:45:35Z “Be Snake Aware” Series at First Peoples Buffalo Jump - May 18th & June 8th http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1422.html (Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is offering a two-part “Be Snake Aware” series at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park. “Be Snake Aware: Part I” will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 10am to 11:30am and “Part II” on Saturday, June 8 from 11am to 1pm. Fri, 10 May 2019 16:38:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1422.html 2019-05-10T16:38:00Z Makoshika Road Opening Delayed until after Memorial Day http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1418.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that construction work will keep the road at Makoshika State Park closed until after Memorial Day. Unseasonably cold weather has postponed completion of the $1.85 million project to renovate and rebuild the primary access road in the park. Fri, 10 May 2019 16:00:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1418.html 2019-05-10T16:00:41Z Enjoy Spring with Wildflower Walks at Lone Pine State Park -May 11 and 18, 2019 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1421.html (Kalispell, MT) – Spring is in bloom and Montana State Parks invites you to enjoy the outdoors with ranger-guided Wildflower Walks at Lone Pine State Park this May. Wed, 08 May 2019 16:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1421.html 2019-05-08T16:10:00Z Kids to Parks Day at Lewis & Clark Caverns -May 18, 2019 from 10am ¬¬to 4pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1420.html (Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a Kids to Parks Day event at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park on Saturday, May 18 starting at 10am. Wed, 08 May 2019 16:07:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1420.html 2019-05-08T16:07:00Z Enjoy Kids to Park Day at Makoshika State Park -Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:00 am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1419.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a special Kids to Parks Day hike at Makoshika State Park on Saturday, May 18 at 11am. Wed, 08 May 2019 16:03:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1419.html 2019-05-08T16:03:00Z Give a Hoot with an Owl Walk at the Caverns -May 11, 2019 from 8:30pm to 11:00pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1413.html (Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will an evening owl walk at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park on Saturday, May 11 from 8:30pm to 11:00pm. Wed, 01 May 2019 21:43:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1413.html 2019-05-01T21:43:46Z Montana State Parks & Recreation Board to Meet in Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1412.html (Helena, MT) – The Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will meet to hear an individual appeal of a Department decision regarding Hell Creek State Park on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:00am. The meeting will be held at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Headquarters located at 1420 E. 6th Avenue in Helena, MT. Wed, 01 May 2019 21:39:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1412.html 2019-05-01T21:39:27Z Milltown State Park Confluence Area Gate Hours Extended http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1414.html (Missoula, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) has extended the Milltown State Park gate hours at the Confluence Area to 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Walk-in and bike-in visitors may use the park from sunrise to sunset, but vehicles must be moved outside the gate on Juniper Drive prior to 9 p.m. Vehicles left in the Confluence Area parking lot at 7501 Juniper Dr will be locked in overnight and can be picked up the next day. Parking violators may be cited. Tue, 30 Apr 2019 21:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1414.html 2019-04-30T21:47:00Z Dog Days at Lewis & Clark Caverns -Saturday, May 4 from 8:30am to 4:30pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1417.html (Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host Dog Days, a special event to show appreciation for responsible pet ownership in state parks, at Lewis & Clark Caverns on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Wed, 24 Apr 2019 22:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1417.html 2019-04-24T22:02:00Z Get Outdoors with Spring Events at Milltown State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1416.html (Missoula, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) welcomes spring with volunteer and interpretive events, including tree planting, wildflower walks, and basic bird watching at Milltown State Park this May. Wed, 24 Apr 2019 21:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1416.html 2019-04-24T21:54:00Z Help Create a Medicine Wheel Garden at First Peoples Buffalo Jump -Saturday, May 4th from 10am to 12pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1415.html (Ulm, MT) –First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is looking for volunteers to help create a Medicine Wheel garden on Saturday, May 4 from 10am to 12pm. Volunteers will help with rock placement, plant native plants and decorate of the garden. Wed, 24 Apr 2019 21:51:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1415.html 2019-04-24T21:51:00Z Public Comments Open for Lake Mary Ronan Land Exchange -Comments accepted through May 23rd http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1411.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Land Exchange at Lake Mary Ronan State Park located near Dayton, MT. Comments will be accepted through Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 5pm. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:00:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1411.html 2019-04-22T14:00:26Z Out Rageous Owls and Earth Day Fun at Lone Pine State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1409.html Lone Pine State Park will host the ranger program “The Outrageous Life of Owls” on Saturday, April 27th from 8:30pm to 10pm. Join a Park Ranger for a short program on owls and a guided 1.5-mile hike through Lone Pine in search of these silent hunters. Spring is a great time to search for owls, and most species in Northwest Montana are very vocal this time of year. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:35:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1409.html 2019-04-19T18:35:50Z Makoshika Road Construction Resumes -Visitor Center and Bluebird Trail Open http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1410.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that construction on the main road at Makoshika State Park will resume on Monday, April 22. For safety reasons, backcountry access to the park is prohibited during the construction, but the Visitor Center and Bluebird Trail are open to the public. The campground will remain closed until the project is completed. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:39:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1410.html 2019-04-18T18:39:00Z Smith River State Park Opens for Float Season -Monday, April 15th http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1408.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that Smith River State Park will open for floating on Monday, April 15th. The park opening had been scheduled for April 1st but was delayed due to safety concerns caused by excessive ice and snow on the river. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1408.html 2019-04-15T13:00:00Z Park After Dark Full Moon Hike at Lone Pine State Park -Friday, April 19th from 9:00 to 10:30pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1407.html (Kalispell, MT) – Lone Pine State Park invites you to enjoy a Park after Dark Full Moon Hike on Friday, April 19th from 9:00 to 10:30pm. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 20:39:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1407.html 2019-04-12T20:39:17Z Council Grove State Park Opens to Vehicle Access http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1406.html (Missoula, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that Council Grove State Park is now open to vehicle access. Vehicle access to the park had been closed due to road conditions and deep snow drifts. Thu, 11 Apr 2019 22:24:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1406.html 2019-04-11T22:24:21Z State Trails Advisory Committee to Hold Funding Decision Meeting in Bozeman -April 17 & 18, 2019 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1405.html (Helena, MT) – The Montana State Trails Advisory Committee (STAC) will hold its Funding Decision meeting on Wednesday, April 17 from 9am to 5:45pm and Thursday, April 18 from 8am to 4pm at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 3 Headquarters located at 1400 S. 19th Avenue in Bozeman, MT. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 21:13:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1405.html 2019-04-10T21:13:52Z Public Comment Open for Proposed Maintenance Building Project at Giant Springs State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1404.html (Great Falls, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Equipment and Maintenance Building at Giant Springs State Park in Great Falls, MT. Comments will be accepted through Monday, April 29, 2019 at 5pm. Thu, 28 Mar 2019 16:47:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1404.html 2019-03-28T16:47:14Z Nature Writing Workshop at Lewis & Clark Caverns -Saturday, April 13 from 1pm to 4pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1403.html (Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will host a Nature Writing Workshop on Saturday, April 13, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:36:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1403.html 2019-03-27T21:36:56Z Ice Causes Temporary Closure of Smith River State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1402.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) has announced a temporary emergency closure for Smith River State Park due to excessive ice and snow on the river. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:11:34 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1402.html 2019-03-22T22:11:34Z Public Comment Sought for Proposed Parks Classification Policy http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1401.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board are seeking public comment on the proposed Classification and Investment Strategy policy for the Montana State Parks system. The proposed policy would guide strategic investment of resources into the park system. Comments will be accepted through Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 5pm. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:51:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1401.html 2019-03-18T21:51:18Z D.G. House and Kuka Family Art Show at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park - Saturday, March 23 from 12-3pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1399.html (Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host an art show and reception featuring D.G. House and the Kuka Family at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, March 23 from 12pm to 3pm. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1399.html 2019-03-14T13:28:00Z