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 National Trails Day Trail Clean Up At Lone Pine State Park Saturday, June 2 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1232.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and Lone Pine State Park will partner with Montana Conservation Corps and Foy’s to Blacktail Trails to conduct trail maintenance in celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Wed, 23 May 2018 20:49:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1232.html 2018-05-23T20:49:11Z Sunrise Yoga at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park -Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 8am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1231.html (Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a Sunrise Yoga class at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, June 9 8:00 am. Wed, 23 May 2018 20:44:54 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1231.html 2018-05-23T20:44:54Z Makoshika State Park Announces Summer Youth Program Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 am, May 31-Aug. 2 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1230.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host Summer Youth Programs at Makoshika State Park on Thursdays from 9:30 am to 11:30am. The programs will start May 31, 2018 and run through August 2, 2018. Wed, 23 May 2018 20:41:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1230.html 2018-05-23T20:41:56Z Boat Ramps Open at Placid and Salmon Lake State Parks http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1229.html (Seeley Lake, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the boat ramps at Placid Lake State Park and Salmon Lake State Park are now open. The boat ramps had been closed to trailer launches due to high lake levels. Water levels continue to be high and Montana State Parks would like to remind the public to be safe and wear a personal floatation device while recreating on the water. Wed, 23 May 2018 20:39:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1229.html 2018-05-23T20:39:39Z “My Love Affair with Montana” with Hal Stearns at Makoshika State Park -Sunday, May 27 at 7:00 pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1227.html (Glendive, MT) – Makoshika State Park will host Montana Conversations program “My Love Affair with Montana” with storyteller Hal Stearns on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 7pm. Wed, 23 May 2018 20:33:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1227.html 2018-05-23T20:33:33Z Nature Photography Series at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1228.html (Ulm, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host Nature Photography with Donna Ridgway at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Sunday, June 3 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Tue, 22 May 2018 20:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1228.html 2018-05-22T20:37:00Z High Water Closes Boat Ramp at Painted Rocks State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1226.html (Darby, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the boat ramp at Painted Rocks State Park is closed to trailer launches due to high lake levels. Campsites #9 and #11 are also closed. Hand-launching for small watercraft is available at the park. The boat ramp will re-open when water levels allow. Mon, 21 May 2018 21:54:58 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1226.html 2018-05-21T21:54:58Z Discover the Fun of Camping at the Corps of Discovery Campout http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1225.html (Lolo, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host the Corps of Discovery Campout at Travelers’ Rest State Park on June 9 and 10, 2018. Thu, 17 May 2018 22:18:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1225.html 2018-05-17T22:18:33Z Decision Notice Issued for Capital Road Project at Makoshika State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1224.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) has issued a Decision Notice for a Draft Environmental Assessment for a Capital Road Project at Makoshika State Park in Glendive, MT. The Decision Notice recommends moving forward with renovations to the primary access road at Makoshika State Park. Thu, 17 May 2018 21:10:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1224.html 2018-05-17T21:10:14Z Celebrate National Trails Day at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park -Saturday, June 2 from 9am to 12pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1223.html (Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will celebrate National Trails Day® at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park on Saturday, June 2 from 9am to 12pm. Wed, 16 May 2018 22:12:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1223.html 2018-05-16T22:12:16Z National Trails Day Hike at Bannack State Park -Saturday, June 2 from 10am-Noon http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1222.html (Dillon, MT)- Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host National Trails Day® at Bannack State Park on Saturday, June 2 from 10am-12pm. Wed, 16 May 2018 22:08:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1222.html 2018-05-16T22:08:08Z Full Moon Hike at Makoshika State Park -Tuesday, May 29 at 9:00 pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1221.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a Full Moon Hike at Makoshika State Park on Tuesday, May 29 at 9:00 pm. Wed, 16 May 2018 22:05:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1221.html 2018-05-16T22:05:07Z Motorboat Safety Inspections at Lake Elmo State Park - Saturday, May 19 from 9am to 4pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1220.html (Billings, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host Motorboat Safety Inspection Day at Lake Elmo State Park on Saturday, May 19 from 9am to 4pm. Wed, 16 May 2018 22:02:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1220.html 2018-05-16T22:02:11Z Travelers’ Rest State Park Accepting Applications for Bitterroot Culture Camp http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1219.html (Lolo, MT) – Travelers’ Rest State Park is now accepting applications for Bitterroot Culture Camp which will be held at the park on July 9-13, 2018. Applications are available at travelersrest.org. Wed, 16 May 2018 21:58:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1219.html 2018-05-16T21:58:52Z Placid Lake State Park Opens for Camping http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1218.html (Seeley Lake, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that Placid Lake State Park is now open for camping. The boat ramp will remain closed to trailer launches due to continued high water, but hand-launching for small watercraft is allowed. The boat ramp will open when water levels permit. For boat ramp status updates visit the Placid Lake State Park page at: stateparks.mt.gov. Thu, 10 May 2018 22:14:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1218.html 2018-05-10T22:14:42Z Summer Campground Speaker Series: Bighorn Sheep with Kelli Poole –Friday, May 25 from 8-9pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1217.html (Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host “Bighorn Sheep” with Kelli Poole at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park on Friday, May 25 at 8:00pm. The presentation marks the opening of the park’s Summer Campground Speaker Series. Thu, 10 May 2018 22:09:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1217.html 2018-05-10T22:09:35Z Lost Creek State Park to Open to Full Use -Friday May 11, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1216.html (Anaconda, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that Lost Creek State Park will open for full camping and road use on Friday, May 11, 2018. The snow on the park road has completely cleared off, and park staff will be working on small maintenance needs until the opening. The park’s “open” status will be monitored with potential for flooding due to early warm temperatures and unusually high snowpack in the Flint Creek Range. Wed, 09 May 2018 21:26:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1216.html 2018-05-09T21:26:12Z Recreational Trails Grant Awards Open for Public Comment - Comments due Friday, June 8, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1215.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on proposed Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant awards for the current grant cycle which closed on February 1, 2018. Montana’s Recreational Trails Program has awarded approximately $1.57 million in grant funds to 50 trails projects located across Montana. Public comment on the proposed RTP grant awards is open through Friday, June 8 at 5pm. Wed, 09 May 2018 21:16:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1215.html 2018-05-09T21:16:57Z National Kids to Parks Day at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park - Saturday, May 19 from 10am to 1pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1214.html (Ulm, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) in celebration of National Kids to Parks Day will host Traditional Native Games at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, May 19 from 10am to 1pm. Tue, 08 May 2018 21:53:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1214.html 2018-05-08T21:53:57Z Makoshika State Park Montana Wilderness Association Hike http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1213.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a Montana Wilderness Association (MWA) Wilderness Walk at Makoshika State Park on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10 am. Tue, 08 May 2018 21:51:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1213.html 2018-05-08T21:51:26Z Salmon Lake State Park Opens for Camping http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1212.html (Seeley Lake, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the campground at Salmon Lake State Park is now open. The day use area and boat ramp at the park will remain closed due to continued high lake levels. Areas of flooding in the park had delayed the opening which was originally scheduled for May 1. Tue, 08 May 2018 21:48:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1212.html 2018-05-08T21:48:48Z Public Comment Opportunity Opens for Off-Highway Vehicle Grants -Comments accepted through June 6, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1211.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today is seeking public comment on Off-Highway Vehicle Program (OHV) grant applications for the current grant cycle which closed on February 1, 2018. The OHV program has approximately $115,000 available and received 12 grant applications totaling over $185,000 in project requests. Public comment will be accepted through Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 5pm. Mon, 07 May 2018 21:33:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1211.html 2018-05-07T21:33:40Z Opening for Placid and Salmon Lake State Parks Delayed Due to Flooding http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1210.html (Seeley Lake, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) has delayed the opening of Placid Lake State Park and Salmon Lake State Park due to spring flooding at both sites. To address public safety concerns and resource damage control, both parks will remain closed until further notice. Mon, 30 Apr 2018 22:49:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1210.html 2018-04-30T22:49:29Z Parks in Focus Commission Announces Second Public Meeting in Kalispell http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1209.html (Kalispell, MT) – The Montana Parks in Focus Commission will host a public meeting May 10-11 in Kalispell. The public meeting is the second of four held at state parks across Montana intended to gather public input and develop recommendations to sustain and strengthen Montana’s state park system. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:28:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1209.html 2018-04-26T17:28:47Z Owling Walk at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park -Saturday, May 12 at 7:30pm- http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1208.html (Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host its 8th annual Owling Walk at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:25:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1208.html 2018-04-26T17:25:10Z