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 Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Present -January 26, 2019 from 4pm to 5pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1385.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host the Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center (FOFAC) for a Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness presentation at Lone Pine State Park on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:51:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1385.html 2019-01-16T22:51:32Z Public Comment Open on Proposed Wastewater System Replacement at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1384.html (Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Wastewater Treatment System Replacement project at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park located near Whitehall, MT. Comments will be accepted through Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 5pm. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:30:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1384.html 2019-01-16T22:30:46Z Smith River Permit Applications Available January 2 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1383.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that 2019 float permit applications for Smith River State Park will be available Wednesday, January 2 through Thursday, February 14, 2019. The permit drawing will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 23:03:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1383.html 2018-12-20T23:03:52Z Bannack State Park Skating Pond Opens http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1382.html (Dillon, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites you to lace up your ice skates and hit the ice at Bannack State Park. The skating pond will be open December 26 through January 1, and every following weekend while ice conditions allow. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 23:01:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1382.html 2018-12-20T23:01:06Z Make a Resolution to Health with a First Day Hike -January 1, 2019 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1381.html (Helena, MT) –Make a New Year’s resolution to health and happiness by kicking off 2019 with an invigorating First Day Hike at a state park near you. On January 1, Montana State Parks will host First Day Hikes at Makoshika State Park, Spring Meadow Lake State Park, Flathead Lake State Park-Wayfarers, Lone Pine State Park, Travelers’ Rest State Park, and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. These fun and informative guided-hikes are open to all ages and are family friendly. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 22:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1381.html 2018-12-20T22:58:00Z Montana State Parks & Recreation Board to Meet December 19 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1380.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will meet on Wednesday, December 19 at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters located at 1420 E. 6th Avenue in Helena. The Board will hold a work session to discuss legislative ethics and training at 8:30am and the Board meeting will begin at 9:30am. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:29:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1380.html 2018-12-11T22:29:22Z Ranger Talk “Winter Survivalist” at Lone Pine State Park - Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 5pm to 6pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1379.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host the ranger talk “Winter Survivalist” at Lone Pine State Park on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 5:00pmto 6:00pm in the Visitor Center. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 23:07:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1379.html 2018-11-29T23:07:11Z Montana State Parks Opens Applications for Land and Water Conservation Fund and Off-Highway Vehicle Grants http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1378.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will open the application cycle for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program and the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)Grant Program on Monday, December 3, 2018. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5pm. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 22:59:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1378.html 2018-11-29T22:59:49Z Public Comment Open for Proposed Bonner Learning Park Donation to Milltown State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1377.html (Missoula, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Bonner Learning Park (BPL) Property Donation to Milltown State Park near Missoula, MT. Comments will be accepted through Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 5pm. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 15:31:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1377.html 2018-11-01T15:31:45Z Recreational Trails Program Opens 2019 Grant Applications http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1376.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will open the application cycle for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP)) on Thursday, November 1, 2018 through the online system at fundingmt.org. The application deadline is January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 15:27:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1376.html 2018-11-01T15:27:56Z Completion of Makoshika Road Project Delayed Until Spring 2019 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1375.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that the main access road into Makoshika State Park will remain closed for construction until spring 2019. The $1.85 million project was expected to be completed in October, but construction was put on hold due to unseasonably cold temperatures. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1375.html 2018-10-31T15:25:00Z Montana State Parks Seeks Comment on Several Proposals http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1374.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on several proposals, including extension of the Smith River Biennial Fee Rule, East Gallatin Management Agreement, and Lands Transfer Policy Revisions. Public comments will be accepted through Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5pm. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 18:29:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1374.html 2018-10-30T18:29:33Z Niimiipuu Nez Perce Exhibit Opens at Travelers’ Rest State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1373.html (Lolo, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a traveling exhibit, The Journey of the Resilient Niimiipuu Nez Perce People, at Travelers’ Rest State Park. The exhibit will open on Thursday, October 18 and run through December 31, 2018. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:05:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1373.html 2018-10-12T15:05:27Z Clark’s Lookout State Park Adopts Winter Gate Closure -November 1st, 2018 through April 30th, 2019- http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1372.html (Dillon, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the gate at Clark’s Lookout State Park will close for winter on November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1372.html 2018-10-11T15:01:00Z Pictograph Cave State Park Hosts Montana State Parks & Recreation Board Meeting -October 16, 2018- http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1368.html (Billings, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 16 from 9am to 12pm at Pictograph Cave State Park located at 3401 Coburn Road, Billings, MT. Tue, 09 Oct 2018 20:22:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1368.html 2018-10-09T20:22:16Z Celebrate National Fossil Day at Makoshika State Park -Saturday, October 13, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1371.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will celebrate National Fossil Day at Makoshika State Park on Saturday, October 13 from 1:00pm to3:00pm. Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1371.html 2018-10-03T20:45:00Z Traditional Cultural Landscapes of the Flathead Valley at Lone Pine State Park -Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1370.html (Kalispell, MT) – Lone Pine State Park will host a presentation on Traditional Cultural Landscapes of the Flathead Valley with Tim Ryan on Saturday, October 13 from 6pm to 8pm. Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1370.html 2018-10-03T20:44:00Z Brush Lake State Park Special Event: Astronomy Under the Brush Lake Sky -Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 7pm- http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1369.html (Dagmar, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host Astronomy Under the Brush Lake Sky at Brush Lake State Park on Sunday, October 21 at 7:00pm. Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1369.html 2018-10-03T20:30:00Z Decision Notice Issued for Thompson Falls Group Campsite Project http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1367.html (Thompson Falls, MT) – Montana State Parks (MSP) has issued a decision notice for a Group Campsite Project at Thompson Falls State Park, near Thompson Falls, MT. The decision recommends moving forward with the relocation of the existing group campsite and group day-use area. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 21:41:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1367.html 2018-10-01T21:41:07Z 4th Annual Fall Family Fest at Giant Springs State Park -Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1-4pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1366.html (Great Falls, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host the 4th Annual Fall Family Fest at Giant Springs State Park on Saturday, October 13th from 1pm to 4pm. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 20:37:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1366.html 2018-09-27T20:37:21Z Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Announces Off-Season Hours http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1365.html (Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will move to off-season hours of operation on Monday, October 1, 2018. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 20:34:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1365.html 2018-09-27T20:34:17Z Milltown State Park Moves to Offseason Hours http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1364.html (Missoula, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that Milltown State Park will move to offseason hours of operation on Monday, October 1, 2018. During offseason hours, The Confluence Area of the park at 7363 Juniper Drive will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily. The Overlook Area of the park at 1353 Deer Creek Road remains open from sunrise until sunset. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 20:31:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1364.html 2018-09-27T20:31:00Z Ancient Monsters of the Night at Makoshika State Park -Friday October 12, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1363.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host Ancient Monsters of the Night at Makoshika State Park on Friday, October 12 at 6:30pm. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 20:28:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1363.html 2018-09-27T20:28:15Z Children’s Reading Hour at Lone Pine State Park With Special Guest Buck Buchanan - October 4th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1358.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and Lone Pine State Park will host a children’s reading hour with Buck Buchanan and his book, Denni-Jo and Pinto on Thursday, October 4 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:44:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1358.html 2018-09-25T20:44:42Z National Public Lands Day at Lone Pine State Park Saturday, September 29 from 9am to 1pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1359.html (Kalispell, MT) – In celebration of the 25th year of National Public Lands Day (NPLD), Montana State Parks will host a trail improvement day at Lone Pine State Park on September 29 from 9am to 1pm. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1359.html 2018-09-24T20:53:00Z