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 Makoshika State Park Water Line Project - Comments accepted through May 1st http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1585.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Makoshika State Park Water Line Project located in Glendive, MT. Comments will be accepted through Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 5pm. Sat, 28 Mar 2020 01:26:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1585.html 2020-03-28T01:26:27Z Ice Causes Temporary Closure of Smith River State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1584.html Effective immediately, the Smith River is closed to all floating between Camp Baker and Eden Bridge. Below average temperatures and heavy snow fall this winter have left the river covered in ice making it impassable for recreationists. Boat camps remain covered in ice and snow, making conditions hazardous. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 23:20:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1584.html 2020-03-25T23:20:18Z Montana State Parks & Recreation Board to Meet in Bozeman http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1583.html (Helena, MT) – The Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will meet in Bozeman on Tuesday, March 10th at 9:00am. The meeting will be held at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Regional Headquarters in Bozeman, MT located at 1400 South 19th Ave. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 23:52:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1583.html 2020-03-03T23:52:41Z 2020 Successful Smith River Permit Applicants Will Be Notified By Email http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1582.html (Helena, MT) – Beginning this year, successful Smith River applicants will no longer receive their permit and floater information packet via the United States Postal Service. Instead, successful applicants will be notified via email shortly after the lottery drawing is conducted on Monday, March 2nd, 2020. Links within the email will allow permit holders to download and print their float permit, as well as access vital and detailed information regarding their upcoming Smith River float. Lottery results will also be available online at stateparks.mt.gov. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 00:23:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1582.html 2020-03-03T00:23:11Z Recreational Trails Program Seeks Public Comment on 2020 Grant Applications http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1581.html Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant applications for the current grant cycle which closed on January 31, 2020. Public comment on the RTP grant applications is open through Monday, March 9 at 5pm. Wed, 05 Feb 2020 15:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1581.html 2020-02-05T15:30:00Z Decision Notice Issued for Bonner Learning Park Property Donation to Milltown State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1580.html (Bonner, MT) – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has issued a decision notice for the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Bonner Learning Park property donation, from the Bonner Development Group (BDG), to Milltown State Park in Bonner, Montana. The decision recommends moving forward Alternative-B, as outlined in the Draft Environmental Assessment, to accept the 33.56 acre land donation. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1580.html 2020-01-23T23:00:00Z Lost Creek State Park Public Meeting http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1579.html (Anaconda, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a meeting on Tuesday, January, 28th to discuss a proposed trail project at Lost Creek State Park. The project would create a mile long trail, inside the park boundary, that would expand the recreational offerings at the park. The meeting is open to the public and will discuss details about this exciting project. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:25:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1579.html 2020-01-16T23:25:35Z Montana State Parks & Recreation Board Announces January Meeting in Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1578.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will hold a meeting via teleconference on Monday, January 13 at 10:00am. The meeting will be held at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters in Helena, MT located at 1420 East 6th Avenue. Mon, 06 Jan 2020 22:54:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1578.html 2020-01-06T22:54:04Z Smith River Permit Applications Available January 2 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1577.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that 2020 float permit applications for Smith River State Park will be available Thursday, January 2 through Thursday, February 13, 2020. The permit drawing will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 23:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1577.html 2019-12-23T23:57:00Z Start Your New Year Off Right with a First Day Hike http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1576.html (Helena, MT) –Make a New Year’s resolution to health and happiness by kicking off 2020 with a First Day Hike at a state park near you. On January 1, Montana State Parks will host First Day Hikes at Makoshika State Park, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, Lake Elmo State Park, Lone Pine State Park, Travelers’ Rest State Park, and Missouri Headwaters State Park. These fun and informative guided-hikes are open to all ages and are family friendly. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 22:17:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1576.html 2019-12-23T22:17:31Z Draft Environmental Assessment Published for Flathead Lake State Park Permanent Easement Acquisition http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1575.html State agencies propose permanent easement for Big Arm State Park Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:27:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1575.html 2019-12-05T15:27:39Z 2020 Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Cycle Opens -Monday, December 2, 2019 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1573.html (Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will open the 2020 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program grant cycle on Monday, December 2, 2019. Applications will be accepted through the online system at fundingmt.org through Friday, February 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Wed, 27 Nov 2019 23:18:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1573.html 2019-11-27T23:18:00Z Share Some Holiday Spirit at Makoshika State Park -Saturday, December 14 and 21 from 2-4pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1574.html (Glendive, MT) – Celebrate the season with family-friendly holiday events at Makoshika State Park. On Saturday December 14, join us for ugly sweaters crafts. Kids will be able to make this paper craft and take it home to display in their home or on their Christmas tree. On Saturday December 21, kids can enjoy some food art when they make their own edible snowman or reindeer snack. Mon, 25 Nov 2019 23:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1574.html 2019-11-25T23:29:00Z Montana State Parks Seeks Public Comment on 2020-2021 Fee Schedule http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1572.html (Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that it is seeking public comment on the 2020/2021 Fee Schedule. If adopted, the fee schedule would be in effect from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021. Comments will be accepted through Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 5pm. Fri, 22 Nov 2019 21:57:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1572.html 2019-11-22T21:57:01Z FWP looking to the future of state parks with revised fee schedule, classification policy http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1571.html Even though the summer season at Montana State Parks is over, plans for the management of those parks is really hitting its stride. Fri, 22 Nov 2019 21:54:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1571.html 2019-11-22T21:54:43Z Trim the Tree at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park -Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1pm to 3pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1570.html (Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a tree-trimming event at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, December 7 from 1pm to 3pm. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:15:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1570.html 2019-11-21T21:15:00Z Candlelight Tours are Back at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1569.html (Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is excited to announce the return of Holiday Candlelight Tours at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. Tickets go on sale Monday, Dec 2. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:13:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1569.html 2019-11-21T21:13:00Z “Journey Stories” Exhibit Opens at Travelers’ Rest State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1568.html (Lolo, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host the exhibit “Journey Stories” at Travelers’ Rest State Park November 23, 2019 through March 23, 2020. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1568.html 2019-11-21T21:09:00Z Guided Rock Art Hike at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park -Saturday, November 30 from 10am to 12pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1567.html (Ulm, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a rock art hike at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, November 30 from 10am to 12pm. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:49:13 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1567.html 2019-11-14T23:49:13Z Fee Changes for 2019/2020 Snowmobile Trail Passes http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1566.html (Helena, MT) – Snowmobilers and other groomed trail users in Montana will see changes to trail passes for the 2019/2020 riding season. Last spring, the 2019 Montana Legislature passed HB 355 which adjusted fees on the Montana Snowmobile Trail Pass and Non-resident Snowmobile Temporary Use Permit and designated a new Non-resident Groomed Trail Pass. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:44:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1566.html 2019-11-14T23:44:56Z Montana Public Lands Field Trip Grant Application Deadline Extended http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1565.html (Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the application deadline for Montana Public Lands Field Trip Grants has been extended. The original deadline to apply was October 27, 2019, but the grant cycle will remain open until all of the available grants have been awarded. Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:58:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1565.html 2019-11-04T22:58:33Z Recreational Trails Program Grant Cycle Opens November 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1564.html (Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will begin accepting grant applications for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12pm through the online system at fundingmt.org. The application deadline is January 31, 2020 at 3:00pm. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 21:19:30 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1564.html 2019-10-28T21:19:30Z Public Meeting will Gauge Support for Lost Creek State Park Friends Group -Thursday, November 7th at 6:30pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1563.html (Anaconda, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will hold a public meeting to gauge interest in the formation of a friends group to support Lost Creek State Park on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Hearst Free Library located at 401 Main St. in Anaconda, MT. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:22:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1563.html 2019-10-23T21:22:45Z Anaconda Smokestack State Park Friends Group Meeting -Monday, November 4th at 6:00pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1562.html (Anaconda, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will hold a public meeting regarding the formation of a friends group to support Anaconda Smokestack State Park on Monday, November 4th at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Metcalf Senior Center located at 115 E. Pennsylvania Ave. in Anaconda, MT. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:18:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1562.html 2019-10-23T21:18:23Z Public Comment Sought for Thompson Chain of Lakes Forestry Project http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1561.html (Libby, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Forest Management Project at Thompson Chain of Lakes State Park and Logan State Park near Libby, MT. Comments will be accepted through Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 5pm. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 21:41:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1561.html 2019-10-10T21:41:12Z