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 Decision Notice Issued for Milltown State Park Forest Health Improvement and Trail Development Project http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0485.html (Missoula, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that a decision notice has been issued for a forest health improvement and trail development project at Milltown State Park located near Missoula, Montana. The decision notice recommends moving forward with selective removal of trees to improve forest health. Montana State Parks will also proceed with construction of a new trail with interpretive signage. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:18:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0485.html 2014-12-12T22:18:45Z Montana State Parks & Recreation Board To Hold Meeting in Helena - Smith River Fee Rule and Strategic Plan on the Agenda for Wednesday, December 17 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0484.html (Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will meet on Wednesday, December 17 at FWP Headquarters in Helena, Montana from 8:30am until 12:30pm. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:55:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0484.html 2014-12-10T22:55:47Z Usher In the New Year with "First Day Hikes" at Montana State Parks - Thursday, January 1, 2015 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0483.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites the public to usher in the New Year with “First Day Hikes” at Montana State Parks on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2015. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:46:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0483.html 2014-12-10T22:46:01Z Celebrate The Season With Holiday Candlelight Tours At Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park In December - Tickets on sale Monday, December 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0482.html (Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites the public to celebrate the season with Holiday Candlelight Tours at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in December. Tours will be offered on Dec. 13, Dec. 20, 21, 22, and Dec. 27 & 28. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:22:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0482.html 2014-11-24T23:22:28Z Mandatory Food Storage Proposed for Smith River State Park -Public comments accepted through Friday, November 21 at 5pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0481.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on proposed mandatory food storage for floaters in Smith River State Park. The food storage change is part of the 2014 Smith River State Park and River Corridor Biennial Rule. The Smith River Biennial Rule sets fees, permit requirements and rules for private, commercial and land-owner float trips on the popular Smith River. Public comments will be accepted through Friday, November 21 at 5pm. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:21:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0481.html 2014-11-14T23:21:50Z Public Encouraged To Comment On Montana State Parks Draft Strategic Plan -Comments due by Wednesday, November 19 at 5pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0480.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is encouraging the public to submit comments on the Montana State Parks Draft Strategic Plan: Charting a New Tomorrow. Public comments will be accepted through Wednesday, November 19 at 5pm. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:18:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0480.html 2014-11-14T23:18:48Z Travelers' Rest State Park Announces Winter Hours http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0479.html (Lolo, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that winter hours are now in effect for Travelers’ Rest State Park. Under winter hours, the park will be open from 9am to 4pm daily with the museum and visitor center open from 9am to 3:30pmTuesday through Sunday. Winter hours are in effect until Sunday, March 8. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:43:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0479.html 2014-11-13T23:43:52Z Decision Notice Issued for Eden Bridge Host Site Improvement Project At Smith River State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0478.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that a decision notice has been issued for host pad improvements at Eden Bridge in Smith River State Park near Ulm, MT. The decision is to move forward with improvements to the existing host site area, including the addition of two host pads with associated utilities. By notification of this Decision Notice the Environmental Assessment (EA) is hereby made the Final EA. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:08:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0478.html 2014-11-13T22:08:45Z Decision Notice Issued for Camp Baker Host Site Improvement Project At Smith River State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0477.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today, that a decision notice has been issued for a host site improvement project at Camp Baker in Smith River State Park located near White Sulphur Springs, MT. The decision notice recommends moving forward with development of a host site to accommodate a seasonal volunteer host. By notification of this Decision Notice, the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) is hereby made the Final EA. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:05:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0477.html 2014-11-13T22:05:15Z Late Fall Bird Stroll At Giant Springs State Park -Saturday, November 22nd from 1-3:30pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0476.html (Great Falls, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites you to a Late Fall Bird Stroll through Giant Springs State Park on Saturday, November 22nd from 1pm to 3:30pm with the Upper Missouri Breaks Audubon Society. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:21:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0476.html 2014-11-13T16:21:55Z Montana State Parks AmeriCorps is Now Recruiting New Members for 2015 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0475.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that it is now recruiting new AmeriCorps members for 2015. These service terms are full-time 44 week, 1700 hour positions serving at state parks and regional offices across Montana. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:20:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0475.html 2014-11-10T22:20:57Z Montana State Parks Seeks Diversified Trail Users To Serve On Citizen Advisory Committees - Applications due by Monday, December 15, 2014 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0474.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking diversified trail users to serve on three separate citizens advisory committees. Applications will be accepted through Monday, December 15, 2014. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:24:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0474.html 2014-11-07T15:24:19Z Switchbacks At Makoshika State Park Closing For Winter -Effective Monday, November 10 at 12am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0473.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced a winter closure for the road at the base of the switchbacks in Makoshika State Park. The road will be closed to all motorized vehicles effective Monday, November 10 at 12am. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:51:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0473.html 2014-11-06T21:51:06Z North Shore Boat Ramp At Cooney State Park Closed for Repairs http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0472.html (Billings, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that the North Shore boat ramp at Cooney State Park is closed for repairs. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:36:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0472.html 2014-11-05T22:36:04Z Hike to the Rock Art At First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park - Saturday, November 15 at 10am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0471.html (Great Falls, MT) – Join us - Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) for a ranger-guided hike to the pictographs and petroglyphs of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, November 15 from 10am to 12pm. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:32:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0471.html 2014-11-05T22:32:37Z 2014 Biennial Fee Rule Adopted By Montana State Parks & Recreation Board http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0470.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the 2014 Biennial Fee Rule, an assemblage of user fees and associated rules for the Montana State Park system, was adopted by the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board on October 15, 2014. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:35:34 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0470.html 2014-10-31T20:35:34Z Boat Docks Winterized at Placid Lake & Salmon Lake State Parks -Boat ramps open until November 30 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0469.html (Seeley Lake, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that, effective immediately; all boat docks at both Placid Lake State Park and Salmon Lake State Park have been winterized. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:28:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0469.html 2014-10-31T15:28:24Z Boat Docks Winterized At Cooney State Park - North Shore boat dock still available for use http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0468.html (Billings, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that effective immediately the Marshall Cove and Red Lodge Creek boat docks at Cooney State Park have been winterized. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:06:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0468.html 2014-10-29T22:06:39Z Decision Notice Issued for Maintenance and Host Site Improvements at Pictograph Cave State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0467.html (Billings, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that a decision notice has been issued for Maintenance and Host Site Improvements at Pictograph Cave State Park in Billings, MT. The decision is to proceed with improvements to the Maintenance facilities and two Camp Host Sites. By notification of this Decision Notice, the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) is hereby made the Final EA. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:19:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0467.html 2014-10-28T21:19:51Z Travelers' Rest State Park Entrance Road to be Closed for Paving -Tuesday, October 28th http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0466.html (Lolo, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that the road leading into Travelers’ Rest State Park from Highway 12 will be closed on Tuesday, October 28th while paving operations are underway. The visitor center and park will remain open for those who access via the small parking area and walking trail on the south side of Lolo Creek. This site can be reached from Hwy 93 and Mormon Creek Road. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:40:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0466.html 2014-10-24T21:40:28Z Public Comment Sought on Draft EA for Milltown State Park Forest Health Improvement and Trail Development - Comments due by Friday, November 28 at 5pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0465.html (Missoula, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that it is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment for Milltown State Park Forest Health Improvement and Trail Development. Public comments will be accepted through Friday, November 28 at 5pm. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:19:54 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0465.html 2014-10-24T21:19:54Z Montana State Parks Seeks Public Comment on Draft Strategic Plan -Comments accepted through Wednesday, November 19 at 5pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0464.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on a draft Strategic Plan. This plan, Charting a New Tomorrow, establishes a shared direction for Montana State Parks and Recreation programs through the year 2020. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:45:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0464.html 2014-10-21T14:45:38Z Bat Day at Lone Pine State Park -Saturday, October 25 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0463.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is hosting Bat Day at Lone Pine State Park on Saturday, October 25 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:11:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0463.html 2014-10-20T16:11:26Z Montana State Parks & Recreation Board - Next Meeting At Pictograph Cave State Park in Billings, MT -Wednesday, October 15 at 8:30am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0462.html (Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will meet on Wednesday, October 15 at 8:30am at Pictograph Cave State Park in Billings, Montana. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:16:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0462.html 2014-10-08T22:16:17Z Geology 101 at Lone Pine State Park -Saturday, October 18, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0461.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is hosting the Geology 101 at Lone Pine State Park on Saturday, October 18 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:04:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0461.html 2014-10-08T22:04:46Z