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 - Saddle and Spur Roads Re-Open after 5-month Weather Closure http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0291.html (Glendive, MT) - Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the saddle and the spur roads are now open at Makoshika State Park to all vehicles. Re-opening these roads provides access to the Kinney Coulee Trail, Lions Camp, Valley View Loop, Squatters Ridge and the Archery Range. These roads were closed on November 20, 2013 due to inclement weather issues. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:35:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0291.html 2014-04-18T20:35:31Z Public Comment Sought on Draft EA for Purchase of Permanent Easements at Thompson Falls State Park and Lewis & Clark Caverns State park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0290.html (Kalispell, MT) - Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that public comments are being sought on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the purchase of permanent easements at Thompson Falls State Park in Sanders County and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in Jefferson County. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:29:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0290.html 2014-04-18T20:29:07Z Public Comment Sought on Draft EA for Flat Iron Latrine Relocation near Thompson Falls State Park - Comments due by Friday, April 25 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0289.html (Kalispell, MT) - Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that public comments are being sought on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to relocate the public latrine at the Flat Iron public access site on the Lower Clark Fork River. Currently the Flat Iron public latrine, located on US Highway 200, one mile down river west of Thompson Falls State Park, is located below the normal high-water mark along the Clark Fork River. As a result, the latrine is frequently flooded during high flows, prompting Parks Division to proactively pump the vault and prohibit public use until waters drop. This project will relocate the latrine to a higher point above the traditional flood elevation. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:19:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0289.html 2014-04-18T20:19:06Z TRAIL CLOSURES AT LONE PINE STATE PARK FOR ANNUAL 3D ARCHERY SHOOT - Sunday, April 27, 2014 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0288.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced temporary trail closures at Lone Pine State Park on April 27, 2014 as part of the Lone Pine 3D Archery Shoot. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:14:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0288.html 2014-04-16T20:14:56Z Public Invited to Participate in Strategic Planning Process - Focus Groups Statewide http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0287.html (Helena, MT) - Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the public is invited to participate in focus groups as part of a strategic planning process. There will be eight focus groups around the state starting Monday, April 21 through Thursday, May 1. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:15:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0287.html 2014-04-16T15:15:50Z Wanted: Montana's Noxious Weeds Workshop at Lone Pine State Park - Saturday, April 26 from 1 pm to 2 pm- http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0286.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks is hosting a noxious weed discussion at Lone Pine State Park on Saturday, April 26 from 1 pm to 2 pm. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:10:03 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0286.html 2014-04-16T15:10:03Z Beginner Bird Walks at Lake Elmo State Park - April 30 and May 16 at 8am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0285.html (Billings, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that Lake Elmo State Park in Billings will host two Bird Walks this spring on Wednesday, April 30 and Friday, May 16 at 8am. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:41:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0285.html 2014-04-11T21:41:38Z Float Smart Program offered in Helena at Spring Meadow State Park - Thursday, May 1 from 6:30-7:30 pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0270.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is announcing today that Spring Meadow Lake State Park is promoting safe boating this summer with a free “Float Smart” program on Friday, May 1. The program is from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Montana Wild meeting room located next to Spring Meadow Lake. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:30:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0270.html 2014-04-10T22:30:38Z EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT LONE PINE STATE PARK - Saturday, April 19 from 1 pm to 3 pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0168.html (Kalispell, MT) – Join Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) for an Earth Day 2014 on Saturday, April 19 at Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell, MT Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:03:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0168.html 2014-04-03T20:03:57Z Parfleche Painting Workshop at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park - Saturday, March 22 from 10am-2pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0284.html (Great Falls, MT) – Join Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park near Ulm, MT for a Parfleche Painting workshop. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0284.html 2014-03-12T22:17:00Z Join Us at Travelers' Rest State Park for Volunteer Orientation 2014 -Saturday, March 15 from 1-3pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0283.html (Missoula, MT) – Join Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) at Travelers' Rest State Park in Lolo, MT for the first 2014 Volunteer Orientation. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:48:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0283.html 2014-03-12T21:48:00Z Bannack State Park Changes to Spring Hours http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0282.html Bannack State Park changes to spring hours on Sunday, March 9. Spring hours are 8am until dusk. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0282.html 2014-03-09T19:09:00Z Volunteer Orientation at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park - Friday, March 14 10am-3pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0281.html (Great Falls, MT) – Join Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park near Ulm, MT for our annual Volunteer Orientation. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:05:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0281.html 2014-03-05T23:05:00Z Did You Get a Permit? Smith River Permit Lottery Results Available Starting Today - Highest Number of Permit Applications Received in History of Program http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0280.html (Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that 2014 permit lottery drawing results to float the Smith River are available to the public starting today on the FWP online license service at direct link: https://app.mt.gov/als/index/index.html. Successful permit applicants will also be notified by mail. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0280.html 2014-03-04T21:08:00Z Join Us at Travelers' Rest State Park for Winter Storytelling Series in honor of Women's History Month - Saturdays in March at 11am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0279.html (Missoula, MT) – Join Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) at Travelers’ Rest State Park in Lolo, Montana for the 2014 Winter Storytelling Series on Saturdays at 11am in March. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0279.html 2014-02-26T23:09:00Z Montana State Parks & Recreation Board - Next Meeting in Great Falls area on Wednesday, Feb. 26 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0278.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will meet on Wednesday, February 26 at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park in Ulm, Montana. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:03:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0278.html 2014-02-20T16:03:00Z Reminder: Apply to Float the Smith River in 2014 -Applications Due by Thursday, February 20- http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0277.html (Helena, MT) - Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is reminding the public to apply to float the Smith River in 2014, apply by Thursday, February 20, at 5pm. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0277.html 2014-02-10T21:20:00Z Hike to the Pictographs and Petroglyphs at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0276.html Join Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park near Ulm, MT for a hike to view the park’s pictographs and petroglyphs. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0276.html 2014-02-05T20:47:00Z Eagle Scout Project Builds Outdoor Ice Rink at Cooney State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0275.html (Billings, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that a group of boy scouts have constructed an outdoor ice rink at Cooney State Park, 40 minutes south of Billings, MT. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:26:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0275.html 2014-02-03T20:26:00Z Montana State Parks Announces 2013 Annual Visitation - Highest Visitation on Record http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0274.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the 2013 annual visitation numbers are the highest on record, with more than 2,112,000 visits to Montana’s 54 state parks from January – December 2013. The 2013 visitation numbers represent a 5% increase over 2012. Annual visitation is up 28% over the 10-year trend (2004-2013). Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0274.html 2014-01-30T00:01:00Z Apply Now for Montana State Parks' AmeriCorps Program - Recruiting Now for Spring/Summer Positions http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0273.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the Montana State Parks AmeriCorps’ program is now recruiting members for 2014 Spring/Summer positions. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0273.html 2014-01-27T22:44:00Z Public Comment Sought for Placid Lake State Park draft EA for Boating Facility Improvements - Comments due by Monday, February 24 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0272.html (Missoula, MT) - Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that it is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for boating facility improvements at Placid Lake State Park located near Seeley Lake, Montana. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0272.html 2014-01-27T15:57:00Z Milltown State Park Seeks Public Comment on a Draft EA for Proposed Development of the Gateway and Confluence Area - Comments due by Monday, February 24 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0271.html (Missoula, MT) - Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) in collaboration with Missoula County announced today that Milltown State Park located near Missoula is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment (EA) for proposed development of the Gateway and Confluence Area. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:59:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0271.html 2014-01-23T23:59:00Z Join Us: Travelers' Rest State Park Winter Storytelling Series in February -Saturdays at 11am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0269.html (Missoula, MT) – Join Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) at Travelers’ Rest State Park in Lolo, Montana for the annual Winter Storytelling Series on Saturdays at 11am in February. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:43:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0269.html 2014-01-21T23:43:00Z Public Comment Extended for Fish Creek State Park Draft Management Plan - Comments due by Friday, February 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0268.html (Helena, MT) - Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that it is extending the public comment period on the draft management plan for Fish Creek State Park now to Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5pm to allow additional time for feedback. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0268.html 2014-01-16T21:06:00Z