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 Tree Maintenance Planned for Marshall Cove Campground - September 18-30, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1356.html (Roberts, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that Marshall Cover Campground at Cooney State Park will be temporarily closed for maintenance September 18 through September 30, 2018. All other campground and park areas will remain open. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 22:25:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1356.html 2018-09-11T22:25:52Z Birds of Prey Festival at Lone Pine State Park -Saturday, September 15, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1355.html (Kalispell, MT) – In collaboration with Flathead Audubon Society, Lone Pine State Park will host the 12th annual Birds of Prey Festival on Saturday, September 15 from 9am to 1pm. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 22:23:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1355.html 2018-09-11T22:23:37Z Parks in Focus Commission Announces Third Public Meeting in Glendive http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1354.html (Glendive, MT) – The Montana Parks in Focus Commission will host a public meeting September 27-28 in Glendive. The public meeting is the third of four held at state parks across Montana intended to gather public input and develop recommendations to sustain and strengthen Montana’s state parks system. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 22:19:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1354.html 2018-09-11T22:19:23Z National Public Lands Day at Fort Owen State Park Saturday, September 22nd from 9am – 12pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1357.html (Stevensville, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a National Public Lands Day volunteer event at Fort Owen State Park on Saturday, September 22nd, from 9am to 12pm. This event is a partnership between Montana State Parks and Friends of Fort Owen. Fri, 07 Sep 2018 22:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1357.html 2018-09-07T22:28:00Z Flying Buffalo Project and National Public Lands Day At Madison Buffalo Jump State Park -Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10am-4pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1353.html (Three Forks, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host the Flying Buffalo Project and National Public Lands Day celebration at Madison Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 22:09:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1353.html 2018-09-06T22:09:40Z Traditional Native Games at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park -Saturday, September 22 from 10am-3pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1352.html (Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host Traditional Games in celebration of National Public Lands Day at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 22:07:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1352.html 2018-09-06T22:07:29Z Travelers’ Rest State Park Moves to Offseason Hours http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1351.html (Lolo, MT) – Travelers’ Rest State Park announced today that the park is now observing offseason hours of operation. The park will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily with the visitor center and museum open from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday; closed on Monday and Tuesday. Offseason hours will remain in effect until May 1, 2019. For more information call the visitor center at (406) 273-4253. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 21:34:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1351.html 2018-09-06T21:34:50Z Visitors Advised to Be “Bear Aware” at Sluice Boxes State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1350.html (Great Falls, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) would like to alert visitors to Sluice Boxes State Park that there is a dead horse located approximately 1.5 miles in from the Evans Riceville parking area trailhead. The carcass is currently in Belt Creek. The horse was critically injured in the park on Sunday, September 2 and had to be euthanized by the owner. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:19:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1350.html 2018-09-06T17:19:20Z Cochrane Dam Open for Public Crossing -Saturday, September 29, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1349.html (Great Falls, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is partnering with City of Great Falls Park & Recreation to open Cochrane Dam, owned by NorthWestern Energy, for public crossing on Saturday, September 29th from 10am to 3pm in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:17:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1349.html 2018-09-06T17:17:06Z State Trails Advisory Committee Meeting in Great Falls -Wednesday, September 12, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1348.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the citizen Montana State Trails Advisory Committee (STAC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 8:30am-3:30pm at the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 4 Headquarters, located at 4600 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls, MT. Wed, 05 Sep 2018 20:17:59 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1348.html 2018-09-05T20:17:59Z First Peoples Buffalo Jump Adopts Winter Hours -September 17, 2018 through April 15, 2019 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1347.html (Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park will adopt winter hours early this year beginning Monday, September 17, 2018 due to operational constraints. Wed, 05 Sep 2018 20:15:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1347.html 2018-09-05T20:15:49Z Brush Lake State Park Special Event: The Reef of Brush Lake -Sunday September 16, 2018 at 12pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1346.html (Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host The Reef of Brush Lake at Brush Lake State Park on Sunday, September 16 at 12:00pm. Wed, 05 Sep 2018 20:13:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1346.html 2018-09-05T20:13:36Z Temporary Closure Announced of Rainbow Boat Launch Ramp for Maintenance http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1345.html (Great Falls, MT) – – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the boat ramp at Rainbow Boat Launch will be closed to ALL PUBLIC ACCESS on Friday, September 14 through Wednesday, September 19 so the launch area can be dredged. Over the years sediments have built up in the launch area and need to be cleaned out to allow for easier and safer access into the reservoir for boaters. The work will coincide with the drawdown of Rainbow Reservoir by NorthWestern Energy and the ramp will be closed to allow for safe operation of the dredging project. Tue, 04 Sep 2018 20:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1345.html 2018-09-04T20:11:00Z Commemorate the Corps of Discovery with the Lewis and Clark Film Festival At Travelers’ Rest State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1344.html (Lolo, MT) – Commemorate the 213th anniversary of the Corps of Discovery's arrival at Travelers' Rest with a Lewis & Clark Film Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9. Enjoy a series of short films with local connections to the Expedition. Movies will show from 12pm to 4pm, both days. Tue, 04 Sep 2018 20:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1344.html 2018-09-04T20:02:00Z Public Comment Open for 2018-2019 Snowmobile Trail Grooming Grants -Comments accepted through September 30, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1337.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on 25 grant applications for Snowmobile Trail Grooming funds for the 2018-2019 winter season. Public comment will be accepted through Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 5pm. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 22:38:58 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1337.html 2018-08-30T22:38:58Z Milltown Mammals at Milltown State Park -Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6 pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1343.html (Missoula, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host Milltown Mammals with Julie Golla at Milltown State Park on Thursday, September 13 at 6:00pm. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 19:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1343.html 2018-08-30T19:49:00Z Stone Hammer Workshop at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park -September 15, 2018 at 9:00am and 2:00pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1342.html (Ulm, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a Stone Hammer Workshop at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, September 15 at 9:00am and 2:00pm. The workshop is part of the Great Hunt Workshop Series and Buffalo Feast. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 19:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1342.html 2018-08-30T19:46:00Z Makoshika State Park Special Event: Snakes and Lizards of Makoshika -Saturday, September 8, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1341.html (Glendive, MT) – Makoshika State Park will host Snakes and Lizards of Makoshika on Saturday, September 8 at 12:00pm. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 19:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1341.html 2018-08-30T19:44:00Z Volunteer Trail Work Day at Giant Springs State Park -Saturday, September 15th, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1340.html (Great Falls, MT) – Giant Springs State Park is seeking volunteers for a trail work day on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00am until 12:00pm. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 19:40:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1340.html 2018-08-30T19:40:00Z Makoshika State Park Special Event: Fighting Erosion at Makoshika State Park -Monday, September 3, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1339.html (Glendive, MT) – Makoshika State Park will host a special park event Fighting Erosion at Makoshika State Park on Monday, September 3 at 12:00pm. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 19:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1339.html 2018-08-30T19:29:00Z Relive the Excitement of the Gold Rush Era with Living History at Bannack State Park -September 13-16, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1338.html (Dillon, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites the public to step back in time with the 7th annual Living History event at Bannack State Park, September 13-16. Activities take place from 10am to 5pm Thursday through Saturday and 10am to 2pm on Sunday. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1338.html 2018-08-29T19:25:00Z Campfire Stories at Lone Pine State Park -Friday, September 7 from 7-8:30pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1336.html (Kalispell, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites the public to enjoy Campfire Stories (from Around the World) at Lone Pine State Park on Friday, September 7th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1336.html 2018-08-29T19:21:00Z Opportunity for Public Comment on Thompson Falls State Park Group Site Relocation Project -Comments accepted through September 19, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1335.html (Thompson Falls, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Group Site and Group Day Use Relocation at Thompson Falls State Park near Thompson Fall, MT. Comments accepted through Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5pm. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:17:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1335.html 2018-08-29T15:17:55Z First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park Hosts Humanities Montana Workshop On Location with Tami Haaland -Saturday, September 8, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm- http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1334.html (Ulm, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host the workshop Humanities Montana program On Location with Tami Haaland at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, September 8 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Thu, 23 Aug 2018 21:55:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1334.html 2018-08-23T21:55:01Z Astrophotography Workshop at Medicine Rocks State Park Rescheduled -New date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:00pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1332.html (Ekalaka, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the Astrophotography Workshop with Nathan Satran at Medicine Rocks State Park has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:00pm. The event was originally planned for August 18, 2018 but was postponed because of low visibility due to smoke. Wed, 22 Aug 2018 15:41:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_1332.html 2018-08-22T15:41:00Z