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 Don’t Forget! Apply to Float the Smith in 2016 -Applications accepted through Thursday, February 18 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0922.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) reminds the public that applications to float the Smith River in 2016 are now available. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, February 18, 2016. The permit drawing results will be announced on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:37:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0922.html 2016-02-08T21:37:56Z Kids Nature Valentine Party at Lone Pine State Park - Saturday, February 13 from 12:30pm to1:30pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0921.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a Kids Nature Valentine Party at Lone Pine State Park on Saturday, February 13 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:57:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0921.html 2016-02-04T22:57:23Z Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grants Available -Applications accepted through April 15, 2016 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0920.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that Land & Water Conservation Fund Program federal grants will be available to local, public and outdoor recreation project sponsors in Montana. Applications are due by April 15, 2016. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:44:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0920.html 2016-02-03T16:44:20Z Public Comment Sought on Draft EA for Proposed Campground Improvement Project At Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park -Comments accepted through Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0919.html (Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that public comment is being sought on a draft environmental assessment (EA) for proposed Campground Improvement Project Phase 2 at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, near Whitehall, MT. Public Comment accepted through Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5pm. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 23:33:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0919.html 2016-02-02T23:33:12Z Montana Recreational Trails Program Grants Available -Applications accepted through March 11, 2016 at 4pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0918.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants will be available for trail projects in Montana. Applications are due by March 11, 2016 at 4pm. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:49:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0918.html 2016-01-14T18:49:47Z Shoulder Season Visitation Boosts Montana State Parks to Record Breaking 2015 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0917.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that 2015 annual visitation was over 2.48 million visits; setting a record for the third straight year. Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:04:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0917.html 2016-01-07T00:04:04Z Public Comment Sought on Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Bicycle Campsites at Four Montana State Parks http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0913.html (Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (MSP) (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that public comment is being sought on a draft environmental assessment (EA) for proposed shared group bicycle campsites at four state parks in western Montana. The park locations are Whitefish Lake State Park near Whitefish, MT; Flathead Lake-Wayfarers State Park near Bigfork, MT; and Placid Lake and Salmon Lake Sate Parks near Seeley, MT. Public Comment accepted through Friday, February 5 at 5pm. Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:57:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0913.html 2015-12-31T18:57:08Z Travelers’ Rest State Park Announces 2016 Winter Storytelling Series http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0916.html (Lolo, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites you to enjoy the 2016 Winter Storytelling Series at Travelers’ Rest State Park throughout January and February. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0916.html 2015-12-30T20:55:00Z Ice Skating and Just-Us Old West Re-enactors Highlight January Events At Bannack State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0914.html (Dillon, MT) – Join us - Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) for ice skating and the Just-Us Old West Re-enactors at Bannack State Park this January. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0914.html 2015-12-30T20:49:00Z Enjoy the Smith River in 2016 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0912.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that permit applications to float Smith River State Park will be available beginning Monday, January 4 through Thursday, February 18, 2016. The permit drawing results will be announced on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0912.html 2015-12-30T15:58:00Z Reservations at Finley Point State Park Reopened for 2016 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0915.html (Finley Point, MT) – Montana State Park (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that Finley Point State Park will be open for reservations for the 2016 camping season on January 6, 2016. Reservations can be made by visiting stateparks.mt.gov or by calling 877-922-6768. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 20:52:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0915.html 2015-12-29T20:52:00Z Join Us! For a First Day Hike Across Placid Lake State Park -Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 11am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0911.html (Seeley Lake, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a First Day Hike at Placid Lake State Park on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11am. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:34:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0911.html 2015-12-23T21:34:40Z Enjoy a First Day Hike at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park -Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 1pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0910.html (Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a First Day Hike at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 1pm. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:33:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0910.html 2015-12-23T21:33:21Z Grab Your Snowshoes for a First Day Hike at Cooney State Park -Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 10am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0909.html (Roberts, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a First Day Hike at Cooney State Park on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 10am. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:31:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0909.html 2015-12-23T21:31:48Z Join Us for a Sunset First Day Hike at Lone Pine State Park -Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 5pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0908.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a sunset First Day Hike at Lone Pine State Park on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 5pm. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:30:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0908.html 2015-12-23T21:30:10Z Explore the New Trails with a First Day Hike at Milltown State Park -Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 11am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0907.html (Missoula, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a First Day Hike at Milltown State Park on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11am. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:28:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0907.html 2015-12-23T21:28:23Z Welcome in the New Year with a First Day Hike at Spring Meadow Lake State Park -Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 10am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0906.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a First Day Hike at Spring Meadow Lake State Park on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 10am. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:26:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0906.html 2015-12-23T21:26:35Z Ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike at Travelers’ Rest State Park -Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 11am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0905.html (Lolo, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a First Day Hike at Travelers’ Rest State Park on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11am. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:24:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0905.html 2015-12-23T21:24:53Z Montana State Parks to Relinquish Management of Hell Creek State Park in 2021 -Decision to be revisited in 2019 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0904.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the Division will relinquish management of Hell Creek State Park when the site lease agreement with the U.S. Army Core of Engineers (USACE) expires in 2021. The decision was approved by the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board at their December 16th meeting. Thu, 17 Dec 2015 23:22:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0904.html 2015-12-17T23:22:05Z Montana State Parks & Recreation Board Meeting in Helena -Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 8:30am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0903.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will meet on Wednesday, December 16 from 8:30am to 12:00pm at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission Conference Rooms located at 1420 E. 6th Avenue in Helena, MT. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:52:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0903.html 2015-12-14T23:52:47Z Hike to the Pictographs and Petroglyphs at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park -Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 10am http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0902.html (Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a guided hike to the pictographs and petroglyphs at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, December 19 at 10am. Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:50:13 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0902.html 2015-12-08T22:50:13Z Annual Christmas Sale at First Peoples Buffalo Jump -Through December 31 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0901.html (Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is holding the annual Christmas Sale at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park through December 31, 2015. Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:48:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0901.html 2015-12-08T22:48:17Z State Trails Advisory Committee Meeting -Open to the Public- -Wednesday, December 9th in Missoula http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0900.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, December 9th from 1:00-5:00 in the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Regional Office, located at 3201 Spurgin Road, in Missoula. Thu, 03 Dec 2015 22:32:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0900.html 2015-12-03T22:32:20Z Annual Chief Plenty Coups State Park Christmas Sale & Open House -Wednesday, December 9 from 10am to 8pm http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0899.html (Pryor, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will be offering an open house, special Christmas sale and evening tours of Chief Plenty Coups’ home at Chief Plenty Coups State Park on Wednesday, December 9 from 10am to 8pm. Wed, 02 Dec 2015 23:24:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0899.html 2015-12-02T23:24:06Z Lone Pine State Park Forest Health and Restoration Project -Beginning Monday, December 7, 2015 http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0898.html (Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will be starting the third phase of the Forest Health and Restoration project at Lone Pine State Park beginning December 10 through December 24, from 7am to 5pm. Wed, 02 Dec 2015 23:19:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/shared/parksNews/nr_0898.html 2015-12-02T23:19:26Z