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Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park

Grab your camera! This 98-acre park offers a unique opportunity to observe the prairie dog community in its natural environment.

Alerts & Closures

Stage II Fire Restrictions for Sweet Grass County in the Billings Fire Restriction Area.

The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  1.  Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

The following acts are prohibited from 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.:

  1. Operating any internal combustion engine.
  2. Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
  3. Using an explosive. (A patrol is required for two hours following cessation of all activities as identified in #3 above.)
  4. Operating motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails.

Exemptions to the fire restrictions:

  1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
  2. Persons using a device fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off.
  3. Operating motorized vehicles on designated roads and trails.
  4. Emergency repair of public utilities and railroads as per attached conditions.
  5. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
  6. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  7. All land within a city boundary is exempted.

About the Park

Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park is located in southeast Montana.  This black-tailed prairie dog community is protected and preserved through the efforts of  Montana State Parks, the Nature Conservancy, and the Montana Department of Transportation.

Interpretive displays tell the story of these small, entertaining prairie dogs and their role in the prairie ecosystem. These creatures have great ecological significance because they create patches of habitat that provide prey, shelter, and forage for a diverse number of animals, including burrowing owls, black-footed ferrets, and mountain plovers.

Enjoy the prairie dogs with your binoculars and cameras, but please do not feed them. The digestive tracts of wild animals are specifically adapted to natural foods; human foods can compromise their health and survival.  

The site is 98 acres in size and is situated at 3,600 feet in elevation.

Activities

  • Education
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Amenities

Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.

  • Interpretive Display
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pack-in/Pack-out

Seasons & Hours

Hours listed below are normal operating hours and may not apply when there is a special restriction or closure. Check Alerts and Closures in the tab below.


Park
Open All Year - Day Use only

Walk-In access only
November 1 - April 1

Park Rules

Volunteer

Contact the park manager for open volunteer positions at Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park.

For complete position descriptions, application forms, and details about Montana State Parks volunteer programs, visit the Volunteers page.

Fees

Montana Residents

  • Day use entrance is free*

 

Nonresidents

  • Day use entrance fee with a vehicle: $8
  • Day use entrance fee as a walk-in, bicycle or bus passenger: $4
  • With a Nonresident Entrance Pass: Free

 

* Montana residents who pay the $9 state parks fee with their annual vehicle registration have no daily entrance fees to state parks. For residents who don't include this in their vehicle registration, non-resident day use fees apply.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park
86 Lake Shore Road
Roberts, MT 59070

Phone: 406-445-2326
Email: myoshioka@mt.gov

Recreate Responsibly

Tips to stay safe while getting outdoors

To keep our state parks safe and accessible to all, make sure you know before you go, practice physical distancing, plan ahead, play it safe, explore locally, leave no trace, respect wildlife, and do your part to build an inclusive outdoors. 

Visit the Recreate Responsibly page for more information 

Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park

Address

Old US Hwy 10
Greycliff, MT 59033
Latitude/Longitude:
(45.7627509 / -109.7930547)

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Meet The Park Manager

Melinda Kitchens

CONTACT INFO
Mailing Address:
Cooney State Park
86 Lake Shore Road
Roberts, MT 59070

Phone: 406-445-2326
Email: melinda.kitchens@mt.gov