Montana State Parks
A calcite stalagmite in the Paradise Room at Lewis and Clark Caverns that has grown to the top of the room's ceiling.
Taking an “aggressive approach,” Montana State Parks has outlined its plans to raise funding, volunteerism and a greater recognition of the park system in its just-released draft five-year strategic plan.
Draft state parks plan
Montana State Parks has released its draft five-year management plan that will guide its work at places like Pictograph Caves State Park outside Billings.
Future Smith River floaters may have to add a portable electric fence or bear-proof coolers to their list of gear after the state parks board on Wednesday approved a new food storage rule for the popular permitted river.
State parks seeking comments on fee hikes
PRYOR — Chief Plenty Coups was celebrated Saturday during the 20th annual Day of Honor at the state park named in his honor.
Chief Plenty Coups State Park celebrates on Saturday
With user fees set to expire in December, Montana State Parks will present a proposal for a "modest" increase to its board at its monthly meeting on Aug. 20 at 10:15 a.m. at Travelers’ Rest State Park Visitor Center in Lolo.
With names like Wayfarers and Black Sandy, Granite Ghost Town and Hell Creek, Lewis and Clark Caverns and Bannack, state parks reflect both Montana’s beauty and its rich history. But the history of the parks themselves and those charged with managing them is a tale of challenges and ideals s…
Units from the Montana Army and Air National Guard are partnering with Montana State Parks to repair the main switchback road at Makoshika State Park in Glendive.
Montana State Parks will host Junior Park Ranger Day at Lake Elmo State Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on recommended funding levels for 2014/2015 Montana Snowmobile Program grant applications.
Lake Elmo State Park is one of the most-visited state parks in Montana. State parks officials are wrestling with how to pay to maintain and upgrade facilities like Lake Elmo that are so popular.
A new visitor center was opened at the Pictograph Cave State Park in 2009, but other historical state parks like the Rosebud Battlefield have little interpretation. Pictographs depicting guns, shown in the inset photo by The Gazette’s Casey Page, are just one of the types of interpretive sit…
Montana State Parks has just published its recreation plan and is in the process of developing a strategic plan.
Pictographs at Pictograph Cave State Park depicting guns are just one of the types of interpretive sites under Montana State Parks’ care.
Amid record-setting visitation and the celebration of Montana State Parks’ 75th anniversary, there is a lot of discussion behind the scenes among agency officials about what the next 10 years might look like.
The Lakota Sioux stayed away from what is now Makoshika State Park, calling it “land of bad spirits” because of the shifting soil and massive horned skulls poking out of the rocks.
Units from the Montana Army and Air National Guard will be partnering with Montana State Parks to repair the main switchback road at Makoshika State Park in Glendive starting on July 14.