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Visit Montana's 55 State Parks and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

Greetings from Montana State Parks!

A constant question that we hear from people making their Montana travel plans is about the best time of year to visit our great state. We don’t mind sharing with them that the fall is Montana’s best kept secret and a magnificent time to experience the incredible offering of outdoor activities that our State Parks have to offer, not to mention taking a drive and seeing our incredible foliage. If you’ve never been to Montana in the fall, we encourage you come and find out what makes this season so special.

The Fall is the perfect time to experience events at our parks that are not available any other time of year.  We would encourage people to take advantage of our annual Ghost Walks at Bannack State Park. The event features live reenactments of significant events throughout the history of Bannack, Montana’s first territorial capital. The event takes place in the evening and is sure to become a Halloween tradition in your family. We also encourage you to take a Candlelight Tour at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. These special tours are only offered in December and are a great way to experience the Caverns in a whole new way.

While you’re out in our parks, we encourage visitors to share their memories on social media by using our hashtag #MTExploreMore. Your incredible pictures have the ability to inspire people who may have never experienced our unique parks across Montana.

We hope to see you this fall!

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Chas Van Genderen

Administrator, Montana State Parks


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