Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks
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About Us

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!

Summer is in full swing across Montana and our State Parks are busy providing visitors with unique experiences that will last a lifetime.  This season, we welcome all Montanans and our out of state visitors to explore our parks and find out what makes Montana the Last Best Place. 

In the summer months, Montana State Parks offer some incredible events that are truly bucket list worthy. Lewis and Clark Caverns offers daily guided cave tours, giving visitors a firsthand look at one of the most magnificent caves in the inland northwest.  If you want to get off the beaten path and experience the cave in a different manner, we offer Wild Cave Tours, which introduce visitors to spelunking while exploring parts of the cave that are off limits to the standard cave tours.  Bannack State Park, Montana’s first territorial capital puts on Bannack Days, three days of living history and incredible fun for the entire family.  Finally, Chief Plenty Coups State Park has Day of Honor, three days of Native American events that include a 5K fun run and a buffalo feast.

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.


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Chas Van Genderen

Administrator, Montana State Parks


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