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Celebrating 75 Years

Celebrating 75 Years

Montana State Parks has provided recreational opportunities, and preserved and protected our state’s heritage and the natural beauty of our public lands for the benefit of our families, communities, and local economies for over 75 years.

Former tram at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, circa 1960s

Article in Great Falls Tribune, June 3, 1962

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Find out more about the development of Montana's state park system in the 1978 Montana Outdoors magazine article (pdf icon and link 750 KB) and learn when each park was acquired in State Parks - Dates of Origin (pdf icon and link 90 KB).

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