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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!

In Montana, spring means many things: longer days, greener grass, and most importantly, it’s the time when people start to play outside on a regular basis. As our trails begin to thaw out and snow starts to disappear from our parks, areas that have been inaccessible for most of the winter start to open up to a myriad of recreational opportunities.

As the spring season ramps up and you get the itch to make outdoor travel plans, please remember that Montana State Parks has 20 campgrounds that accept campsite reservations up to nine months in advance. Campsite reservations can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week on our campsite reservations website. Having parks that offer campsite reservations takes the worrying out of your family’s vacation planning and provides guaranteed fun at State Parks across our great state.

This spring, Montana State Parks invites you to join us on National Trails Day, June 4th, when many of our parks will celebrate the outdoors by organizing volunteer work projects—a chance for us to give back to the trail resources that we cherish. Make sure to visit our event calendar later in May for an up-to-date listing of all of our National Trails Day events.

Finally, in 2016, the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary with its Find Your Park campaign.  Please join me in congratulating our federal partners on this incredible milestone as they are truly “America’s Best Idea”!


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Chas Van Genderen

Administrator, Montana State Parks


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