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Did you know?

Since 2004, when Montanans register their vehicles this support is the largest source of funding for Montana's 55 State Parks.

  • This support means no daily entrance fees for residents when you visit our State Parks.
  • Your support helps our parks with maintenance and operations.

For just $9, it costs less than one movie ticket or a couple of fancy cups of coffee to have fun, make memories, and support Montana's natural, cultural and recreation heritage now and for generations to come.

Where does the $9.00 vehicle registration fee go?

Funds are used for maintenance and operational costs at these state-owned facilities and for trail grants:

  • $6.74   Montana's 55 State Parks
  • $0.50   Montana's 336 Fishing Access Sites
  • $0.39   Virginia City and Nevada City Heritage Sites
  • $1.37   Community Recreation Trail Grants
What about visitors who are not residents of Montana?

Since non-residents do not contribute to Montana's park system through the vehicle registration fee, they pay a $6 daily entrance fee per vehicle at a Montana State Park.

Out-of-state visitors can purchase a Nonresident Entrance Pass which allows for an unlimited number of visits and discounted camping rates at one low price of $50.

Purchase a Nonresident Entrance Pass online at the FWP License Service.

How are Montana State Parks funded?

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