Did you know?
Since 2004, when Montanans register their vehicles this support is the largest source of funding for Montana's 54 State Parks.
- Montana State Parks receive no general fund dollars and no funding from hunting and fishing licenses.
- 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 $6, 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 $6.00 vehicle registration fee go?
Funds are used for maintenance and operational costs at the state-owned facilities:
$5.37 Montana's 54 State Parks
$0.25 Montana's 320 Fishing Access Sites
$0.38 Virginia City and Nevada City Heritage Sites
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 continue to pay a $5 daily entrance fee per vehicle at a Montana State Park.
- Non-residents can purchase a Montana State Parks Annual Pass which allows for an unlimited number of visits at one low price of $25.
You can purchase a non-resident Annual Pass online at the FWP Licensing System.
How are Montana State Parks funded?