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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 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?

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