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Montana State Parks

COVID-19 Updates

This page will be updated as information becomes available. Check individual parks to learn more. See FWP COVID-19 response for updates on fishing, hunting and more.

June 8, 2020

Social distancing and other protocols are in place for the safety of our visitors and staff.

All parks, visitor centers and campgrounds are open, on normal summer hours. The one exception is Smith River State Park, which is open for float recreation but there is no overnight camping at Camp Baker.

Park Name Park Open Visitor
Ackley Lake State Park
Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park
Bannack State Park
Beaverhead Rock State Park
Beavertail Hill State Park
Black Sandy State Park
Brush Lake State Park
Chief Plenty Coups State Park
Clark's Lookout State Park
Cooney State Park
Council Grove State Park
Elkhorn State Park
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Fish Creek State Park
Flathead Lake State Park-Big Arm
Flathead Lake State Park-Finley Point
Flathead Lake State Park-Wayfarers
Flathead Lake State Park-West Shore
Flathead Lake State Park-Wild Horse Island
Flathead Lake State Park-Yellow Bay
Fort Owen State Park
Frenchtown Pond State Park
Giant Springs State Park
Granite Ghost Town State Park
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park
Hell Creek State Park
Lake Elmo State Park
Lake Mary Ronan State Park
Les Mason State Park
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Logan State Park
Lone Pine State Park
Lost Creek State Park
Madison Buffalo Jump State Park
Makoshika State Park
Medicine Rocks State Park
Milltown State Park
Missouri Headwaters State Park
Painted Rocks State Park
Pictograph Cave State Park
Pirogue Island State Park
Placid Lake State Park
Rosebud Battlefield State Park
Salmon Lake State Park
Sluice Boxes State Park
Smith River State Park Camp Baker is closed to camping.
Spring Meadow Lake State Park
Thompson Chain of Lakes State Park
Thompson Falls State Park
Tongue River Reservoir State Park
Tower Rock State Park
Travelers' Rest State Park
Whitefish Lake State Park
Parks Offering Campsites with Electricity and Other Accommodations

Campsites with Electricity are available at:
Beavertail Hill, Black Sandy, Brush Lake, Cooney, Finley Point, Hell Creek, Lewis and Clark Caverns, Logan, Placid Lake, Salmon Lake, Tongue River Reservoir, West Shore.

Camping at Boat Slips (with and without electricity) – Finley Point State Park

Hike-in/Bike-in Campsites – Bannack, Placid Lake, Salmon Lake, Wayfarers, and Whitefish Lake state parks.

Rustic Campsites – Thompson Chain of Lakes State Park and Makoshika State Park.

Backcountry Camping – Sluice Boxes State Park and Makoshika State Park.

Cabins – Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.

Yurts – Big Arm State Park.

Tipis – Bannack, Beavertail Hill, Lewis and Clark Caverns, Makoshika and Missouri Headwaters state parks.

Commercial Use

All commercial activities that involve a service or participation cost are subject to a commercial use permit and fee. For more information, see Commercial Use Permits. Contact the Park Manager for permit application instructions.

Group Use

All groups over 30 persons are subject to a group use permit and fee. For more information, see Special Use Permits. Contact the Park Manager for permit application instructions.

Special Events

Special events such as weddings, sporting events, etc. may be subject to a permit and fee. For additional information, see Special Use Permits, or contact the Park Manager.

Smith River State Park

Permits and fees are required to float the 59-mile section of river between Camp Baker and Eden Bridge; permits are issued annually through a lottery. For more information, see Smith River State Park and Smith River FAQs.

Find important Montana COVID-19 information at these websites:

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