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.
>>Bannack State Park will open May 22, 2020> with some restrictions to help our visitors and staff stay safe, in compliance with the Governor’s COVID-19 directives. The campground, group use area, trails and main street of the town will be open. The visitor center and park office will remain closed at this time. The interiors of the historic buildings will also be closed to the public to minimize the risk of potential COVID 19 transmission.
>>Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park> will begin offering Paradise Cave Tours May 22, 2020. >
Smith River State Park is open for float recreation but there is no overnight camping at Camp Baker.
All visitor centers and park offices remain closed.
|Park Name||Park Open||Visitor
|Ackley Lake State Park||✔|
|Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park||✔|
|Bannack State Park||✔||X|
|Beaverhead Rock State Park||✔|
|Beavertail Hill State Park||✔|
|Black Sandy State Park||✔|
|Brush Lake State Park||✔|
|Chief Plenty Coups State Park||✔||X|
|Clark's Lookout State Park||✔|
|Cooney State Park||✔|
|Council Grove State Park||✔|
|Elkhorn State Park||✔|
|First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park||✔||X|
|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||✔||X|
|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||✔||X|
|Logan State Park||✔|
|Lone Pine State Park||✔||X|
|Lost Creek State Park||✔|
|Madison Buffalo Jump State Park||✔|
|Makoshika State Park||✔||X|
|Medicine Rocks State Park||✔|
|Milltown State Park||✔|
|Missouri Headwaters State Park||✔|
|Painted Rocks State Park||✔|
|Pictograph Cave State Park||✔||X|
|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||✔||X|
|Whitefish Lake State Park||✔|
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.
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.
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 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.
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.