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Bannack

STATE PARK

Photo of a horse-drawn surrey on main street during Bannack Days. Photo of two litttle girls playing outside of an old schoolhouse on Bannack Days. Photo looking down on the town of Bannack in the fall. Photo of the Meade Hotel and visitors during Bannack Days.

Bannack

STATE PARK

See the "Old West" come alive again at the site of Montana's first major gold discovery in 1862 and Montana’s first territorial capital.

ALERTS / CLOSURES

ALERTS / CLOSURES
The visitor center, campground, group use area, trails and the main street of the town are open, with some restrictions to comply with the governor's COVID-19 directives. Some of the interiors of the historic buildings are closed to the public to minimize the risk of potential COVID 19 transmission. The town is currently open 8am – 5pm.


HOURS & LOCATION

SEASON & HOURS
Hours listed below are normal operating hours and may not apply when there is a special restriction or closure. Check Alerts.

Park
Open all year.
Summer Hours:
Memorial Day - Labor Day
8 am - Sunset
 
Winter Hours:
Oct 1, 2020 - Memorial Day 2021
8 am - 5 pm
Closed December 24 & 25

Campground
Open all year.
 
Potable water
Available summer season

Visitor Center
Open June 3, 2020 - Labor Day
10 am - 6 pm

LOCATION
721 Bannack Rd
Dillon, MT 59725
Latitude/Longitude: (45.1606846 / -112.994215)
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MEET THE PARK MANAGER
Photo of Dale Carlson, Bannack State Park Manager
Dale Carlson was born and raised in Edmore North Dakota. He currently manages Bannack, Clark’s Lookout and Beaverhead Rock State Parks, and celebrated his 20-year anniversary with the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) in April, 2012. Dale has degrees in park and wildlife management, and science education, and has managed numerous parks throughout the state during his two decades with FWP.

CONTACT

CONTACT INFO
Mailing Address:
Bannack State Park
721 Bannack Rd
Dillon, MT 59725

Phone: 406-834-3413
Email: bannackstatepark@mt.gov

Bannack

STATE PARK


Bannack Flood Mitigation Project

Construction during summer 2017 created a flood detention facility that will help protect Bannack from future flood damage.

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Activities

  1. Bicycling
  2. Bird Watching
  3. Camping
  4. Fishing
  5. Heritage
  6. History
  7. Ice Skating
  8. Photography
  9. Picnicking
  10. RV Camping
  11. Tent Camping
  12. Visitor Center
  13. Wildlife Viewing


Amenities
Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.
  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Established Fire Pits
  3. Firewood for Sale
  4. Gift Shop
  5. Grills/Fire Rings
  6. Maps
  7. Pets Allowed
  8. Picnic Shelter
  9. Public Restroom
  10. Registered Historic Site
  11. Toilets (Flush)
  12. Toilets (Vault)
  13. Tours
  14. Trash Removal
  15. Water
  16. Wedding Facilities


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