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Entrance and Camping
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Montana State Park Fees

Peak Season Entrance Fees

(third Friday in May—third Sunday in September)

  Peak Season
Resident
Peak Season Nonresident
  General Senior/
Disabled
General w/Park Pass
Daily Entrance Fee /vehicle $0* $0* $5 $0
Daily Entrance Fee /walk-in, bicycle, bus passenger $0 $0 $3 $0
         
Off-Season Entrance Fees

(third Monday in September—third Thursday in May)

  Off-Season
Resident
Off-Season Nonresident
  General Senior/
Disabled
General w/Park Pass
Daily Entrance Fee /vehicle $0* $0* $5 $0
Daily Entrance Fee /walk-in, bicycle, bus passenger $0 $0 $3 $0
         

* Montana residents who pay the $6 state parks fee with their annual vehicle registration have no daily entrance fees to state parks.

Non-Resident Entrance Pass

Out-of-state residents can purchase a Non-Resident Entrance Pass which allows free entrance on an unlimited number of visits and discounted camping fees for a year. A pass costs $25 / first vehicle and $20 / each additional vehicle. The State Park Entrance Pass is valid for one year from month of issue. Passes are available for purchase through the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Online Licensing Service, or at many state parks and any FWP office. See locations

For select parks with camping facilities:

Peak Season Camping Fees

(third Friday in May—third Sunday in September)

  Peak Season
Resident
Peak Season Nonresident
  General Senior/
Disabled
General w/Park Pass
Campsite $15 $7.50 $23 $18
Please Note: Not all parks offer the following types of camping. See where available.
Campsite with Electricity $20 $12.50 $28 $23
Backcountry Camping (walk-in/
bike-in)
$7 $3.50 $15 $15
         
Cabin $45 $45 $55 $50
         
Regular Yurt $45 $45 $55 $50
Large Yurt $45 $45 $60 $55
         
Tipi $25 $25 $35 $30
         
Off-Season Camping Fees

(third Monday in September—third Thursday in May)

  Off-Season
Resident
Off-Season Nonresident
  General Senior/
Disabled
General w/Park Pass
Campsite $12 $6 $20 $15
Please Note: Not all parks offer the following types of camping. See where available.
Campsite with Electricity $17 $11 $25 $20
Backcountry Camping (walk-in/
bike-in)
$4 $2 $12 $7
         
Cabin $42 $42 $50 $45
         
Regular Yurt $42 $42 $50 $45
Large Yurt $42 $42 $55 $50
         
Tipi $22 $22 $30 $27
         

There is a $10 reservation fee for reserving campsites and other state park accommodations online or through the reservation call center.

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, Placid Lake, Salmon Lake, Tongue River Reservoir, West Shore.

Backcountry Camping – Sluice Boxes State Park.

Cabins – Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.

Yurts – Big Arm State Park.

Tipis – Bannack, Beavertail Hill, Lewis and Clark Caverns, 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 or Regional 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 or Regional 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 or Regional 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.

Fee Rules

The following documents contain fees and management policy that govern public use of Montana State Parks.

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