Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

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PARKS FEES

Entrance Fees
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Montana State Park Fees

Day Use Parks

Peak Season Entrance Fees

(Third Friday in May—third Sunday in September)

  Peak Season
Resident
Peak Season Nonresident
  General Senior,
Veteran,
Disabled
General w/Park Pass
Daily Entrance Fee /vehicle $0* $0* $8 $0
Daily Entrance Fee /walk-in, bicycle, bus passenger $0 $0 $4 $0
         
Off-Season Entrance Fees

(Third Monday in September—third Thursday in May)

  Off-Season
Resident
Off-Season Nonresident
  General Senior,
Veteran,
Disabled
General w/Park Pass
Daily Entrance Fee /vehicle $0* $0* $8 $0
Daily Entrance Fee /walk-in, bicycle, bus passenger $0 $0 $4 $0
         

* Montana residents who pay the $9 state parks fee with their annual vehicle registration have no daily entrance fees to state parks.

Fee information for parks with camping »

Non-Resident Entrance Pass

Out-of-state residents can purchase a Nonresident Entrance Pass which allows free entrance and discounted camping fees. The 12-month pass costs $50 /vehicle and is valid for one year from month of issue. You can purchase the pass through the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Online Licensing Service, or at any FWP office.  See locations

A 7-Day Nonresident Entrance Pass, which costs $35, is an option for a shorter time period. 7-Day Passes are available at the parks. The pass is good for 7 consecutive days starting from the purchase date.

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.

Fee Rules

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

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