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First Peoples Buffalo Jump


Photo of a large buffalo inside the First Peoples Buffalo Jump visitor center. Photo of the buffalo jump. Photo of vista from top of jump. Photo of a tipi and a Montana State Parks staff member chatting with several visitors.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump


See one of the largest buffalo jump sites in the country. Explore the visitor center and interpretive trails that tell the story of the people, the animals, and the landscape of the buffalo culture.


Summer - open daily.
Winter - open Wednesday through Sunday.

Summer Hours
Visitor Center and Upper Access Area
4/15 - 9/16: 8 am - 6 pm daily

Winter Hours
Visitor Center and Upper Access Area:
9/17 - 3/31
10 am - 4 pm Wed - Sat and 12 pm - 4 pm Sun.
Closed Monday & Tuesday
The gates at the top of the Jump may be closed during times of deep snow.

342 Ulm -Vaughn Rd.
Ulm, MT 59485
Latitude/Longitude: (47.479 / -111.525)
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Rick Thompson is Park Manager for First Peoples Buffalo Jump and Tower Rock State Parks. Before coming to Montana State Parks, Rick spent 8 years as a park superintendent for Texas Parks and Wildlife. Prior to that, he worked for 8 years in Oregon as a cowboy and also as a seasonal employee for US Forest Service in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. He has a Bachelor of Science from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX and a Master of Arts from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. Rick and his family are excited to be in Montana picking huckleberries, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and living the dream!


Mailing Address:
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
PO Box 109
Ulm, MT 59485

Phone: 406-866-2217

First Peoples Buffalo Jump


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  1. Bird Watching
  2. Bow Hunting
  3. Education
  4. Exhibit
  5. Heritage
  6. Hiking
  7. History
  8. Museum
  9. Nature
  10. Photography
  11. Picnicking
  12. Sightseeing
  13. Upland Bird Hunting
  14. Visitor Center
  15. Wildlife Viewing

Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.
  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Childrens Activities
  3. Gift Shop
  4. Interpretive Display
  5. Maps
  6. National Historic Landmark
  7. Parking
  8. Pets Allowed
  9. Public Restroom
  10. Toilets (Flush)
  11. Toilets (Vault)
  12. Trash Removal

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

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Latitude/Longitude: (47.479 / -111.525)
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