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First Peoples Buffalo Jump

STATE PARK

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

STATE PARK

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.

HOURS & LOCATION

SEASON & HOURS
Park
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.

LOCATION
342 Ulm -Vaughn Rd.
Ulm, MT 59485
Latitude/Longitude: (47.479 / -111.525)
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MEET THE PARK MANAGER
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Clark Carlson-Thompson, manager at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park and Tower Rock State Park is originally from Helena, MT. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management from the University of Montana. Clark’s experience includes several seasons with the National Park Service at Hovenweep National Monument and Devil’s Tower National Monument, Park Ranger at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, and most recently, Park Manager at Giant Springs State Park.

CONTACT

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

Phone: 406-866-2217
Email: ccarlson-thompson@mt.gov

First Peoples Buffalo Jump

STATE PARK


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Activities

  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


Amenities
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


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