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Montana State Parks Announces 2020 Summer Reservation Season Opening

(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks ( announced today that the 2020 summer reservation season will be open on November 15th. The summer reservation season runs from the third Friday in May through the third Sunday in September and campsites may be booked up to 6 months in advance of arrival.  

In recent years, reservations were available up to 9 months in advance, however in 2019, State Parks reduced the booking window to six months. This change allows Montana State Parks more time to make decisions for changes that benefit visitors for the next season. Additionally, reservations at Beavertail Hill, Black Sandy, Lewis & Clark Caverns, Placid Lake, Salmon Lake, Tongue River Reservoir, and Whitefish Lake State Parks are now available as little as one day before arrival. These decisions were made to give campers at Montana State Parks more flexibility when making campsite reservations.

To reserve your campsite, cabin, tipi, or yurt, visit or call 855-922-6768.

Visit Montana State Parks ( and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.


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Pat Doyle
Marketing and Communications Manager,
Montana State Parks
(406) 444-3818

Betsy Kirkeby
Public Relations Specialist
Montana State Parks
(406) 444-3343

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