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Recreation Programs

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Recreation Programs

Recreational Trails, OHV, Snowmobile, LWCF & Accessible Playgrounds Programs

Our recreation programs provide more places and ways to enjoy the outdoors in Montana!

Montana State Parks administers five state and federal outdoor programs that fill a multitude of recreation needs.

Our recreation programs help maintain trails for hiking and biking in our parks,cities and throughout our state.They make sure snowmobile and OHV enthusiasts have safe places to ride, and provide local communities with grant funds to build swimming pools, baseball fields, playgrounds and other places for families to enjoy the outdoors.

Montana State Parks recreation programs and the funds that support them are completely separate from all Montana State Park revenues, camping fees, and related funding sources.

Upcoming Grant Training Sessions
Training sessions will be offered virtually for prospective applicants from October through January.

These sessions are free and highly recommended for new and returning applicants to any of these programs: Recreational Trails Program (RTP), Montana Trail Stewardship Grant Program (MTSGP), Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Program, and the Summer Motorized Trail Pass Grant Program.

The trainings provide tips on writing a competitive application, using the grant management software to submit an application, and understanding differences and similarities between programs.
Online trainings via Zoom will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 28, 2020: Noon – 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 952 0321 0343
Password: 948141
Dial by Telephone +1 646 558 8656 or +1 406 444 9999

Thursday, November 5, 2020: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 952 8870 3598
Password: 909027
Dial by Telephone +1 646 558 8656 or +1 406 444 9999

Tuesday, December 8, 2020: Noon – 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 934 7435 6489
Password: 585885
Dial by Telephone +1 646 558 8656 or +1 406 444 9999

Thursday, January 7, 2020: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 939 9492 9269
Dial by Telephone: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 406 444 9999

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