You have to work a lot harder to get away from other people in Montana these days, but IT IS still possible. We just have to adjust our travel destinations and find legal lands or state parks that aren’t at the top of everyone’s list.
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks makes it easy to find the type of recreation you are looking for. You can filter the entire list of parks based on your specific needs.
- tent camping
- RV/RV Camping
- Educational programs and tours
- Huts, tipis or yurts
- hiking trails
- Meeting and group use facilities
- visitor center
- take a shower
- water recreation
- Historic sites
VERY IMPORTANT BASIC CAMPING RULES FOR STATE PARKS
Of course there are rules when it comes to Montana State Parks. Check-in and check-out times, reservation policies, strict restrictions on the number of days you can camp, etc. Please familiarize yourself with these rules and help your out-of-town friends abide by them .
MONTANA WILL HAVE A BRAND NEW STATE PARK IN 2022!
RESERVE A MONTANA STATE PARK CAMPSITE OR PARK HERE
There are many new amenities and features at some of our Montana State Parks. Browse the links above and you’ll see park by park what’s new. Some improvements can be as simple as new fire pits or as important as ADA ramps and access.
Rules, regulations and reservation links can be easily found park by park. Just want to get a little lost from crowds? View your options on the map, click on it, and then see what that particular park has to offer. (I haven’t been to MANY of these parks and attractions, to be honest.)
What are the fees to use a Montana State Park or facility? All the details are clear, especially for out-of-state residents. However, if you live in Montana, you rock in many ways, including the fee thing:
Montana residents who pay the $9 state park fee with their annual vehicle registration do not have daily state park admission fees. Non-resident daily use fees will apply to residents who do not include this in their vehicle registration.
Cabins, campsites, yurts and other service charges may apply. It all depends on where you are traveling, WHEN you are traveling and what you want to reserve. Instructions are pretty clear.
Don’t be an idiot…leave no trace. Unpack what you can, use garbage dumps and report damage you encounter, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks. Some parks are pretty rural (duh), and you might be the first to notice a problem or damage.
We’re in this together to take good care of Montana. It’s getting harder and harder to get lost here. Let’s do it right.