Fish, Wildlife and Parks of Montana maintains 50 state parks throughout Montana. Most are open year-round unless snow blocks their access. The traditional opening day for eight of these state parks in the mountains of western Montana is May 1st.
There is no charge for Montana residents to enter a state park. All you need is a Montana license plate, but a $4 car licensing surcharge is voluntary. For nonresidents, there is a $5 per vehicle charge for day use. $15 per night to camp is the same for locals or out of state visitors. The parks that are open now include:
- Beavertail Hill, off I-90 east of Missoula
- Granite Ghost Town near Philipsburg
- Lost Creek near Anaconda
- Placid Lake, south of Seeley Lake
- Salmon Lake, south of Seeley Lake
- Finley Point, east shore of Flathead Lake
- Thompson Falls
- Lake Mary Ronan, 7 miles west of Flathead Lake will open May 31st.
Glacier National Park update... Snow is being plowed and good progress is being made repairing the Going-To-The-Sun road from the flood damage received in last year's late fall storms. Subscribe to this blog to get updates and news about Glacier Park.
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