Montana National Park Page

Welcome to Montana's National Park Page.

This site is dedicated to providing information on the National Park in Montana. By providing national park tourist information for Montana we intend to make it easier to plan a trip, take a vacation, or just research opportunities for recreation in the park. This website includes information on park trails, camping in or near the park, hotels and lodging options, photos, maps, recreation activities and more. We hope you enjoy this site and use it to plan your national park adventures in the state of Montana.
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Montana State Seal
Montana State Information
Designation Emblem / Symbol Adopted
Abbreviations MT - Postal ~ Mont. - Traditional
Animal Grizzly Bear (Ursus Arctos Horribilis) 1983
Ballad Montana Melody 1983
Bird Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) 1981
Border Country Canada (Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan)
Border States Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming
Capitol Helena - Located: 46.59652 N, 112.02038 W 1894
City Info City Census Info for the state of Montana
Counties There are 56 Counties
Facts and Figures Montana Facts and Figures
Fish Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki) 1977
Flag State Flag 1905
Flower Bitterroot (Lewisia Rediviva) 1895
Fossil Duck-billed Dinosaur (Maiasaura peeblesorum) 1985
Gems Agate and Sapphire 1969
Geographic Center In Fergus County, 11 miles West of Lewistown
Glacier Grasshopper, named for the grasshoppers that can be seen frozen in ice
Grass Bluebunch Wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata) 1973
Highest Point Granite Peak - 12,799 feet / 3,904 m
History Historical Info
Industries Agriculture, travel & tourism, mineral production, wood & paper products
Inland Water 1,490 sq mi / 3,859 k 1992
Insect Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) 1992
Lakes More than 5,000
Lakes (Major) Flathead, Hebgen, Frank, Georgetown, Loon, Meadow, Medicine, Whitefish
Largest City Billings - Population: 89,847 2000
Largest County Yellowstone - Population: 130,398 ~ Beaverhead - Area: 5,543 square miles
Largest Lake Flathead - 187.6 miles
Length 559 Miles / 900 km (east to west)
Library Montana State Library
Lowest Point Kootenai River - 1,862 feet / 549 m
Map State Maps
Motto "Oro y Plata" Spanish for "gold and silver" 1959
Museums Montana Museums
Name Based on Spanish word for "mountainous"
Nickname Treasure State and Big Sky Country
Population 902,195 - 44th 2000
Population 11 tribes on 7 reservations comprising roughly 6% of total population 2000
Precipitation 15 in / 38 cm - average yearly
Reservations Reservation Census Info
Rivers (Major) Bitterroot, Clark Fork, Flathead, Kootenai, Marias, Milk, Missouri, Yellowstone
Seal State Seal 1865
Size 147,138 sq mi / 381,087 sq km (4th largest state)
Song Montana 1945
Statehood 08 Nov 1889 - 41st State 1889
Temperature Records 117�F - 05 Jul 1937 - Medicine Lake; Low: -70�F - 20 Jan 1954 - Rogers Pass
Territory 26 May 1864 1864
Time Line Historical Time Line
Tree Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) 1949
Volcanoes Volcanoes
Water Area 1,490 Square Miles
Weather Weather
Width 321 Miles / 517 km (north/south)

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Grant-Kohrs Ranch

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Lewis and Clark

Montana National Monument
Little Bighorn Battlefield

Montana National Recreation Area
Bighorn Canyon

Montana State Parks
Ackley Lake
Anaconda Smoke Stack
Beaverhead Rock
Beavertail Hill
Big Arm
Black Sandy
Chief Plenty Coups
Clark's Lookout
Cooney Reservoir
Council Grove
Finley Point
Fort Owen
Frenchtown Pond
Giant Springs
Granite Ghost Town
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town
Hell Creek
Lake Elmo
Lake Mary Ronan
Lewis & Clark Caverns
Lone Pine
Lost Creek
Madison Buffalo Jump
Medicine Rocks
Missouri Headwaters
Painted Rocks
Parker Homestead
Pictograph Cave
Pirogue Island
Placid Lake
Rosebud Battlefield
Salmon Lake
Sluice Boxes
Smith River
Spring Meadow Lake
Thompson Falls
Tongue River Reservoir
Ulm Pishkun
West Shore
Whitefish Lake
Wild Horse Island
Yellow Bay

Montana State Parks by Area

  • Hell Creek
  • Makoshika
  • North Central

  • Ackley Lake
  • Giant Springs
  • Sluice Boxes
  • Ulm Pishkun
  • Northwest

  • Big Arm
  • Finley Point
  • Frenchtown Pond
  • Lake Mary Ronan
  • Logan
  • Lone Pine
  • Placid Lake
  • Salmon Lake
  • Thompson Falls
  • Wayfarers
  • West Shore
  • Whitefish Lake
  • Wild Horse Island
  • Yellow Bay
  • Southeast

  • Medicine Rocks
  • Pirogue Island
  • Rosebud Battlefield
  • Tongue River Reservoir
  • South Central

  • Chief Plenty Coups
  • Cooney Reservoir
  • Greycliff Prairie Dog Town
  • Lake Elmo
  • Madison Buffalo Jump
  • Missouri Headwaters
  • Pictograph Cave
  • Smith River
  • Southwest

  • Anaconda Smoke Stack
  • Bannack
  • Beaverhead Rock
  • Beavertail Hill
  • Black Sandy
  • Clark's Lookout
  • Council Grove
  • Elkhorn
  • Fort Owen
  • Granite Ghost Town
  • Lewis & Clark Caverns
  • Lost Creek
  • Painted Rocks
  • Parker Homestead
  • Spring Meadow Lake

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