Be There For Your Montana State Parks



Your support can help us address the immediate needs for public safety, sanitation, and parking, such as portable toilets, trash receptacles, information and regulatory signage, parking, boundary markers, and trails to provide non-motorized access to the park.


Support Montana State Parks Foundation Current Projects


The Visions of Chief Plenty Coups documentary project

This project is creating a lasting, accessible documentary series that captures the story of Chief Plenty Coups' participation in the inaugural ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington, VA, and the subsequent service of the Chief Plenty Coups Honor Guard, and Drumming Group at the 100th anniversary in November 2021.

Creation of an ADA dock at Frenchtown Pond State Park

The dock will be designed to accommodate people with disabilities, although its use will be open for everyone, young and old. Signage will encourage courtesy between those launching watercraft and those fishing. Park staff will also be on hand throughout the peak season to help ensure good dock etiquette.


Expanding, preserving, and revitalizing Fort Owen State Park

We seek funding to preserve and enhance the historical and educational resources at Fort Owen State Park for the enjoyment of all park visitors. Accessing Fort Owen State Park, which is currently limited, will also be addressed by improving road access, building additional visitor parking, and providing new access for school and tour buses.

Action Track Chairs

MSPF will begin fundraising to purchase an Action Trackchair, an off-road, motorized wheelchair for Lonepine State Park.  Lonepine boasts one of the best trail systems in the state park system.  Adding a track chair that can be reserved and used by visitors will open the trail system to a group of historically excluded visitors due to physical limitations.


Montana State Parks Have

been there for you.

Montana is a unique place. We live for the outdoors, we love our heritage, and we have some of the finest landscapes in the world right out our back door. Yet, our state park system lags.

Outdoor recreation is more important than ever.  State Parks foster a sense of connection to our great state and provide invaluable mental and physical health benefits.

It is important to keep socially responsible behavior in mind when visiting Montana’s 56 State Parks.

This can include Social distancing when recreating, practicing leave no trace principles, including packing out all waste. This summer, the Montana State Parks Foundation reminds to recreate responsibly at all Montana State Parks

During these unprecedented times we want to encourage you to stay safe, and help us protect our state parks.

Over the past decade, the Sliter family and the Montana State Parks Foundation have been working together to conserve and create public access at their property east of Somers, encompassing almost a half-mile of Flathead Lake shoreline.

This rare property has an expansive sandy beach at low lake levels, and at higher lake levels, its shallow waters provide a safe area for families to swim and recreate. It also has impressive beauty with views of the Swan Mountains and miles of undeveloped shoreline. A state park has been proposed for this spectacular site.

Let's support Somers Beach State Park today!

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