Alternative Lodging Options

For Parks

Since 2020, we've been working to fundraise for purchase, and construct durable, attractive lodging structures to provide alternatives to camping at Montana State Parks.

In 2021, we provided an alternative Lodging housing unit for park staff and volunteers at Chief Plenty Coups State Park.

Chief Plenty Coups Alternative Lodging
Chief Plenty Coups Alternative Lodging 3

Existing housing for staff and volunteers consisted of a dilapidated travel trailer that had badly deteriorated in recent years. Due to Chief Plenty Coups State Park's remote location, housing is unavailable in the private rental market. Providing safe housing was and still is a critical step in recruiting and retaining high-quality staff and volunteers to run the park.

We also selected and purchased a 20ft Yurt from Shelter Designs of Missoula to be placed on a bluff overlooking Glendive and the lower Yellowstone River Valley at Makoshika State Park.

Montana State Parks need people like you.

Passionate and solutions-oriented people who are willing to be a part of positive change. Without your help, parks like Chief Plenty Coups State Park and Makoshika will continue to face challenges hiring and retaining high-quality and committed staff and volunteers to keep the park running and thriving.

While the park's staff and volunteers do a great job keeping the park operating as smoothly as possible, it's up to us to help them do so with better and safer housing facilities for them.