Montana Dark Skies Are
Part Of Montana Heritage
When young Charlie Russell arrived in 1880, there wasn’t a single light bulb in the Montana Territory. As a teenage nighthawk, Charlie worked by horseback under Montana’s star-filled night skies.
Experience like the young Charlie Russell at
Montana State Parks Dark Sky Locations
Learn more about our top Dark Sky Locations and the best ways to experience them.
DARK SKY MONTANA STATE PARKS
Brush Lake State Park Get Directions to Park Brush Lake State Park is the only state park in the northeast corner of Montana. Brush Lake is a deep lake (65 feet) in a closed basin and the site of National Science Foundation research on climate change. The lake boasts 45 feet of sediments showcasing 10,000 years of pollen and minera…
General Park Fee Information
Montana residents in a vehicle with valid Montana license plates are allowed to enter State Parks for free. Camping, tour, special event and other fees still apply.
Nonresident visitors are required to pay day-use fees usually from $2 to $5. Nonresidents can also purchase annual Montana State Parks Passports for unlimited use. Passports are $25 for the first vehicle and $20 for additional vehicles. They can be purchased at any state park, regional Fish, Wildlife and Parks office or online at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks