Southeast Montana State Parks offer
something for everyone.
The diverse recreational and educational opportunities make Southeast Montana a great place to visit. Southeast Montana’s State Parks offer a place of exploration, recreation and adventure.
Get a taste
Discover Indian Nations at Medicine Rock State Park or Pictograph Cave State Park, recreate on Lake Elmo State Park, or view dinosaur fossils at Makoshika State Park. In Southeast Montana, there truly is something for everyone.
Check out what these parks have to offer, and you will probably want to add an extra day (or week!) to your vacation.
SOUTHEAST MONTANA STATE PARKS
Makoshika State Park Get Directions to Park Makoshika State Park features spectacular badland formations and the remains of the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as other amazing dino fossils. We are able to bring you valuable information about this amazing state park thanks to the support of:
Tongue River Reservoir State Park Get Directions to Park Tongue River Reservoir State Park is located near the southeastern border of Montana, just 10 minutes outside of Decker. A 265-mile-long tributary of the Yellowstone River, "the Tongue" (as it is called locally) starts in Wyoming and runs through Montana. The park features a 12-mile…
Pictograph Cave State Park Get Directions to Park Pictograph Cave State Park lies just outside of Billings, MT. This park features three caves that are preserved and protected in the 23-acre state park. Along the rimrocks, you'll find where Pictograph Cave has drawn human beings for over 3,000 years and was home to generations of prehistori…
Pirogue Island State Park Get Directions to Park Pirogue Island State Park just a mile north of Miles City, Montana, a little more than two hours from Billings, Montana by way of Interstate 94, and on the north side of a bend in the Yellowstone River. In addition to extensive hiking, birding, and wildlife viewing, the island is a possible s…
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