Explore The Richness OF

MONTANA'S HISTORY

Our history is one

of people and land.

Few things make travel more exciting than learning the stories of the land you visit. Whether your interests lie within the stories of the Nez Perce, Montana’s State Capitol in Helena, the buffalo jump at Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the past, or the National Historic Landmark at Missouri Headwaters State Park, Yellowstone Country has a story, and a state park, for any and every type of history lover.

Get to know the history of

the place we call Home.

These state parks provide information about the people who have called Yellowstone Country home, the towns they built, and the work that they cultivated. Through these histories, while visiting our state parks, and through your travels, we hope you catch glimpses of the most important character: Montana itself.

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Madison Buffalo Jump State Park Get Directions to Park Take a picnic and hike to the top of a buffalo jump for impressive views of the Madison River Valley. We are able to bring you valuable …

Missouri Headwaters State Park Get Directions to Park Missouri Headwaters State Park is just outside of Three Forks downtown and only 35 minutes outside of Bozeman. The convergence of the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers is the start of the longest river in North America, the Missouri River.  Considered an essential pa…

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