Experience Yellowstone Country

Montana Wildlife

Montana is a wildlife viewers’ and explorers’ paradise. With one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in the lower 48 states—including bears, moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, river otters, bison, and more, you’ll never tire of Montana’s habitants.

In Montana, the average square mile of land contains

2 elk, 2 pronghorn antelope, and 4 deer!

If you’re looking for wildlife diversity, Montana has more different species of mammals than any other state in the U.S. In fact, there are approximately 100 species of mammals within the state!

Prairie Dogs at Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park is a great place to stop for wildlife viewing and photography! Just remember, when you’re viewing these animals, their habitat first and foremost belongs to them. Recreate responsibly by keeping a large distance between you and wildlife, packing out everything that you bring into the park, and leaving no trace.

Follow our favorite Wildlife Viewing

State Park Trail

Follow the trail through Yellowstone Country to experience the ultimate wildlife viewing experience in Montana.



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Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park Get Directions to Park This black-tailed prairie dog community is protected and preserved through the efforts of Montana State Parks, the Nature Conservancy, and the Montana Department of Transportation. We are able to bring you valuable information about this amazing state park thanks to the support of:

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 information…

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 part of th…

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

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