Makoshika Road Construction Resumes -Visitor Center and Bluebird Trail Open
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: April 21, 2019

(Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks ( announced that construction on the main road at Makoshika State Park will resume on Monday, April 22. For safety reasons, backcountry access to the park is prohibited during the construction, but the Visitor Center and Bluebird Trail are open to the public. The campground will remain closed until the project is completed.

The $1.85 million road project was scheduled to be completed in October 2018, but construction was suspended due to unseasonably cold temperatures. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed this spring.

For more information call the visitor center at (406) 377-6256.

Makoshika, the name of which is a variant spelling of a Lakota phrase meaning “bad earth,” is Montana’s largest state park Encompassing 11,583 acres. Known for its pine and juniper studded badland formations, Makoshika also houses the fossil remains of such dinosaurs as Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops.

Visit Montana State Parks ( and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

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Chris Dantic
Park Manager,
Makoshika State Park
(406) 377-6256