Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is temporarily closing Bannack State Park due to social distancing concerns and to limit the possible spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Steve Bullock has issued statewide stay-at-home and social distancing directives to limit the spread of COVID-19. Given the nature of Bannack State Park and the desire to tour the many buildings that comprise the town site, it is next to impossible to adhere to the directives and still allow tours. The park will be closed until at least April 10, when the directives will expire or be extended.
Bannack State Park is a unique park in the Montana State Park system. The park has more than 100 historic buildings, the majority of which are accessible by the public. These buildings are a source of wonder with visitors and often lead people to congregate indoors around certain interesting features. Social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as directed by Gov. Bullock, is very difficult.