Makoshika State Park Open During Road Closure
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: March 1, 2019

Montana State Parks ( would like to remind the public that Makoshika State Park remains OPEN during the construction project which closed the main access road in the park last fall.

While backcountry access to the park is prohibited for safety reasons, the visitor center and front country trails are open. Open trails include; Bluebird Trail, Paramount Trail, Buccaneer Trail, Diane Gabriel Trail and a section of Gunners Ridge Trail.

The campground will remain closed until the road reopens this spring. The $1.85 million road project was expected to be completed in October, but construction was put on hold due to unseasonably cold temperatures. Construction will resume as soon as weather permits.

Montana State Parks would like to thank the public for their cooperation during the road closure and apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

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