Makoshika Road Opening Delayed until after Memorial Day
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: May 18, 2019

Montana State Parks ( announced today that construction work will keep the road at Makoshika State Park closed until after Memorial Day. Unseasonably cold weather has postponed completion of the $1.85 million project to renovate and rebuild the primary access road in the park.

“We’ve had construction delays,” said Chris Dantic, Makoshika State Park Manager, “but we’re in the final stages and looking forward to opening the road as soon as possible.”

During completion of the project, visitors will have access to the Visitor Center and Bluebird Trail. For public safety reasons, the campground and backcountry areas are closed. Visitors hoping to camp at the park over Memorial Day weekend will need to make different plans.

For more information about park hours or access, 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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Chris Dantic
Park Manager,
Makoshika State Park
(406) 377-6256

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