State Park News via FWP
By angelamontana

Posted: April 3, 2023

KALISPELL – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites families to Lone Pine State Park on Saturday, April 8 for an Easter-themed outdoor adventure.

The annual Easter egg hunt at the state park near Kalispell is a popular family friendly event. Participants will meet at the park’s picnic shelter before walking a short 30-minute loop to search for Easter eggs. The hunt will be broken up into four sessions starting at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m., and will include other activities afterward.

Families should bring an Easter basket or bag for each child to collect eggs. Dress for the weather, as the event will be outside.

Advance registration is required online through the following link:

Cost is $4 per participant. The $8 park entry fee still applies for non-resident vehicles.

For more information, contact the Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center at (406) 755-2706.


Lake Mary Ronan State Park campground closed until conditions improve

Camping at Lake Mary Ronan State Park is on hold until conditions improve with warmer weather.

Camping typically opens at the park around April 1, but this year about a foot of snow and ice are still covering most of the site. Camping opportunities will resume as soon as the snow melts.

West Shore boat ramp scheduled to close temporarily in April

Due to repair work, the boat ramp at the West Shore Unit of Flathead Lake State Park will be closed starting April 10 with a projected reopening of April 19.

The maintenance is occurring due to storm damage and needs to occur at low water.

Campground host positions available at Logan, Les Mason, and Wayfarers state parks

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking campground hosts at three state parks in northwest Montana.

Park host positions are available at:

Park hosts are volunteers who live on-site and serve as liaisons between park users and park staff and help accommodate the needs of park visitors.

Hosts are needed throughout the summer season from mid-May through mid-September. They typically work varied shifts, such as multiple days on and multiple days off, with varied hours throughout the day.

Hosts receive a campsite free of charge. Camp pads have water, sewer, and electric hookups. Additional benefits, including a stipend, are available depending on the park.

To apply to be a host at Logan or Les Mason state parks, contact Dave Bennetts at (406) 751-4590. To apply at Wayfarers, contact Derrick Rathe at (406) 837-3041, ext. 2.

Volunteers invited to celebrate Earth Day with Flathead Lake state park trail work

Celebrate Earth Day by helping revegetate the hiking trails at the West Shore Unit of Flathead Lake State Park.

The volunteer trail project is scheduled for April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park on Highway 93 near Lakeside.

Volunteers will assist with the signing and revegetation of the park’s trails. In the process, they will learn how to maintain trails to prevent degradation. Volunteers will need sturdy closed-toed shoes, long pants, weather-appropriate clothing, water, and a snack.

Please sign up to help by calling the Flathead Lake Ranger Station at (406) 837-3041, ext. 0.

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