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Makoshika State Park

1301 Snyder Avenue, Glendive, MT
+1 406-377-6256
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What a Beautiful Park! Don't miss this one!

This State Park has amazing hikes and views! It is rustic with no water and electric at the sites... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wendy B
Rogers, Minnesota
Fun hiking with kids

This was a neat place for a quick unique hike with the kids. We went and hiked to the hadrosaur... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda T
via mobile
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Encompassing more than 11,500 acres at an elevation of 2,069 feet, this park features fossil remains of dinosaurs.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock trail” (6 reviews)
“frisbee golf” (5 reviews)
“longer stay” (2 reviews)
1301 Snyder Avenue, Glendive, MT
+1 406-377-6256
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This State Park has amazing hikes and views! It is rustic with no water and electric at the sites, so that is a bummer, but it is a must see! The roads are not great and it would be helpful to have a truck or...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a neat place for a quick unique hike with the kids. We went and hiked to the hadrosaur vertebrae and my son loved it. Really interesting and unique hiking through badlands.

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for lodging and our drive back to NW Montana from the midwest and trying to decide between a motel and camping. We decided to camp in Makoshika. It's gorgeous. The hosts were welcoming and keep a tidy campground. The colors were amazing....More

Thank MTteacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted to stop by this park for years. Finally had the time and found out once inside the park that you cannot pull a camper all the way through it, so was not able to see much. We will return again without a...More

Thank MTTraveling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for our hike on our way to Teddy Roosevelt National Park. We were so glad we stopped. The station was closed, but the hike was amazing. It was an easy hike with a little bit of uphill and a little bit of...More

Thank pipkinclan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very dry this time of year, but the formations are fun to look at and walk through. Did a little hiking in the evening and again in the morning before leaving. If going through I would stop here again. The rock layering is...More

Thank SheridanGIS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is wonderful for anyone that like hiking and camping. The trails are great & wonderfully maintained. The Folf (Frisbee golf) is a lot of fun (until you get your disc stuck on top of a hill or lost in some bushes!!). Always something...More

Thank kcunningham406
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the reviews of this park we decided to include a stop here on our 17 day vacation. I found it to be just so-so. The views were not very striking after having been to the other bigger national parks. The park was clean...More

Thank pjeltravel
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

After walking the Blie Bird Trail, my dog and I headed to the Cap Rock Trail, excited to experience the natural stone bridge. There had been a small amount of rain the night before, but the grasses were dried out and the roads dusty. I...More

Thank iadventurewithadog
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We saw a mention of Makoshika State Park at a nearby rest stop. It sounded interesting so decided to stop on our way to Medora. Wow! We were surprised how beautiful these badlands were. We did not do any hiking since we arrived in the...More

1  Thank KLRock
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17 October 2016|
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Response from D R | Reviewed this property |
The hours are posted but, unfortunately, it nearly always seemed to be closed. The best time is before noon, I have found. Had a hard time finding a person after that.
1 August 2016|
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Response from Lawrence S | Reviewed this property |
I have witnessed small, lap dogs in the Interpretive center. But they were being held by their owners. I doubt a large dog would be very welcomed in the interpretive center among all the nice displays. Here in Montana... More
15 June 2016|
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Response from Lawrence S | Reviewed this property |
The lat. long. for the aforementioned ATV riding area is 46.993996, -104.742112 There are literally a 100 different trails to ride some technical and some not so technical. Great views of the Yellowstone River and its... More