Prairie Populist is Visiting Montana State Parks

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The Springs Family (Keilah, Darel, Scott, and Hope) visits Painted Rocks State Park. Photo by August Schield.

Summer means exploring our state, and at Prairie Populist we’re joining the thousands of Montanans visiting the amazing lands, lakes, and historical sites that make up Montana’s state parks. We hope you’ll check back all summer and join us as we explore what these parks mean for the people of our state and how they help make Montana a place unlike any other.

Our summer so far:

“This is a hometown campground” — Generations Connect at Painted Rocks State Park

A Hidden Gem — Lost Creek State Park Has Yet to Be Found by Many

Ackley Lake State Park: Future Uncertain for Central Montana’s Little Retreat

Come back soon! 

Do you and your family have a special connection with a Montana State Park?  We’d love to know about it! Send your tales, photos and story ideas to