Lone Pine State Park is a fun destination, all year round!
The warmer months are a time to explore 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 regularly 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.
Montana State Park managers face many challenges, including extensive trail maintenance needs. Brian Schwartz, manager of Kalispell’s beloved Lone Pine State Park, takes a personalized approach to trail upkeep. “I like to walk the trails every morning to get an idea of what shape they are in,” explains Schwartz.
In addition to the 7.5 miles of trails Schwartz maintains, Lone Pine also features an archery range and a visitor center where school groups come for outdoor recreation seminars. With many amenities to tend to, as well as books to balance and a budget to keep, Schwartz looks forward to his time on the trail.
Photographer, August Schield, takes you on a tour of Lone Pine State Park through this series of photos– follow along!
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Photos by August Schield.
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