Prairie Populist is Visiting Montana State Parks


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


Brush Lake State Park: Relax, but Don’t Fall Asleep too Early

Rosebud Battlefield State Park: Where the Girl Saved Her Brother

Tongue River Reservoir State Park: Where You Can Find Bands Dancing and Beer

Makoshika State Park: You Better be Coming Back to these Badlands

Cooney State Park: Recreation, Relaxation, Family and a Most Dedicated Groundskeeper

Medicine Rocks: On the Far Side of Montana Your Breath Can Be Taken

Montana State Parks: Something Worth Fighting For

Giant Springs: Fishing and Hiking and Picnics, OH MY!

The Secret’s Out at Sluice Boxes State Park

Bannack State Park: Preserving the “Mother Lode”

Three Forks. Three Parks. One Community.

Western Montana’s Largest State Park May Appear Dormant

AmeriCorps Members “Get Things Done” at our State Parks

World Record Ram Puts Wild Horse Island State Park in Spotlight

Volunteers help lighten the load at state parks on Flathead Lake

Take a Tour of Lone Pine State Park


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 [email protected].