Makoshika State Park


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Makoshika State Park


Location:Follow signs through town on Snyder Avenue in Glendive.
Facilities:22 campsites (8 tent, 14 trailer, 1 @di), group camp, picnic areas and shelters (é), hiking and interpretive trails, archery range, rifle range, visitor center, amphitheater.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing, recreational shooting, archery, interpretive programs.
Special Features:To the Sioux, Ma-ko-shi-ka meant "bad earth" or "bad land," descriptive of the weird rock formations and stunted trees that characterize the area. These formations house the fossil remains of 10 species of dinosaurs, including tyrannosaurus and triceratops. The park's visitor center has exhibits explaining the site's geologic, fossil, and prehistoric features.
Address:PO Box 1242
Glendive, MT 59330

Phone:406-377-6256
Web: fwp.mt.gov/lands/site_283890.aspx
Size: 27,166 acres. Elevation: 2,415 feet.

See other parks in Montana.
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with stops at Little Big Horn College on the Crow Indian Reservation, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Chief Dull Knife College on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Lame Deer, Fort Peck Community College in Poplar, the fossil-rich Makoshika State Park, and the Western Heritage Center in Billings.
Celebrate the return of this imposing raptor, Cathartes aura, at Buzzard Day in Makoshika State Park, an 11,532-acre park near Glendive.