Makoshika State Park

1301 Snyder Ave.
Glendive, MT 59330- Map It
Phone: (406) 377-6256

AAA Editor Notes

Makoshika State Park is 1 mi. s. at 1301 Snyder Ave. Makoshika comes from the Lakota word meaning “bad earth” or “badlands.” The area encompasses 11,531 acres of eroded and vividly colored buttes and gullies, which can be viewed along the Kinney Coulee, Cap Rock and Diane Gabriel nature trails. A visitor center displays fossils and a triceratops skull. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Park admission $6 (nonresidents per private vehicle); $4 (nonresidents arriving by other means); free (Montana residents with ID). Camping $12-$34 (nonresidents); $6-$24 (nonresidents with a Montana State Park passport and Montana residents with ID).
Hours: Park open daily 24 hours (weather permitting). Visitor center open daily 10-5, third Fri. in May-third Sun. in Sept; Wed.-Sun. 10-5, rest of year. Allow 2 hours minimum.