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Fort Owen State Park

Fort Owen State Park

Information

March 1 - October 31: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily November 1 - February 28: Closed for the Winter
406-273-4253
Montana residents who pay the $9 state parks fee with their annual vehicle registration have no daily entrance fees to state parks. For nonresidents there is a $8 vehicle fee or $4 for walk-in, bicycle or bus passenger
Pets allowed
lat: 46.5197149 long: -114.0973582

Fort Owen State Park provides the unique opportunity to stand on the edge of Montana history, where many “firsts” for the state were made. Some of these firsts include creating a safe place for indigenous cultures of the Bitterroot Valley to intertwine and communicate with settlers and missionaries. Fort Owen was also the site of Montana’s first permanent European settlement, and the state park commemorates many other “firsts” that took place in its backyard. The land surrounding the state park was home to the first sawmill, grist mill, agricultural development, water right, the first school, and the original site of Montana’s first Catholic church.  Fort Owen State Park sits in a small parcel of land in the middle of a privately-owned ranch and farm. Visitors to Fort Owen have the opportunity to contemplate the history and growth of the state of Montana, listen to the natural sounds of the area, and view the beautiful Bitterroot Mountains and surrounding valleys.

Activities

  • Cultural
  • Exhibit
  • Heritage
  • History
  • Photography
  • Picnicking

Amenities

Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.

  • Interpretive Display
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pack-in/Pack-out
  • Toilets (Vault)Activities
    Cultural
    Exhibit
    Heritage
    History
    Photography
    Picnicking
    Amenities
    Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.

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Blue Mountain

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Blackfoot River Beginning

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Clearwater to Dunnigan Gulch

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Lewis and Clark Highway

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Nine Mile to Mcnamara

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Clearwater to Dunnigan Gulch

   

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Buffalo Jump

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Beaver Creek to Hauser Lake

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Lolo Trail to Nee Me Poo Trail #40

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Yellowstone River

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Black Sandy Lake Access

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