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Makoshika State Park

1301 Snyder Avenue

The name Makoshika (Ma-ko'-shi-ka) is a variant spelling of a Lakota phrase meaning 'bad land' or 'bad earth'.

Today, as Montana's largest state park, the badlands of Makoshika are set aside for visitors to see and enjoy. In addition to the pine and juniper studded badland formations, the park also houses the fossil remains of such dinosaurs as Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops.



Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Stayed in the TeePee for two nights and was by far my favorite camping experience ever. The TeePee was roomy (felt big with our queen air bed) and had a beautiful view. I felt like Lewis and/or Clark on the trails, the switchback trail being our favorite. Also so many kewt birds, a magpie even sang us a song at 5 am it was dope. Thanks for having us, 10 out of 10, will come again.

Casey Vettleson

Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
This visitor center is very nice, with very helpful staff! My son loved all of the dinosaur exhibits. The part it's self was kind of confusing because when we arrived no one was there to help show us where to go as they weren't open yet. But we just kept driving and eventually made our way up to Doc Hiatt Overlook, it was breathtaking!

Douglas Fenn

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Good place to go when in Glendive. Great hiking and anything outdoors.

Justin Henderson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
This park is a great place to escape from all of life's madness. It's a place of beauty, peace, and a real look at what God can do. You will love every moment you're here. With ever turn of your head there is amazing views, so many trails to hike with different difficulties. There is also plenty of campgrounds. Arranging from grounds to park a car and pop a tent with family or friends, or even bring the RV. This Should be a must on anyone's list of parks to visit.

Kimberly Tomich

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Love it! Beautiful place! Seen wild horses running free. My daughter got married here and it's just an absolutely beautiful place of nature! Great place for a wedding!!

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