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Makoshika State Park, Glendive

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Makoshika State Park is the largest of Montana's state parks at more than 11,000 acres . It is located east of Glendive. The park contains spectacular badlands which conceal dinosaur fossils. The park contains rock from the Hell Creek Formation and dinosaurs such as Triceratops are found there. In 1997, a fossil Thescelosaurus was found at Makoshika by an expedition led by Jack Horner and Bob Harmon. Birds such as turkey vultures, prairie falcons and eagles make their homes here. The visitor center houses a small museum with displays about geology and local fossils.Facilities18 Hole Disc Golf Course. Widely considered one of the toughest disc golf courses in the U.S. Set right into the Badlands, the course has difficult and somewhat intimidating holes.Amphitheater. During the summer, educative talks, walks, and performances are put on.Group Shelter. Host to many activities such as the very popular "Buzzard Day" celebration. The park also features an archery site, scenic drives, nature trails, and a 16-site campground.
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TripAdvisor
  • Great views and the kids enjoyed the trails that we walked ..i would love to come and spend more time at this park and get to experience everything it has ..it has camping areas that I will use next t...  more »
  • I'll keep sweet and short. The park is okay as compared to other parks, but it doesn't have the trail system I was looking for. The trails are short, poorly marked, and there aren't any trails for mtb...  more »
  • What a fantastic place to hike. Beautiful views of the landforms. The trails were a little difficult to hike if you aren't in the best shape. Well worth spending the day hiking around. Can't wait to g...  more »
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  • My favorite piece in the whole world along with breathtaking views an awesome camping!
  • This park is great if you like to get off the beaten path, hike around, and climb. There are also lots of opportunities for scenic pictures with some great views. I would recommend stopping for a visit.
  • Easy and short hikes with very unique formations.
  • Would be great if the had more campsites with water hookups up on the mountain and out on the pines. People can do without electricity while camping, but water is a necessity and would be a nice added amenity.
  • Was kind of difficult to figure out how much we needed to pay but the area was very beautiful and clean. The directions were easy to follow to get there and wasn't too far from town.