Montana National Parks State Fact & Photo Gallery


Above: Montana National Parks - A waterfall at sunset in Glacier National Park.

Photo: beautifulplacestovisit.com




top 10 facts about montana

1. Montana's official state flower is the Bitterroot.

2. Montana's official state tree is the Ponderosa Pine.

3. Montana's official state bird is the Western Meadowlark.

4. Montana has three universities occupying numerous campus locations throughout the state. 

5. Montana has seven Indian Reservations: Blackfeet, Crow, Flathead, Fort Peck, Fort Belknap, Northern Cheyenne, and Rocky Boys.

6.  Native American Indian Tribes of Montana include the Assiniboine, Atsina, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Cree, Crow, Gros Ventre, Kalispel, Kootenai, Little Shell, Pend d'Oreille, Salish, and Lakota (Sioux).

7. Montana is divided into six geographical regions: Glacier Country, Russel Country, Missouri Country, Goldwest Country, Yellowstone Country, and Custer Country. 

8. The five largest cities in Montana (by population size) are Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman and Butte, in that order.

9.  Billings is the only city in Montana with a population that exceeds 100,000.

10. The state of Montana has 44 State Parks and one National Park.




Above: Wild horses run along the bank of a stream on Sweet Grass Ranch. 

Photo: sweetgrassranch.com



montana colleges and universities

Here is a list of the eight colleges and universities located in the state of Montana. 

  1. Carroll College
  2. Dawson Community College
  3. Flathead Valley Community College
  4. Miles Community College
  5. Montana State University
  6. Rocky Mountain College
  7. University of Great Falls
  8. University of Montana




Above: A campus building at Montana State University.

Photo: montana.edu



montana tribal colleges

  1. Aaniiih Nakoda College in Harlem
  2. Blackfeet Community College in Browning
  3. Chief Dull Knife College in Lame Deer
  4. Fort Peck Community College in Poplar
  5. Little Big Horn College at the Crow Agency
  6. Salish Kootenai College in Pablo
  7. Stone Child College in Box Elder





Below: A view of the Crow Indian Reservation in Southeastern Montana.

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wisdomtree/5449592455/



Above: A group of Crow Indians take a cool, refreshing splash in the Little Bighorn River.

Photo: allenrussell.photoshelter.com




Above: A herd of bison at the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. 

Photo: makeitright.org




Above: St. Ignatius Mission on the Flathead Reservation.

Photo: montanaheritageproject.com





Above: Sun setting over Fort Belknap.

Photo: nativenews.jour.umt.edu

 


Montana National Parks & State Parks

The only Montana National Parks are Glacier National Park and a northwestern portion of Yellowstone National Park. However, the state of Montana is also home to 44 State Parks.

Here is a list of Montana State Parks: 


  1. Ackley Lake State Park
  2. Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park
  3. Bannack State Park
  4. Beaverhead Rock State Park
  5. Beavertail Hill State Park
  6. Black Sandy State Park
  7. Chief Plenty Coups State Park
  8. Clarks Lookout State Park
  9. Cooney Reservoir State Park
  10. Council Grove State Park
  11. East Rosebud State Park
  12. Elkhorn State Park
  13. Flathead Lake State Park - Big Arm Unit
  14. Flathead Lake State Park - Finley Point Unit
  15. Flathead Lake State Park - West Shore Unit
  16. Flathead Lake State Park - Wild Horse Island Unit
  17. Flathead Lake State Park - Yellow Bay Unit
  18. Fort Owen State Park
  19. Frenchtown Pond State Park
  20. Giant Springs Heritage State Park
  21. Granite State Park
  22. Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park
  23. Hell Creek State Park
  24. Hooper State Park
  25. Lake Mary Ronan State Park
  26. Lewis And Clark Cavern State Park
  27. Lone Pine State Park
  28. Lost Creek State Park
  29. Makoshika State Park
  30. Medicine Rocks State Park
  31. Missouri River Headwaters State Park
  32. Natural Bridge State Park
  33. Parker Homestead State Park
  34. Pictograph Cave State Park
  35. Pirogue Island State Park
  36. Placid Lake State Park
  37. Rock Creek State Park
  38. Rosebud Battlefield State Park
  39. Salmon Lake State Park
  40. Spring Meadow Lake State Park
  41. Tongue River Reservoir State Park
  42. Wayfarers State Park
  43. West Rosebud State Park
  44. Whitefish Lake State Park




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