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Bannack STATE PARK | Dillon, MT

Montana State Parks | By mtstateparks
721 Bannack Rd, Dillon, MT 59725
2.3k 712

How Much

$0 - $5

Who

All ages

When

Check the description for time information.

Contact Info

406.834.3413 Visit Website

Description

See the Old West come alive again at the site of Montana's first major gold discovery in 1862 and Montana's first territorial capital.

Come walk the deserted streets of Bannack and discover for yourself the realities of the Old West. Bannack is the best preserved of all Montana ghost towns.

Bannack State Park is a National Historic Landmark and the site of Montana's first major gold discovery on July 28, 1862. This strike set off a massive gold rush that swelled Bannack's population to over 3,000 by 1863. As the value of gold steadily dwindled, Bannack's bustling population was slowly lost. Over 50 buildings line Main Street; their historic log and frame structures recall Montana's formative years.

Bannack Days, with historic displays, re-enactors, and activities, is held the third weekend in July each year.

Tours are conducted from the visitor center, which is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The park is 5,837 feet in elevation and 1,529 acres. The campground has 28 sites and a group picnic site. A rental tipi is located in the campground situated along Grasshopper Creek.

In the winter months, dress warmly and skate on the frozen dredge pond from December 26th (weather permitting) to the first week in March. Warming house hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Skates are available to use or you may bring your own.

Activities Available
  1. Bicycling
  2. Bird Watching
  3. Camping
  4. Fishing
  5. History
  6. Ice Skating
  7. Photography
  8. Picnicking
  9. RV Camping
  10. Tent Camping
  11. Wildlife Viewing


Services and Amenities Available
  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Established Fire Pits
  3. Firewood for Sale
  4. Gift Shop
  5. Grills/Fire Rings
  6. Maps
  7. Pets Allowed
  8. Picnic Shelter
  9. Public Restroom
  10. Registered Historic Site
  11. Toilets (Flush)
  12. Toilets (Vault)
  13. Tours
  14. Trash Removal
  15. Water
  16. Wedding Facilities


Fall - Spring: 8 am - 5 pm
Summer: 8 am - 9 pm