Bannack Ghost Town & State Park

Bannack is the site of the first discovery of gold in Montana, in 1862!  However, after the gold rush, it was abandoned. Bannack is now a ghost town. Fortunately, many of the original buildings have been preserved! If you visit this state park, you can explore 50 buildings from the gold rush period, and see how gold miners in Montana lived. For further immersion, there is a campground nearby. On the 3rd weekend of July, be sure to see the historical reenactment! 


Contact Information

Bannack State Park
Reservations and Information:

4200 Bannack Road, Dillon, Montana 59725, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Park Open all year. Summer Hours: Memorial Day - August 10, 2022 8 am - 9 pm Shoulder Season Hours: August 11, 2022 - September 30, 2022 8 a.m. - Sunset Winter Hours: Oct 1, 2022 - Memorial Day 2023 8 am - 5 pm Closed December 24 & 25 Campground Open all year.
  • Prices and Fees

    Free for Montana residents. For non-residents, $8 per day with a vehicle. $4 per day without a vehicle. Campsite prices range from $4-$34, depending on season and amenities.