Fort Owen State Park

Fort Owen State Park provides the unique opportunity to stand on the edge of Montana history, where many “firsts” for the state were made. Some of these firsts include creating a safe place for indigenous cultures of the Bitterroot Valley to intertwine and communicate with settlers and missionaries. Fort Owen was also the site of Montana’s first permanent European settlement, and the state park commemorates many other “firsts” that took place in its backyard. The land surrounding the state park was home to the first sawmill, grist mill, agricultural development, water right, the first school, and the original site of Montana’s first Catholic church.  Fort Owen State Park sits in a small parcel of land in the middle of a privately-owned ranch and farm. Visitors to Fort Owen have the opportunity to contemplate the history and growth of the state of Montana, listen to the natural sounds of the area, and view the beautiful Bitterroot Mountains and surrounding valleys.

Activities

  • Cultural
  • Exhibit
  • Heritage
  • History
  • Photography
  • Picnicking

Amenities

Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.

  • Interpretive Display
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pack-in/Pack-out
  • Toilets (Vault)Activities
    Cultural
    Exhibit
    Heritage
    History
    Photography
    Picnicking
    Amenities
    Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability. 

Contact Information

Fort Owen State Park
Reservations and Information:
406-273-4253

Address:
99 Fort Owen Ranch Road, Stevensville, Montana 59870, United States

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Location

Other Information

  • Hours Open

    March 1 - October 31: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily November 1 - February 28: Closed for the Winter
  • Seasons Open

    Open all year round
  • Prices and Fees

    Montana residents who pay the $9 state parks fee with their annual vehicle registration have no daily entrance fees to state parks. For nonresidents there is a $8 vehicle fee or $4 for walk-in, bicycle or bus passenger
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Pets allowed