This State Park Was Just Named the Best in Montana

As a young man, there were instances in the summer months that I would stay with my grandmother for a couple of weeks.  It was her duty it seemed to educate me on everything Montana.  Many of the parks or special attractions across the state were with her.  I was pretty sure that she did a great job of taking me places to learn.  Seemed like we had ticked off a lot of the "famous" places to see across the state.

But as I have gotten older, travelled the state a little more and seen things that were never on her list for me, I realize that I haven't even scratched the surface of seeing what our great state has to offer.

Never Heard of It - How Embarrassing for a Native Montanan to Admit

Extremely embarrassing.  But I am admitting it to you right now.  I had never heard of this state park.  Not just any state park either, the largest one in the state of Montana.  How has this slipped through my bucket list of places to see?  It was also recently named one of the 10 best state parks out there according to Insider.

Named after a Lakota phrase meaning "bad earth" or "bad land", this amazing park is over 11,000 acres nestled in the northeastern part of our state, near Glendive, Montana.

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Makoshika State Park in Montana is a wonderous place filled with hiking trails, badlands formations and even fossilized remains of tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops and other prehistoric life. Once in the park, find scenic drives, 28 camping sites, a group picnic area, and an outdoor amphitheater.

You can take a video tour of the park with the YouTube video below:

Lewis & Clark Cavern Montana State Park

Gallery Credit: Bejay Lindseth

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