Travelers Rest State Park, Lolo Montana

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Travelers' Rest State Park

Located just west of Lolo, Montana, the Travelers' Rest State Park is the site of a historic campsite used by the Lewis and Clark Expedition, as well as many Native American groups. Today there is an interpretive trail that meanders through the park.

What can I do and see at Travelers' Rest State Park?

  • A Historic Site: The park marks a historic campsite used by the Corps of Discovery in 1805 and 1806. It was also a campsite for Native Americans, including the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Nez Perce peoples. Evidence of the campsite was uncovered in 2002. Explore the remnants of a latrine and fire hearths. This is the only physical evidence of a campsite along the Lewis and Clark trail.
  • Interpretive Trail: From the parking area, follow an interpretive trail over Lolo Creek and around the historic campsite.
  • Events and Ranger Programs: Park rangers host a number of events throughout the year. Check their event calendar for details.

Where is Travelers' Rest State Park?

The park is located just west of Lolo, Montana. Head west on Highway 12 from Lolo and look for signs for Travelers Rest on your left.

How much does it cost to visit?

  • Montana Resident: Free
  • Visitor: $6/vehicle

When is it open?

The park is open year-round:

  • Summer: 8am-8pm (Visitor Center open 9am-5pm)
  • Spring and Fall: 9am-6pm (Visitor Center open 9am-4pm)
  • Winter: 9am-4pm Monday through Saturday and Noon-4pm on Sundays (Visitor Center open 9am-3pm)
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day

Who can I contact with more questions?

Call the park at 406-273-4253 or visit the Travelers' Rest Website.

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