Glendive, MT High 79 Low 52
Makoshika (Ma KO shi ka) is a Lakota phrase meaning land of bad spirits, or badlands. Makoshika became a Montana State Park in 1953 and covers 11,538 acres, which makes it Montana’s largest state park.
Over ten species of dinosaurs have been found in the park including the Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex.
This is a cast replica of a Thescetosaurus skeleton found in the park. There were even patches of skin found which is extremely rare.
There is a small museum at the visitor’s center with a short movie on the park which is well worth a visit.
It was really interesting to think that dinosaurs trod the earth where we were camped. This is the campground. No hookups and no cell service. Quiet and beautiful.
We were the only ones in the campground on Wednesday night.
This is the official park roadblock. These horses are “owned” but are wild and allowed to roam the park.
I am just going to post a few of the pictures we took of the park. It really is a place of beauty.
A dinosaur tooth
No trailers or motorhomes beyond this point.
Sunset over Makoshika
And one last piece of advice – Don’t Become EXTINCT – BUCKLE UP. (sorry my picture is so blurry)