Welcome to Makoshika State Park

Makoshika State Park is located in the rugged badlands of eastern Montana in Glendive.  The name Makoshika (Ma-ko’-shi-ka) is a variant of a Lakota phrase meaning land of bad spirits or “badlands”.  Although the area resembles the badlands of the Dakotas, these badlands expose older rock layers.  Makoshika is the largest state park in Montana, covering over 11,400 acres.  This beautiful and unique terrain provides for exploration and discovery that you won’t find anywhere else!