Norm's Island - Billings

Norm Schoenthal Island, or Norms Island, is part of Riverfront Park and is under the jurisdiction of Billings Parks and Recreation. However, Norms Island was developed by the non-profit Yellowstone River Parks Association in the early 1990s.

YRPA still performs most of the maintenance at Norms Island. Norm Schoenthal was a beloved biology professor at a local college, and a founding member of YRPA. He was instrumental in the development of the eponymous island and the nearby Montana Audubon Center.

The island is accessed by Wendells Bridge, which is off S. Billings Blvd on the west side of Riverfront Park. The 130-acre island has over 2-mi of gravel and mowed sod trails and is a node on the Billings Heritage Trail system. Cyclists are welcome but should warn of their approach and yield to pedestrians. Norms Island is surrounded by the Yellowstone River and Beebes Channel. Fishing from Norms Island is encouraged. Camping, hunting, campfires, and fireworks are prohibited on Norms Island. Pets are welcome at Norms Island, but dogs must be always under owners control. Dog owners are also required to pick up their pets feces and place it in the trash bins provided. Remember, public use of Norms Island is a privilege. If abused, we will lose it.

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Street Address
7026 S Billings Blvd
Billings,  MT 59101

Phone: 406 255-7619

Go south on S Billings Blvd about 1/2 mile beyound the Midland Rd. intersection. Then take a right onto the gravel road that is the entrance to the west side of Riverfront Park. The sign for Montana Audubon Center is also on the corner at the entrnace.

Open all year and daily.

Sunrise to sunset.

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Handicapped Accessible, Parking, Picnic Tables, Public Restroom

Photography, Wildlife Viewing