Pictograph Cave State Park - Billings

The Pictograph Cave site was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1964, because of its historic and archeological significance. Today's visitors can enjoy a unique opportunity to explore the mystery of this extraordinary site.

Prehistoric hunters who camped in Pictograph Cave left behind artifacts and over 100 pictographs or rock paintings. The earliest artists decorated the walls of Pictograph Cave with enduring black and white pigments. Images of red rifles, horses and animals were painted by persons who later visited the cave. The oldest rock art in the cave is over 2,000 years old; the most recent additions are estimated to be 200 to 500 years old.

A three-quarter mile interpretive trail leads to Pictograph, Middle and Ghost Caves, and loops back to the picnic area and visitor center. Binoculars are recommended to best see the rock art in Pictograph Cave and to enjoy the area's wildlife, birds and spectacular scenery.

Montana residents have free day use of Pictograph Cave State Park through payment of annual vehicle registration fees; non-residents pay a nominal fee. All park fees go toward park operations and improvements.

Pictograph Cave State Park Offers:

* Visitor Center

* Meeting Room

* Gift Shop

* Interpretive walking trail (3/4-mile)

* ADA restrooms

* Picnic area

* Interpretive and educational programs

* Pictograph viewing

* Wildlife viewing

* Southeastern Montana Birding Trail site

* Electronic field trip

http://stateparks.mt.gov/pictograph-cave
jkostrba@mt.gov

Mailing Address
Not Available

Street Address
Not Available

Phone: 406-254-7342
Fax: 406-248-5026

Pictograph Cave State Park is located 7 miles southeast of Billings off I-90 at the Lockwood exit, then 6 miles south on Coburn Road.

Season
All Year

Hours
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Open Daily
Park: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Visitor Center: 9:00am - 7:00pm
September, April and May
Open Daily
Park: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Visitor Center: 10:00am - 4:00pm
October - March
Wednesday - Sunday
Park: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Visitor Center: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Payments
Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State), Travelers Checks

Reservations
Not Available

Gift Shop, Handicapped Accessible, Interpretive Display, Pets Allowed, Public Restroom, Trail, Visitor Service

Archaeology, Education, Hiking, History, Photography, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing