First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

Montana

(406) 866-2217

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Overview

Formerly known as Ulm Pishkun State Park, this is one of the largest prehistoric bison kill sites in the United States. A visitor center and interpretive trails tell the story of the people, the animals, and the landscape of the buffalo culture. For over six hundred years, Indians stampeded buffalo over the mile-long cliff. Now, the top of the jump provides expansive panoramic views of the Rocky Mountain Front, the Missouri River valley, and the buttes and grasslands that characterize this High Plains setting. Plan at least a two-hour stop in this day-use-only park. Montana State Parks, in cooperation with the public, developed the park management plan. The plan focuses staff efforts on managing the park's natural and cultural resources, visitor services, park infrastructure, tourism, and educational programs. When traveling between Cascade and Great Falls on I-15, tune your radio to 1610 AM to hear some interesting facts about the park.

Map of First Peoples Buffalo Jump (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 47.488000, -111.526000

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Activities

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    As you drive through the park, stop at lookouts and interpretive signs to learn about the area's history.

  • Hiking

    Explore the park by foot on designated hiking trails.

  • Historic Sites

    A visitor center and interpretive trails tell the story of the people, the animals, and the landscape of the buffalo culture.

  • Picnicking

    An unsheltered picnic area is a great place to stop for lunch in this day-use only park. Tables are provided, as is drinking water, garbage bins, and toilets.

Directions

Driving

10 miles south of Great Falls on I-15 at Ulm Exit, then 3.5 miles northwest on Ulm-Vaughn road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 866-2217

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