I am a huge believer that all natural history should be open to the American public. Makoshika State Park preserves incredible fossils for people to see but they will inevitably be lost to history due to natural geologic processes. All National and State Parks have their purposes but sometimes they miss the mark. Fossils don't rejuvenate or change over time, they are what they are. By protecting them parks like Makoshika State Park are also destroying them. I know it sounds very doom and gloom but the reality is if amateur paleontologists are not actively collecting most fossil specimens would have never been discovered. The following photos are some I snapped on a 2 hour hike at Makoshika State Park and the surrounding Glendive, MT Area. No fossils were collected during this trip, photos were taken to document the fossils and they were left as discovered.