1. Know Before You Go: Check the status of the place you want to visit. If it is closed, don’t go. If it’s crowded, have a backup plan.
2. Practice Physical Distancing: Keep your group size small. Be prepared to cover your nose and mouth and give others space. If you are sick, stay home.
3. Plan Ahead: Prepare for facilities to be closed, pack lunch, and bring essentials like hand sanitizer and a face covering. Check local regulations regarding the need for a face covering.
4. Play it Safe: Slow down and choose lower-risk activities to reduce your risk of injury. Search and rescue operations and health care resources are both strained.
5. Explore Locally: Limit long-distance travel and make use of local parks, trails, and public spaces. Be mindful of your impact on the communities you visit.
6. Leave No Trace: Respect public lands and waters, as well as Native and local communities. Take all garbage with you.
7. Build an Inclusive Outdoors: Be an active part of making the outdoors safe and welcoming for all identities and abilities.
Local & State Fire Safety + Awareness
During wildfire season in Montana, it’s important to be fire aware. Before you spend time outside, know how to properly handle fires and prevent their spread. Always check the area’s current fire stage before heading out: activities could be restricted.
Montana Wildland Fire Info
Current Montana Fire Information
Know Campfire Safety - know how to safely light, maintain and extinguish your campfire. Drown, stir, drown some more, then feel. If it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave. Never leave a campfire unattended. Check fire stage for restrictions.
Check Firework Restrictions - fireworks are prohibited on public lands. Check local restrictions to learn more.
Dispose of Cigarettes Properly - throw away used cigarettes properly, not on the ground. Check fire stage for smoking area restrictions.
Maintain Your Vehicle and Secure Chains - before you drive, make sure your vehicle is properly maintained. Low tire pressure, worn breaks, loose tow chains and metal parts could all cause sparks while driving. It’s also important to stay away from dry grass or brush. The heat from mufflers and exhaust pipes can also start a fire.
Act Responsibly Around Wildfires
If there’s a wildfire in the area, please:
Give firefighters and their equipment space.
Do not fly drones over or near the fire. Wildfires are a no-drone zone.
Check current fire stages and restrictions.
Fire Stages and Restrictions - go to mtfireinfo.org to check the area’s current fire stage and full restriction details.
Stage One (Yellow) - no campfires or smoking outside of a vehicle, building or developed rec area.
Stage Two (Orange) - no campfires; smoking outside of a vehicle, building or developed rec area; operation of internal combustion engines; explosives; welding, or use of acetylene or other torches with open flames; operation of motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails, and more.
Closure (Red) - area is closed to all entry and recreational activities.
Violations can result in fines, imprisonment and liability. Exemptions per location, waiver, permit or official duty may apply.
Montana Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline
Contact 24/7, at 988 or by texting “MT” to 741741
414 E Callender St (406) 222-2061
414 E Callender Street
Non-emergency questions contact the Park County Hotline 406-222-4131 during business hours.
If this is an Emergency please dial 9-1-1
Receive real-time emergency alerts on your phone. Text your zip code to 888777 to sign up through Nixle
414 E Callender St # 1
Non-Emergency Dispatch 406-222-2050
Welcome to Livingston, a wonderland of vintage architecture and breathtaking vistas. It's an ideal setting for many film and photography needs with a dedicated film ranch, experienced local crews, preserved historic town, active railroad, the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states, and stunning mountain, prairie, ranching, farming, and luxury lifestyle vistas. For many years and in many ways, Livingston has proven to be just the location that many in the industry have been searching for.
If you are interested in filming in the City of Livingston, please fill out the Filming Questionnaire and return it to:
City of Livingston
414 East Callender St.
Livingston, MT 59047
Additional questions, please contact the City Manager at 406-823-6000.
Yellowstone Film Ranch site in beautiful Paradise Valley.
Alison Witmer, Montana Film Commissioner, firstname.lastname@example.org | 406.841.2881 | 406.461.8760
Sean Tippin, Locations Coordinator, email@example.com | 406.841.2880
Stacey Zyliak, Media Incentive & Grant Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org | 406.841.2883
Partial list of Major Motion Pictures Filmed in the Livingston Area:
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
Keep the Change (1992)
The Last Ride (1994)
The Hi-Line (1999)
Your Mommy Kills Animals (2007)
Certain Women (2016)
Timber the Treasure Dog (2016)
Broken Ghost (2017)
Walking Out (2017)
Robert the Bruce (2019)
Peckinpah Suite (2019)
The Last Beyond (2020)
A Montana Story (2021)
The Hail Mary (2021)
Organ Trail (2023)