Bring your best friend on a Montana camping adventure.
Montana is made for adventurous dog owners with communities like Bozeman and Missoula, home to dog-friendly trails branching off city streets into the mountains. Getting off the grid with your best friend is also a cinch with 26+ million acres of public lands to explore. Established US Forest Service and BLM campgrounds are plentiful, where the truly adventurous can hit the trails and camp in the backcountry. Keep in mind that national parks and state parks can have very strict rules for pets with limited camping availability, but don’t fret— the endless array of mountain ranges in nearly every corner of the state offers abundant, dog-friendly camping opportunities. Hit the riverside and lakefront campsites during summer to keep your pooch cool and happy, and take advantage of plentiful shade in the dense forests of northwest and southwest Montana. No matter where you look, there is likely a dog-friendly campground to enjoy a getaway in nature.