When you've had your fill of pavement and urban noise, load your pupper in your car and drive straight to Beavertail Hill State Park. This park puts the emphasis on nature, being nestled right up against the Clark Fork River. As you unwind, you'll begin to notice it's pretty much just you, your fur-kid, the forest — and the trains! But don't worry, visitors claim the locomotive noises don't get in the way of the outdoor beauty that surrounds the grounds.
Things are small and simple at Beavertail Hill, with only 24 campsites offered in the park (all of which come with electric hookups). Each lot comes with its own fire ring and picnic table, and drinking water can be accessed throughout the facility. If you're looking to switch things up a bit, experience how the nation's first inhabitants lived in one of the two tipis on-site — however, your canine companion won't be able to join you in the structure.
To enter the park, all out-of-state guests need to purchase a parking permit for $6 a pop. If you happen to be local, no permit is required. Camping fees start at $7 for local seniors during the off-season and jump all the way up to $34 for younger folks visiting from further away during peak times.
While you're here, be sure to spend some time down by the river, where kayaking and canoeing are favorite pastimes. The park is also big amongst anglers, who come for their chance to land a big one. Near the campground, you and your woofer will find a trail that takes about one hour to complete — the perfect length for your four-legged pal's walk. Beavertail also features a small amphitheater where you can catch informative films each Saturday night.
During your stay, remember to keep your barky buddy on-leash at all times and clean up any messes they leave behind promptly and properly.
To get your dose of the great outdoors, be sure to check out Beavertail Hill State Park!