Lolo National Forest

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description
The Lolo National Forest encompasses a total area of about 2.2 million acres of land in western Montana surrounding Missoula. This national forest land is accessible using several routes, some of which include US 12, US 83, US 200, and I-90. Some of the civic and metropolis areas that are close to the forest include Missoula, Plains, Superior, and Seeley Lake. 

The national forest was established on September 20, 1906, and is governed by the U.S. Forest Service. When visitors get to the Lolo National Forest, they can get treated to several fascinating sights including smooth rolling meadows, heavily forested ridges, high alpine lakes, and whitewater streams. Other areas of interest in the forest include Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and the Bitterroot Mountains. 

Some of the interesting natural features in the park can be seen while hiking through the Lolo National Historic Trail, which is comprised of 14 miles of original historic tread. This trail is famous because it is the path that Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Nez Perce Indians used historically. Besides these features, the park also has several other amenities including 31 campgrounds, picnic sites, nine rental cabins and lookouts, and trails (2500+ miles). 

These facilities are useful for the several recreational activities that are popular at the forest including camping, fishing, swimming, rafting, hunting, water skiing, mountain biking, boating, horseback riding, snowmobiling, canoeing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and cross-country skiing. If you have a tail-wagger, you can bring them to enjoy Lolo National Forest, but you will need to follow some strict rules. 

Some rules regarding dogs in the Lolo National Forest are as follows. First, you must ensure that you maintain immediate control of your pooch at all times and that your dog is always well-behaved. If your dog poops, you must pick up after your dog and dispose of the poop in the right manner. You are also expected to keep your dog off areas of the forest that are restricted to dogs and other pets.

Address
Fort Missoula Bldg 24
Missoula, MT 59804
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Fort Missoula Bldg 24
Missoula, MT 59804
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours