The fabulous Makoshika State Park is widely known as the badlands by Native Americans who thought there were bad spirits in the this Montana area. The park is a desert area with rock formations, dinosaur fossils and the popular rock from Hell Creek.
The park as many amenities throughout its 11,000 acres, including trails, drinking water, archery, hiking, picnic areas, camping sites and even and the outdoor amphitheater. The most notable part of this park is that fossils from Triceratops were found within the park.
The vistas and cliff top views make it this state park so worth the trip. There is even a store and dinosaur museum area. While most of this park is rock, cliffs, and scenic views it is still a very ideal spot to bring your pup for hiking and exercise. It is definitely a dog-friendly park.
For the safety of your beloved pet, the park asks that your dog is in your site and kept on-leash while on the grounds. Also, that the leash should not be longer than 10 feet. Also, be sure to carry plenty of doggie waste bags with you so that you can clean up after your pet.
There are drinking fountains throughout the Makoshika State Park so that you can fill a bowl for your pet, as it does tend to get hot in Montana. Dogs are also allowed at any of the 28 campsites throughout the park, should you decide to extend your trip.
You won’t find a state park quite like Makoshika State Park in Montana, the views are spectacular, the air is clean and the trails are just ready to be hiked and explored. Your pup and you will find a day of fun just visiting this park. And if you want to see it all, stay for a night or two at one of the campgrounds on site.