Does your hound enjoy a bit of history? Then plan a trip
to Missouri Headwaters State Park so they can walk in the footsteps of the
famed Lewis and Clark Expedition and see the area where Sacajawea was captured
as a child. This park is no stranger to rivers; it’s where the Jefferson,
Madison, and Gallatin Rivers all converge to form the mighty Missouri River.
Your four legged friend will love exploring the trail
system in this park. There are nearly a dozen trails that weave in and around
the property. Most of them are pretty short, so feel free to combine trails to
suit your dog’s energy level. There are plenty of spots along the way to stop and
soak in the gorgeous Montana landscape. Be aware that the trails are open to
equestrians, so if your pooch is skittish around horses, keep them close to
This area is so pawsome, your pup will want to stay the
night. Pack some sleeping bags and stay a night or two in the park’s
campground. For a real unique experience, rent a Teepee from the park’s office.
When the sunsets, your pal will love hanging out by the fire before curling up
in such a cozy enclosure. If you are just visiting for the day, enjoy a leisurely
lunch in the picnic area.
When it comes to visiting Montana state parks, it pays to
be a resident. Those who register their vehicles in Montana don’t have to pay
to enter the park. Nonresidents can purchase a day pass for $6.00 or an annual
pass for $35.00. Drinking water and restrooms are located in the park. You’ll
also find interpretive displays, a boat launch, and wildlife viewing
opportunities. Your pup will agree; a day in Missouri Headwaters State Park is
a day well spent!