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 your side.
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 that a day in Missouri Headwaters State Park is a day well spent!