Pirogue Island State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description

Experience the wild side of Montana with a visit to Pirogue Island State Park. Located right in the Yellowstone River, this 600-acre island is a remote location that will bring out the explorer in your pooch. It’s the pawfect place to spend some quality time with your pup!

Choose between paddling out to the island and taking the footbridge just to the south of the park's entrance. The park has just under three miles of trails. Follow the Island Loop Trail around the northern half of the park or take the Pirogue Island Trail down to the southern shore. As you wander around the island and look out at the Yellowstone River, imagine what the area was like when Lewis and Clark’s Corp of Discovery traveled through the area.  

During the summer, when the river’s side channels aren’t flowing, you and your four legged sidekick can stroll down the river beds. These channels are surrounded by trees and make the pawfect alternative to the dusty footpaths. Plus, your doggo can splash in the pools to cool off.

Nature-spotting is a hugely popular past time in Pirogue Island State Park. The island tends to be rather isolated, which makes it a quiet spot to view creatures in their natural habitats. Pirogue Island State Park is home to several bird species including belted kingfishers, shorebirds, waterfowl, passerines, and even the occasional bald eagle. You may even catch a glimpse of some mule or whitetail deer.

While there are no camping facilities in the park, you will find a pawsome picnic area. Grills and fire rings are also available, so bring some friends and have a tasty barbecue. Remember to carry some clean up bags and always pick up after your beloved pet. A visit to this park will make your pooch one happy hound!

Address
Near Hwy 489
Miles City, MT 59301
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Address
Near Hwy 489
Miles City, MT 59301
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM