This rugged area that boasts of pristine beauty with the remains of a railroad, mines, and historic cabins is the perfect place to go to if you are a dabbler in photography and you like taking your dog for long walks. Winding through a gorgeous canyon carved in limestone, Sluice Boxes State Park is the perfect place for your pooch to pose so you can take pictures for posterity.
The Montana Central Railroad and the Barker mines are part of a rich history of Sluice Boxes State Park. Pets are allowed all throughout the area so you can have loads of fun exploring the beauty of Mother Nature with your four-legged best friend. Aside from the excellent hiking trails, some of the other activities you can indulge in are swimming, birdwatching, stream fishing, rafting, backcountry camping, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.
However, rafting the creek calls for advanced whitewater skills, especially in late summer and early spring. Hiking here at the Sluice Boxes State Park is limited during low water season, usually from the middle of July until the end of September. The water is spring-fed and is always cold, so be prepared.
There is no boundary separating areas for dogs of different sizes so pet parents must be vigilant and must have control of their furbabies at all times. The park encompasses 1,450 acres along Belt Creek and flows on the creek rise dramatically during spring runoff. The spectacular scenery and the numerous wildlife awaiting you and your pooch is reason enough to go there.
In addition, there is plenty of room for Spike to run around, jump, roll, and explore. Your furbaby will have the chance to explore, exercise and perhaps even meet other dogs. There are also restrooms in the premises, as well as maps, pack in/pack out, and interpretive display; however, some amenities may be seasonal so do check with the Sluice Boxes State Park for availability.