Other Dog Activities in Montana

Tired of watching Fido run laps in the dog park? We’ve got the scoop on lots of other dog friendly attractions in Montana too. You’ll find information on all of the dog friendly wineries, boat rentals, botanical gardens, drive-ins, and other offbeat animal attractions in Montana here.

Pet Friendly Pictograph Cave State Park
Pictograph Cave State Park Dog-friendly Pictograph Cave State Park in Billings, MT, provides a great spot for pets and their owners to hang out. The oldest rock art in the cave is over 2,000 years old. The Pictograph, Middle, and Ghost caves at the park were home to prehistoric hunters and thousands of artifacts have been excavated over the years. Dogs and their owners can explore the trail that leads to the park, and imagine those that have walked there over the years. Pets must be on a leash and all mess cleaned up after them. See Details
Pet Friendly Thirsty Street Brewing Company
Thirsty Street Brewing Company Thirsty Street Brewing Company is pet-friendly. Located in downtown Billings, Montana, this microbrewery offers a diverse selection of fresh brewed beer and a wine on tap. Chill with your pooch on the patio, where you can play games like shuffleboard together. Hungry hounds can enjoy Montana-made hot dogs, sausages and a variety of bar snacks. See Details
Bannack State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners as they explore Bannack State Park, the first Territorial Capital of Montana. The area that now encompasses the state park was also the site of Montana's first major gold discovery in 1862. Nowadays, you and Fido can take a wander down memory lane on one of the ghost walks or explore the area dressed up to appear like it would have back then. Your pooch can join you on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Bannack State Park is open every day of the week from 8am to sunset. See Details
Muddy Creek Brewery Located in historic Uptown Butte Montana, Muddy Creek Brewery is a dog-friendly! The micro-brewery welcomes leashed, well-behaved dogs as long as they are kept next to their owner at all times. Muddy Creek's tap brews range from Ry Dog Red IPA to Mandarin Tango to a Chocolate Oatmeal Muddy Creek Stout. Muddy Creek Brewery is open Sunday through Friday from 3pm to 8pm and Saturday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Bunkhouse Brewery Bunkhouse Brewery is pet-friendly. This super cute and hip brewery in Bozeman loves canine patrons. Located next to Montana State University, it prides itself on brewing unique, craft beer. Come enjoy a pint with your pooch today. They are open every day of the week from 2pm to 8pm. See Details
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town Greycliff Prairie Dog Town is a 98-acre, pet-friendly park that offers you and your pooch the chance to meet some prairie dogs from a distance, of course. Whip out your binoculars and gaze across the prairie at the packs of dogs going about their days. Dogs must be on a leash for the duration of their visit, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them and they are under control. The park is open year round, all day. See Details
Medicine Rocks State Park Medicine Rocks State Park is pet-friendly. You are welcome to bring your pooch with you to explore the are around the soft sandstone rock formations that have the appearance of giant blocks of Swiss cheese because of weathering. Wildlife lovers might run into mule, deer, antelope, woodhouse's toads, and sharp tailed grouse. Dogs must be on a leash for the duration of their visit and all mess must be cleaned up after them. Medicine Rocks State Park is open every day of the week for day use from 7 am - 10 pm. See Details
Makoshika State Park Dogs are welcome at Makoshika State Park in Glendive, Montana. This recreation area is the largest of Montana's state parks at more than 11,000 acres. The park encompasses badlands containing dinosaur fossils and rock from the Hell Creek Formation, so if your pooch picks up a bone, it might be from over 200 millions years ago. Makoshika State Park is open every day of the week from 7am to 10pm. See Details
Garnet Ghost Town Garnet Ghost Town is pet-friendly. This well preserved, former mining town is tucked into the mountain with camping facilities, a picnic area and fire pits. Leashed pets are welcome to walk around the town with their owners. Garnet Ghost Town is open every day of the week from 9:30am to 4:30pm. See Details
Mission Mountain Winery Located on the West Shore of Flathead Lake, the largest natural fresh water lake west of the Mississippi, Mission Mountain Winery produces 6500 cases per year, using grapes from local vineyards and those in the nearby Rattlesnake Hills region of Washington state. Leashed dogs are welcome in the scenic outdoor seating area. See Details
Montana Whitewater Rafting Co Montana Whitewater Rafting Co is pet-friendly. This tubing company is located in the area surrounding Yellowstone National Park in Bozeman down the Madison River. They offer two trips: one from the tubing office near downtown Bozeman and the second just a few miles down the road in Four Corners. The trips last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. Dogs are welcome to sit in a tube with a mesh bottom and a PVC outer. Montana Whitewater Rafting Co is open every day of the week from 8am until 5pm. See Details
Lone Pine State Park Lone Pine State Park in Montana is pet-friendly. With 7.5 miles of trails to explore with your pooch, this peaceful spot is a great place to relax and check out the bountiful wildflowers, wildlife, and views of the Flathead Valley. The 270-acre park has a number of picnic shelters, so make sure you pack some lunch for Fido. Lone Pine State Park is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 12:30pm to 5:00pm. See Details
West Shore / Flathead Lake State Park West Shore at Flathead Lake State Park is pet-friendly. The rocky shoreline can be traversed on one of the trails located at the park, leading to pretty views of Flathead Lake and the Mission and Swan Mountain Ranges. Dogs are allowed all over the area, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Big Arm / Flathead Lake State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Big Arm / Flathead Lake State Park in Montana. Big Arm is located on Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States. The huge body of water spans a massive twenty-eight miles in length and 15 miles in width. Anglers love casting off into the vast expanse of water. If fishing's not your thing, you can enjoy a picnic at the picnic area instead, marveling at the lake and the surrounding hilly forests. Dogs are welcome throughout the park, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Giant Springs State Park Giant Springs State Park is pet-friendly. The namesake of the park, Giant Springs, was discovered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805 and is one of the largest freshwater springs in the country. The park is also home to Roe River, possibly the world's shortest river, and plenty of hiking trails to explore. Dogs must be kept on a leash throughout the park, and all mess must be cleaned up after them. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Kootenai National Forest Kootenai National Forest is dog-friendly. Located in the Northwest corner of Montana and the Northeast corner of Idaho on the Canadian border, this park is full of winding trails to explore with your pooch. One of the most popular hikes is the Little Ibex Trail. This breathtakingly beautiful hike in Kootenai National Forest will take about 8 hours to complete with Fido and offers visitors the chance to wander up snow capped peaks and around alpine lakes. See Details
Glacier Distilling Company Located just 7 miles west of Glacier National Park, Glacier Distilling Company in Coram is a dog-friendly distillery inviting Fido to join you in their covered seating area at The Whiskey Barn. They offer a variety of alpine whiskeys and fine spirits available in tasting flights, cocktails and bottle sales. You can sometimes find a food truck onsite; check their website for current events. See Details
Flathead National Forest Flathead National Forest is dog-friendly. Located in western Montana, it is named after the Flathead Native Americans who once lived there. Mountain ranges and thick forests make up the landscape of this diverse and beautiful area. The Forest has 2,600 miles of hiking trails in designated Wilderness Areas to explore with your pooch. Dogs on a leash are welcome throughout the forest. See Details
Wayfarers / Flathead Lake State Park The Wayfarers area of Flathead Lake State Park is pet-friendly. There's a mixed forest to explore at this 67-acre park. You'll also notice the pretty wildflowers that sprawl across the open areas. Nature walks over the rocky shoreline to the cliffs are popular among pets and their owners who are searching for an excellent view of Flathead Lake. Pack a picnic to enjoy with your pooch along the shoreline. The day use area is open all year round. See Details
Missouri Headwaters State Park Missouri Headwaters State Park is pet-friendly. This park is where the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers converge to start the 2,300 mile long, Missouri River. The dog-friendly foot trails around the park lead to a number of overlooks and points of interest. Make sure you pack a picnic to enjoy at one of the scenic picnic spots dotted around. Dogs are welcome to explore the park with their owners, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. Missouri Headwaters State Park is open every day of the week. See Details
Black Sandy State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Black Sandy State Park in Helena, Montana. Located on the shores of Hauser Lake formed by Hauser dam, this park is known for the water activities that can be enjoyed in the area. Some of the activities that people enjoy on the water include boating, water-skiing, and walleye and trout fishing. Dogs must be leashed and all mess cleaned up after them. Black Sandy State Park is open all day, every day. See Details
Finley Point / Flathead Lake Finley Point / Flathead Lake is a dog-friendly recreation area in Finley Point, Montana. This 28-acre park is located on the southern shore of Flathead Lake, where towering pines can be maneuvered on winding hiking trails. Anglers swarm from all around to fish for trout and whitefish in the waters of the lake. Park opening times vary depending on the season. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that animals leave behind to preserve the cleanliness of the water and surrounding area. See Details
Travelers' Rest State Park Travelers' Rest State Park is pet-friendly. After a discovery by archaeologists of the Lewis and Clarke's expedition campground, this area has become the only camping spot along the route with actual physical evidence of them passing through. Dogs are welcome to join their owners throughout the park on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Travelers' Rest State Park is open every day of the week from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. See Details
Cooney State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Cooney State Park, where the reservoir is the star of the show. This dog-friendly recreation area is surrounded by stunning mountains, home to excellent walleye and rainbow trout fishing, boating, and water-skiing options. Take a picnic with you to one of the many pretty picnic areas at this park. The park also has fire pits and fire rings for cooking. Pets must be on a leash for the duration of their visit and all mess should be cleaned up after them. Cooney State Park is open all day, every day of the week. See Details