Dillon Field Office
The Dillon Field Office manages over 900,000 acres of public lands and approximately 1.3 million acres of mineral estate within Beaverhead and Madison Counties in the southwest corner of Montana. Ranching and livestock grazing are important uses of the area. The wide open spaces provide excellent wildlife habitat and a wealth of dispersed recreation opportunities.
The field office is home to BLM’s only designated wilderness area in Montana; the Bear Trap Canyon is one of the four units of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. Here you will find opportunities for hiking, fishing, and world class white-water rafting on the Madison River. Drive the 50-mile Big Sheep Back Country Byway south of Dillon and watch for bighorn sheep, deer, elk and other wildlife.
Big game hunting, hiking, fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing are popular activities within the Dillon Field Office and the nearby Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. When you come to Montana, visit lands managed by the Dillon Field Office and enjoy America's public lands!