Recreation opportunities abound on over 8 million acres of BLM-administered public land in Montana and the Dakotas. Unless otherwise posted, all public lands are available for recreation use.
Recreation Guides (PDF Downloads)
Please stay on existing roads and trails in areas without signs and remember to Tread Lightly! and Leave No Trace.
BLM-Rules and Regulations
BLM Montana/Dakotas Recreation Economic Impact
Take It Outside! Connect with your public lands
Back Country Byways (national information)
National Scenic and Historic Trails
Special Recreation Permit Information
Information on access, camping, gold panning, hiking, rockhounding, and recreation passes.
BLM National Recreation Strategy
Montana/Dakotas Recreation Strategy
Note to recreationists: Only noxious weed seed free forage may be used on BLM-administered public lands (similar requirements apply to Forest Service and State of Montana lands). For more information on the program and a list of vendors and producers of weed free forage, click here.
Other recreation information:
State of Montana
Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks
2300 Lake Elmo Road
Billings, Montana 59105
U.S. Forest Service
Missoula, Montana 59807
Department of Commerce
301 South Park
Helena, Montana 59620-0533