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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)

Lewis and Clark informationLewis and Clark Logo



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
Phone: 406-247-2940

U.S. Forest Service
Regional Office
Box 7669
Missoula, Montana 59807
Phone: 406-329-3511

Travel Montana
Department of Commerce
301 South Park
Box 200533
Helena, Montana 59620-0533
Phone: 1-800-847-4868

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Field Office Recreation Opportunities

Billings Field Office

Butte Field Office

Dillon Field Office

Glasgow Field Office

Havre Field Office

Lewistown Field Office

Malta Field Office

Miles City Field Office

Missoula Field Office
North Dakota Field Office
South Dakota Field Office

National Monuments

Pompeys Pillar National Monument


Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument and Wild and Scenic River


National Monuments are
part of the 
National Conservation Lands 

Off-highway vehicle (OHV) information