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Montana-Dakotas Recreation Activities

Blackfoot River in Montana

Recreation opportunities abound on over 8 million acres of BLM-administered public land in Montana and the Dakotas on a diverse scope of landscape types.

Enjoy fly fishing on the Blackfoot River Cooridor outside of Missoula, Mont. or cast your lines on the Madison River while secluded in the Bear Trap National Wilderness Area. 

Hike on many of Montana and the Dakotas most scenic lands. Whether you want to take a short dayhike or a longer backcountry excursion, public lands offer a premier destination to take in a little nature.

BLM-managed lands in the Montana and Dakotas also are home to many historicall and culturally significant area. Walk in the Lewis and Clark Expedition's step at Pompeys Pillar National Monument and along the Upper Missouri River Wild and Scenic River, or take a peek into yesteryear at Garnet Ghost Town in Western Montana.

Wildlife watching is made easy in one of the many wilderness study areas, and there are plenty of places to hunt, fish and camp in the Montana and Dakotas.

Please enjoy your public lands responsibly, and be prepared for changing weather conditions, rough roads and possible predator sightings.