People spend a lot of time outdoors in Montana's state parks and fishing access sites. These areas are considered "front country" recreation sites, because they are reachable by car. Beyond the established rules and regulations that ensure the protection of people and places, most outdoor activities have their own set of ethics. These standards of behavior will help you:
Please familiarize yourself with these ethics before playing in the outdoors.
Montana has 2,294 public trails, totaling more than 14,633 miles. Hikers, bikers, horsemen, snowmobilers, OHV riders, cross-country skiers, dog mushers and others use these trails. Respect for the land and consideration for other users will ensure a quality experience for everyone on the trails. [Learn more]
Leave No Trace is an educational message that helps public land visitors understand and practice their own minimum impact ethic. The message is useful for all recreationists, regardless of whether they are on a day hike or a month-long mountaineering expedition. This is valuable information for visitors to Sluice Boxes and Smith River state parks. [Learn more]