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Best Montana Rest Stops

Best Montana Rest Stops

Road trips, whether they are long or short, can be extremely stressful if you are not well prepared. A great way to make sure that you are not over stressing yourself is to map out the rest stops that will be available to you on your trip. If you are traveling through the state of Montana, there are many rest areas that are available that are designed to provide a safe and convenient place to park and rest when needed. The amenities across the Montana rest areas vary, some offer just parking while some offer several amenities, including dump station facilities. It is always best to map out rest areas along your route so that you have a planned place to stop if needed and you are not putting yourself in a stressful situation. This guide will help you plan out some of the best rest stops across Montana.

Alberton Rest Area

The Alberton Rest Area serves drivers traveling along Interstate 90. This rest area can be found at milepost 72 for both eastbound and westbound travelers. The amenities at this rest area include:

  • RV Dump Station
  • Truck Parking
  • Geoligical Marker
  • Vault Toilet

The Alberton Rest Area is a smaller rest area, but the amenities that this rest area has available makes this a great stop for truck and RV drivers.

Armington Rest Area

The Armington Rest Area serves travelers of US-87 and US-89, and it can be accessed at milepost 71.7. The amenities at this rest area include:

  • Men’s/Women’s Restrooms
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Historical Marker
  • Picnic Areas
  • Pet Exercise Area
  • Weather Information
  • Geological Marker

Bearmouth Rest Area

The Bearmouth Rest Area serves drivers traveling along I-90. This rest area can be found at milepost 143 for eastbound travelers and 142.8 for westbound travelers. The amenities at this rest area include:

  • Men’s/Women’s Restrooms
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Picnic Areas
  • Pet Exercise Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Weather information
  • Geological Marker
  • The Bearmouth Rest Area is open to travelers year-round.

Bozeman Rest Area

The Bozeman Rest Area serves travelers of Interstate 90 and can be accessed by both eastbound and westbound drivers near mile marker 305. The amenities of this rest area include:

  • Men’s/Women’s Restrooms
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Family/Assisted restroom
  • Public Telephones
  • Historical Marker
  • Picnic Areas
  • Pet Exercise Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Weather information
  • Vending Machines
  • Internet Access
  • Geological Marker

The Bozeman Rest Area is a great stop to have on your list because of the extensive amenities available.

Homestake Rest Area

The Homestake Rest Area serves Interstate 90 travelers and can be accessed at milepost 235 for eastbound travelers and 234.9 for westbound travelers. The amenities at this rest stop include:

  • Truck Parking
  • Geological Marker
  • Vault Toilet

The Homestake Rest Area may have fewer amenities than some of the other rest areas listed in this guide, but the designated truck parking makes it a notable stop for truck or RV drivers.

Lyon's Creek Rest Area

The Lyon’s Creek Rest Area serves both eastbound and westbound travelers of Interstate 5 and can be found at milepost 222. The amenities at this rest stop include:

  • Handicap Accessible
  • Historical Marker
  • Truck Parking
  • Vault Toilet
  • Geological Marker

Teton River (Dutton) Rest Area

The Teton River Rest Area serves drivers traveling on Interstate 15. This rest area can be accessed by both eastbound and westbound drivers at milepost 318. The amenities at this rest stop include:

  • Men’s/Women’s Restrooms
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Historical Marker
  • Picnic Areas
  • Pet Relief Areas
  • Drinking Water
  • Weather Information

The Teton River Rest Area is open to travelers year-round.

Troy (Idaho-Libby) Rest Area

The Troy Rest Area can be accessed by eastbound travelers of US-2 at milepost 16.9. The amenities at this rest stop include:

  • Men’s/Women’s Restrooms
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Historical Marker
  • Picnic Areas
  • Pet Relief Areas
  • Drinking Water
  • Weather Information

The Troy Rest Area is open to travelers year-round.

Rock Creek Rest Area

The Rock Creek Rest Area serves both eastbound and westbound travelers of I-90 at milepost 127. The amenities at this rest stop include:

  • Vending Machines
  • Truck Parking

While the Rock Creek Rest Area may be a smaller rest area with fewer amenities, the designated truck parking and vending machines make this a great stop for truck and RV drivers to rest.

Lost Trail Pass Rest Area

The Lost Trail Pass Rest Area is located directly on the Montana/Idaho border and can be located at northbound milepost 0.0 on US-93. The amenities at this rest stop include:

  • Men’s/Women’s Restrooms
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Picnic Areas
  • Pet Relief Areas
  • Drinking Water
  • RV dump station

The Lost Trail Pass Rest Area is a great stop for RV drivers, but if you are planning on driving between Montana and Idaho and are thinking about stopping at this rest area, take note that it is only open from late May to late October.

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