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Big Sky country is the perfect place for a road trip. Whether hopping from ski area to ski area, cruising from Yellowstone to Glacier, or camping in the Gallatin National Forest, you'll be coming through Big Sky, Montana so please stop in and play for a day in our backyard. If you're traveling in your RV, this is an important post for you.
Packing up the RV, trailer, van, or motorhome is a great way to "Get Lost" in Montana and to explore the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, but it's going to require a bit of planning.
One thing that every camper needs to do is empty the tanks every so often. Depending on the size of your vehicle's holding tank, your toilet paper usage, and your flushing habits, your blackwater tank may last a week or ten days, but at some point on your epic road trip, you're going to have to clean out the tank. When your tank is full, dumping that tank is probably at the top of your to-do list, right?
In Big Sky country we support safe and responsible draining of all black and gray tanks. We are proud to live by the 7 Leave No Trace principles in these parts and we encourage everyone to pack it in, pack it out, which is why you need to stop at an RV dump station before you come to Big Sky.
Normally, you can find RV Dump stations at large established campgrounds, RV parks, truck stops, highway rest areas, or even RV dealerships. Unfortunately, Big Sky doesn't have any of these things. In fact there are no RV dump stations in the Gallatin Canyon at all in order to protect the cleanliness of the Gallatin River and the surrounding area.
What does this mean for you? It means you need to plan ahead before you come to Big Sky. Make a quick stop and dump your tanks in either Bozeman (north of Big Sky), in West Yellowstone (south of Big Sky), or in Hebgen Lake (south of Big Sky).
Lucky for you, VisitBigSkyMT.com compiled a complete list of RV Dump stations Near Big Sky and across Montana. Check out the PDF file here. It's a must have file for planning your Montana road trip. Be sure to share it with your friends.
You can also try to find RV dump stations on these websites/apps:
If you're new to the RV world, here are some tips on How To Dump RV Tanks.