Pet Camping Rules

Domestic pets are permitted in designated day-use areas.

Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and properly dispose of their droppings. Pets are not permitted on beaches or playgrounds, in bathing areas or concession facilities.

For everyone's enjoyment, including pets, please observe the pet camping rules. Failure to abide by these rules may result in the camper being asked to check out of the campground.

All pets must be confined, leashed, or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times. Leashes may not exceed six feet in length.

Pets must be well-behaved at all times.

Pets may not be left unattended on the owner's campsite at any time.

During quiet hours (After 11PM) all pets must be in your camper, RV or tent.

Pets must be provided water at all times.

Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles. Pet droppings left in fire rings will result in the camper being assessed additional fees.

Pets that are noisy, vicious, dangerous, disturbing or intimidating to other persons or pets, or which damage park resources, are considered to be nuisances and will not be permitted to remain in the park.

Non-furbearing pets, such as reptiles, birds or fish, must be confined or under the physical control of the owner.

Some animals may be prohibited on park properties. Animals considered to be livestock are prohibited at Lake Tschida.

Check In - Check Out Times

Check in time is 2PM.

Check out time is 1PM.

You may remove your unit and place it in a designated public parking area and enjoy the lake the day of your checkout.

Vacating The Camping Area

All garbage must be disposed of.

All pet messes must be cleaned up.

Garbage may not be left in fire ring or around the campsite. Fires must be extinguished.

Any damage to ground or trees must be reported to office or Lake Staff.

Additional fees may apply to sites that are left in unacceptable condition.

No Littering Rules

Fire rings are not to be used for the dumping of any type of trash.

You are required to keep the grounds free of litter.

Please dispose of garbage in dumpsters.

Do not leave your garbage in fire ring.

Chewing gum, cigarette butts, peanut and sunflower seed shells, bottles, cans and wrappers is and are considered litter.

If gum no longer desired or if it has been in your mouth it goes in the garbage not on the ground.

Violations Of Terms And Conditions

Violations may result in trespass of property. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations may result in arrest.




ALL CAMPSITES - If your reservation starts on Friday you must also include Saturday & check out on Sunday as the minimum of 2 nights is required between Memorial Day weekend & Labor Day weekend. If your reservation starts on Saturday you must also include Sunday & check out on Monday as the minimum of 2 nights is required between Memorial Day weekend & Labor Day weekend.


Electrical hookup fees apply if you occupy an electrical campsite even if you chose not to use electricity.

Extension cords may not be run from one campsite to another without prior approval by the Lake Tschida staff.


No more than two camper units may occupy any campsite unless otherwise specified. Hawebesi camping area is the exception where there is 3 additional campers allowed at the two (2) campsites each.

Each unit must pay the camping fee.

A campsite is defined by one fire ring and table.


Multiple units (more than two units) may occupy camping areas designated “group camping.”

Each unit must pay the camping fee.

A campsite is defined by one fire ring and table.


A camping unit is a powered vehicle, motor home, camping bus, pull-type camper, tent or any other device designed for sleeping.


Any portion of a 24-hour period beginning at 2PM that a camper occupies a campsite.

The camper must vacate the campsite on the last camping day by 1PM (both reserved campers and "first come-first served" campers).


A fourteen (14) camping day limit in any consecutive 30-day period at on campground.

PETS (Also see expanded information on the left of each page)

Pets must be on a leash at all times whether at a campsite or out for a walk.

Pets (except service animals) are not allowed on the public swimming beach, playground or in any public lake recreation building (including vault toilets and comfort stations).

Owners must clean up after their pets.


Do not build large roaring fires and be sure your campfire is "DEAD OUT “before turning in for the night or departing.

Do not dispose of trash in fire ring.


By order of the Bureau of Reclamation fireworks are no longer allowed on any of the federal property at the Heart Butte Reservoir also known as Lake Tschida.

This includes all public campsite areas, public beaches, playgrounds, watercraft launching areas, the lake itself and all those areas where owners (leased permittees) of private cabins and trailers.