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Camping in Montana

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About Montana Camping

A state of staggering variety, Montana is truly one of the nation’s best camping destinations. The eastern part of the state characterized by badlands and prairie, the west is where most of the fun is found. Camping in Montana means sleeping in some of the most sensational landscapes anywhere in the USA.

With no fewer than 50 state parks and two of the greatest national parks in America, Montana is an adventurer’s paradise. The brightest star in Montana’s firmament is Glacier National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is blessed with magnificent mountainscapes. If you’re looking to go camping in Montana, Glacier should be at the top of your list.

Many explorers look for camping in Montana’s Yellowstone National Park, a sliver of which lies along the state’s southwestern border. Few people know this, but Montana is a superb access point to the world’s very first national park. If a visit to Yellowstone is on your itinerary, make sure to enter the park via the scenic Beartooth Highway.

Another great camping destination in Montana is gorgeous Flathead Lake, located within the Kootenai Tribes Flathead Reservation and the contiguous USA’s largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. Numerous recreation areas surround Flathead Lake, offering excellent picnicking, fishing and camping. More adventure-minded travelers might want to attempt an ascent of Granite Peak, the highest mountain in the state.

If you’re looking to travel off the beaten path, Montana offers you plenty of opportunities to do so. With more than 70 different mountain ranges belonging to the giant Rocky Mountains chain, it is easy to unplug and get closer to nature while camping in Montana. Pick a lesser-known campground and explore Montana “behind the scenes”.

In addition to fishing, rock climbing, and camping in Montana, there are myriad other ways to enjoy the state’s glorious natural scenery. Go mountain biking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, backpacking...the list of choices is never-ending!

Recent Reviews In Montana

3130 Reviews of 1276 Montana Campgrounds

TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

Peaceful beauty

7 well spaced campsites all around the pond. Truly enjoyable stay. Clean toilet facilities. Be prepared for several miles of dusty, gravel, washboard road.

Site3
Month of VisitNovember
TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

Quiet and secluded

In expensive, clean and quiet. Great for 1 night. Well maintained.

Site?
Month of VisitNovember
Kate V.
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

Glorious and rugged

Not about the cabin itself but the Riverside camp spots This is one of my all time favorite camping memories. If you want to float the Flathead, north of Polebridge, or simply enjoy the exquisite views of the backside of Glacier where there’s no traffic or crowds, this is worth the effort!

Month of VisitSeptember
Danae P.
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2021

Clean and helpful staff

This park is really clean and kept up well. We stayed in A6. I would recommend staying in one of the back in spots further in the park. There is a train that runs all day long and is very loud in the spots in the row we were in. The back in spots have trees around them so I think that would maybe…

SiteA6
Month of VisitNovember
R
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2021

Incredible place. Great features.

Had such a great time it was impossible to leave. Provided a level of safety when camping in fall temps

Month of VisitNovember
Leah N.
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2021

Decent

The RV sites all had electric hookups and they had good space between each. Not a lot of shade, though. Would be nice if there were walkways down to the water so you didn't have to beat through the trees and shrubbery. There is a playground for kids. The lake has lots of open shoreline. There is…

Site34
Month of VisitOctober
Leah N.
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2021

It'll Do!

It's a decent campground. The cliff view is really nice! spaces are pretty close together, though. They say there are full-hookups but really there is only 1 site with both electric and water. The others only have electric. There is a restroom and it's very clean and well kept with a garbage and…

  • site 8. Across the road is tent camping
  • Restroom on right of picture
  • Cliff across the river
SiteRV site 8
Month of VisitNovember
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2021

Beautiful peaceful spot

Got here at around 5pm on a Saturday night and there were plenty of options which made me very happy. We ended up pulling off to the first spot on the right since there were more people farther to the left, and I like to be secluded a bit. Right next to the lake, had a picnic table and a large rock…

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Site1?
Month of VisitNovember
Nikki K.
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

A great spot!

We pulled our 42ft. 5th wheel camper here and there is plenty of room. Giant cottonwood trees and a great fishing spot. We ate walleye 3 nights in a row. We had the choice of electric hookup spots or not.. $5. extra for the power, totally worth it!The town is lovely and ppl are friendly and…

  • rockhounding on the Yellowstone River
Site6
Month of VisitNovember
A
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

Fantastic Rural Camping

Deciding to camp here was a gamble but worth it. The road leading up was rocky and sketchy, but as long as you pay attention not a problem. The campsite itself was quiet and bare bones. Was not expecting an outhouse, so was splendidly surprised to be accommodated with that luxury. Overall beautiful…

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Month of VisitOctober
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Great place for seeing the battlefield

Very close to the Bighorn battlefield. Has full hook ups and we’re adding more while we were there. Also has electric and water areas also. There are trees in most sites but would probably be hot in the summer months. The owners are new(2seasons). Very nice Bathroom/shower area was very clean and…

SiteB10
Month of VisitNovember
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Little gem

Great spot. The people here are very nice. There was plenty of room for our 36’ toy hauler. Dogs were happy to play in the creek.

Site6
Month of VisitNovember
Lauren H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Clean park friendly people

Well maintained. Great River frontage

Month of VisitNovember
Linda O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2021

Closed for Season BUT we stayed anyway

We called the number on their sign when we arrived. It’s pretty shut down with no services but we dry camped. Owner was super nice and we were greeted warmly by her grandkids. They ran our dogs around and tired them out.

Site?
Month of VisitNovember
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2021

Peaceful Serenity!!

We arrived in the afternoon on a Friday in October. There is a check-in box to drop your $18 and fill out your information. We first noticed how level so many of the campsites were and many of them on the river with a view. We among a total of 3 overnight camper so there was plenty of room. I metal…

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Sitethe very corner on the river
Month of VisitNovember

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