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Established Camping

James Kipp Campground

About

Bureau of Land Management

Fort Peck Project

James Kipp Recreation Area is situated along the Upper Missouri River and is open from April 1 to December 1, annually. This is a popular site for launching watercraft, as well as camping, picnicking and fishing. The potable water system is currently shut down. Water for the RV dump will become operational after the last spring freeze, typically by May 15. Campsites are on a first-come, first-serve basis ___ NO RESERVATIONS There are 34 sites that can accommodate trailers or recreational vehicles (RVs) up to 40 feet in length. There are no hookups. Each site has a designated fire ring and picnic table. The campground is equipped with vault toilets, trash dumpsters, and an RV waste dump ($10 dump fee).

Fee Info

$12.00 per night, 14 Day stay limit

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Location

James Kipp Campground is located in Montana

Detail location of campground

Directions

The entrance is located south of the Missouri River off of US 191.

Address

Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument 920 Northeast Main
Lewistown, MT 59457

Coordinates

47.6277676 N
108.6895968 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

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  • WiFi
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  • AT&T
    Poor
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Trash

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump

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4 Reviews

KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2021

Quiet and beautiful spot

I camped two nights . The sites are spacious and most are shady. We took a nice hike along the river. There is an rv dump for $10. There was no water available during my stay. Only downside was a swarm of horseflies that were not deterred by bug spray or a bug light!

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of James Kipp Campground by Karla , July 21, 2021
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Skylar M.
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2018

Great campground and hiking!

I love visiting Montana to do hiking and camping. The outdoors here is amazing!! Mountains everywhere, and wildlife everywhere!! The campground was awesome. Here are some things we liked:

  • Well kept/clean- this is something that seems to be rare now a days. We liked that the restrooms were clean, and toilet paper was stocked. There are dumpsters in the campground which make it easy to clean up after yourself.
  • Awesome hiking! We hiked every day that we were here. The views are amazing!! We did one hike that was 8 miles round trip, 4 miles round trip, and 6 miles roundtrip. All were amazing!
  • The rangers were great! They helped us find our spot, and then tell us where some great hiking was!
  • Campsites were big. This is ALWAYS a plus!! Also, the campsites have a table and fire ring. We loved using the fire rings at night to make smores!!

We will definitely be coming back! :)

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of James Kipp Campground by Skylar M., October 31, 2018
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J
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2016

Simple historic camping

In the summer, you’ll want to bring or rent a boat of some kind to explore the river; there are many local outfitters. In the fall I’ve heard about the elk herds here and it’s not far from a wildlife refuge. Pros: outhouses, water (seasonally), beautiful landscape (cliffs, river, meadows), lots of water recreation, interesting (but tragic) local history, stargazing, choice of shady or open campsites, along river. Cons: bugs and mud (both seasonal).

Lindsay B.
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

See the Elk

In late October, hundreds of elk congregate in the Slippery Ann area of the park. Dozens of cars also come to watch the herd. It's a very fun time, and an amazing spectacle. It is very busy at this time of year, so that's a bit of a bummer for camping. In mid-summer, before the elk come, there are a million-zillion mosquitoes and it's not fun. Come for the elk!

  • Review photo of James Kipp Campground by Lindsay B., June 10, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

Does James Kipp Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, James Kipp Campground does not have wifi.