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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Missouri Headwaters State Park
$7.00 - $36.00
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Missouri Headwaters State Park is located in Lewis and Clark National Forest in Montana
45.9198 N
-111.5008 W
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7 Reviews of Missouri Headwaters State Park
Ranger Heaven

Near the town of Three Forks, to which there are both short/scenic bike trails and an 18-miler. 6 of the 17 tent sites are 1st-come, 1st-serve. With a ton of historical displays, friendly park rangers, an open-air, welcoming vibe and a sprawling variety of other things to explore, staying here will put a smile on your face.  There's decent distance between some of the sites, but some of them aren't very large.

Camp where Lewis and Clark camped

Experience Camping near where Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and the Corps of Discovery camped at the headwaters of the Missouri river in 1805. Missouri Headwaters State Park campground is a 17 site campground located just a short distance from the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers. If you are a history buff or just want to learn about the Corps of Discovery journey then this is a must stay. Historical signs about the the Corps of Discovers stay at the headwaters of the Missouri and their journey are located through out the park. If you have never spent a night in a tipi you can do it here, just be sure to reserve it ahead of time. You can see how Lewis and Clark traveled up the Missouri by checking out the dug out canoe that can be found at the entrance of the campground. All the campsites have picnic tables sitting on concrete pads, and metal fire rings. Trash pins, water and vault toilets are also available. All the campsites are nice and flat. Most of the site are of good size with nice grassy areas to set up your tent, a few are a little small and cramped. All sites can be reserved. Many short hiking trails are in the park, be sure to take the short hike up to a vista to get the entire view of the headwaters area. If you like to fish you are in luck, you have four rivers to choose from, all with great fishing opportunities.

Nice and tidy with some mosquitos

Really nice campground with sites being spread apart and not too close to each other. When the sun sets in June and July the mosquitos will come out. They are quite nasty but an hour after sunset they are gone, having a campfire going helps too. A bundle of firewood is 6 bucks and will be delivered to your site. Vault toilets are very clean and smell fresh.

Quiet, clean, peaceful

I just spent one night at this campsite but it was very nice. The camp hosts were helpful and friendly. It is well-maintained and clean. Seen the headwaters of the Missouri River in the evening were absolutely spectacular.

Beautiful little Park

Dry camping tent or rv Clean level sites Pit toilets water near by…


my husband and I on our way to Glacier found this great place to camp. They have serveral campsites, electric and non electric plus handicap sites. A neat feature as well is they have one teepee that my husband and I stayed in for the night. To add to this the bathrooms though rustic smelled amazing!

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Secluded and beautiful

Right on the river, obviously.. SOOO incredibly beautiful of a spot. A couple of people were there when I visited and were swimming in the river and camping on it's banks.