Top Horse Camping near Elliston, MT

Horse camping is the perfect way to enjoy Elliston. If you're an equestrian lover who prefers nature-based adventure, yet still wants comfort, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Whether you own a horse or are joining a tour group, equestrian camping is an adventurous and unique way to experience the city. Find Montana equestrian campgrounds with ease on The Dyrt.

Best Equestrian Sites Near Elliston, MT (7)

    Camper-submitted photo from Cromwell Dixon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cromwell Dixon Campground
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    1.

    Cromwell Dixon Campground

    10 Reviews
    21 Photos
    35 Saves
    Elliston, Montana

    Cromwell Dixon Campground, located right on the Continental Divide, provides spectacular views of surrounding country encompassing meadows, timbered slopes, and far away mountains. Trailhead access to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is nearby. ACTIVITIES Camping Picnicking

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Kading Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Kading Cabin
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    Camper-submitted photo from Kading Cabin

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    Kading Cabin

    1 Review
    15 Photos
    15 Saves
    Elliston, Montana

    Overview

    Kading Cabin is located 16 miles south of Elliston, Montana in Helena National Forest. This site has served the Forest Service since the early 1900s when the agency was forming. It was selected for its central location, trail and wagon road accessibility, and telephone line service at the time, ensuring that it would be valuable for both administrative and protective work. The present cabin was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Renovations and repairs were made to the facility in the 1960s and again in the early 1990s. Today, the cabin is a rustic retreat for guests seeking relaxation and recreation in central Montana. The cabin is typically accessible by car; however, heavy amounts of snow in winter can close the road to vehicles. Access to the cabin is via a 7-mile stretch of road passable by snowmobile, snowshoe, skis or dog sled. Guests must be prepared to pack in several of their own supplies.

    Recreation

    Plenty of hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities exist along the numerous trails and roads that can be accessed within a short distance from the cabin. Fly fishing on the Little Blackfoot River is excellent. Brown trout are found in good numbers and large sizes below Elliston. Brook and cutthroat trout are found above Elliston. Whitefish can be found throughout the length of the river. In winter, guests will enjoy snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling on trails throughout the area.

    Facilities

    Plenty of hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities exist along the numerous trails and roads that can be accessed within a short distance from the cabin. Fly fishing on the Little Blackfoot River is excellent. Brown trout are found in good numbers and large sizes below Elliston. Brook and cutthroat trout are found above Elliston. Whitefish can be found throughout the length of the river. In winter, guests will enjoy snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling on trails throughout the area.

    Natural Features

    Hemmed in by old-growth, conifer forest, Kading Cabin sits at the edge of a grassy clearing. The Little Blackfoot River flows near the cabin, a tributary to the Upper Clark Fork watershed. It drains an area of 265,300 acres from the Boulder Mountains north of Butte and west of Helena. The area around the cabin offers a variety of landscapes, from river banks to subalpine terrain. Valley bottoms, dense forests, meadows and barren ridges are mixed with streams, rivers, and lakes. Wildlife in the area abounds. Elk, deer, squirrels and a variety of birds are commonly seen. The more elusive badger, wolverine, mountain lion and lynx find habitat in nearby areas as well.

    Nearby Attractions

    Plenty of historic mines are scattered throughout the area, including Charter Oak Mine and the Mill and the Monarch Mine.

    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Firewood Available
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Creek State Park Campground

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    Lost Creek State Park Campground

    10 Reviews
    52 Photos
    123 Saves
    Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, Montana

    Welcome to Lost Creek State Park Campground, nestled near Anaconda, Montana. This spot is a real treat for anyone looking to escape into nature. The campground is tucked away in a narrow canyon with stunning white and pink granite walls towering over 1,000 feet above. It's a sight to behold, especially at sunrise and sunset.

    The campground has 25 sites, perfect for both tents and RVs. Each site comes with a picnic table and a fire ring, making it easy to settle in and enjoy your stay. One of the standout features here is the proximity to Lost Creek Falls. It's just a short, paved 100-yard hike to the waterfall, which is accessible for folks with mobility issues. If you're up for a bit more adventure, there's a longer hike up to a bridge that offers a more wooded experience.

    Water is available on-site, but you'll need to pack out your trash as there's no trash service. Vault toilets are scattered throughout the campground and are kept clean. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Visitors have raved about the peacefulness of the area, especially since the campground is at the end of the road, making it a quiet retreat. The sound of the rushing creek and the waterfall can be quite soothing, almost drowning out any noise from neighboring campers.

    If you're into hiking, the forest service has a trailhead in the park that follows Lost Creek higher into the mountains. During the right season, you might even find ripe raspberries and thimbleberries along the creek.

    Whether you're here for a quick overnight stay or planning to explore the trails and natural beauty for a few days, Lost Creek State Park Campground offers a serene and picturesque setting that's hard to beat.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Bearmouth RV Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Bearmouth RV Park

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    Bearmouth RV Park

    6 Reviews
    4 Photos
    34 Saves
    Drummond, Montana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $35 - $40 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Meadows Trailhead
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    Indian Meadows Trailhead

    1 Review
    14 Photos
    28 Saves
    Lincoln, Montana

    The Indian Meadows Trailhead provides access into the Scapegoat Wilderness. The site is not usually accessible by passenger vehicles until late May.

    General Notes: Provides access to the Scapegoat Wilderness. Food Storage order in effect. Limited stock campsites available.

    Parking: Ample parking provided for large stock trailers.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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    Camper-submitted photo from Granite Butte Lookout
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    Granite Butte Lookout

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    4 Saves
    Canyon Creek, Montana

    Overview

    The Granite Butte Lookout is located at 7,587 feet above sea level atop the Continental Divide of North America. The 15' by 15' lookout cabin sits atop a 20' tall wooden tower that was first built in 1932. The structure was rebuilt in 1962 and has been recently renovated. This tower was listed on the national register of historic lookouts in 2008 and offers guests a glimpse into the life of a Forest Service Lookout. Located near Lincoln, MT the lookout offers direct access to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail which stretches along the back bone of the continent from Canada to Mexico. It is accessible by vehicle, but be forewarned, the road is rough towards the end and high-clearance vehicles are recommended. The lookout has the basic amenities including a bed, auxiliary cots, tables, chairs, dishes, cutlery, and a woodstove are provided, but guests should prepare to bring their own bedding, water, and propane.

    Recreation

    The Continental Divide Trail passes right by the lookout tower and offers guests access to as many miles as they care to hike, bike, or ride on horseback. There are several other trails for guests to explore within a 1/2 hour drive. The cabin also offers winter recreation opportunities with cross-country skiing opportunities out the back door and nearby access to over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

    Facilities

    The Continental Divide Trail passes right by the lookout tower and offers guests access to as many miles as they care to hike, bike, or ride on horseback. There are several other trails for guests to explore within a 1/2 hour drive. The cabin also offers winter recreation opportunities with cross-country skiing opportunities out the back door and nearby access to over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

    Natural Features

    The lookout is located atop a grassy ridge directly on the Continental Divide. The area around the cabin offers spectacular views, abundant wildflowers, high elevation white bark pine stands, open meadows, and large rock outcroppings. There are lower elevation conifer stands and streams located nearby as well. Wildlife in the area abounds; including the more common elk, mule and white-tailed deer, squirrel, black bear, and a variety of birds. The more elusive grizzly bear, badger, wolverine, mountain lion, and lynx can be found here as well.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearby town of Lincoln offers restaurants, bars, art galleries, a sculpture park, and many events that are put on in the community throughout the summer. Visitors can also access the scenic Blackfoot River and Copper Creek from town and the nearby area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Equestrian
    • Picnic Table
    • Alcohol

    $45 / night


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