Top Free Dispersed Camping near Flathead National Forest

Explore the best dispersed campsites near Flathead National Forest! See real photos & honest reviews to plan your perfect getaway.

Planning a dispersed camping trip near Flathead National Forest? Dispersed camping gets you off the grid so you can disconnect from the hecticness of everyday life. You're sure to find the perfect dispersed campsite for your Montana excursion.

Best Dispersed Sites Near Flathead National Forest, MT (25)

    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Blair Flats
    Camper-submitted photo from Blair Flats
    Camper-submitted photo from Blair Flats
    Camper-submitted photo from Blair Flats
    Camper-submitted photo from Blair Flats
    Camper-submitted photo from Blair Flats

    2.

    Blair Flats

    8 Reviews
    18 Photos
    212 Saves
    Flathead National Forest, Montana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
    • Firewood Available
    Camper-submitted photo from Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping

    3.

    Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping

    22 Reviews
    60 Photos
    432 Saves
    Coram, Montana

    Welcome to Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping! This spot is a gem for those who love a bit of adventure and don't mind roughing it. Nestled in the beautiful region of Montana, this area offers stunning views, especially at sunrise and sunset. The stars at night are something else, thanks to the clear skies and minimal light pollution.

    Now, let's get down to the nitty-gritty. This place is free to camp, which is always a bonus. However, don't expect any frills. There are no toilets, showers, or drinking water, so come prepared. Fires are allowed, so you can still enjoy a good old campfire. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    The road to the river can be a bit rough, with some potholes that might give your vehicle a workout. A taller vehicle is recommended to navigate the terrain. Once you get there, though, the views are worth it. The river is perfect for a swim, although the water can be quite cold. If you're into fishing, you might want to give it a try, though success isn't guaranteed.

    Visitors have mentioned that the area can get crowded, especially during peak times. But there's plenty of space, and the further back you go, the more room you'll find. The beach is easy to access and offers a great spot for a dip or just to relax by the water.

    For those planning a visit to Glacier National Park, this spot is conveniently close. It's a fantastic base camp for exploring the park and the surrounding Flathead National Forest. Just remember to pack out what you pack in, as there's no trash service here.

    So, if you're looking for a beautiful, no-frills camping experience with easy access to some of Montana's best natural attractions, Blankenship Bridge is the place to be. Enjoy your stay and happy camping!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Lakeview
    Camper-submitted photo from Lakeview
    Camper-submitted photo from Lakeview
    Camper-submitted photo from Lakeview
    Camper-submitted photo from Lakeview
    Camper-submitted photo from Lakeview

    4.

    Lakeview

    4 Reviews
    20 Photos
    157 Saves
    Essex, Montana

    3600-foot elevation. 5 sites near the west shore of Hungry Horse Reservoir. Fishing for trout and whitefish in the reservoir; access at Lost Johnny Point boat ramp. Pack it in, pack it out. Lakeview campsite Campsite picnic area Campsite fire-ring

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Picnic Table
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Ryan Road Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Ryan Road Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Ryan Road Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Ryan Road Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Ryan Road Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Ryan Road Dispersed Camping

    5.

    Ryan Road Dispersed Camping

    10 Reviews
    19 Photos
    367 Saves
    West Glacier, Montana

    “Dispersed camping” is the term used for camping anywhere outside of a developed campground, including in some campgrounds with minimal development. Dispersed camping is free, and permitted almost everywhere on the Flathead National Forest. Camping in undeveloped areas requires you to help keep the sites in good condition. Rules for dispersed camping Groups over 75 people are not allowed. Dispersed camping is NOT allowed near developed recreation areas including campgrounds, trailheads and day-use areas. Water, restrooms, and trash cans are not provided. Pack out all your trash. There is a 16-day stay limit at any site. After that you must move 5-miles away, and you can not return to your original campsite for 7 days. Use existing fire rings. Avoid creating new fire rings. Your fire must be attended at all times and be dead out before leaving. Contact a local office about possible campfire restrictions before you go. Be bear aware and know the food storage regulations before camping. These regulations are strictly enforced. Additional rules or regulations may apply to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and Flathead Wild and Scenic River corridor.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from North fork Flathead River dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from North fork Flathead River dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from North fork Flathead River dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from North fork Flathead River dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from North fork Flathead River dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from North fork Flathead River dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyland Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyland Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyland Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyland Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyland Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyland Rd Dispersed Camping

    7.

    Skyland Rd Dispersed Camping

    4 Reviews
    11 Photos
    193 Saves
    Essex, Montana

    “Dispersed camping” is the term used for camping anywhere outside of a developed campground, including in some campgrounds with minimal development. Dispersed camping is free, and permitted almost everywhere on the Flathead National Forest. Camping in undeveloped areas requires you to help keep the sites in good condition. Rules for dispersed camping Groups over 75 people are not allowed. Dispersed camping is NOT allowed near developed recreation areas including campgrounds, trailheads and day-use areas. Water, restrooms, and trash cans are not provided. Pack out all your trash. There is a 16-day stay limit at any site. After that you must move 5-miles away, and you can not return to your original campsite for 7 days. Use existing fire rings. Avoid creating new fire rings. Your fire must be attended at all times and be dead out before leaving. Contact a local office about possible campfire restrictions before you go. Be bear aware and know the food storage regulations before camping. These regulations are strictly enforced. Additional rules or regulations may apply to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and Flathead Wild and Scenic River corridor.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Hungry Horse Reservoir Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Hungry Horse Reservoir Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Hungry Horse Reservoir Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Hungry Horse Reservoir Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Hungry Horse Reservoir Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Hungry Horse Reservoir Dispersed

    8.

    Hungry Horse Reservoir Dispersed

    5 Reviews
    8 Photos
    162 Saves
    Martin City, Montana

    “Dispersed camping” is the term used for camping anywhere outside of a developed campground, including in some campgrounds with minimal development. Dispersed camping is free, and permitted almost everywhere on the Flathead National Forest. Camping in undeveloped areas requires you to help keep the sites in good condition. Rules for dispersed camping Groups over 75 people are not allowed. Dispersed camping is NOT allowed near developed recreation areas including campgrounds, trailheads and day-use areas. Water, restrooms, and trash cans are not provided. Pack out all your trash. There is a 16-day stay limit at any site. After that you must move 5-miles away, and you can not return to your original campsite for 7 days. Use existing fire rings. Avoid creating new fire rings. Your fire must be attended at all times and be dead out before leaving. Contact a local office about possible campfire restrictions before you go. Be bear aware and know the food storage regulations before camping. These regulations are strictly enforced. Additional rules or regulations may apply to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and Flathead Wild and Scenic River corridor. Human Waste Disposal Dispersed camping generally means no bathrooms. Keep your site clean for the next campers and prevent disease spread and pollution of water by following these rules:

    Urinate on rocks and avoiding vegetation if possible, and well away from water and camp. Do not leave toilet paper or wipes on the ground after you pee. Carry a zipper-lock plastic bag and pack out your toilet paper. Dig a cathole 6-8 inches deep and 8-inches wide at least 200-feet away from water, camp and trails to bury feces. Cover all waste with the soil you removed, and sprinkle the disturbed ground with leaves, pine needles, or other organic debris. If you carry a portable camping toilet, treat and pack out all treated waste and dispose of according to instructions on the digestant. The Flathead Wild and Scenic River Corridor rules require all solid human waste be carried out in leak-proof manner and disposed of properly off-forest.

    Camping with a vehicle Motorized use is limited to roads and trails designated on the Motor Vehicle Use Map. Know and follow all seasonal closures and never go beyond gates or other barriers on roads. Do not park or camp in front of closed gates. This prevents authorized users, including emergency responders, from accessing the road. Find and select your campsite on foot and scout the most direct route to your campsite for your vehicle. Driving your vehicle more than 300 feet from a motorized route for purposes of dispersed camping is prohibited. You may not cut or damage trees or vegetation to access your campsite. Never drive across wet areas or areas with soft ground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier Rim River Access 10363
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier Rim River Access 10363
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier Rim River Access 10363
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier Rim River Access 10363
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier Rim River Access 10363
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier Rim River Access 10363

    9.

    Glacier Rim River Access 10363

    7 Reviews
    9 Photos
    294 Saves
    Coram, Montana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Equestrian
    • Dispersed
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from GooseHead Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from GooseHead Camping Area

    10.

    GooseHead Camping Area

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    23 Saves
    Martin City, Montana

    Free Dispersed Campsites along the northern part of Hungry Horse Resevoir.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
Showing results 1-10 of 25 campgrounds

Recent Dispersed Reviews In Flathead National Forest

123 Reviews of 25 Flathead National Forest Campgrounds


No Reviews Found



Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular dispersed campsite near Flathead National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular dispersed campground near Flathead National Forest is Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed with a 4.3-star rating from 33 reviews.

What is the best site to find dispersed camping near Flathead National Forest?

TheDyrt.com has all 25 dispersed camping locations near Flathead National Forest, with real photos and reviews from campers.