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Kootenai National Forest, MONTANA

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Most Recent Kootenai National Forest Camping Reviews
Can’t wait for next time

My family and I stayed here for a week, if you’re looking to get away from it all, this is definitely the place. We can’t wait for our next vacation!

Great Mountain lake

We love going camping and fishing at Sylvan Lake, always wanted to try the Yurts but also book out, great place for family .

Dog lover's paradise

First I should state there is no camping allowed at this state park, but with that said you shouldn't pass this location up as a day trip while in town near Whitefish MT. Les Mason State Park is located just north of Whitefish MT on the eastern shoreline of Whitefish Lake. Want to go swimming with your dog, well you can. They even have part of the beach set aside for dog's. Best part about this location is after spending the day with your dog you can drive 4 mile north and enter Stillwater Forest where you will find miles of trails and plenty of dispersed camping locations.

First to Review
Wonderful rustic cabin

Really cool cabin located right off the North Fork rd just north of Polebridge MT. The road near the cabin is extremely busy and dusty during the day but at night hardly anyone comes by. Summer months are very busy.

Small and limited camping

Moose Lake is a really small campground at the end of the road. Plenty of parking for day use but limited to only a few spots for dispersed tent camping. Lake was very calm and quiet. I would have rated this 3 stars if they had more camping spots.

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Perfect small lake camping

Red Meadow Lake is a small lake with only few camping spots, very remote and peaceful. Fishing on the lake is good, summer swimming and kayaking. Most of the camping spots have fire rings and food safe boxes. Perfect location for star gazing at night and the PNW Trail run close by.

4x4 Recommended

Tuchuck campground is a perfect location for an overnight camp when traveling from Polebridge MT to Eureka MT. The road is well marked but does pass thru several locations that have been covered with rock slides due to recent forest fires. Road is single track in spots but does pass thru several remote locations. Camp ground has a creek running to the south side with a good amount camping locations. Fire rings and benches are available in most spots.

Hidden Gem

I've been camping at this locations for several years now, mostly in the fall. Wonderful camping with a lot wildlife around. Keep an eye out and camping location clean due to the bears will visit you if not. Fall camping here is very peaceful …

Watch out for the Eagles ....

Talley Lake campground is located in the Flathead National Forest west of Kalispell MT. Road heading into Talley is not paved and not well maintained, road is rutted from heavy usage in both summer and winter travel. Campground has about 40 camping locations with a pubic boat launch. Talley Lake is the second deepest lake in Montana with plenty of fishing spots. North American Bald Eagle have been spotted here in the past.

Located on the south side of Whitefish Lake.

Whitefish Lake State Park is located right on the south end of Whitefish Lake. Beautiful sunsets across the lake and wonderful views of the Northern Lights during the summer months. If your lucky and can reserve a spot on the Fourth of July you will see the city's fireworks display on the lake. 

Campground has about 25 camping locations, restroom and showers, public boat launch and on site campground host. Perfect location for kayaking and paddle boarding.

 As others have stated you are right next to train tracks and they do run often.