Top Pet-Friendly Camping near Lewis and Clark National Forest

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Best Pet-Friendly Camping Sites Near Lewis and Clark National Forest, MT (59)

    Camper-submitted photo from Great Falls KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Falls KOA
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    1.

    Great Falls KOA

    16 Reviews
    66 Photos
    43 Saves
    Malmstrom AFB, Montana

    Great Falls KOA, located near Great Falls, MT, is a fantastic spot for campers looking for a mix of comfort and fun. This campground offers a variety of accommodations, including RV sites, cabins, and glamping tents. It's open all year, so you can enjoy it no matter the season.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of trees, which provide nice shade and a bit of privacy between sites. The camper pads are gravel, and while some spots might be a tight fit, the staff is helpful and can reassign you if needed. Just make sure your electric cord can reach the shared pedestal, or bring an extension cord.

    The amenities are top-notch. There's a water playground, a petting zoo, a dog park, and even live entertainment. If you're traveling with kids, they'll love the pool with slides and toys. For the adults, there's a propane fill station, a dump station, laundry facilities, and free pancakes in the morning. The bathrooms are clean and feature a convenient shower-toilet combo.

    Visitors have praised the friendly staff and the well-maintained grounds. The camp store is well-stocked, and you can rent bikes to explore the area. Some guests mentioned that the Wi-Fi can be spotty, but with so much to do, you might not even miss it.

    Whether you're just passing through or planning a longer stay, Great Falls KOA offers a comfortable and entertaining camping experience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Logging Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Logging Creek
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    Camper-submitted photo from Logging Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Logging Creek

    2.

    Logging Creek

    8 Reviews
    10 Photos
    59 Saves
    Monarch, Montana

    4500-foot elevation. 25 campsites along Logging Creek, which is more scenic than its name implies. Fishing for brook and rainbow trout in the creek. Trailhead for the Deep Creek National Recreation Trail, which explores the nearby mountains with a network of loop trails, about 5 miles south of the campground. All 28 sites within the campground are accessible. Bears may frequent the area; keep all food out of sight in approved containers and remove all food from area after eating. Mandatory food storage is required.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Holter Dam Rec. Site Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Holter Dam Rec. Site Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Holter Dam Rec. Site Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Holter Dam Rec. Site Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Holter Dam Rec. Site Campground
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    3.

    Holter Dam Rec. Site Campground

    13 Reviews
    18 Photos
    28 Saves
    Wolf Creek, Montana

    Overview

    Holter Lake Campground is situated on the picturesque Holter Lake in west central Montana. The site is located approximately 45 miles north of Helena, Montana, along the Missouri River. The area offers stunning views of the Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area. Gates of the Mountains Historic Site is in close proximity of the campground, which is accessible via a watercraft. The area is overflowing with outdoor adventure opportunities. Whether you're into fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, hiking, boating, water skiing, or all of the above, all of these activities are in close proximity to Holter Lake Campground. There is surely an activity for everyone!__

    Recreation

    Holter Lake Campground offers excellent recreational opportunities. Activities in the area include camping, boating (motorized and non-motorized), fishing, water skiing, hiking, scenic/wildlife photography, wildlife viewing, and bird watching. There are trails within the general vicinity, as well as multiple fishing access sites and hunting access points. The recreation opportunities in the area are truly boundless.

    Facilities

    Holter Lake Campground offers excellent recreational opportunities. Activities in the area include camping, boating (motorized and non-motorized), fishing, water skiing, hiking, scenic/wildlife photography, wildlife viewing, and bird watching. There are trails within the general vicinity, as well as multiple fishing access sites and hunting access points. The recreation opportunities in the area are truly boundless.

    Natural Features

    Every campsite has a view of the lake and mountains. The campground and day-use area has poplar and green ash trees throughout the campground, which provide shade during the height of the summer. The site is situated in a shrub-steppe landscape, mostly comprised of sage brush and bunch grasses. The campground is surrounded by sparsely wooded hills.

    Nearby Attractions

    Holter Lake Campground is located in a prime location to get out and recreate outdoors. There is access to public lands, where multiple recreation opportunities and experiences are available. The campground is adjacent to the Missouri River, which was also the historical travel corridor for The Lewis and Clark Trail. Holter Lake Campground is situated between Helena and Great Falls.__ In Helena, there are great restaurants, museums, the capitol building, old mining settlements, Last Chance Gulch, Reeder's Alley, and a vibrant downtown area. In or near Great Falls, there is the First People's Buffalo Jump and Interpretive Center, Charlie Russell museum, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Giant Springs Fish Hatchery and State Park, and Tower Rock State Park. The Continental Divide Trail is nearby.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Reservation Cancellations & Changes ___ Cancelling a Reservation: Customers may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. Depending on when you cancel in relation to your arrival day, it may be considered a late cancellation (see below). Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window ___ Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. The recreation.gov cancellation policy can be found here: https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Cabins

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pelican Point Fishing Access Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Pelican Point Fishing Access Site
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    Camper-submitted photo from Black Sandy State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Black Sandy State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Sandy State Park Campground

    5.

    Black Sandy State Park Campground

    15 Reviews
    42 Photos
    31 Saves
    Helena National Forest, Montana

    Welcome to Black Sandy State Park Campground, nestled near Helena, MT. This spot is a favorite among campers for its stunning lakeside views and year-round availability. Every campsite here is right on the water, making it perfect for those who love to fish, boat, or just relax by the lake.

    The campground offers electric hookups at all sites, but you'll need to bring your own water or fill up at the dump station near the entrance. There are no sewer hookups, so plan accordingly. The sites are pretty close together, which can be a bit tight for larger rigs, but the beautiful scenery more than makes up for it.

    For those who enjoy boating, there's a convenient boat launch and you can even rent a boat slip if you want to keep your vessel in the water during your stay. The campground also has a small store with basic supplies, so you won't have to venture far for essentials.

    While the main bathhouse closes for the winter, there are pit toilets available year-round. Cell service is spotty at best, so it's a great place to disconnect and enjoy nature. If you need to stay connected, some campers have had success with satellite internet setups.

    The road leading into the campground can be a bit rough, so take it slow, especially if you're towing. Once you're here, you'll find plenty of opportunities to relax, whether it's by the water, on a boat, or just soaking in the mountain views.

    So, pack your sunscreen, keep an eye out for snakes on the trails, and get ready to enjoy a peaceful stay at Black Sandy State Park Campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Court Sheriff Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Court Sheriff Campground
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    6.

    Court Sheriff Campground

    13 Reviews
    32 Photos
    37 Saves
    Helena, Montana

    Overview

    Court Sheriff Campground is located at the very north end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir, 30 miles east of Helena, Montana, along Montana Highway 284. Court Sheriff Campground offers year-round access to a wide range of recreational opportunities. Court Sheriff Campground is named for the Sheriff family. In 1865 Court Sheriff moved into the region from the state of Illinois to Montana to work the mines. Court Sheriff first worked the mines in Diamond City, then hired on as a carpenter to help build a wooden flume for the Magpie-Gave Hill ditch. In 1875 he opened a general mercantile to serve the miners east of the Missouri River at Cavetown. He moved to nearby Canyon Ferry in 1880, and by 1883 had established a general store and later added a livery stable and two-and-a-half-story hotel.

    Recreation

    Canyon Ferry Reservoir offers a wide range of year-round recreational opportunities. Water related activities include everything from swimming and fishing to sailing and motor-boating. Canoeists and kayakers explore the many quiet backwater bays. Jet skiers, windsurfers and water skiers skim the summer waves, while winter draws ice fishermen, ice boaters and ice skaters.

    Facilities

    Canyon Ferry Reservoir offers a wide range of year-round recreational opportunities. Water related activities include everything from swimming and fishing to sailing and motor-boating. Canoeists and kayakers explore the many quiet backwater bays. Jet skiers, windsurfers and water skiers skim the summer waves, while winter draws ice fishermen, ice boaters and ice skaters.

    Natural Features

    Court Sheriff Campground sits at the north end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir between the Big Belt and Elkhorns mountain ranges.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (406) 475-3920.

    Nearby Attractions

    Court Sheriff Campground on Canyon Ferry Reservoir is located halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park along with the capital city of Helena, Montana. For up to date events visit, www.helenamt.com.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $15 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Aspen Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Aspen Campground
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    7.

    Aspen Campground

    8 Reviews
    31 Photos
    35 Saves
    Neihart, Montana

    6 campsites in the canyon carved by Belt Creek in the Little Belt Mountains. Fishing for brook trout in the creek. The Belt Creek Information Center is just to the north of the campground, and trails to the east of the visitor center connect to an extensive trail system.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    Camper-submitted photo from Hellgate Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hellgate Campground
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    8.

    Hellgate Campground

    12 Reviews
    49 Photos
    21 Saves
    Helena, Montana

    Overview

    Hellgate Campground is located 30 miles east of Helena, Montana, along Montana Highway 284.__ In July of 1805 the Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled through the Canyon Ferry area exploring and mapping the Missouri River. When Lewis visited the area he described it as a beautiful and extensive plain country of about 10 to 12 miles wide which extended upwards further than an eye could see. In the 1850s the gold rush hit the Canyon Ferry area attracting miners from all over the United States in the hopes of striking it rich.__

    Recreation

    Canyon Ferry Reservoir offers a wide range of year-round recreational opportunities. Water related activities include everything from swimming and fishing to sailing and motor-boating. Canoeists and kayakers explore the many quiet backwater bays. Jet skiers, windsurfers and water skiers skim the summer waves, while winter draws ice fishermen and ice skaters.

    Facilities

    Canyon Ferry Reservoir offers a wide range of year-round recreational opportunities. Water related activities include everything from swimming and fishing to sailing and motor-boating. Canoeists and kayakers explore the many quiet backwater bays. Jet skiers, windsurfers and water skiers skim the summer waves, while winter draws ice fishermen and ice skaters.

    Natural Features

    Hellgate Campground and Group Use Shelter Area sits along the banks of Canyon Ferry Reservoir in an open valley between the Big Belt and Elkhorns mountain ranges. Along the bank of the reservoir there is a narrow riparian canopy that provides partial shade. __

    Nearby Attractions

    Hellgate Campground and Group Use Shelter Area is located halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. The city of Helena, Montana, the state capital, is 25 miles away and the city of Townsend, Montana, is 21 miles away. For up to date events visit, click here

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (406) 475-3920.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $130 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Vigilante Campground
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    9.

    Vigilante Campground

    6 Reviews
    11 Photos
    48 Saves
    Helena National Forest, Montana

    Vigilante Campground is located approximately 24 miles northeast of Helena in the Big Belt Mountains. To access the campground travel northeast of Helena on Highway #280, across the Missouri River to the small community of York. At York continue driving straight on Road #4 to the campground. This 7 acre campground provides access to the Hanging Valley National Recreation Trail and the scenic Trout Creek Canyon Trail.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Craig FAS
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    10.

    Craig FAS

    5 Reviews
    15 Photos
    10 Saves
    Wolf Creek, Montana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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