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Great Falls offers many things to do for those who love both culture and nature. There are fascinating museums, such as the Malmstrom Museum and Air Park and the C.M. Russell art museum. Giant Springs State Park and Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge are great stops for people who like the outdoors. If you are planning on visiting Great Falls, you’ll need a comfortable campground to relax after days of sightseeing, hiking, or boating. These are some of the best spots for camping near Great Falls, MT.

Campgrounds Near Great Falls


Dick’s RV Park

Dick’s RV Park is conveniently located on the outskirts of Great Falls and close to Interstate 15. It’s a well-equipped campground for RVs, offering full hookups, laundry room, restroom, internet access, available propane, and water, among other amenities. Dick’s RV Park is a comfortable and clean option to set up camp and explore the area.

“The campsites are plentiful and not as close to each other as others. Bathrooms spotless.” – Melissa P.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $23-48
  • Number of sites: 191
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Great Falls KOA

Image from The Dyrt camper Shelly S.

For those who don’t mind a little activity around a campground, this is a big camp with relatively small sites close together. It’s conveniently located right outside Great Falls and next to the highway. Also, Great Falls KOA has many amenities, including a hot tub and sauna, full RV hookups, available propane and firewood, and bike rentals. This is a fun campground with a lot going on: yard games, treasure hunts, live music, and other planned activities. Overall, an excellent place for families with young children.

“Bathrooms are really nice and clean, and are a shower-toilet combo. The kicker? Free (and tasty!!) pancakes for breakfast.” – Suzanna M.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $67-80
  • Number of sites: 149
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

American Legion Lions Park

This is a small campground with a number of great amenities. It has a free RV dump station, flush toilets, and a pavilion with running water and BBQ grills. The sites don’t have picnic tables or fire rings. There’s a nice playground for kids, a tennis court, a skate park, and a horseshoe pit.

Even though the campground itself is relatively quiet, there’s quite a bit of noise coming from a nearby highway. Camping at American Legion Lions Park is limited to a maximum of three nights.

“Best park in great falls. Shelter for eating, tennis courts, play area, easily accessible.” – Megan B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: Free
  • Number of sites: 6
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Thain Creek Campground

Image from The Dyrt camper Donna S.

If you are looking for a place with water activities and excellent trout fishing, Thain Creek Campground is a good choice. There’s also the possibility of hiking up Windy Mountain on a six-mile loop trail that passes right by the campground. Thain Creek Campground is about an hour’s drive from Great Falls, but it’s a quiet and relaxing place with shaded sites and beautiful nature that’s worth the trek.

“This place is pretty neat. 12 permanent campsites each with a fire ring and picnic table.” – Alex K.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $7
  • Number of sites: 20
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

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Chouteau County Fair Campground

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This is a small campground on the outskirts of Fort Benton and right next to the Missouri River. The camp is about an hour’s drive from Great Falls. Chouteau County Fair Campground has a canoe launch point, private showers, and flush toilets.

There are great fishing spots around Fort Benton, and the old Fort Benton bridge is a must-see. Overall, it’s a small and comfortable campground not too far away from Great Falls.

“A nice campground with both tent and RV sites. Nicely separated from the RV sites so that I wasn’t breathing in the RV exhaust.” – Carter W.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $10-22
  • Number of sites: 32
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Gateway Military – Malmstrom AFB

This is a military campground located just outside Great Falls. It’s a camp mostly suited for RVs and the tent spots aren’t great. However, the host is amiable and accommodating, and the campground is mostly quiet and peaceful.

Malmstrom AFB offers a full RV hookup and a dump station. The town’s movie theater and bowling alley are close by, making for a fun night out after a day in nature.

“The host here is great, and the local area is great.” – Kirby S.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $25-40
  • Number of sites: 35
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Pelican Point Fishing Access Site

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This is a tiny but beautiful campground right by the Missouri River. Three out of the four sites sit under large cottonwoods and the sites are spacious and flat. There is one vault toilet and there is no trash service or available water at the camp. Pelican Point is a peaceful and simple campground about 35 minutes by car from Great Falls.

“Nice campground. Love the Pelican point pond. Great for kids.” – Jamie O.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $18
  • Number of sites: 4
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Camping near Great Falls, MT, is diverse. There are small and large camping areas, and some are right outside Great Falls, while others are a bit further away but surrounded by beautiful nature. For more information, take a look at The Dyrt’s complete list of Great Falls camping spots.

 

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