Best Tent Camping Montana  by Jan and Christina Nesset

Best Tent Camping: Montana Guide Book

by Jan and Christina Nesset (Menasha Ridge Press)
Best Tent Camping Montana  by Jan and Christina Nesset
Menasha Ridge Press welcomes you to Best Tent Camping: Montana. Whether you’re new to camping or you’ve been sleeping in your portable shelter over decades of outdoor adventures, please review the following information. It explains how we have worked with the author to organize this book and how you can make the best use of it. Some passages in this introduction are applicable to all of the books in the Best Tent Camping series. Where this isn’t the case, such as in the descriptions of weather, wildlife, and plants, the authors have provided information specific to the area covered in this particular book.

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Trails from the "Best Tent Camping: Montana" Guide Book
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Driving the densely forested access road to this campground provides a strong contrast to the dramatic peaks you see to the east along MT 56. Part of the 94,000-acre Cabinet Mountain Wilderness, these ...
Troy, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
A nondescript guideboard with letters scratched into it was nailed to a post along a rutted road. It read “tu grasshopper digns 30 myle keep the trale nex the bluffe.” This simple message led hundreds ...
Dillon, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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In 1878, near the site of this campground, a battle between American Indians and cowboys over horses ended the life of one cowboy. Consequently, the skirmish provided the name for Battle Ridge Pass an ...
Bozeman, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Montana is a land of contrasts formed by the continuous shifting of the earth, and on August 17, 1959, the Madison River Valley was the site where it chose to tremble and shake. During that brief mome ...
West Yellowstone, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Most people probably haven’t heard of Fort Assinniboine, but when it was built in 1879 near the Milk River, it was the largest fort west of the Mississippi, encompassing all of the Bears Paw Mountains ...
Havre, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Set between the Swan and Mission ranges to the east and the Salish Mountains to the west, Flathead Lake is a sparkling northwestern Montana jewel carved thousands of years ago by receding glaciers. At ...
Polson, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Big Creek sits on the banks of the Flathead River’s North Fork at the front door of Glacier National Park. Flowing along and defining the park’s western boundary, the North Fork is one of Montana’s pr ...
Columbia Falls, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Of all the campgrounds we’ve selected, this one wins the prize for “most off the beaten path.” On the drive in you may feel you are on a dull, desolate road leading nowhere. But hang in there—you will ...
Fortine, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Camp Creek sits in a quiet pocket of the Little Rocky Mountains, an island range that rises not to massive heights with steep exposed crags like its western siblings but to softer, undulating heights ...
Zortman, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Views of the Rocky Mountain front are spectacular as you drive along the Teton River to Cave Mountain. Ahead of you are Wind Mountain and flat-topped Ear Mountain. This is actually part of the origina ...
Choteau, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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This campground sits within the Bass Creek Recreation Area, a multi-use area designed for hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers to peacefully coexist—and most of the time it works pretty well. If y ...
Stevensville, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Crystal Lake is different from most high mountain lakes. It’s very shallow, about 13 feet deep in the spring after the mountain snowmelt, and by the end of the summer it may dwindle to only 5 feet. Th ...
Lewistown, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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The southeastern corner of Glacier National Park is an area few people see, but those who do are surprised at the contrast to the verdant western half of the park, where the thick undergrowth often ob ...
West Glacier, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Dalles is to tent camping what Rock Creek is to fly-fishing—paradise. Set along the creek between steep cliffs, with views of the Sapphire Mountains, this campground may be small, but its location and ...
Clinton, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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The drive to Falls Creek bisects expansive ranchland and follows the Boulder River as it winds through an isolated section of south-central Montana. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the mountains i ...
Big Timber, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Although you’d never know it by looking at the fir forest immediately surrounding it, this campground was smack in the middle of the 39,000-acre Robert Fire of 2003. Only through aggressive suppressio ...
West Glacier, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Escape the paved roads and tent pads you’ll find at other campgrounds along the Pioneer Mountains National Scenic Byway by staying at this campground on the south end near Elkhorn Hot Springs. Snugly ...
Polaris, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Set amidst spectacular forests and mountain scenery, the narrow Red Lodge Valley has a history of coal mining, colorful and eccentric Old West characters, outdoor recreation, and rodeo royalty. Yes, r ...
Red Lodge, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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The drive into Halfmoon Campground is rocky and slow, but the scenery is what tourists expect to see in Montana—a spectacular mountain range bursting from a valley floor carpeted with ranchland and sp ...
Big Timber, MT - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Tucked between the Swan Range to the east and the Mission Range to the west, the Seeley- Swan Valley is a popular outdoor paradise with lakes, mountains, rivers, small streams, and trails. Visitors ca ...
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