Best Campgrounds in Montana

This list represents the most popular campgrounds in Montana. Use this list to plan your next Montana campgrounds trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Yellowstone National Park Campgrounds


Camping in Yellowstone National Park can become a test of nerves for the unprepared. Each year the number of visitors grows, putting an even greater strain on the available camping. The increasing siz…
From the guidebook "Camping Montana"
Gardiner, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Billings Area Campgrounds


Most, if not all, of the campgrounds in this section are located in rugged mountain terrain. Camping is allowed at fishing accesses, however, the accesses are not all included in this section. The key…
From the guidebook "Camping Montana"
Billings, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Missoula Area Campgrounds


Missoula by far offers the greatest number of campgrounds for the area included. Most are found in heavily forested mountain valleys with clear-running, ice-cold mountain streams adjacent. Access road…
From the guidebook "Camping Montana"
Missoula, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Kalispell Area Campgrounds


Glacier National Park offers mountain majesty beyond imagination. Along with the glaciers, for which the park is named, all the other amenities of mountain life are abundantly present. Grizzly bears a…
From the guidebook "Camping Montana"
Kalispell, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Crystal Lake Campground


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…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Montana"
Lewistown, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#6. Bozeman Area Campgrounds


This is a popular area with easier access and more modern conveniences. Campgrounds range from open-air flatlands along river bottoms to well-shaded units tucked away under a massive mountain. Rafting…
From the guidebook "Camping Montana"
Bozeman, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Great Falls Area Campgrounds


The Great Falls of the Missouri River stopped riverboats from going any farther upstream. Lewis and Clark visited the site on their historic trip and got to see it before the desire for electricity da…
From the guidebook "Camping Montana"
Great Falls, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Helena Area Campgrounds


Helena inhabits prairie, reservoir, recreation areas, high mountain seclusion, and every other type of landscape in between. Historic ghost towns and ancient log cabins defiantly battle the elements,…
From the guidebook "Camping Montana"
Helena, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. West Yellowstone Area Campgrounds


Visitors from the Northwest will likely consider this the primary entrance for Yellowstone National Park. Snowcapped mountains, forested plateaus, and sagebrush flats mix into the whole for changing s…
From the guidebook "Camping Montana"
West Yellowstone, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Fish Creek Campground


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…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Montana"
West Glacier, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#11. Beaver Creek County Park Campgrounds


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…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Montana"
Havre, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#12. Butte Area Campgrounds


History permeates Butte and its environs, which has no shortage of relics. Gold first brought miners into this rich location, but copper soon topped the list. There is still gold and some copper here,…
From the guidebook "Camping Montana"
Butte, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Seeley Lake Area Campgrounds


A whole series of lakes nestles into this extra long valley. Snowcapped mountains stand guard on both sides, providing the observant traveler with changing panoramic views. The numerous lakes and a la…
From the guidebook "Camping Montana"
Seeley Lake, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Livingston Area Campgrounds


The campgrounds in the Livingston area tend to be located on forgotten or unknown territory. The gravel roads accessing these gems don’t seem to be maintained very often. Such conditions tend to disco…
From the guidebook "Camping Montana"
Livingston, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Kading Campground


While the Little Blackfoot Valley appears virtually unpopulated, it has been home to a variety of enterprises. Shortly after you turn onto Little Blackfoot Road, you’ll come to Charter Oak Mine. This…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Montana"
Elliston, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#16. Halfmoon Campground


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…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Montana"
Big Timber, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#17. Lost Creek State Park Campground


A crystalline creek flows through this narrow canyon creating an unexpected oasis in a landscape scarred by the mining fury of the past. Dwarfing the creek bed on either side are 1,200- foot limestone…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Montana"
Anaconda, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#18. Big Arm Unit- Flathead Lake State Park Campground


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…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Montana"
Polson, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#19. Wade and Cliff Lake Area Campgrounds


The madison Valley stretches about 60 miles north to south and is bordered by the Gravelley Range to the west and the Madison Range to the east. Right down the middle runs a ribbon of world-class, tro…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Montana"
Cameron, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#20. Greenough Lake Campground


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…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Montana"
Red Lodge, MT - Campgrounds
Published by Menasha Ridge Press