Camping in Montana

Welcome to The Big Sky Country’s 11 million acres of parkland, which includes 55 state parks, two national parks (Glacier and Yellowstone), and dispersed camping. Geography areas range from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains and the Columbia Plateau. Montana’s parks have fewer crowds, but you might spot a grizzly bear, elk, or bighorn sheep. From epic mountains to expansive valleys and crystal-clear lakes, there’s nothing like camping in Montana.

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is an American national park located in northwestern Montana, on the Canada–United States border, adjacent to Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada—the two parks are known as the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The park encompasses more than 1 million acres (4,000 km2) and includes parts of two mountain ranges (sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains), more than 130 ...

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Flathead National Forest

The Flathead National Forest is a national forest in the western part of the U.S. state of Montana. The forest lies primarily in Flathead County, south of Glacier National Park. The forest covers 2,404,935 acres (3,758 sq mi; 9,732 km2) of which about 1 million acres (4,000 km2) is designated wilderness. It is named after the Flathead Native Americans who live in the area.

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Custer Gallatin National Forest

Wild Bill Lake is a 3-acre (1.2 ha), barrier-free fishing lake located six miles (9.7 km) southwest of Red Lodge in Carbon County, Montana, in the United States. It is part of the Custer Gallatin National Forest and is surrounded by the 0.4-mile (0.64 km) Wild Bill National Recreation Trail. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. Wild Bill Lake was named in honor of Wild Bill Kurtzer...

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Big Arm Unit - Flathead Lake State Park

Big Arm State Park is a Montana state park that is a unit of Flathead Lake State Park near Big Arm, Montana. Big Arm State Park is located on the western shores of Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States. The park's recreational activities include fishing, boating, RV and tent camping, and swimming.

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Bitterroot National Forest

The Bitterroot Valley is located in southwestern Montana, along the Bitterroot River between the Bitterroot Range and Sapphire Mountains, in the Northwestern United States.

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Finley Point Unit - Flathead Lake State Park

Finley Point State Park is a 28-acre (11 ha) public recreation area located on the Finley Point peninsula at the southern end of Flathead Lake ten miles east of the community of Big Arm. The state park has RV and tent camping facilities as well as boat camping slips.

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