If you’re looking for the best campgrounds in Montana, you’ve come to the right place.
Have you ever gone camping in one of the best campgrounds in Montana? In our last post on camping, we talked about the best campgrounds in Mississippi.
Now in this post, you’ll see the 10 best campgrounds in Montana.
WARNING: Safety first as usual. Just wanted to remind you that there is potential for bear encounters in a couple of these parks. If you’re new to Montana and didn’t know. Make sure you pack bear spray at the least. See the Bear Survival Guide here as well.
With that being said, let’s start the list of the top camping sites Montana has.
Top 10 Campsites in Montana
Where to Camp in the Treasure State
Fun Fact: Montana has two nicknames. The Treasure State is their most popular nickname. They are also known as Big Sky Country, which was made popular by a Montana State Highway Department promotion in the 1960s.
The state of Montana has a lot to offer for campers and backpackers. Here are the best camping sites in the Montana State.
Devil Creek Campground — Essex
Devils creek is a nice laid back campground. It’s more of a secluded forest which is nice and relaxing to its visitors.
Giant Springs State Park – Great Falls
This park has a real history. It was first recorded by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805. Not only does it have historical significance, but it also has the attractions to back it up. Giant Springs State Park, as the name literally says, has one of the largest freshwater springs in America. See the park in the video below.
Rainbow Point Campground – West Yellowstone
Your usual fishing boating activities are at Rainbow Point. It’s a good spot because it’s also only about 10 miles away from Yellowstone.
Woodbine Campground – Nye
Woodbine is located about three hours from Yellowstone National Park. There are single and group campsites. Lots of campfire rings and picnic tables for groups. The video below shows you around the campground.
Glacier National Park – Northwest Montana
Welcome to Glacier National Park, the treasure trove for hikers and backpackers. Not only is it excellent for hiking, but the fly fishing is good too. Watch the video below.
Lone Pine State Park – Kalispell
This park has some of the best overlooks you’ll see. Learn more about Line Pine State Park here.
Beaver Creek Campground – West Yellowstone
Located near Earthquake Lake and less than 30 minutes of driving to Yellowstone National Park. If fishing and boating are your go-to activities, this park will be great for you.
Fort Peck Lake – Glasgow
The Fort Peck Lake holds an impressive 50 different kinds of fish. Some of the most popular fishing in Montana is held here. See the video below
Libby Dam And Lake Koocanusa – Libby
Libby Dam was built to try to prevent floods and to also generate hydroelectric power. More recently the damn was remodeled and is a popular tourist attraction. At the dam and Lake Koocanusa, fishing and boating are the primary activities for the outdoorsman. Learn more about this park here.
Yellow Bay State Park – Bigfork
Located in the heart of the famous sweet cherry orchards in Bigfork, Montana. Yellow Bay is great for boating and fishing. The park has five different tent campsites for camping trips. If you want a spot, go early as it is first come first serve.
Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area – Fort Smith
The lake at Bighorn Canyon has one the most magnificent lakes in the country stretching over 60 miles through Montana and Wyoming.
For more information about this park, visit here.
Sioux Charley Lake Trail — Nye
This isn’t an official national Park in Montana but it is an outdoor environment. It is a trail that’s very beautiful which is why I’m including it in this list. The trail is a 6.5 mile back trail that’s located near know Montana. It’s popular for flyfishing and overall sightseeing because of how good the sites are. There are beautiful views of the lake and the groves. It’s an excellent trail for hiking.
See the video below.
If you live in Montana or want to travel there for camping, check out one of these campgrounds. Let us know which one you went to and what it was like.
Have you ever camped in Montana?