Camping in Central Montana

East of Glacier County and bordering Canada, central Montana is home to forests, lakes, and wild prairie, perfect for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. The region is known for its excellent hunting, birdwatching, and hiking, so there’s a wide variety of activities for would be campers.

Tent campers especially have a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the regions’ natural landscape. With state and federally controlled lands in the region offering dispersed and site tent camping, you’ll have plenty of choices as to what type of landscape you’d like to stay within. Those seeking the extreme solitude of central Montana’s backcountry will often be rewarded with a free place to sleep, while established campgrounds will traditionally require a reservation and a fee.

RVers might have the best advantage in central Montana; with so many opportunities for canoeing, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing, you’ll be able to tote all the large equipment you’ll need to make the most of the region. Luckily, there are many RV parks that can host you as you explore the area, and some of them offer equipment rental services if you haven’t brought your own. Though central Montana isn’t as popular to visit as regions west of the divide, parks for RVs can fill up quickly, so it’s always best to reserve your spot as far in advance as possible. If you’re left without an established place to park last minute, you can check out available boondocking lands that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

This page contains a list of all campgrounds, RV parks, and cabin rentals in Central Montana.

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