Southwest Montana State Campgrounds

Montana State ParksSouthwest Montana State Campgrounds

Under the Big Sky of Montana, you’ll discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth. From stunning scenery and dazzling waters to geologic wonders and cultural history, Montana State Parks offer something for everyone!

Click here for information on private campgrounds in Southwest Montana.


Anaconda Area – Lost Creek State Park

Lost Creek State Park

Located on the southern portion of the Deerlodge National Forest, this park has 25 campsites.

Directions: Lost Creek State Parks is located 1.5 miles east of Anaconda on Montana 1, then 2 miles north on Secondary 273, then 6 miles west.

Website: http://stateparks.mt.gov/lost-creek


Dillon Area – Bannack State Park

Bannack State Park

A National Historic Landmark and the site of Montana’s first major gold discovery on July 28, 1862. Over 50 buildings line Main Street; their historic log and frame structures recall Montana’s formative years. The park has 24 campsites and a rental tipi.

Directions: Bannack State Park is located in the southwestern area of Montana. Take I-15 south of Dillon to exit #59 (Highway 278 exit.) Drive west on Highway 278 for 18 miles. Turn south onto the Bannack Road and travel four miles. Park entrance road will be on the left hand side.

Reservation #: 855-922-6768

Website: http://stateparks.mt.gov/bannack


Helena Area – Black Sandy State Park

Black Sandy State Park

This popular campground provides access for boating, waterskiing, kokanee salmon and trout fishing, and other water activities. The park has 34 campsites with 29 offering electricity.

Directions: Black Sandy State Park is located 7 miles north of Helena on I-15, then 4 miles east on Secondary 453, then 3 miles north on county road.

Reservation #: 855-922-6768

Website: http://stateparks.mt.gov/black-sandy


Three Forks Area – Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Montana’s first and best-known state park showcases one of the most highly decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest. The park has 39 campsites with 10 offering electricity, a visitor center, rental cabins, rental tipi and playground.

Directions: Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is located 19 miles west of Three Forks on Montana 2 or 15 miles east of Whitehall on Montana 2.

Reservation #: 855-922-6768

Website: http://stateparks.mt.gov/lewis-and-clark-caverns