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Camping in Montana

Everything is larger in Montana, from the scissor-sawed peaks of the Continental Divide to the countless rivers alive with trout to the state's immense plains, ample wildlife and big skies. Big Sky Country is ready and waiting for you. Searching for places to camp in Montana? Look no further than Kampgrounds of America. No matter the time of year or what you’re interested in, you can find the perfect place for camping in Montana. KOA campgrounds in Montana include plenty of activities and proximity to some of the most popular destinations and attractions in this great state.

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Popular Montana Attractions

  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
  • Museum of the Rockies
  • Beartooth Highway
  • C.M. Russell Museum
  • Lewis and Clark Caverns
  • Ghost Towns

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Big Timber / Greycliff KOA Journey
Big Timber, MT
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Billings KOA Holiday
Billings, MT
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Butte KOA Journey
Butte, MT
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Great Falls KOA Holiday
Great Falls, MT
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Hardin KOA Journey
Hardin, MT
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Helena North KOA Journey
Helena, MT
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Livingston, MT
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Miles City, MT
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Missoula, MT
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Polson, MT
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Red Lodge, MT
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St Mary, MT
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Three Forks, MT
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Townsend, MT
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West Glacier, MT
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Whitefish, MT
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West Yellowstone, MT
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West Yellowstone, MT
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Ways to Camp at KOA Campgrounds in Montana

KOA campgrounds have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for rustic camping options or to try glamping for the first time. KOA ways to stay include:

  • Tent sites: Tent camping in Montana is the classic experience that allows you to maximize your time under the stars and truly get in touch with nature.
  • Camping Cabins: Choose Camping Cabins when you want to stay in comfortable lodging and leave the tent gear at home. Camping Cabins offer electrical outlets, beds, a roof over your head and many other great features depending on the specific site.
  • Deluxe Cabins: Deluxe Cabins balance the traditional camping experience with space that makes you feel right at home. With all the features of a Camping Cabin, Deluxe Cabins also offer a private bathroom, and many also include features like TVs, kitchenettes and linens.
  • RV Sites: Interested in RV camping in Montana? If so, you’ll find the perfect RV Sites at KOA, with full-hookup sites with easy access, level ground, laundry facilities, waste disposal and much more. Check out KOA Patio Sites® for an elevated RV camping experience!
  • Unique lodging options: Many KOA campgrounds offer unique ways to stay. Try staying in an Airstream trailer, caboose, yurt or a Glamping Tent for a unique camping experience!

No matter how you choose to enjoy your camping experience, you’ll find convenient and comfortable lodging when you choose to stay at a KOA campground in Montana.

Benefits of Staying With KOA

When you go camping, don’t you want the best possible experience? That’s what KOA strives to deliver to each and every guest. KOA provides affordable camping in Montana, as well as a team that’s always focused on customer service and making sure that you have an enjoyable camping experience. To help you make the most of your visit to KOA campgrounds in Montana, there are also laundry facilities, clean bathrooms with hot water, playgrounds for the kids and other amenities that the whole family will love.

KOA knows that you have your own reasons for going camping. Many guests are focused on enjoying nature while relaxing, exploring and having a good time. No matter your reason for choosing camping in Montana, make sure your trip reaches its full potential by choosing to stay at KOA.

Popular Attractions in Montana to Visit

Montana is full of things to do and places to explore. Some of the most popular attractions include the Lewis and Clark Caverns, ghost towns, Beartooth Highway, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the Museum of the Rockies, the C.M. Russell Museum and many other interesting things to see, do and learn.

Camping is a great way to relax, explore and spend time with family or friends — and it’s inexpensive, too. KOA campgrounds offer lodging options and features that the whole family will love and will help to make your next camping trip one to remember.

Browse KOA campgrounds on Montana and make your reservations today!

FAQs for Camping in Montana

The best time to visit Montana depends on the activities you want to do. During the summer months, June to August, you can enjoy the sunny and warm weather that makes adventuring outdoors fun.

Visiting during the winter months, from December to March, you can have fun skiing and snowboarding down the slopes.

Montana is an excellent place to camp. The state has many outdoor destinations perfect for those who like to surround themselves with nature.

The Treasure State has many areas where you can camp for free, such as places in the state and national parks. Several designated camping areas throughout the state allow dispersed camping.

With about 30% of the state's lands being public, you have many opportunities to experience camping.

You can legally camp in designated campgrounds in state and national parks in Montana. Other campgrounds and RV parks not associated with parks are also legal places where people can camp.

Some Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands with undeveloped areas also allow camping. If you engage in dispersed camping on any of these lands, you must have legal access to be on and travel the roads and trails. You can only stay at your campsite for a maximum of 16 days before moving elsewhere, ensuring your next spot is 25 miles from the original campsite.

While dispersed camping, try to choose sites that are already established and ensure you are at least 200 feet from water sources like rivers or streams. For extra precaution, check to see if you need a permit for camping at certain sites before arriving for your vacation.

The average cost to camp in Montana differs depending on where you stay and how much food and other necessities you need to buy for your trip. The price also depends on whether you're a Montana resident or not.

The average cost of a campsite in Montana state parks ranges from $4 to $34. Depending on the park you're camping at, you could stay in your RV or tent at one of the campsites. Other campgrounds may have different rates.

The cost of parking your RV in Montana changes based on where you park and how long you plan to stay.

The places to park your camper in Montana vary. The state has many campgrounds and RV parks that accept campers. The ability to park your camper at other sites, like store parking lots or streets, depends on the store's policies and the city's ordinances.

The duration of your stay at an RV park depends on the park's or campground's regulations. Some RV parks and campgrounds may offer extended stays, while others may limit your stay time.

Finding the best campgrounds to stay at is easy when you use an app like Allstays. The camping app helps you find RV parks, campgrounds and other camping spots like stores and truck stops where you could park overnight. It gives you all the details you need to determine if a location is ideal for your camping needs.

You can experience tent camping in Montana. Most campgrounds have Tent Sites available for campers. Dispersed camping is also an excellent way to go tent camping.

Cabin camping in Montana is another fun way to experience camping. Staying in a cabin gives you the full experience while providing a sturdy and comfortable shelter. The various KOA Campgrounds throughout Montana offer excellent cabins and other lodging options you can enjoy.

Whether you prefer activities indoors or outdoors, there are plenty of things to do in Montana, including visiting attractions like:

  • Flathead Lake: Swim, camp, boat and hike at Flathead Lake, one of the cleanest and largest natural bodies of fresh water in the western U.S. The lake is a popular place that locals and visitors love visiting during the summer.
  • Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center: See wolves, grizzly bears, river otters, birds and squirrels while visiting the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. The exhibits let you peer into the animals' natural habitats and learn more about them through the information plaques.
  • Museum of the Rockies: Learn about and see the most extensive dinosaur collection in the United States when you visit the Museum of the Rockies. The museum also has exhibits exploring Western art and culture.
  • Hyalite Canyon: A popular place to visit in Big Sky Country is Hyalite Canyon. During the day, it's an excellent place for rock climbing, fishing and canoeing. At night, you can stargaze and see constellations.

Montana is the perfect state to visit when you want to spend time outside. There are so many things to do outdoors in Montana, such as:

  • Hiking: The Treasure State has numerous trails you and your family will love hiking. The views you will see are spectacular and enlightening. Watch the wildlife, feel the breeze and see the landscape from new perspectives.
  • Fishing and hunting: Many people travel to Montana to hunt and fish. The state has animals native to the Northern Rockies and Plains region, like bighorn sheep, bison, trout and whitefish.
  • Skiing and snowboarding: You can also experience the slopes when visiting Montana during the winter to snowboard and ski. The mountains often have the perfect powder snow, making skiing and snowboarding fun.
  • Whitewater rafting: People who get adrenaline from thrilling activities will enjoy whitewater rafting. The water activity is a must-do when in Montana during the summer.

Montana is home to eight national parks that frequently have visitors. Here are some of the best national parks in Montana that avid nature and wildlife lovers always try to visit during their trips to the state.

  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site: The Grant-Kohrs Ranch Historic Site was established to commemorate the booming cattle industry and the hard-working cowboys and cattlemen of the 1800s. Visit the park to explore historical buildings, tour the ranch and walk the trails.
  • Glacier National Park: From mountains and valleys to meadows and glaciers, Glacier National Park offers stunning landscape views for all to experience. The park is a paradise for visitors interested in adventure. You can hike, fish and cross-country ski to stay active.
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument: Learn the history and pay respect to the lives lost during the Battle of the Little Bighorn when you visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. You can go on guided walking tours and visit the different trails to learn more about the battle.
  • Yellowstone National Park: See geysers, wildlife and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River when you stop by Yellowstone National Park, the nation's first national park. Participate in a guided tour, horseback ride, fish, hike and explore thermal basins during your time in the park.

Montana has 55 state parks, each with its own unique environmental attributes. Whether you plan to visit all of them at some point or just a few, you will be in awe at everything you see. Some of the best state parks in Montana you should add to your trip's itinerary include:

  • Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park: Experience nature's beauty above and below ground when at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. You and your family can go on guided tours through the largest limestone caverns in the Northwest and hike or bike gorgeous trails.
  • Makoshika State Park: See prehistoric fossils and intriguing views of the badlands during a visit to Makoshika State Park, Montana's largest state park. The park has many paleontology activities and exhibits you and your children will love participating in.
  • Flathead Lake State Park: Look at awe-striking views of the Mission Mountains, Flathead Lake and the Swan Range Mountains during a trip to Flathead Lake State Park. In addition to enjoying the scenery, you can swim and hike at the park.
  • Bannack State Park: Jump back in time to experience the Old West while at Bannack State Park. The park is the site of Montana's first major gold discovery and turned into a ghost town once the gold disappeared. You and your family can walk through the streets of the abandoned town, seeing well-preserved buildings.

Whether you want to try bison, huckleberries, morels or elk, you can find some of the best places to eat them in Montana. Cities offering some of the best food in Montana include:

  • Bozeman: No matter what kind of food you're in the mood for, Bozeman probably has it. With over 200 restaurants in the city, you have your pick of cuisines.
  • Billings: Experience seasonal dishes made with the freshest ingredients from local farms. Billings has many eateries and breweries perfect for satisfying your cravings.
  • Missoula: Whether you want fine or casual dining experiences, Missoula has plenty of restaurants and eateries that provide delectable bites. Get farm-to-table meals, stop by a food truck or eat by the river during your time in the city.
  • Great Falls: Try local beers while snacking on delicious food when visiting the breweries and distilleries in Great Falls.

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