Montana Camping

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Montana camping is a favorite summer activity for both residents and visitors. With 147,000 square miles, and less than a million people state-wide, there is plenty of space for “getting away from it all.”

Whether you enjoy going it alone, or gathering with your friends or family – the great outdoors offers endless opportunities for recreation, relaxation, and rejuvenation.


Montana lakes and rivers are popular recreation destinations. Hiking, fishing, boating, and berry picking pair up nicely with just about any camp trip. Guided rafting and kayaking trips are also popular ways to get out and have fun. Boat and jet ski rentals are also available at many destinations.


Enjoy activities you can't ever seem to make time for – reading, sleeping, hanging out with family, or just being fully present in your own life.

Take a nature walk, lounge under the shade of a tree, or relax next to an open campfire.


Just getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life can help you feel rejuvenated. Admire the beauty of a mountain lake, take a dip in the cool water, take life moment by moment, and enjoy a "no-agenda" agenda.

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Simplify & Enjoy!

Challenging yourself to a simpler life for a few days by foregoing some or all of modern conveniences can be a rewarding and refreshing experience. Enjoy creative cooking and "making due" with just a few supplies and utensils.

Perhaps the greatest enjoyment of all is being surrounded by nature. Even those who live in rural areas often have little time to take notice of the beauty around us. Take time to enjoy sunrises and sunsets. Admire wildflowers and cloud formations. A clear night opens up a panorama of beauty in the star-filled skies. Even an evening thunderstorm can be exhilarating.

Wildlife also abounds, so be sure to take your camera!

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