Memorial Day weekend tends to kick off camping season in Montana, and we couldn’t be happier. If you’re ready to hang out around the campfire and sleep under the stars (or in an RV if that’s your style), you could head to one of the Treasure State’s most popular campgrounds… or you could go a little off the beaten path. Here are a few places for remote camping in Montana that many Montanans have never heard of.

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Living in Montana means loving the great outdoors. If remote camping isn’t your favorite way to experience nature, these weekend getaways in Montana will be more appealing.

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What Montana parks offer camping?

Experience the splendor of the Treasure State when you pitch a tent at these Montana State Parks that offer camping:

  • Whitefish Lake State Park 
  • Beavertail Hill State Park

 

What are the best state parks to visit in Montana?

Montana is home to some of the most beautiful natural treasures on Earth. Not only does it have the Crown Jewel of the Continent, Glacier National Park, but it’s full of beautiful state parks that offer something for everyone. Plan to visit these best state parks in Montana, which highlight the incredible geological diversity of the Treasure State. Bonus: many of these beautiful places in Montana have campgrounds, too!

  • Pictograph Cave State Park, Billings. Pictograph Cave State Park has been a designated National Historic Landmark since 1964 because of its archaeological significance. Prehistoric hunters who camped in Pictograph Cave left behind rock paintings dating back to 2,000 years old. Visitors can hike, view the rock paintings, picnic or explore the Interpretive Display and Gift Shop.
  • Brush Lake State Park, Dagmar. White, sandy beaches in Montana? Brush Lake State Park is something you have to see to believe. You can go swimming or boating in Brush Lake, though there are no fish due to the mineral make-up of the water.
  • Hell Creek State Park, Jordan. Come for the water sports, stay for the scenery. Located on the Hell Creek Arm of Fort Peck Lake, Hell Creek State Park has all the amenities a camper could need. The lake also has great walleye fishing.
  • Painted Rocks State Park, Darby. The Bitterroot Mountains are gorgeous, and Painted Rocks State Park is exceptionally stunning. Take a break from reality this summer and enjoy boating, fishing, hiking and camping in a scenic setting. Painted Rocks got its name from the green, orange and yellow lichens that cover the rock walls of the cliffs.

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