Montana September 12, 2016
10 Beautiful Montana Campgrounds That Are Open Year Round
We’re nearing the end of the traditional camping season in Montana, but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to pack up our gear for the year. Luckily, not all of our beautiful campgrounds close down at the end of September. These 10 are a sample of some of your best bets for fall and even winter camping.
A note: This was the most accurate information available based on phone calls and the most recent online listings. Some campgrounds do change their hours from year to year, so always double check your chosen spot before you pack up your tent or RV.
1. Stickney Creek Campground, Cascade
Located 41 miles north of Helena, Stickney Creek Campground is a peaceful campsite near the town of Craig. The grounds are wheelchair accessible and offer pit toilets and a boat launch. The area is popular during fishing season.
2. Holiday Springs Campground, Ashland
You’ll travel 5 miles down a gravel road to reach Holiday Springs Campground, which has a few spots for both tends at RVs. It is free to use, open all year, and primitive but relaxing.
3. Rock Creek Campground, Jordan
Jordan’s beautiful Rock Creek State Park is open all year, including the campground. Located 30 miles south of Fort Peck on Highway 24, the campsite has toilets, a boat launch, and nearby fishing.
4. Half Moon Campground, Big Timber area
Half Moon campground sits as the base of the Crazy Mountains in the Gallatin National Forest about 24 miles northwest of Big Timber. It is wheelchair accessible with vault toilets, picnic tables and some seriously gorgeous scenery.
5. Canyon Campground, Gardiner
You won’t find many campgrounds open year round in Yellowstone Park itself. But you can stay at Canyon Campground, which is 19 miles away from the north entrance, anytime you’d like. Located in the rugged and beautiful Yankee Jim Canyon, this is a pack it in, pull it out campground.
6. Tobacco River Campground, Eureka
Located in the Kootenai National Forest near Eureka, this campground has 6 sites for tents, picnic tables, grills, toilets and a boat launch.
7. Rocky Mountain Hi Campground, Kalispell
This RV park and campground has everything from tent sites to cabins, so you can customize your camping experience. They have laundry facilities, showers, a playground for children, a creek for swimming all summer, and even a small convenience store.
8. Grandview Campground and RV Park, Hardin
Grandview Campground and RV Park offers year-round camping, weather permitting. However, they do cut back on services during the winter months, and only electric hookups are available.
9. Bean Lake Campground, Augusta
Bean Lake is located on the Rocky Mountain Front near Augusta. It’s a primitive camping area, but it’s also free to use.
10. Forest Grove Campground, Superior
Not only is this campground open all year, but it’s free to use. This campsite is located about 35 miles west of Missoula on I-90. It’s a primitive area, but it does have toilets and a boat launch.
There’s no campgrounds like Montana campgrounds. And you’ve still got time left in the season to camp at one of the state’s best spots.