RV Camping and Campgrounds In Montana
RV camping in “Big Sky Country” is hard to beat! Comfortable summer weather, fabulous scenery, and interesting history all await you. From
exclusive RV resorts, to boondocking and basic service public campgrounds, there is great RV camping to be found in Montana.
Montana Private RV Parks
Private RV Parks – Research tool for
finding the best private RV parks and campgrounds in Montana.
Federal RV Camping Information
Park Service – NPS information about RV camping
on National Park Service campgrounds in Montana.
US Forest Service manages nine forests in Montana ideal for RV camping. Forest Service lands are open for dispersed camping unless
otherwise prohibited. Dispersed camping is defined as camping outside a designated campground. The following links will take you to each
individual National Forest web page.
- Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
- Bitteroot National Forest
- Custer National Forest
- Flathead National Forest
- Gallatin National Forest
- Helena National Forest
- Kootenai National Forest
- Lewis and ClarkNational Forest
- Lolo National Forest
Bureau of Land
Management – BLM information about lands managed in Montana. BLM manages 8.3 million acres of public land, and free dispersed RV
camping (boondocking) is encouraged on BLM lands in Montana.
US Army Corps of Engineers – USACE/COE information about Corps lakes in Montana. RV camping facilities are available at two USACE administered lakes in Montana.
US Fish and Wildlife Service – FWS information about National Wildlife
Refuges in Montana. Not all refuges allow camping, so check carefully.
State RV Camping Information
Montana State Parks offer a wide variety of campgrounds. RV camping locations from the mountains to the plains with almost unlimited recreation opportunities are located throughout the state. Interactive map.
Montana Fish and Game – Information and directions to Montana’s Wildlife Management Areas. Many but not all WMA’s allow RV camping, so check regulations for the area you wish to camp at.
State Tourism Website – Where to go, and what to do in
Montana. RV Camping suggestins are included.
Camping Reservations – Make your Montana State and Federal
campground reservations in advance and your campsite will be waiting when you arrive.
Montana RV Dump Stations
Montana Free RV Camping
Public Lands in Montana offer virtually unlimited free boondocking/dispersed RV camping locations. You can get free RV camping
location tips from the USFS (US Forest Service) Ranger Districts and the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Field Offices. Use the
above links to find their contact information and web sites, and asked for “recommended dispersed camping locations”.
The following are just a few examples of great free RV camping locations in Montana. Boondocking/Dispersed Camping has tips for finding great remote RV camping locations.
Unique sandstone formations jump up from the surrounding prairie in Medicine Rocks State Park..
Free RV camping with 12 semi developed campsites. Enjoy photography, hiking, and wildlife viewing in this remote and primitive area in eastern
The USDA Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest has many
free developed campgrounds. Located in southwestern Montana, there are over 20 free campgrounds available. Verify
vehicle recommended length before heading into remote areas.
Free RV camping is available at two designated campgrounds managed by USDA Forest Service.
- Tuchuck Campground – 22 foot max recommended 60 miles NE of Columbia Falls.
- Red Meadow Lake – 32 foot recommended maximum length RV located 49 miles NE of Columbia Falls.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages large areas of southwestern Montana. Free RV camping is permitted for
adventurous campers well off the beaten path. Contact the Dillon BLM Field Office. lists several free developed campgrounds suitable for RV camping.
RV camping is available for smaller vehicles at the Eklaka Park Campground. Popular campground for hunters with a number of undeveloped roads through the forest for
ATV’s, motorcycles, and 4×4’s.
Campground offers free RV camping for units up to a
recommended 22 feet. There are other designated free campgrounds listed, and dispersed camping is encouraged.
Back Country Byway begins at Highway 200 about 30 miles east
of Missoula. Free dispersed RV camping is allowed along the byway.
Check road conditions before heading into new areas.
Campground offers free camping with 10 campsites and a 32
foot maximum recommended length.
camping as available at two
designated campgrounds above and below Toston Dam.
Boating, camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, fishing, and
floating are some of the outdoor recreation opportunities.
Montana Public Campgrounds
RV camping in Montana is great for RVers with outdoor recreation opportunities of all types. Campgrounds managed by BLM (Bureau of Land
Management) and Montana State Parks offer RV camping. Some of the Nations most visited National Parks offer RV camping in Montana, and
USFS (US Forest Service) campgrounds offer cooler locations to escape the Summer heat. Amenities range from dry RV camping with only
trash and pit toilets to RV camping sites with full RV hookups. This is only a partial listing of RV camping opportunities at public
Campground. RV camping, bird watching, boating,
fishing, hiking, and biking are available outdoor recreation activities.
the west entrance to Glacier
National Park, Big
Creek Campground offers a wide range of outdoor recreation
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
miles of trails makes Glacier National
Park a hikers paradise. The spectacular scenery
makes this park an ideal RV camping destination as well. Over 1000
campsites in 13 campgrounds. Not all campgrounds
are suitable for recreational vehicles.
Missoula along Interstate 90 is the Beavertail
Hill State Park. Smaller RV to 28 feet with
campground on the Clark Fork River.
fishing, mountain biking, water,
and vault toilets are available at Basin
hiking, biking, swimming and a
horseshoe pit are only a few of the activities available at the Big
Larch Campground. On-site campground host.
Public lands offer great RV camping in Montana. State, Federal, and
private campgrounds have basic service campsites with picnic tables and
fire rings, to full hookup RV resorts. Free dispersed camping
(boondocking) is available at State and National Forests, and lands
administered by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). Use the
links to the public lands websites above for specific information about
camping and public lands access. Research and explore, and you should
have no trouble finding the best campsites.