Lakeside camping near Helena

The Montana magic is real in Helena—paddle the Missouri and hike, bike, or climb in the mountains.

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Grey Sandy Campground & Store

7 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Helena, MT
Our campground is centrally located between Black Sandy State Park and White Sandy State Park. Our store is packed with everything you need to make your stay unforgettable! From camping essentials and cozy firewood to a wide array of candy, snacks, beer, wine, and refreshing drinks, we've got you covered. Need some last-minute fishing gear or a fun souvenir? We've got those too! Swing by and discover all the amazing things we have in store for you!
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Mile High Mountain Homestead

2 sites · Lodging20 acres · Helmville, MT
We are officially open for the 2024 season! Located in the Garnet Mountains of Montana, we offer beautiful views and wildlife viewing all the while providing you with a homestead experience . We offer a homestead tour of our place and enjoy some greens from our gardens and visit our goats and rabbits and purchase some fresh cheese and milk to take back to your tent too . The price includes the use of the wood fired hot tub for an evening soak with a beautiful private view of the mountains and small lake . Enjoy a hand made fresh baked pizza to order from our homestead, 15”for $35 , or just come and relax and enjoy your views We love to share our experiences with our guests! There is also a luxurious outdoor shower to wash off all that campfire smell , as well! So come enjoy some high mountain glamping with us and discover just how peaceful it is in our neck of the Garnet mountains! Visit us on instagram! @milehighmountainhomestead
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Farm Land Escape

3 sites · RVs, Tents53 acres · Helena, MT
Please contact me through here 1-2 days prior to your arrival so I can get your area ready. As there may be one other camper from time to time as well. I want you to have the privacy and the experience as if it was only you and you’re family staying. This 53 acres use to be owned by a guy named John Helberg which is who the road is named after. It’s the original homestead land dated over 100 years ago where they farmed for there dairy cows and other livestock. This is right off a dead end road. You will have a view of a Montana farm field with the Rocky Mountains in the background. Dark nights out of the town means the stars will be out and about! This is a quiet secluded area there is a house near by, he is an older gentlemen you won’t even know he’s there. Depending on time of year there will be a field full of crop or the farm getting farmed. There very well could be some horses near by to pet!! Located 10 minutes from the lakes. 5 minutes from a reservoir. 10 minutes from town. 15 min to closest hiking areas. Helena really is the heart of fun very centralized for all directions of fun! Very easy pull in and pull out area. Please not there may be other campers enjoying as well Black Sandy State Park and Helena National Park are both under 15 miles away. Enjoy hiking and If you’re the boating type, head down the Missouri river in search of a rumored rope swing or jump off the boat for a dip in the crystal waters of Hauser Lake. Looking to avoid all the crowds or enjoy a solitary weekend under the endless Montana sky? Just head to Black Sandy during the winter months! You’ll find the same great stunning views and an ice skating experience that will put your grandparents’ childhood tales to shame. I do have power 50 amp, fresh water, grey water hook up, no black water. This option may not be available all of the time.
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Flying M Ranch

5 sites · Tents300 acres · Winston, MT
A gorgeous piece of land nestled at the bottom of the Elkhorn mountains. Enoy the sunrise as it crests the peak of the Range and wind down to amazing hues of pink and purple as the sun sets. You will be able to choose from gaining some elevation as you hike through the Elkhorn national wildlife refuge or go down to relax at Canyon Ferry Lake and try to catch some dinner.
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Lost and Found treasure Mt. Mtns

3 sites · Lodging5 acres · Jefferson City, MT
Come stay for a week , a month , or a summer @ our economical southwest montana compound located in the mountains between Helena and Boulder Montana overlooking beautiful Elkhorn Mtns with a mountain spring nearby. Easy to find and get to 18 miles south of Helena Montana and approximately 50 miles north from Butte mt Tizer Botanical Gardens is also only 2 mile walk away with garden flora /fawna to admire or purchase and old cabins to explore. . Boulder natural mineral Hot Springs is about 7 miles across the boulder Pass and then into the Boulder valley. A natural hot springs getaway with swimming, hot and cold plunges and a boutique cafe , restaurants Our compound is unique, country and shabby sheek. Locked gate compound promising to be simply peaceful and lovely. The short uphill driveway can prove challenging without 4 wheel drive or front wheel. drive in cold months
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Big Black Barn on the Lake

1 site · RV10 acres · Helena, MT
Welcome to beautiful Helena, Montana! We have over 10 acres on Lake Helena with direct access to the lake! You will see cranes, pelicans, bald eagles, all kinds of water fowl, otters, muskrats, jack rabbits, ground squirrels, deer and more! You will have access to fish, paddle board, kayak, whatever your heart desires! We are also 5 minutes from Lake Hauser so if you would like to boat or jetski, that is also just right around the corner! There is a horsetrail right across the street and you can head straight up into the mountains from there if you wish. Hiking in every direction, and the mighty Missouri river just minutes away for world class fishing and an amazing float in the summer! This is your stop for close access to all your wild life adventures!
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West Side Wonder

1 site · RV1 acre · Helena, MT
Enjoy camping in the trees on Mount Helena. Trail access for biking, hiking, running, dog walking and wildlife watching. Power and water are available. There is a dump station within 4 miles. Beautiful location with amazing star gazing, wildlife and outdoor adventures. Quiet neighborhood - so no parties! Less than 1/2 mile of dirt road off the level and paved (just above Montana Wild and Spring Meadow Lake). Plenty of room for large campers!
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