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Primrose Meadows

13 sites · Tents28 acres · Missoula, MT
We can’t wait to share our land with you! Get away from it all and get under the Big Sky. Close to the freeway for easy access but adjacent to over 200 acres of beautiful farmland, you’ll experience Montana’s wildlife and have beautiful Mountain views when you stay at Primrose Meadows. There are few trees in the property, it’s mostly rolling hills with some trails to walk and plenty of space between sites! This property has a railroad track that runs next to the property that sometimes toots it’s horn, if you’re a light sleeper this is something you should consider!We are close to Council Grove and Frenchtown Pond which are both great swimming holes! You can also coordinate with us for cross-country skiing or head to Snowbowl for local downhill skiing! We are close to Missoula should you need any services in town.
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Triple Bridges Campground

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Alberton, MT
Primitive camping with no water or trash service, pack in / pack out. There is a portable toilet. Located in the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River, this is a premier location for the whitewater enthusiast. Take advantage of the class II, III rapids in your kayak or raft, or even surf. Alternatively, enjoy the relaxing Sandy Beach just a few minutes walk from the campground to swim and gaze at the beautiful argilite cliffs. The campground is near both the Interstate and a railroad so there is some ambient noise.
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The Sanctuary

63 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents300 acres · Superior, MT
YIPPIE-KI-YAY WINTER IS OVER AND WE ARE OPEN WITH FULL SERVICES!! IT'S IN THE 70°S, 80°S, 90'S DURING THE DAY! Welcome Patriots of America and Canada! At the sanctuary you will find like-minded people that love our countries and love the outdoors! Remember you are in Montana, "while in Rome be a Roman", thus when in Montana be a Montanan! We love our land and we love our wild animals please respect both! We are a multipurpose off-grid campground. We have designated camping spots like all other commercial campgrounds, but we also have cabin rentals, we have multiple sized group campgrounds, we have bike camp for bicycles and motorcycles, we have off the grid wolf camps, and we have winter hunting camping. We offer restrooms and showers, we have an RV dump, we have steel safety fire pits, we have hiking trails with incredible views, we have ATV roads, and we have four wheel drive roads, we have volleyball and badminton courts. We also have the best views in all of Mineral County. Don't be fooled by other farmers and ranchers on hip camp that tell you to go over next to a swamp or a pond, or at riverbed and let your fend for yourself with no amenities and charge you more than we charge you. If you want to be pure off grid, we have our Wolf Camp Mountain, but at least you can come back to the main compound and get a shower and relax at the lodge. We are just 3 miles off of Interstate 90, exit 47, in the small town of Superior, Montana. We have 5 restaurants, 4 bars with 3 casinos. Darlows is a wonderful grocery store including full service deli, beer, wine, and liquor and five churches of different denominations. The Sanctuary is up the canyon mountain via Pardee Creek Road. We are backed up into 50K of USFS acreage! The Clark Fork River on edge of property provides boating, rafting, and fishing fun! Our property plus USFS property provides miles of hiking, ATV, horseback, motorcross roads and trails. There are three cabins to rent, 25 RV dry spaces, 4 Group areas, and can accommodate over 200 tents! Heat in the winter is wood stove. We have restrooms, showers, cooking facilities, and a lodge with satellite internet connection.
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Blue Mountain BaseCamp

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Missoula, MT
Nestled at the base of the majestic Blue Mountain, our serene property offers a tranquil haven for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Just a brief 0.23-mile stroll leads you to the trailhead, granting easy access to the mesmerizing trails awaiting your exploration. Trailside Convenience: The convenience of having a trailhead within reach, complete with a pit toilet, makes embarking on your outdoor escapades effortless. Nature's Embrace: Our shaded lot is graced by the gentle giants of nature—ponderosa pine trees, aspen, and birch—creating a natural sanctuary where the beauty of the outdoors meets the comfort of home. Pet-Friendly Haven: Two friendly dogs eagerly await to greet fellow explorers and furry friends, making your stay even more warm and welcoming. Perfect Balance: Located just 1.5 miles beyond Missoula city limits, our retreat strikes the perfect balance between seclusion and accessibility. Start your day with a refreshing hike, revel in the natural beauty, and then seamlessly transition into town for the city's offerings, all within easy reach. Whether you seek a quiet morning walk along scenic trails or desire the vibrancy of city life, our property serves as the ideal base for your Blue Mountain adventure. Experience the best of both worlds at Blue Mountain BaseCamp !
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Rivers Edge Retreat

2 sites · RVs1 acres · Saint Regis, MT
The  old railway road bed that serviced the Mill Creek Saw Mill runs through the middle of my  property. My log cabin is one of only three high cabins that sit on the back of the Clark Fork River. Learn more about this land:5 RV camp spots, either Motorhome or Trailer. Dry camping only for now will be adding electrical in the near future. Water is available via hose.Enjoy the wildlife that frequent the area. Bald Eagles and Osprey reside in the trees on property and can be seen fishing in the waters behind property.River views from property and fishing access down to river via sloped trail. Public access for fishing and swimming and boat launch are across the river and about a 4 minute drive from camp.1/2 mile from State cut off Rd. Highway 135 and  Highway 90 in Saint Regis. Golfing at Trestle Creek Golf Course 500 yards from camp. Bike the Hiawatha trail designed to take you through views of Mt back country from abounded train trails, ride through old trail tunnels and experience Montana’s beauty. Glacier National Park just 2.5 hours from camp.Flathead Lake 1 hour from camp. 4 X 4 trails just 1 minute from camp.
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God's Country Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Lolo, MT
This property is so beautiful and peaceful no lights out here at night, just moonlight when it's out. Spring fed pond, Ponderosa pine trees, fallen white birch, rustic and gorgeous. Some of my camp spots are on rough terrain. I always suggest you get out and walk around to see what you can manage with your vehicle. The idea of my place is more wilderness camping, there is wildlife that comes around. RV camp spots on the east and west end of the pond. Camp spot out by the wooden round pen on the west side. Learn more about this land: Completely private, borders 2000 acres of a bird sanctuary. Two blocks from Bitterroot river canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swim, trails, hiking, scenery, wildlife. Spring fed pond on property for fishing, swimming and adventures. My pond is spring fed, which means that is goes up and down with the seasons and run off from the snow in the mountains. So as the summer goes on the pond levels go way down, please be aware of that.
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Sanctuary Farm Yurt Glamping

14 sites · Lodging25 acres · Alberton, MT
A sanctuary away from everyday life, where you can relax and reconnect with nature. Yurt has electricity, a wood stove for heat in winter, a beautiful outdoor kitchen and bathhouse, and a creek. Only 45 minutes from Missoula Montana. Games and books in the yurt. Cedar outhouse. Lots of extra to make for a truly remarkable glamping experience.
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Ridgeline Retreat

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents70 acres · Missoula, MT
My wife, Nicole, and I were so very fortunate to have found this place. The homestead consists of 70 acres of mountainous forest in the wild lands of Montana. The cabin is totally off the grid but provides every creature comfort one could hope for.
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Pine Forest Recreation & Berry Farm

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Missoula, MT
Learn more about this land:This campsite is near Forest Service hiking, biking and horseback riding. Drive or mountain bike 4 miles to Snowbowl Montana for zip line adventures, more mountain biking, folfing or chair lift rides. There is an abundance of fishing and OHV options near by as well. Less than 10 miles away you will find numerous breweries, wineries and concert venues. During July we also offer options for you pick berries. Relaxing here provides lovely views with abundant wildlife and plenty other recreation opportunities nearby.
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Lochsa Lodge

5 sites · Lodging20 acres · ID
Lochsa Lodge is a four-season lodge in the heart of wild Idaho! We have 19 different cabins to choose from, some rustic with no plumbing and some fully furnished with private bathroom. The main lodge has a restaurant & tavern serving breakfast, lunch, & dinner daily. Open 365 days a year. Something happens when you get way, way off the beaten path. Time gets a little slower. Your to-do lists go out the window. Out here, it’s just you and the Great Wild West, and this place is every bit as epic as the stories say. The stars are brighter, the rivers are wilder, the air is clearer, the snow is deeper. Heck, even the mountains seem higher. Before you know it, you’ll remember what it’s like to just be you, a little piece of this big earth. You’ll get back to your true nature in no time.
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The Holmestead

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Frenchtown, MT
Quiet getaway in the pines! Welcome to the Holmestead, our own little slice of Montana that we are really excited to bring back to life and share with YOU! We are small town Kansas natives who fell in love with Montana over 15 years ago. This property is equal parts privacy and concience, you can enjoy the peace and quite of nature while also having the ability to hop over a few miles to our little town for groceries, a local beer, or to gas up your car! The Holmestead is a rustic dry cabin on 5 acres nestled between Mill Creek and a seasonal run off stream with easy access to the highway and only a 10 min drive to Missoula. A queen bed, futon and air mattress are available for sleeping! Family and pet friendly property with plenty of space to pitch a tent next to the cabin if you have more guests in your party (tents will be an additional fee, $10 per person in addition to the 4 person cabin max). Excellent cell service if you have Verizon or carriers that pull from those towers. Attractions: Walking distance to forestry service roads. 15 minutes to the Missoula Airport and an additional 10 minutes to the heart of Missoula and all it has to offer. If you are looking for more adventure there is always an endless amount of recreation near, whether you want to drive 5 minutes to mountain bike or 3 hours to Glacier National Park, there is something for everyone! If you have questions about fun things to do please reach out to us! Parking: Reserved parking for guests in the main driveway or in the clearing near the cabin. Water: Portable toilet onsite, sealson warm shower and sink also available, we recently upgraded to a JOOLCA hot water system so guests can have running water and a warm outdoor shower. We provide 5 gal of potable water in the colder months and have running water nearby for easy refill of water containers if needed in the warmer months. We look forward to sharing our piece of Montana with you! Pets allowed. We do have 2 very frienly dogs that roam the property freely, if you pet is reactive please let us know so we can monitor our dogs when letting them outside to do their business. Please be sure to pick up after your animals.
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Motorcyle Only tent camp, SUPERIOR

4 sites · Tents2 acres · Superior, MT
Learn more about this land:We (Stewart and Michelle) want to share our beautiful Montana property with fellow bikers. If you are on your way to a rally or to Glacier and don't want to compete for a simple camp spot with cars and RVs, this is the place for you.We have tent campsites, a porta potty, electric, water, charcoal BBQ, Fire pit, all nestled at the foot of a mountain. Need a tent etc.? We have some tents, sleeping bags, etc. available if you are travelling light.  Just let us know!Stewart has some shop space available when he is home for simple repairs and checks on your bike before you head back out.  We have chickens and ducks, so you may hear a rooster or some clucking, but they are around the corner and not right up in your business. They get up about 7am-ish and go to roost at appx. 8pm. Ask us about fresh eggs!Campers will receive 10% off meals at Whipped Up Cafe in Superior.  Scott and Michele and family will feed you a tasty homecooked meal.  The menu is inside the cabinet at camp.We are less than 5 minutes from the interstate, exit 47.  
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It is only right that the land named after some of America’s raddest explorers would be totally epic! Covering a whopping seven mountain ranges, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is your front door to adventure in Montana. If winter is your happy place, then come make turns at Silver Crest Ski Area, or snowshoe trails through peaceful forests. In the summer, day trippers can roam among prairielands and flowering cacti on the Sulphur Springs Trail, while offroaders and bikers and zip down the OHV trails. Stay in an epic lookout tower on top of the Castle Mountains, or enjoy a remote campsite all to yourself. However you choose to spend your time at Lewis and Clark, you’ll find yourself thanking these two OG adventurers for discovering such an incredible place!

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