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The Meadow

5 sites 路 Lodging3 acres 路 Carmen, ID
Welcome to the Weaver's Meadow. We have lived on this property for the past 31 years and it is the very spot where a blind date led to an engagement which let to a beautiful love story and 3 wonderful children. Now, we hope you too can come and enjoy the utterly breathtaking beauty of our secluded, creekside paradise. Nestled among the aspen trees you will find a one room cabin complete with bed, table and chairs, wood cookstove and all the amenities you will need to truly relax with the comfort of a cozy cabin to forget the outside world.
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Lightning Ridge A-Frame

1 site 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Polaris, MT
This is a dry cabin with electricity perched mountainside with stunning views of the Pioneer Mountains. This peaceful setting is near Maverick Mountain Ski Resort, Elkhorn Hot Springs, Crystal Park, the Pioneer Scenic Byway, Coolidge Ghost Town, and dozens of lovely hiking trails in both the east and west Pioneers.
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Big Hole Boondockin'

1 site 路 RV, Tent325 acres 路 Twin Bridges, MT
Big Hole Boondockin' is located in Southwest Montana along the beautiful banks of the Big Hole River. River View Livestock, a 325 acre working cattle ranch, surrounds our camping areas which gives you the opportunity to enjoy a real Montana ranch experience. If you're not into the ranch lifestyle, hop on a raft, inner tube or kayak and float down the river enjoying a cold beverage. We also offer bank fishing on our private property. Stressed? Book some time with our emotional support animals and snuggle one of the pigs or cows to take some stress out of your life. These animals are part of our family and love to sit and relax with humans, begging for belly scratches and giving kisses. Whatever your camping dream is, our focused, friendly staff will work to achieve it. We look forward to hosting you and your family and friends and sharing our day to day dream life.
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$45
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Chokecherry Cattle Company

3 sites 路 RVs3 acres 路 Twin Bridges, MT
Three Unique and Exclusive RV sites near the Big Hole River! Full water, power and sewer hook ups located directly between two fishing accesses. Incredible views of the Pioneer Mountain Range. Plenty of room to park your boat as well. Enjoy watching the native bird and deer population. Hike the unique geological landscape of McCartney Mountain. If you are a fly fisherman, this is a dream location! Perfect amenities for a family reunion or group camping trip!
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Breathtaking beaverhead basecamp

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents13 acres 路 Salmon, ID
Learn more about this land:Flat spot, decently private with a babbling ditch and view of the beaverhead mountains. Outhouse available complete with new toilet seat. All the delicious well water you can handle. Also, access to a slide in camper with a little wood stove and a propane cooktop. Available upon request.
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Lemhi River Natural Area Camping

1 site 路 RV, Tent5 acres 路 Salmon, ID
Welcome to our serene retreat along the picturesque Lemhi River. Situated on five acres downstream from a magnificent river restoration project, our property offers a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Cast your line into the pristine waters of the Lemhi River and enjoy the thrill of fishing in one of nature's finest playgrounds. As night falls, marvel at the brilliance of the star-studded sky and listen to the soothing sounds of the surrounding wilderness. With direct access to BLM land, adventure awaits just beyond our doorstep. Lace-up your hiking boots or hop on your mountain bike to explore the scenic trails that wind through the rugged terrain. For a relaxing escape, take a short drive to Sharkey Hot Springs and immerse yourself in the rejuvenating waters. Whether you're seeking solitude in nature or seeking adventure in the great outdoors, our unique property along the Lemhi River offers the perfect retreat for your next getaway.
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Salmon, Id. Remain Calm Area

1 site 路 RV1 acres 路 Salmon, ID
Learn more about this land:Mountain scenery, access to Salmon River close by, gold bug hot springs, Dusty Mule Bar and grill , Williams Lake, Hiking and biking close by. Lewis and Clark next door to Grey House B & B
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Taste of Romerica

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents3 acres 路 Salmon, ID
Located 3 miles south of Salmon, Idaho. Nestled in the valley of the Beaverhead Mountains, we are minutes away from amazing fishing, hunting and floating the beautiful Salmon River in the summer months. Town offers several restaurants, bars, a bakery and shopping. Our property is in a quiet neighborhood easily accessible off the main highway into town. Outside firepit for marshmallow roasting or just to enjoy a fire.
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Little Country

3 sites 路 Lodging, RVs1 acre 路 Wisdom, MT
Centrally located 2 minutes from Wisdom in the heart of the Big Hole Valley River valley. Easy access to fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, or anything else an outdoor enthusiast could desire. Jackson Hot Springs Lodge is a short 20-minute drive away. Plenty of room to tie horses off. Please Note- This is a dry cabin. Currently there are no bathroom facilities available but are available close by.
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The best camping near Bannack State Park guide

Overview

About

Yeehaw, there鈥檚 some history in them there hills! Bannack State Park is home to Montana鈥檚 most well-preserved ghost town, a real specimen of the wild west gold rush. It is the site of the first major gold discovery in the area, kicking off a rush of residents that swelled the town鈥檚 population but then ended almost as fast as it began. What is left are 50 historical buildings that can be toured as well as a visitor center to learn about the past. The best part about this park, besides the wild west vibes, is that you can camp here year-round and enjoy fishing, biking, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and many other activities. Who needs gold when you鈥檝e got all this?

Notable campgrounds

  • Standard Campsites: Nestled along Grasshopper Creek, these sites offer a classic camping experience.
  • Rental Tipi: For a unique stay, the park's rental tipi provides a memorable lodging option.
  • Hike-in/Bike-in Campsite: Adventure seekers can enjoy the seclusion of this campsite with dedicated tent pads.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak season stays, to ensure your spot at this historic park.
  • Consider shoulder season camping for more availability and a quieter experience.
  • Check the park's website for cancellations and last-minute openings.
  • Explore nearby camping options to maximize your chances of securing a site.

When to go

The best time to visit Bannack State Park is during the summer months when the visitor center is open and tours are available. However, for those who enjoy winter activities, ice skating on the dredge pond offers a unique experience. Keep in mind the park is open year-round, but some amenities may be seasonal.

Know before you go

  • Check for any special restrictions or closures before your visit, as conditions can change.
  • Remember that some amenities are seasonal, so plan accordingly for your trip.
  • Pets are allowed in the park, but ensure they are kept on a leash for safety.
  • Montana residents can enjoy free daily entrance with the state parks fee included in their vehicle registration.
  • For nonresidents, entrance and camping fees apply, so be prepared for these additional costs.

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