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The best camping near Beavertail Hill State Park

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Primrose Meadows

13 sites 路 Tents28 acres 路 Missoula, MT
We can鈥檛 wait to share our land with you!聽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鈥檒l experience Montana鈥檚 wildlife and have beautiful Mountain views when you stay at Primrose Meadows. There are few trees in the property, it鈥檚 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鈥檚 horn, if you鈥檙e a light sleeper this is something you should consider!We are close to聽Council Grove and Frenchtown Pond which聽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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$37
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Buck鈥檚 Paradise

2 sites 路 Lodging15 acres 路 Seeley Lake, MT
Learn more about this land: This is a non-smoking, Family friendly dry cabin. Pets are allowed as long as you clean up after them and don't allow them on the furniture. We love our fur babies! Property is located just north of Seeley Lake Beach. Lots of room to ride bikes with trails accessible nearby. Access to Deer Creek as well. Owner will be on the property from time to time staying at their cabin, so you may see them here and there. Excellent property to set up folf nets or just enjoy the quiet scenery of deer and listen to the birds. We just ask that you keep the property clean and be respectful. Pack in pack out.
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Ridgeline Retreat

2 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents70 acres 路 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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God's Country Camping

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents12 acres 路 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,聽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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$35
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Bitterroot Panorama

1 site 路 RV20 acres 路 Stevensville, MT
**Have friends or family that want to tag along? I have added an extra to allow for extra campers at the same site. See the extras section for details.** 聽 聽Resting in the foothills of the sapphire mountains, just outside the town of Stevensville Montana, this beautiful 20 acre property is conveniently located halfway between Hamilton and Missoula; it is also a good midway point between Yellowstone and Glacier national parks. The outdoor activities are endless. Biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, hunting, trail riding, snow skiing and more are all within reach. Deer, turkey, osprey, killdeer, nighthawks, and eagles frequent the property as well as the occasional elk herd; and the Lee Metcalf wildlife refuge is about 15 minutes away. 聽 聽The property sits about 400鈥 above the valley floor; giving spectacular panoramic views of the bitterroot valley and mountains, as well as incredible sunsets. 聽 聽The paved road ends about 1 mile before the property, the remaining mile is a gravel road. There is also a one lane bridge right before you get to the property. Firewood is available for use at no charge.聽聽Sewer hookup has not been run to the site yet but if you have a portable tank, or want to pull the camper over to the house,聽it can be dumped as needed beside the garage; just ask and I can show you where the pipe is.聽 There is a nema 14-50 hookup providing聽50 amp power at the site; if needed I do have a 50 to 30 amp adapter you can borrow during your stay.聽 Water hookup is also available at the site, but may be limited in freezing weather.聽 If temperatures are to cold we can turn on the water to fill your tank as needed and then blow the line back out.聽 If you need to borrow a potable water hose let me know as i keep those in the garage unless needed.聽 There is a non-potable water hose that is available at the site, with a spray nozzle, incase you need to rinse or wash off gear, vehicles, etc.聽聽聽SpaceX Starlink high speed internet is available via WiFi. You can also charge your electric vehicle, if needed, with the power at the campsite or I have another nema 14-50 plug available at the garage of the main house. Be sure to let me know if you will need the plug at the garage so I can make sure it is accessible.聽 If you have other questions feel free to contact me and I will do my best to answer them. ****The first 10 photos were posted by me and are taken from the actual hipcamp spot. Photos posted by guests may be from the spot or surrounding areas****
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Secluded "Ranchette" @ Waylon's Way

2 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Clinton, MT
On a case-by-case basis, I can pasture your horses. Currently, I only have grass available for them as I don't have a corral yet. Additionally, I can rent out my 15' camper to you on a case-by-case basis. Please feel free to contact me to discuss these options further. My property is located on 10 acres and has only one visible neighbor. It is situated on the edge of the Lolo National Forest and accessed through a private road. There is a creek running through the property, which is home to little native cuthroat trout and is suitable for fishing CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY! The location of the property is fantastic, with the Clark Fork River and numerous other high-quality fishing spots like Rock Creek just minutes away. Moreover, the Kettlehouse Amphitheater, known for its impressive lineup, is only 7.5 miles away via a frontage road. It is a convenient 22-minute drive from downtown Missoula, although staying here offers its own unique charm and appeal. We are dog-friendly and offer full hook-ups for your convenience.
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The Hohnstead

6 sites 路 Lodging100 acres 路 Bonner, MT
We are modern-day homesteaders who have worked from聽bare land to build simple necessities into suitable amenities, into small luxuries. For us, having a roof over our head, a campfire to share stories with our guests, an outdoor shower, electricity, water, a peaceful forest that surrounds us - they are all luxuries that we love, and sharing them with our guests makes hosting the best job ever!聽
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$120
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Rainbow Gulch Farm

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents21 acres 路 Clinton, MT
A small family farm working toward sustainability. Easy to access from I-90, drive in camping for a stop overnight or a home base while you explore the many attractions nearby.聽聽For others, a walk in remote woodland camping experience with complete solitude after check in.Learn more about this land:...or in the adjoining field anyway!聽We are 20 miles east of Missoula, MT near the Kettlehouse Ampitheater in Bonner. Our location is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. There are mountain bike paths, river access points for paddling, rafting or fishing within minutes of our land. We can even help you know where to go. Our land is surrounded by Nature Conservancy land with a public recreation easement, so you can hike and take your horse for a ride very easily. In a vehicle, you can pull into one of our pastures for your stay. Where you are depends on which field the sheep are eating! Tents also work in the field. We do not have any hookups. The fields are that - pasture fields. There are quiet neighbors across the fence. We are聽happy to offer advice about local attractions via messaging due to covid (rather than in person). This is pack it in, pack it outDuring the pandemic we ask that you wear a face covering if you have a reason to talk with us, even across the fence out of an abundance of caution since most of you are traveling from out of state. Tours are also temporarily suspended.聽
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Blue Mountain BaseCamp

1 site 路 RV, Tent1 acre 路 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鈥攑onderosa pine trees, aspen, and birch鈥攃reating 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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In The Pines: 5 off grids / folf

6 sites 路 Lodging20 acres 路 Bonner, MT
6 hole folf course 0 electricity, appliances, or refrigeration 5 structures on the property 1 small cook stove, heater, grill, and outdoor fire feature Bring your own dishes and silverware 1 community outdoor shower spotty cell service 2 free standing restrooms 1 cafe 5 miles away 5 miles off main road, the last 2 are a bit bumpy It's just minimalism and simple quality. You're welcome to unwind at our little family escape on your way to wherever. Follow the written directions. Google maps is not always reliable. Our retreat is small and quiet with only two cabins; the 570 Sq/ft Beartooth and 200 sq/ft Trapper. And three upscale canvas structures; the Lodgepole, the Ponderosa, and the Larch. All experiences are listed separately through Hipcamp. Every traveler will experience鈥 鈥 queen and full bed in each accommodation 鈥 with the exception of the Trapper which has one queen bed. Though you will need to make your own mealtime accommodations, you will find enough in-cabin water, coffee, and tea to start each day on the right foot. A small grill is also provided. Remember, it鈥檚 a simple retreat so don鈥檛 forget ample bottled water, paper plates, cutlery, and everything else you need before you come in from town. You're dusk and dawn can be lit by the solar lights and small propane heaters will take the chill from the early mornings. But hey - it's hybrid, right? We provide the shelter...you pack like a happy camper. This is a camping experience, but in the area鈥 鈥ou will find Potomac Bar and Grill just 10 minutes away where you will find a wonderful rural caf茅 that offers every meal of the day. Fifteen minutes north, you will find Paws Up which offers extravagant dining experiences. Twenty-five minutes further you will find the town of Seeley Lake which offers all you would expect from a quaint Montana rural community. And, of course, 35 minutes south you will find Missoula and all that Missoula is. You can learn more about In The Pines, MT through finding us on Instagram. A few regs for all of us to keep in mind: No RVs 鈥 parking is limited No pets Please no media cast through external speakers
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Pine Forest Recreation & Berry Farm

1 site 路 RV, Tent3 acres 路 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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Mentzer Ranch

1 site 路 RV, Tent160 acres 路 Drummond, MT
Learn more about this land: Located on a working cattle ranch in the secluded Flint Creek Valley, our hand built ranch offers 360 degree breathtaking mountain views and lush fields of free range grazing livestock. Your campsite is backed up to a large mix of deciduous and evergreen trees, offering both wind protection and ample shade. We do have a 30 amp hook and water as well. Feel free to message me for any other questions. Happy travels.
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$50
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The best camping near Beavertail Hill State Park guide

Overview

About

Put away your suburban sprawl woes for a weekend at Beavertail Hill State Park, where you can enjoy all the unadulterated land Montana has to offer. Fly fish for your own dinner, canoe the Clark Fork River, or wander through the canopy of cottonwoods. There鈥檚 no better place to enjoy the starry sky than Beavertail Hill, where you can choose from tents or tipis, build your own fire, and fall asleep enveloped by a horizon of blue mountains. We鈥檙e not sure where you can find the beavers or their tails, but if you鈥檙e looking for a weekend of river-floating serenity to recharge your own low battery, Beavertail Hill is exactly where you鈥檒l find it.

Notable campgrounds

  • Electric Campsites: Enjoy modern conveniences with 24 campsites featuring electrical hookups amid the park's natural splendor.
  • Tipi Rentals: For a unique stay, reserve one of two Sioux-style tipis, offering a cozy retreat for six to eight guests.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as the park's unique tipis and electric campsites are popular among visitors.
  • Check the park's reservation system regularly for cancellations to take advantage of last-minute availability.
  • Consider visiting during the shoulder season for increased chances of snagging a prime campsite.
  • Explore nearby camping options to ensure you have a backup plan in case the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Beavertail Hill State Park is between May 1st and October 31st when the park is fully operational 24 hours a day. Winter transforms the park into a serene, day-use only area, perfect for those seeking a peaceful retreat amid the snow-dusted landscapes.

Know before you go

  • Check for any special restrictions or closures before your visit, especially during seasonal transitions.
  • Remember that pets are allowed, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with ADA accessible facilities ensuring everyone can enjoy the park.
  • Non-residents should be prepared to pay a day-use entrance fee, with discounts available for those with a Nonresident Entrance Pass.
  • For a smooth experience, familiarize yourself with the park rules and regulations available on the State Parks Fees & Regulations page.

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