- Maximum occupancy per site: 8 people and 1 vehicle.
- Check-in time: 2 p.m. Check-out time: 1 p.m.
- Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Alcoholic beverages: Division administrators have the discretion to close portions of a state park to the consumption of alcohol. Check campground rules.
- Generator use: Restricted during quiet hours.
- Campfires: Allowed only in designated areas, following local restrictions.
- Drone use: Allowed in designated areas only. Contact the park directly for more details.
1301 Snyder Street, Glendive, MT 59330
If the idea of camping near badlands and dinosaur fossils sounds appealing, make a reservation at Montana’s largest state park. Makoshika (Lakota for “bad land”), located near the North Dakota border, has a landscape that’s dramatically different from the rest of the state. The small, spacious campground is surrounded by scenery of badlands, juniper and pine trees, and a dark night sky. This is dry camping only, with limited to no cell service, but most sites can accommodate RVs over 40 feet. The state park has miles of hiking trails, a scenic drive, and a visitor center. Since there’s so much to see, many visitors suggest spending more than one night at this state park.
28031 Big Arm State Park Road, Big Arm, MT 59901
Montana is not lacking in scenic lakes, but Flathead Lake has the added distinction of being one of the largest freshwater lakes in the U.S. With more than 150 miles of shoreline and several campgrounds, Big Arm State Park is one of the best places to experience Flathead Lake. Forty lakefront campsites allow campers to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and stunning views of the Mission Mountains across the lake. Sites are dry camping only, but the campground and restrooms are clean and well maintained. Between hiking, boating, swimming, and sunrises, Big Arm State Park is a popular destination.
25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Road, Whitehall, MT 59759
Camping at the oldest Montana state park lets visitors experience the famous limestone caves and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty that is missed by most day-trippers. The park has extensive hiking trails with sweeping views of the glacial valley, plus a new visitor center with interpretive programs. Some electric hookups, a dump station, restrooms with showers, and playgrounds make this one of the more developed Montana state park campgrounds. Most of the 37 RV sites can accommodate big rigs and are well spaced apart.
Montana state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping
Bannack State Park
Beavertail Hill State Park
Big Arm / Flathead Lake State Park
Black Sandy State Park
Brush Lake State Park
Cooney State Park
Finley Point / Flathead Lake State Park
Hell Creek State Park
Lake Mary Ronan State Park
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Logan State Park
Makoshika State Park
Missouri Headwaters State Park
Placid Lake State Park
Salmon Lake State Park
Thomas Falls State Park
Tongue River State Park
Wayfarers / Flathead Lake State Park
Whitefish Lake State Park
For more information on Montana state park campgrounds, visit stateparks.mt.gov/camping.