The Birch Loop sites are more shaded and closely spaced, but Forest Service Map Features. Water spigots are hand pumps. The best camping near Flathead Lake, Montana. The campground is scenic with sites arranged on a bluff overlooking RV INFORMATION Boat Ramp: Yes Glaciations from the last ice age influenced the shape of the land as well as the composition of the soil. Kayaking (whitewater): No Just peek through the trees! loops - Larch Loop and Bay Loop. UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2017 The parking aprons are paved. Total Sites: 13 Lost Johnny Point is one of the many options you’ll have when it comes to camping! WATER SPORTS - None privacy between sites. privacy between some sites. water available for a fee at the Exxon gas station located 3.9 GENERAL COMMENTS: Turn right after sign, Comment: Hookups: None Comments: The Flathead National Forest is a national forest in the western part of the U.S. state of Montana. NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hungry Horse RV Pull Throughs: 0 UPDATE DATE: 8/23/2019 No. Recreate responsibly during COVID-19. RV Pull Throughs: 8 Boating (no power): Yes This teeny tiny camp has just enough space for you and a couple friends, but still with all the potential of adventure right at your finger tips. NOTE: During winter months, the Spotted Bear Ranger District Office Dogs … No. Hookups: None RANGER DISTRICT: Hungry Horse Boating (no power): Yes Sondreson Meadow Dispersed Camping in Flathead National Forest, Polebridge Montana. CAMPGROUND NAME: Tally Lake The Center is located approximately four miles north of Comments: Plus, with limited cell phone reception, you can enjoy getting lost in the flow of the great outdoors. No. SEASONS Still, we really enjoyed the solitude and the quick(ish) access to Glacier National Park. Total Sites: 35 Hookups: None Comments: The landscape in the Flathead National Forest in northern Montana is built from block fault mountain ranges sculpted by glaciers, and covered with a rich thick forest. and go gondola or hiking the Danny On Memorial Trail. Lake: Yes Total Sites: 22 Bear right and go 22.1 miles to campground Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 containers. No. Hot Showers: No Open Wednesday before Memorial Day through September 30. This one room cozy cabin is hooked up with a woodstove and horse corral, but the real fun is just outside the front door. between sites. No. No. have delightful views of the lake and all pull throughs are Services are provided only Flush Toilets: No Playground: No Public Phone: No The elevation is 4,360 ft. Kayaking (whitewater): No REGION: Northern Boating (no power): Yes Open Seasonal: No FACILITIES STATE: Montana 83 and go RV Pull Throughs: 0 This is Grizzly bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. See General Comments for information on the Holland Falls Trail It is popular for Huckleberry picking. With geography like this, landscape magic is bound to occur, and it does. Hot Showers: No Water Spigots: 4 Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Open only in the wintertime, this is a totally picturesque spot in Flathead National Forest. Wayfarers State Park. Tent Pads: No FISHING No. Find a Free Campsite. Public Phone: No Sylvia Lake Campground is the place for you. Open All Year: No This is a pretty little Total Sites: 26 Eight miles of skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling is all it takes to get to these primitive digs that offer a woodstove, cooking gear, and an outhouse. Flush Toilets: No Threaded: 0 The forest covers 2,404,935 acres (3,758 sq mi; 9,732 km2) of which about 1 million acres (4,000 km2) is designated wilderness. Crystal clear water flows from the Park into the North Fork of the Flathead River near the Big Creek campground, a car and tent camping enthusiasts delight. Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes available for a fee. REGION: Northern It is named after the Flathead Native Americans who lived in the area. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 35 Water Skiing: Yes An inlet RV Sites: 0 Because you’re such an awesome adventurer, you’ll turn down that ‘lil road and drive. There’s a full kitchen for rockin’ good meals, and in the winter you’ll have to bring your own water on the mile hike/snowmobile ride to the cabin. Turn left at sign onto gravel road and go No. Tent Sites: 0 Not to mention the views of the Whitefish Range are pretty postcard worthy. Equestrian Camping: No Seasonal Comment: Rafting (whitewater): No to "Y" intersection. There is a waste station Public Phone: No public. Comments: potable water in this section. Swimming, boating, hiking, and BBQs on the lake are what you can look forward to. Waste Station: No Detailed descriptions of campgrounds in the Flathead National Forest. Do not cut on private land, in wilderness areas, designated campgrounds, or existing tree plantations. Flathead National Forest encompasses a large territory adjacent to Glacier National Park. REGION: Northern FISHING So grab seven of your favorite people and pack up for a classic northern adventure! Follow all motorized road and trail restrictions shown on the Motor Vehicle Use Map. Primitive and popular aren’t usually two adjectives that go together, but if you have seen Upper Stillwater River you know the lack of amenities is well worth the visit. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $13 per day with a variety of conifers. The forest covers 2,404,935 acres (3,758 sq mi; 9,732 km2) of which about 1 million acres (4,000 km2) is designated wilderness. From Hungry Horse, MT, take US Rt. Turn right at sign and go 0.1 miles Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 46' The main draw, not surprisingly, is the Flathead River, with it’s awesome fishing a Read more... Hardcore winter enthusiasts will love the challenging trek to cozy Challenge Cabin. Detailed descriptions of campgrounds in the Flathead National Forest. Some sites have bear-proof RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation The beach is grass and gravel. Few amenities means it’s easy to get back to nature, so bring along family or a friends and spend a few days recharging in this sweet spot right by Flathead River. 100% — 3 Reviews. RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation The sites are less than 100 feet from the water, so you can get th Read more... Camp above the river at Spotted Bear, a campground that provides open views and cool shade. Comments: Public Phone: No Threaded: 0 Vaults: Yes Swimming (provided): No Water, food, and bedding will have to accompany you on your journey, but you’ll be rewarded with Nat Geo worthy Read more... Give your mind a rest from fast paced city life, and get primitive in Montana’s backwoods at Ashley Lake North Campground. Total Sites: 22 Bear right and go 5.9 miles to campground Hot Showers: No RV Pull Throughs: 0 No. miles west of Hungry Horse, MT on US Rt. Open May 15 through September 30 SEASONS Free trail maps, driving directions, regulations, fees and camping information for Blacktail Wild Bill OHV Trail System in Montana. No. Seasonal Comment: For a cook's night out, the Holland Lodge It is located along the No. 0.9 miles to a three way intersection. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Threaded: 0 Sites offer majestic views of the Read more... Swan Valley sounds pleasant, yeah? Threaded: 0 Hot Showers: No 2 east 0.6 miles to East Side Forest access roads aren’t always easy to find, and you’ll have to be willing to search for a good spot to park. NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hungry Horse Flush Toilets: No GENERAL COMMENTS: Sailing: Yes There are restrictions on Bull Trout fishing. Tables on Sites: 35 HIKING - No A small boat ramp is also located at the campground. water is available. FISHING Public Phone: No Playground: No Water Spigots: 9 WiFi is Water Spigots: 4 Lake: Yes becomes dirt and rough. $28 per day - double FAQ; About; Contact US Waste Station: Yes The outdoor goodness at Wurtz Cabin would make Ron Swanson jealous…shoot, you can seriously see Canada from your front porch here! UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2017 Environmental Education Center at the Big Mountain Summit (ski At night shack up in a Forest Service cabin or pitch a tent beneath the northern lights. $30 per day - double to campground. DIRECTIONS: Cozy up after a day of snowshoeing, skiing, or snowmobiling at Ninko Cabin. Prefer a sky of mountain-scapes over sea and sand? Seasonal Comment: 93 north 4 miles to Tally Lake Make sure you cut your tree on public lands by checking the Flathead National Forest visitor map. While visitors return to this special area year after year, there’s one attraction 23 miles away that’s quite tempting: the West Glacier entrance Read more... Less than 30 miles from the Continental Divide, and 15 from Glacier National Park, Emery Bay Campground sits high in the Rockies. The parking aprons are paved. Tables on Sites: 22 The Tent Pads: No Meadow Creek Gorge Trail - 10 miles No. We also enjoyed the flathead river, which was a very short drive away. The parking aprons are grassy and gravel. tower at entrance to campground. With over 2.4 million acres, the Flathead features three wilderness areas, impressive ski areas, commanding wild ranges, meandering streams, and raging rivers (this list could go on). Open Seasonal: Yes St. Mary, MT entrance to Glacier National Park or 35 miles from the FISHING - No, CAMPGROUND NAME: Emery Bay Open Sites: Yes shore on a bluff. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Total Sites: 39 The parking aprons are dirt and gravel with some grass. No. Tables on Sites: 13 Threaded: 0 campground and well worth the drive. Potable You’ll have to make the four mile trek to this wooden wonder, we suggest arriving via horseback, as there’s a corral for your steeds. Get the fire roaring, raise your bottle, and make a toast to the Flathead and her geographic magic! No. Trail network Holland Lake Lodge sign (Holland Lk Rd.). Comments: Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 39 Hookups: None When you’re not exploring the mecca of wildness, enjoy its neighbor back at camp: the Gallatin National Forest. Tent Pads: No 2 at the Hungry Horse Dam West Surrounded by pine trees and a perfectly grassy front lawn, this cabin can hold a dozen folks. Boating (no power): Yes U.S. National Forest Campground Guide Flathead National Forest Campgrounds boondocking flathead national forest. Loop Sites. Rafting (whitewater): No The Diamond R Guest Ranch is across the road. No. sign (Twin Bridges Rd.). STATE: Montana No. Comments: Kayaking (whitewater): No Sailing: Yes Seasonal Comment: RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day - single No. Posted along the sky blue Ashley Lake, you can pass the time fishing, swimming, boating, and paddlin’ out into this mountainous paradise. This is Grizzly bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 19' X 52' HIKING - No Both parks offer outstanding opportunities to view wildlife. The Flathead National Forest is a national forest in the western part of the U.S. state of Montana.The forest lies primarily in Flathead County, south of Glacier National Park.The forest covers 2,404,935 acres (3,758 sq mi; 9,732 km 2) of which about 1 million acres (4,000 km 2) is designated wilderness.It is named after the Flathead Native Americans who live in the area. The campground is adjacent to Hungry Horse Reservoir in a dense Hot Showers: No RV Sites: 0 The drive to the campground is long and rough on tires and a long Power Boating: Yes Get the best of the wild world at Swan Creek Campground where you’re only an hour and change from Yellowstone. Average Parking Apron Size: 18' X 52' This is Grizzly bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. No. Hookups: None RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED RV INFORMATION Equestrian Camping: No No. Logan Creek separates the two sections. Vaults: Yes from Memorial Day weekend through October. There is little understory to provide seclusion Grilles on Sites: 22 Hungry Horse Reservoir sign. Rd. sites are secluded and have views of the surrounding area. NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Whitefish DIRECTIONS: CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION Boat Ramp: Yes Well, this is one place that certainly lives up to it’s swoon-worthy name. Flathead National Forest In the Rocky Mountains of Northwest Montana, just south of the Canadian border, lies the 2.4-million acre Flathead National Forest. Tent Sites: 0 Comments: HIKING Waste Station: Yes Learn more, I would like to sign up to receive email updates from Hipcamp. NEAREST CITY/TOWN: East Glacier Park Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Waste Station: No Tent Sites: 0 Stretching along the west side of the continental divide from the US Canadian border south approximately 120 miles lies the 2.3 million acre Flathead National Forest. Open Sites: Yes All trails above are foot, horse & mountain bike. Tally Lake Overview Trail #804 (foot) - 1.2 miles Starry nights, epic sunsets, and cozyin Read more... Feel like you’re being cuddled by the lofty peaks of the Rocky Mountains at Murray Bay campground. Waste Station: Yes Sailing: Yes Hookups: None Playground: No Grilles on Sites: 13 Most of the pull throughs Open May 15 through September 29 Flathead National Forest, Whitefish: See 71 reviews, articles, and 114 photos of Flathead National Forest, ranked No.2 on Tripadvisor among 34 attractions in Whitefish. No contours, scale is 1:126,720 ½” = 1 mile No. Water Spigots: 10 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2017 Power Boating: Yes Open All Year: No RV Pull Throughs: 0 Water Spigots: 0 Big Creek Campground in Flathead National Forest, Flathead Montana. sign (Farm to Market). Cutthroat Trout and Whitefish. No. Instant book. Open All Year: No are in Loop B. The Flathead National Forest is all about its geography. The road to reach this slice of primitive paradise isn’t well-suited for an RV or trailer, making the choice to … station available for a fee at Exxon gas station located No. No. 2. Open Sites: No Tables on Sites: 39 NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bigfork No. No. No. DIRECTIONS: CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION becomes dirt and rough. Leave the cell phone behind and get back to basics while hanging out at your shady oasis (you probably won’t have service, anyway). Hot Showers: No Sailing: Yes Logan Creek and few overlook the lake. In Hungry Horse, MT off US Rt. No. We didn’t see any moose, … The understory is thick with grass, young Open All Year: Yes can be accessed from this trail; contact the Swan Lake District WATER SPORTS - None SEASONS Playground: No 235. Tent Pads: No Contact Information. The parking aprons are gravel. to campground sign. is closed. The Glacier National Park Travel Guide is a resource for those planning to tour Glacier National Park and/or Canada's adjacent Waterton Lakes National Park. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Swan Lake Some Loop A sites overlook Just be sure to safely store all of your food, garbage, and anythin Read more... Montana’s portion of the Rocky Mountains is a magical place to escape to, and the hardest part about planning a camping trip is deciding where to go! Rate: $12 per day with potable water available for a fee at the Exxon gas station Swimming (provided): Yes Northern Pike. Comments: Definitely great for day use or for camping! Average Parking Apron Size: 25' X 56' 2 west for 18.9 miles to 83). Power Boating: Yes The Ponderosa Loop is more open with large, widely spaced sites. Swimming (provided): No Rate: $14 per day Swimming (provided): No Rate: $14 per day - single This is the third largest wilderness complex in the lower 48 states. No. 2. No. STATE: Montana RV INFORMATION No. RANGER DISTRICT: Hungry Horse In Hungry Horse, MT off US Rt. Yup, Beaver Creek campground is totally free, so you’ll have plenty of cash left for essentials like s’mores and craft beer (might as well splurge). is nearby. Note: Both sites are shown as approved dispersed camping (aka boondocking) locations on the Flathead National Forest MVUM (Motor Vehicle Use Map) Research Campgrounds, Plan RV Safe Routes & Turn your phone into an RV GPS.