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Camping Tricks & Tips Butte MT

Before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience. As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

Butte MT KOA
(800) KOA-8089
Butte, MT
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pool, Playground, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Yellowstone Park-KOA
(800) 562-7591
West Yellowstone, MT
Campground Availability
22-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sprayground, Sports Field, Local Tours

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West Glacier-KOA
(800) 562-3313
West Glacier, MT
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Local Tours

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Polson-Flathead Lake KOA*
(888) 883-2151
200 Irvine Flats Rd
Polson, MT
Campground Availability
Apr 15-Oct 15
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Merry Widow RV Park
(877) 225-3220
Basin, MT
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 15-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, River Fishing, Play Equipment, Sports Field, REC Open to Public

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Divide Bridge (BLM)
(406) 533-7600
Divide, MT
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing

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Birdland Bay RV Resort
(800) 735-2531
Thompson Falls, MT
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (Afterbay Campground)
(406) 666-2412
Fort Smith, MT
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Meadows RV Park*
(406) 234-3013
3204 Comstock
Miles City, MT
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Nov 01
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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Pelican RV Park*
(406) 628-4324
11360 S Frontage Rd
Laurel, MT
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Golf Nearby

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Camping Tricks & Tips

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Camping Tricks & Tips


By Anne Peterson

As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

• Drink plenty of water when camping in high altitudes (over 7,000 feet). Three to five quarts a day will prevent dehydration and high altitude sickness, which cause headaches, nausea and muscle cramps, and makes you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite. Not a fun way to spend a vacation.

• Discard all the plastic and cardboard packaging your food comes in. Instead, use clear plastic bags that can be tied in a knot at the top, and mark them with indelible marker so you know what is inside. This method drastically cuts down on trash accumulation and the bags can be reused for other things, like collecting blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

• Build your campfire away from tree and underbrush root systems. You might never guess, but these can also catch on fire. Believe me, a good night’s sleep is far better than spending the wee hours putting out a root fire.

• Only when you can sift your fingers through the ashes of your fire can you be sure that it is truly out.

• Use a pine cone or a handful of sand to scrub your dishes clean. That way you are not always searching for the dirty, smelly pot scrubby.

• Fill your water bottle with boiling hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you climb in. This makes for cozy sleeping quarters.

• If you really can’t seem to warm up, and you and your campmate’s sleeping bags are the same brand, zip the bags together to make one bag and cuddle up close. Nothing beats this method on a chilly night.

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