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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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Kootenai National Forest (Bull River Campground)
(406) 827-3534
Noxon, MT
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing

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7th Ranch RV Camp
(800) 371-7963
Garryowen, MT
Campground Availability
1-May-15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Float Trips, Fishing Guides, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Thompson Falls State Park
(406) 752-5501
Thompson Falls, MT
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Sep
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, River Fishing, Stream Fishing, Local Tours

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LaSalle RV Park*
(406) 892-4668
5618 Hwy 2 West
Columbia Falls, MT
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Play Equipment, Sports Field

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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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Madison Arm Resort and Marina
(406) 646-9328
West Yellowstone, MT
Campground Availability
15-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Bike Rentals, Hiking Trails

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Kim's Marina & Resort
(406) 475-3723
Helena, MT
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Lolo Hot Springs RV Park & Cabins*
(877) 541-5117
38500 Hwy 12
Lolo, MT
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Stream Fishing, Bike Rentals, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Hook-U-up RV Park
(406) 293-6869
Libby, MT
Campground Availability
1-May thru 23-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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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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