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Camping Tricks & Tips Helena 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.

Hauser Lake State Park (Black Sandy Unit)
(406) 445-3270
Helena, MT
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, 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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Missouri Headwaters State Park
(406) 994-4042
Three Forks, MT
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Stream Fishing, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Wagon Wheel Campground & Cabins
(406) 646-7872
West Yellowstone, MT
Campground Availability
30-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Local Tours

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Bernie & Sharon's Riverfront RV Park*
(800) 255-1318
115 Riverfront Ln.
Garrison, MT
Campground Availability
Mar 15-Nov 25
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, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, River Swimming, River Fishing, Play Equipment, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Lincoln Rd RV Park
(800) 797-3725
Helena, MT
Campground Availability
1-Feb thru 30-Nov
Services
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, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Lolo National Forest (Quartz Flat Campground)
(406) 822-4233
Superior, MT
Campground Availability
16-May thru 27-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
River Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Custer National Forest (Basin Campground)
(406) 587-9054
Red Lodge, MT
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Stream Fishing

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Yellowstone River RV Park & Campground
(800) 654-0878
Billings, MT
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, River Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Williamson River Park (Municipal Park)
(406) 434-5222
Shelby, MT
Campground Availability
1-May thru 15-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Playground, REC Open to Public

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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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