Camping

Fall Camping, Gallatin National Forest, Forest Service Cabins
Solomon, Morgan
Where and how to camp this season. Read more >>
sleep pad, camping pad, air mattress
Tucker, David
The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture WV is a backpacker’s dream. Lightweight, compact, and highly functional, this pad packs down to the size of a one-liter Nalgene, meaning it fits easily in your pack. Read more >>
Howlett, David
I had a pretty good idea of what I was looking for in a new cookset for my raft—it had to be compact, light, and it needed components to dish up meals for four people. The Pinnacle Camper integrated cooking and eating system from GSI Outdoors fits the bill perfectly. Read more >>
McCarthy, Daniel
Simon and Garfunkel. The Indigo Girls. Cheech and Chong. Any good duo can perform independently, but the combination is pure magic. The Mira 15F women’s down sleeping bag and NeoAir XLite air mattress from Therm-a-Rest are no exception. Read more >>
Pogge, Michelle
There’s nothing better than a warm shower after a day of mountain biking or climbing, but when you’re camping out of your car, there are few opportunities to get clean. Nemo’s Helio pressure shower is the answer. Read more >>
Pollastro, Joyce
Despite an undeniable attachment to my backcountry mansion (technically a two-person tent, but known to sleep four people) it was time to slim down the pack and go with something lighter. Read more >>
Montana wilderness, Beartooths, thunderstorm, igniting the passion
Kesselheim, Alan
How wilderness flows through time. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Keeping the bears away Read more >>
Drew Pogge
“If you play with fire, you’re bound to get burned.”–Some Lame-Ass Read more >>
Harrison, Melynda
Aspens are turning gold and umber, nights are longer, and days feel crisper. Summer is over—but don’t put away your tent and sleeping bag just yet. The warm days and cool nights of autumn are just right for a camping trip. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chris
Have you ever enjoyed a Dutch-oven dinner and wanted to learn to cook one yourself? Well, Carsten Bothe’s Dutch Oven: Cast-Iron Cooking Over an Open Fire (Schiffer Publishing, $30) is the perfect cookbook to get you started. Read more >>
Illustration by Angie Mangels
Wozer, Jeff
It is day three of backpacking in the Beartooths. I’m authoring from inside the butter-yellow walls of my Marmot tent alone. Read more >>
Lewis, Jimmy
For most families, the word “exotic vacation” conjures up images of a luxury resort near an azure sea, sipping tropically themed cocktails on a white, sandy beach. Mom is lounging peacefully on a recliner, Dad is off fishing, and Junior is building a sandcastle. Exotic? Read more >>
Photo by Megan Paulson
Knight, Phil
There are a lot of annoying critters out there, both wild and domestic—packrats, mice, magpies, roosters, raccoons, possums, porcupines, and poodles to name a few. But as far as sheer destructiveness goes, nothing in my experience beats a marmot. Read more >>
Drew Pogge
Exploring a nearby wonderland. Read more >>
Madison River, Fly Fishing, Camping
Kurt Dehmer
Every adventure, even a spring “staycation,” needs a good base camp—and Ennis fits that bill quite nicely. Traditionally a rest stop for travelers between the Gallatin Valley and the gold fields of Alder and Last Chance gulches, Ennis was a place to rest, refuel, and resupply. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
From the Tobacco Roots to the Gallatin Range, the mountains around Bozeman hold stunning alpine lakes perfect for an overnight camping trip—but sometimes, you want to get outdoors without trying too hard. Maybe you got a late start, or you need a stationary base camp for your clan of young kids. Read more >>
Jones, Andrea
Summers are short in Montana, so it’s important to get out there and take advantage of what makes this the Treasure State. Montana FWP is happy to help.Where the Wild Things Roam Read more >>
Dave Reuss
Hidden in the granite outcroppings just outside Norris, the deserts of Revenue Flats offer Bozemanites great early-season camping just an hour out of town. Flanked by gorgeous views of the Tobacco Roots, this locale has plenty of sites tucked in and around massive boulders. Read more >>
Click here for a map of all campgrounds in the Gallatin National Forest. Read more >>
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