Camping

Click here for a map of all campgrounds in the Gallatin National Forest. Read more >>
Dehmer, Kurt
For the average outdoor enthusiast, winter can be a difficult time to squeeze in a fun-filled overnight or multiday adventure without freezing your buns off or breaking the family budget. Read more >>
Winter Camping, Bozeman, Montana
Maggie Slepian
Helpful hints for winter camping.  Read more >>
GCI Outdoor Wilderness Backpacker
Mike England
Relax in style anywhere with the Wilderness Backpacker from GCI Read more >>
Dream vs. Reality, Camping Nightmares, Bears
Drew Pogge
The best stories often come down to the difference between what is perceived and what actually happens. Anyone who spends time roaming the mountains of Montana knows that this difference can sometimes be a chasm. Read more >>
MPOWERD Luci Light Pro Lux
Mike England
When camping, dead lantern batteries can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your level of fatigue and the company you’re keeping. Read more >>
Outside Bozeman, Makoshika, camping, Eastern Montana
Mike England
Taking time to smell the roses. When from our better selves we have too long / Been parted by the hurrying world… —William Wordsworth Read more >>
Backcountry Delight, pizza, camp kitchen
NOLS
A camp-kitchen upgrade.  Read more >>
the editors
Minus a few extreme eventualities – snow, swarms of skeeters, a hungry griz sniffing around the tent – backcountry camping in the summer is a good time no matter what gear you've got. But a few small comforts and conveniences can go a long way. Read more >>
Yellowstone River Camping, Montana Panoramic
Hergert, Craig
Fall camping trips to the river offer an opportunity for quiet reflection before the storms of winter. In the high country, snow begins to pile up, but down in the valley, the fire keeps us warm for one more night. Read more >>
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Bag, Montana Camping
Howlett, David
It was in a tent at Hyalite Reservoir when I finally gave up any hope of getting sleep while being pinned between two miniature inflatable rafts that my nieces were using as makeshift mattresses. Never again, I vowed! Read more >>
Therm-a-Rest Capella, Montana Camping
Howlett, David
My trusted Therm-a-Rest sleeping bag has kept me warm through many cold Montana adventures, so when it came time to upgrade sleeping gear for my twin nieces, I knew right where to turn. Read more >>
Mountain cabin, cabins, winter cabins
Phil Knight
Retreating to Forest Service getaways.  Read more >>
England, Mike
Gone are the days of melted ice and tepid beer by sundown—a cooler revolution is underway, and the latest enlistee in this high-insulation insurgency is the Coleman Esky Series Cooler. Read more >>
Montana Glamping, Bozeman Camping
Wozer, Jeff
Glamping, if you’re unfamiliar, Frankensteins the words “glamour” and “camping,” and attracts urban types who want to experience the outdoors wit Read more >>
Nemo Wagontop 4P Tent Review
Pogge, Drew
When it comes to car-camping, sleeping in a cramped backpacking tent is just silly. NEMO’s new Wagontop 4P tent combines modern design, quality materials and construction, and ridiculous convenience for civilized camping missions. Read more >>
Pelican Coolers, ProGear Elite Cooler Review
England, Mike
For those extended summer road-trips deep into the Montana backcountry, you need a reliable ice-chest—when the fishing’s good and the sunsets are even better, the last thing you want is a mandatory town run. Read more >>
Campfire tales, adventure stories, Bozeman
Pogge, Drew
How to tell an adventure story. Read more >>
Canyon Ferry, biking, winter camping
Estela Villasenor
Winter camping by bike. 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 >>
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