Montana Backcountry Camping



Maybe you're ready to try backcountry camping after an inspiring visit to a national park. Maybe you want to introduce your kids to the great outdoors or maybe you're a longtime hiker. The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Gallatin and Custer National Forests are here for you!  Lakes, rivers, streams, waterfalls, vistas, fishing, animals, flowers and so much more await you.

Nothing says Montana like a backcountry camping experience. Please practice Leave No Trace principles, Be Bear Aware, and familiarize yourself with the following required permits:

Hikers, backpackers and campers are reminded to keep food, garbage, grills and other attractants stored in hard-sided vehicles or bear-proof food storage boxes. 


Bear safety information is available on the Yellowstone Park bear safety web page and in the park newsletter. 


Yellowstone also recently produced a new video on the proper use of bear spray, which will be available soon. 



Know Before You Go Links & Resources

Camping around Yellowstone National Park
Backcountry Camping
Camping in Montana