Camping & RV | Kalispell

Camping & RV

Prefer the sounds and smells of a campfire…

You’re in luck, because all around Kalispell you’ll find beautiful public and private campgrounds and RV resorts that put you in the great outdoors, while keeping you close to the shopping, dining and activities in Kalispell.

Montana has an incredible National Forests, State Park, and National Park systems with plenty of hiking, biking, fishing, wildlife viewing and camping opportunities. Venture into the Flathead National Forest and spend a night under the stars at Ashley Lake South, just 12 miles outside of Kalispell. Launch your kayak at Wayfarers Park, join a ranger-led nature expedition in Glacier National Park at Apgar Campground or catch the sunset at the pebble beach at Big Arm. Enjoy vista views and in-town amenities at Montana Basecamp RV Park. Camping opportunities are endless in our wide-open spaces!

Mountain Vistas at Montana Basecamp RV Park

Montana Basecamp is located minutes from downtown Kalispell on 50 acres surrounded by mountain views. Park adjoins the Great Northern Historical bike path which connects to the Kalispell Parkline trail leading into downtown Kalispell. Park your rig and ride or walk on the trails to Flathead Lake or west of Kalispell to the Smith Lake Waterfowl Production area and to nearby restaurants and shopping. RV Park offers high speed internet, fire pits and pets are welcomed.

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Montana State Park Campgrounds

The Flathead Valley is perfect for a camping getaway. Northwest Montana State Park campgrounds surround Flathead Lake, offering spectacular views, endless recreation activities, a short drive from Kalispell and access to millions of acres of National Forest.
  1. Wayfarers State Park Campground The Wayfarers State Park campground is located in Bigfork with nature walks along the rocky shoreline, picturesque picnic spots and lake views; 30 RV camping sites, nine tent sites, boat launch.
  2. Big Arm State Park Campground The Big Arm State Park is located on the southwest end of Flathead Lake. Long pebble beach for sunbathing and swimming, nature trail, boat launch all within view of the Mission Mountains and Flathead Lake. Park also includes RV campsites and a yurt rental. A joint state/tribal fishing license is needed for fishing at this park. 
  3. Finley Point Campground, Flathead Lake State Park Finley Point is located at the south end of Flathead Lake on the east shore. Feel secluded in a picturesque Ponderosa pine forest, with 16 RV campsites and 4 boat slips.
  4. West Shore Campground, Flathead Lake State Park The West Shore Campground is located on Flathead Lake just South of Lakeside, about 30 minutes from downtown Kalispell. This campground has glacially-carved rocky outcrops, access to swimming and a boat launch with 22 campsites. 
  5. Yellow Bay State Park Campground Yellow Bay State Park Campground located in the heart of the cherry blossoms on the east side of Flathead Lake. Wide, gravely beach for swimming, water-skiing, fishing. The campground has four tent sites that are first come, first serve, and boat slips. A joint state/tribal fishing license required. 

Glacier National Park Campgrounds

Glacier National Park has 13 campgrounds accessible by cars and RVs within the 1 million acre National Park, known as front-country camping. Endless opportunities of camping spots in the park from Bowman Lake by Polebridge, Apgar on the west side, and St. Mary’s on the east side just to name a few. Review campground rules carefully as some campgrounds are primitive, first-come, first-serve, some require reservations (book through, while others require a hard-shell camper/RV with no tent camping allowed. Food storage is required at all campgrounds.

Flathead National Forest Campgrounds

The Flathead National Forest encompasses 2.4 million acres of public land, boasts 34 campgrounds with over 400 campsites. Some of these campgrounds require a small fee while others are free. Here are a few close by:

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