Wherever you are in Montana, there’s a place where you can pitch a tent, lay out your sleeping bag or park your rolling roost under the stars. You can dive as deep in the backcountry as your boots will take you, grill some grub with a view, or hop your way between unexpected campground luxuries like thermal pools, horseshoe pits, tepee rentals and quirky travelers’ libraries.
Conveniences like picnic tables, bathrooms and water pumps make the developed sites in our national forests and state parks handy for spur-of-the-moment overnights. You can look for these amenities ahead of time, right here. If you plan to camp in Yellowstone or Glacier National Park, be sure to stay in a designated site, or stop by the ranger station to get a backcountry permit. Keep in mind temperature swings can be quite dramatic here in Big Sky Country, so be sure to bring adequate clothing and shelter so you can fine-tune the luxury of your experience. The stars overhead and that first hot beverage in the morning add the final touches.
Exotic insects and diseases are a major threat to trees, forests, and wildlife habitat. Tree-killing species like emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle can't move far on their own, but they can jump hundreds of miles when people move firewood.
To protect Montana's natural resources:
Do Not Bring Firewood Into Montana
Burn Locally Cut Firewood
Encourage Fellow Outdoorsmen
Not to Move Firewood
If you have already brought firewood from out of state, please burn it completely. Do not leave it. Do not take it home with you. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org
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