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Livingston Area
  Elephanthead Mtn. H

Paradise Valley
  S. Fk. Deep Creek H
  Pine Creek H,C
  George Lake H
  Passage Creek Falls H
  Crow Mountain H

Big Timber Area
  Boulder River H,C,V
  Natural Bridge Falls H,C,V
  Big Timber Creek Falls  H,C,V
  West Boulder Meadows H,C
  Twin Lakes  H,C
  Prairie Dog State.Park   V

Bozeman Area
  
Chestnut Mountain H
  Goose Creek H,S
  Mystic Lake H
  Lava Lake H

Central Montana
  Little Belt Mountains H,C,V,S
  Castle Mountains H,C
  Central MT Railroading V
  Cooney Reservoir C,V
  Crystal Lake H,C,V
  Judith Mountains V
  Judith Gap Wind Farm V
  Moccasin Mountains V

The Yellowstone River
  Upper Yellowstone Floating
  Yankee Jim Canyon

Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness
  Anvil Lake H,C
  Beartooth Lake H,C,V
  Beartooth Highway V
  Island Lake H,C,V

Western Montana
  Painted Rocks Rec Area V,C
  Salmon Lake State Park V,C
  Warm Spring Ponds  V


Undeveloped Campsites

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     Car campers in Montana have lots of choices for where to spend the night. There are many different types of campsites in Montana and public and private campgrounds are found throughout the state. These campgrounds serve the needs of most campers but some find that they prefer camping in areas that are less developed and away from the crowds.

     There are a lot of opportunites for finding undeveloped camping areas in Montana. Most of the federal lans that are administered by the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management are open to camping in undesignated areas and these lands are the best places to look for undeveloped campsites. You won't find these sites on the map so you will need to do your homework before you head out to find an undeveloped site.

     Basically, you need to learn how to find a good undeveloped site and how to set up camp in an undeveloped site. Let's take a look at each of these.

     Finding an Undeveloped Campsite








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