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Camping Reservations


Camping Reservations

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these FAQs for more information about your stay at a Montana State Park.

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Q. How can I make a reservation?
A. The Internet booking site may be accessed through the Montana State Parks website, and clicking on the Reserve a Campsite  button at the top of every page, or by visiting the ReserveAmerica website.

You can also make a reservation by phoning the Reservation Call Center toll free at 1 (855) 922-6768.

Call Center Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 7 PM (MST)
Saturday – Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM (MST)


Q. What will I be charged when making a reservation?
A. In addition to the standard camping fees, there is a $10.00 non-refundable, non-transferable reservation fee for each site and stay booked.

Q. What payment methods are accepted?
A. Internet reservations may be paid for by Visa or MasterCard. Reservations made by phoning the Call Center may be paid for by Visa, MasterCard, personal check or money order.


Q. How far in advance or close to arrival can I make a reservation?
A. For the 2019 season, you can make reservations nine months in advance of your stay, but no later than two days prior to your arrival at most parks. New for 2019You can make reservations up to one day in advance at Whitefish Lake, Beavertail Hill, Placid Lake, Salmon Lake, Lewis & Clark Caverns, Black Sandy and Tongue River Reservoir state parks. 

For the 2020 season, the reservation window will change to 6 months in advance of your stay. 


Q. How many sites can I book in one call or Internet session?
A. Customers may book unlimited sites provided they fall within the rolling nine (9) month reservation window.


Q. What if I need to cancel my reservation?
A. Reservations may be canceled; a $10.00 cancelation fee for each campsite booked and cancelled will be applied.


Q. What if I do not wish to make a reservation? Will parks still have some “first come, first served” sites available?
A. Yes, while reservations are recommended in order to ensure a site for your visit, most Montana state parks will have approximately 20%-25% of the available campsites available for "walk-in" campers.


Q. How will I know which campsites are reservable and available; and which campsites have been designated “first come, first served” ("walk-in")?
A. On the reservation Internet booking site, customers will be able to easily access a map and listing of the campsites in most Montana State Park campgrounds. Individual campsites will display if they are available to reserve, as well as the available dates. If the site is a designated  “First Come, First Served” site, it will display as available for “walk-in” only.


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