Wanderer's to the Cabin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Camping in the Little Belt Mountains of Montana

(Lots of pictures)

Back in September we took our last camping trip of the year to the Little Belt Mountains in the Lewis & Clark National Forest. 

Headin' to the Little Belt Mountains

We stayed for four (4) days going home a day early because of bad weather.
This is where we ended up parking.


Beautiful mountains, a creek and a meadow to enjoy the views of while at the campsite.
We got to watch a fawn playing in the tall meadow grass under mama's watchful eye. Unfortunately the grasses were to high to get any pictures of it.

There are lot's of beautiful dispersed (free) campsites there for those who don't need to have all the modern conveniences and rules of a KOA or monitored style campground. No electrical or water hookups and definitely no WIFI. 
I do take my laptop so I can preview the photos we take to make sure we're getting the shots we want instead of getting home and finding out they were blurry.
 
Here are a few of the named campgrounds in the area.


Bill & Ruth Korell Memorial Campground




There are 3 or four free campsites here with a beautiful creek, picnic tables, a vault toilet and a water pump, there is also a large two-story cabin that can be rented through the forest service.

Fred M. Ellis Memorial Campground


There are at least 6 free campsites here but no amenities only a few picnic tables. It's still a nice campground with mountain and meadow views.

Hay Campground



This is a Forestry campground that has 3 or 4 site with picnic tables, fire pits and a vault toilet in the main area and 3 or 4 sites up the road just past it with picnic tables and fire pits. 

Saw these while driving down a dirt road....

Someone spent a lot of time on these and run almost a mile down the creek.

Relics from the past are everywhere....



as are the beautiful views.

And finally here is our campsite on the day we left for home.


Snow in September, not unusual for over 8,000 feet up. 

That's it for our camping trips of 2017. Now that we have the 5th wheel the hubs wants to start our 2018 camping season as soon as the snows melt. Speaking of snow, it's still snowing here.
So until next post........

Take Care & Have a Great Weekend
Hugs, Sandy

5 comments:

  1. Now that's true camping!!
    What a peaceful area to camp and enjoy nature.
    Marilyn

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  2. What a gorgeous place to camp! Thank you for sharing the view through your lens. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Part of me really wants to go west and camp along the way, especially when I see gorgeous photos like yours, but then I remember I'm terrified of trees, bugs, animals, etc and bubble busted. Maybe someday!

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  4. Such beautiful areas to stay! The rocks in the creek are pretty interesting! What a cool find.

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  5. Very pretty, Sandy. I'd love to go camping there. The views are JUST GORGEOUS.

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