Missouri Headwaters State Park, MT

Camp where Lewis and Clark stayed in 1805! This park encompasses the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers. The Lewis and Clark Expedition anticipated this important headwaters all the way up the Missouri River in 1804 and 1805. An easy three-mile drive off Interstate...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Jun 22 2015   Later Dates

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ADA designated campsites may only be reserved and occupied by a party who can provide proof of disability upon arrival. Proof of eligibility for at least one member of your party will be required in the form of a DMV (or other states equivalent) issued person with disabilities placard or disabilities motor vehicle license plate. The eligible member of your party must be an occupant of the site for the entire reserved period. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in the cancellation of your reservation and forfeiture of your reservation fee. Additional cancellation fees will be applied.

Some yurts, cabins and group facilities are ADA accessible and do not require proof of disability upon arrival.

Camping is allowed in designated areas only. All boats, trailers, rigs and motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking-spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the campsite parking-spur must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager. If no outside parking is available, a second campsite must be purchased.

Open fires are allowed only in established iron fire rings and grills. Propane and LPG camp stoves are allowed. Smoking is not allowed except in enclosed vehicles or developed sites at least 3 feet in diameter and cleared of all flammable materials.

Check-in time is 2:00pm for campsites and 3:00pm for yurts, cabins and tipis's (local time).

Check-out time is 1:00pm for campsites and 12:00pm for yurts, cabins, and tipis (local park time). Late checkouts may incur additional fees unless prior arrangements have been made with park staff.

The maximum capacity at each individually signed or numbered campsite is eight (8) people. This typically involves a single camping unit, which includes, but not limited to, a tent, motor home, camping bus, truck mounted camper shell, pull-type camper, or other device designed and commonly used for sleeping. In the event the site is designated as Double Site, the site capacity for that site is doubled to allow for sixteen (16) people and two camping units.

Campfires are allowed in designated areas only!

Pets must be kept on a leash. Please check with destination park staff for local restrictions.

Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00pm to 7:00am.

Fireworks are prohibited in all parks at all times. No Exceptions..

In case of an emergency when visiting Montana State Parks, please dial 911. You may also wish to notify park staff for additional assistance if necessary.

For non-emergency assistance please contact park staff.
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 25 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 20 Back-In
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 25 Pull-Through
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 27 Pull-Through
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 60 Back-In
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 47 Back-In
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 35 Back-In
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 35 Back-In
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 32 Back-In
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 31 Back-In
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 24 Back-In
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 45 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 30 Back-In
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 60 Pull-Through
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 28 Back-In
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 35 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Tipi 8 Head-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Campsite 8 Accessible 32 Back-In
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Missouri Headwaters State Park Shelters 600 Accessible
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

Camp where Lewis and Clark stayed in 1805! This park encompasses the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers. The Lewis and Clark Expedition anticipated this important headwaters all the way up the Missouri River in 1804 and 1805.

An easy three-mile drive off Interstate 90 at Three Forks, this park provides outdoor interpretive signs, picnic spots, short hiking trails, a small campground, and a rental tipi. The Saturday night speaker series showcases top notch presenters for your learning enjoyment.

Booking Window
Wed Sep 24 2014 - Mon Jun 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 9 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Mon Sep 22 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu May 14 2015
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Sun Sep 20 2015
Walk In Mon Sep 21 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • BOATING, KAYAKING
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • CAMPGROUND HOST
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Cultural Sites/Exibits
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Structure / Feature
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Information / Contact Station
  • Interpretive Exhibit / Display
  • Interpretive Pavilion
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Programs, History
  • Programs, Nature
  • RESTROOMS
  • Retail, Firewood
  • River / Stream
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming - River
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Hiking, Moderate
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Water, Access, River / Stream
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing, River / Stream
Within 10 Miles
  • Art & Museum
  • Church
  • DINING
  • Emergency Services
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Historic Sites
  • Hospital
  • Kennel
  • Laundry
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Propane
  • Rentals, boats, canoe
  • Restaurant
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information

Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $10.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee will be charged for each reservation.

Payment Methods Accepted:
Visa Mastercard

Cancellation Policy

Campsite Cancellations received prior to scheduled check-in time will incur a $10 cancellation fee. Campsite Cancellations received after scheduled check-in time will incur a $10 cancellation fee plus the first night and usage fees for any additional expired nights of the reservation.

A reservation turns into "no-show" status at check in time on the day after the scheduled arrival date unless alternate arrangements have been made with the park or by calling 208-630-5049. All fees are forfeited when a reservation turns to "no-show" status.

Cancellations received for facilities including Cabins, Yurts and Tepees will incur a cancellation fee equal to the first nights use fee. Facility Cancellations (Cabins, Yurts, and Teepees) received after scheduled check-in time will incur a cancellation fee of the first nights use fee as well as the usage fees for any additional expired nights of the reservation

Group Campsites and Facilities: There is a $50 fee for cancelling your reservation 21 days or more in advance of your arrival date. Group and Facility cancellations made less than 21 days in advance will result in the forfeiture of the first night or facility use fee. Changes to your Group or Facility reservation will result in a $10 transaction fee. To change all the dates of your reservation you must cancel with fees and then re-book. The $25 Reservation Fee is Non-Refundable.


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Sep 22 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Tipi $22.00
Shelters $75.00
Campsite $12.00-$20.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
May 14 2015
Tipi $22.00
Shelters $75.00
Campsite $12.00-$20.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Sep 20 2015
Tipi $25.00-$35.00
Shelters $75.00
Campsite $15.00-$23.00
Walk In Season
Sep 21 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
Tipi $22.00
Shelters $75.00
Campsite $12.00-$20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.924, -111.498
45°55'26"N, 111°29'53"W

Missouri Headwaters State Park is located 4 miles northeast of Three Forks, off of Hwy 205, then onto Hwy 286.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Missouri Headwaters State Park
1585 Trident Road
Three Forks   MT  59725

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)285-3610
Additional Information