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A Lifetime of Recreation in Montana’s Island Ranges

Think Great Falls is all alone out on the Great Plains, far away from the mountains? Look again. You can clearly see the Little Belts, Big Belts, Adel, Highwoods mountain ranges and a slew of one-of-a-kind mountainous “buttes” from town, as well as the main “Front” of the Rocky Mountains and the Scapegoat and Bob…

What to Do in State Parks Near the Basecamp

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning land in Montana, we have good news: you already do. Our state parks offer some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities under the Big Sky, and a few of our finest parks are easy to enjoy from Great Falls. Giant Springs Imagine standing on the banks of North America’s…

Personality Quiz: Which Basecamp Experience Are You?

  Find more information about all the adventures you can have in Great Falls Montana here! Favorite…

Top Spots For Snowshoeing In the Basecamp

When the temperature drops in Great Falls, it’s time to get out and explore. Snowshoeing is an easy, low-impact way to enjoy winter, and some of the best spots are close by. Be sure to check the forecast, dress appropriately and bring extra food, water and gear to ensure a safe and enjoyable walk. Silver…

Benton Lake Wildlife Refuge Views

Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, covering 13 square miles, is an oasis of native grasslands and wetlands in a sea of agriculture. Over 240 species of birds have been recorded on the refuge. The scenic drive from Great Falls to Benton Lake NWR is relaxing and along the way, you’ll see the dramatic scenery along the Rocky…

The Five Best Adventure and Ale Pairings in Great Falls

The very idea of Montana conjures all kinds of images to mind; Cowboys, Vast prairie, Towering mountains, Wader-clad fly fishermen, Daring backcountry skiers, Hulking grizzly bears, and majestic, mysterious elk. And while Big Sky Country will always be associated with the Wild West and outdoor adventure, it’s making its mark in a new arena—craft brewing.…

What’s Up Under the Big Sky

With the recent Solar Eclipse, interest has peaked into star gazing, and Great Falls Montana is one of the best spots to gaze into the galaxy. With low city light pollution, you can view the sky with an unobstructed view without leaving Great Falls. There’s never a bad time of year to star gaze, but what…

Road Trip!

Located in Central Montana, Great Falls provides a basecamp for adventure and fun on the road. One of the funnest and most scenic drives in Montana takes you into Fort Benton, through the Highwood Mountains, into Belt, and back to Great Falls in time to enjoy dinner, live music, and more. Beginning your journey in Great…

The Fare Adventure at Montana State Fair

Yesterday I took my taste buds for a treat and headed down to the Montana State Fair at Montana ExpoPark for what I knew would be a deep-fried free-for-all. Not to appear gluttonous, I invited My Guy and our friends, Dale and Margie Schuler, to join me on my culinary adventure. Sampling from all vendors was a feat that even we die-hard…

My Day At Morony

Ribbons of gold lined the county road off Highway 87 as I made my way to Morony Dam in the early morning, trying to beat the heat of what was slated to be a scorching day in July. My timing seemed perfect, as I enjoyed the leisurely drive singing along to Emmy Lou on the…

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