Secret Kayak Spots

Secret Kayak Spots

Flatwater kayaking is one of the best ways to explore the Basecamp; with a good boat, proper technique and the right gear, it’s relaxing and fun. On river trips, the current will even do most of the work. There’s no better way to spend a summer day than in the freedom of a boat built…

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…

An Insider’s Guide to the River’s Edge Trail | A 60-Mile Adventure Corridor in the Heart of Great Falls

The word “Montana” is nearly synonymous in outdoor circles with adventure. The state draws skiers, hikers, backpackers, anglers, and travelers from around the globe, eager to explore the region’s tall mountains and vast plains. But in Big Sky Country, occasionally adventure and civilization combine—in the north-central city of Great Falls, Montana’s Basecamp for Art &…

Basecamp for Adventure | Water and the Great Outdoors

With its headwaters south of Great Falls, the Missouri River runs right through town, providing terrific spots for any water adventures:  kayaking, standup paddleboarding, boating and fishing. In addition, Great Falls is blessed with 5 falls along the Missouri River. Craig Madsen, owner of Montana River Outfitters, says the outdoor recreational opportunities in Great Falls…

All the Reasons Buffalo are AWESOME

The majestic kings and queens of the prairies, the buffalo, are as much of our history as the North American Plains Indians, Fur Trappers, Charles Russell, and Lewis & Clark. Today, in Great Falls, Buffalo are part of our skyline, our art, and our adventures. This is why I am excited to share with you…

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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