Montana Fishing Access Sites

Learn about camping and boondocking at Fishing Access Sites (FAS) in Montana

Map of Montana Fishing Access Sites with Camping

Map of Montana Fishing Access Sites with Camping


Below is a map of all Montana fishing access sites (FAS) with campgrounds, or support camping of some kind. This information comes from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.

Free Camping   Paid Camping

The State of Montana, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, operates some 340 fishing access sites (FAS). Of those, approximately 100 supports camping.

Free camping FAS generally offer smaller sites or dispersed camping; larger trailers of 30ft and up, or motorhomes of 40ft and up, will experience difficulty getting to these sites. The paid camping FAS generally offer larger sites. However, it may be necessary to physically inspect the facility before pulling in if the parking area is not visible from the access road.

All FAS are primitive or semi-primitive sites. Most sites do not have electricity, running water, or dump stations.

Rules and Fees for Camping at a Montana FAS

Conservation License: Each person entering a Montana FAS must hold a valid Conservation License. This is an access pass to enter all lands operated by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Read more about this at, “FWP Conservation Licenses“.

Camping Fees: Many FAS campgrounds require nightly fees for camping. Fees vary from one campground to the next. Many other campgrounds are free.

Fishing License: this is only required for persons fishing. If you’re just here for camping, no fishing license is needed. However, anyone holding a valid Montana fishing license is entitled to camping fee discounts ranging from 25% to 40% off.

Length of Stay: Most FAS campgrounds have posted limits of 7 days within a 30 day period. However, other FAS campgrounds have no posted limits, which in this case is restricted by regulation to 14 days within a 30 day period.

The full set of rules for FAS camping can be found at, “Camping Rules for Montana Fishing Access Sites (FAS)

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