Our Community’s Health and Safety is Our Most Important Priority

In support of local community and statewide efforts to slow the progression of COVID-19 and in concern for the health and well- being of our employees,

The Base Camp has temporarily closed our stores.

We are carefully monitoring the situation and will re-evaluate as time goes on.

The Base Camp greatly appreciates your understanding and support as we all focus on stopping the progression of this virus. We encourage you to stay healthy and know that our love of the outdoors and wild places unites us everyday.

Your friends at The Base Camp~

Our Philosophy

…. To carry the best in clothing, footwear, gifts and  outdoor equipment . Our staff strives every day to deliver excellent customer service. We work to match specific products to our customer requests, to make sure every minute of your outdoor experience is the best.  Our inventory is carefully chosen by our buyers for our unique markets in both Billings and Helena.

The Base Camp opened in 1975 as an outdoor specialty shop in downtown Helena, Montana by Scott and Deb Brown. In 1990, Scott returned to his hometown of Billings, Montana and opened a second store. Montana natives, Scott and Deb love the outdoors and enjoy telemark and Nordic skiing, hiking, backpacking and canoeing Montana’s rivers. We welcome you to our stores and hope you enjoy the products and services that truly represent our Montana lifestyle.


Our many brands include Patagonia, The North Face, Eagle Creek, Merrell, Backcountry Access, Leki, Rossignol, Chaco, Osprey, Black Diamond, Arc’teryx, NEMO, RAB, Olukai, JAG, Dish/Duer, Dansko, Kuhl, Taos, G3, Dynafit, Exped, Oboz, ON Footwear, Trango, MSR, Big Agnes, Mammut, Howler Brothers, Prana, Timberland, Sorel, Exped, and many more.

Montana Hiking Guide

Warmer weather has arrived!

As the snow melts out of the high country and the wildflowers begin their march up the hillsides, we are ready to hit the trails!

Are you looking for great suggestions on how to enjoy our Montana public lands?

Check out this amazing online resource for hiking trails in Montana.

Montana Wilderness Association ONLINE HIKING GUIDE






The Base Camp is a proud member of the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance.

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance is a cohesive community of independent outdoor specialty retailers and brands that drives evolution within the outdoor industry.

65 retailers strong, we build relationships with each other, and our vendor partners, through ideas, insights, shared data, exclusive buying opportunities, education, and a passion for creating memorable experiences for outdoor enthusiasts.

Most importantly, we are a collaborative team, a thriving community, influencers in the industry, and a united voice as stewards of honorable business and preservation of the environment we all enjoy.


1730 Grand Ave, Billings

(406) 248-4555


5 West Broadway, Helena

(406) 443-5360

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