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 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 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.

Our many brands include Patagonia, The North Face, Eagle Creek, Asolo, Merrell, Backcountry Access, Leki, Rossignol, Chaco, Osprey, Black Diamond, Arcteryx, NEMO, Olukai, JAG, TenTree, Dish/Duer, Vasque, Dansko, Kuhl, Taos, Mammut, G3, Dynafit, Exped, Oboz, Trango, MSR, Big Agnes and many more.

We offer a year round rental program of backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents, poles, bear canisters, climbing shoes, standup paddleboards, cross-country skis and snowshoes. Whether you are just getting started or need a little extra gear, we’re here to help you out.

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.

Billings

1730 Grand Ave, Billings

(406) 248-4555

Store Hours

Monday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Helena

5 West Broadway, Helena

(406) 443-5360

Store Hours

Monday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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