Camp Mimanagish is located within the boundaries of Custer-Gallatin National Forest 40 miles south of Big Timber, Montana, and Interstate 90. This is about 110 miles from Bozeman International Airport and 123 miles from Billings-Logan International Airport.
This beautiful, remote location on the edge of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness creates the perfect spot for unplugging from the everyday world, enjoying outdoor recreation, the sights and sounds of nature and gaining a deeper understanding of oneself while also enjoying the company of others. With an altitude of 5700+ feet, the camp experiences cool mornings and evenings.
The camp is managed and operated by Singing Waters Montana through a permit administered by the Custer-Gallatin National Forest Ranger District. Singing Waters Montana is a non-profit organization created in 2019 by former Mimanagish campers, counselors, managers and directors who wanted everyone to enjoy this special place.
The camp is easily accessed from May through October via the Main Boulder Road, a federally maintained two lane gravel road which received a $6.2 million revamp in 2017.
Founded in 1932 and surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Absaroka-Beartooth wilderness, the camp property covers approximately 16 acres of rugged forest and meadow with frontage on the stunning Boulder River, a blue-ribbon trout stream that has been used as a filming location for The Horse Whisperer and A River Runs Through It.
The camp’s rustic facilities include:
- A magnificent log Chapel built in 1936, which provides a versatile event space. A ramp allows accessibility.
- Full Moon, a 120-person Dining Hall centered around a massive fireplace built from local stone; a fully equipped commercial kitchen. The Wildflower Wing offers a cozy 500-square-foot gathering space, a ramp, and two bedrooms with full bathrooms.
- The log-built Singing Waters Lodge with a cozy gathering space (with futons) centered around another large stone fireplace. The easy-access Lodge also houses recreation equipment, an arts and craft area, and two private sleeping rooms.
- Big Timber Cabin, a beautifully built and fully updated cabin with one private bedroom and one bunk room, a full kitchen and living room that can easily serve as a second programming center or base for smaller programs.
- A bath house with 6 shower stalls and 7 toilets divided between men’s and women’s sides. Hot water is provided by on-demand propane.
- 6 rustic cabins that provide bunk-style sleeping quarters, totaling approximately 60 bunks. All cabins have electric lights and outlets and wood heat; none have water or restrooms.