Camp Mimanagish is located within the boundaries of Custer-Gallatin National Forest 40 miles south of Big Timber, Mont., and Interstate 90. This is about 110 miles from Bozeman International Airport and 123 miles from Billings-Logan International Airport.
This beautiful, remote location creates the perfect spot for unplugging from the everyday world, enjoying outdoor recreation and the sights and sounds of nature, and gaining a deeper understanding of one’s self while also getting to know others.
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 want others 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 wheelchair-accessible Chapel built in 1936, which provides a versatile event space.
- The wheelchair-accessible Full Moon Dining Hall with retreat wing, which holds a fully equipped commercial kitchen; a 120-person dining area centered around a massive fireplace built from local stone; a cozy 500-square-foot gathering space,and two hotel-style bedrooms with full bathrooms.
- A log-built Lodge with three private sleeping quarters and a cozy gathering space centered around another large stone fireplace. The Lodge also houses Foos-ball and ping pong tables and an arts and craft area.
- 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.
- The Manager’s Cabin with a small living room, kitchenette, and 2 bedrooms.
- A bath house with 6 shower stalls and 7 toilets divided between men’s and women’s sides; it also houses a laundry room. Hot water is provided by on-demand propane.
- 6 rustic cabins that provide additional bunkhouse-style sleeping quarters, totaling approximately 60 bunks. All cabins have electric lights and outlets and wood heat; none have water or restrooms.
Nurturing transformation, acceptance, and joy in a sacred wilderness environment.
To gratefully steward the land and singing waters with respect and care.
To provide a wide welcome to all.
To offer opportunities to:
foster meaningful relationships;
nourish body, mind, and spirit;
and unplug from distractions to invite solace and creativity.
To build a Beloved community that values justice, equality, and love.