Located in Yellowstone Country
With a twanging, classic-rock soundtrack provided by annual music festivals like Rockin’ the Rivers and Headwaters Country Jam, Three Forks is synonymous with Montana summer. Four-wheelers and dirt bikes roar across nearby Pipestone, cheers come from every float tube on the Jefferson River and history abounds on walks at the Missouri Headwaters State Park. Take a break from driving Interstate 90 with historic stops at two state parks: the Madison Buffalo Jump and tours of Lewis and Clark Caverns.
The Willow Creek Café's famous ribs compete with Manhattan’s Sir Scott's Oasis' renowned steak, while grains come courtesy of Wheat Montana's bakery and Madison River Brewing's latest pours. You'll find plenty of places to pitch a tent, but the historic Sacajawea Hotel ("The Sac" to locals), with its huge porch, offers front-row seats for the nightly entertainment: summer sunsets.