About Base Camp Bigfork

Since 2007 we have been calling Bigfork, Montana our home.

We wanted to start a family business that would allow us the opportunity to share our love of the outdoors with others. Having lived and traveled throughout much of this great country we couldn’t have picked a better places to start this endeavor. Lakes, mountains, rivers and millions of acres of public lands are just a few of the features that make Bigfork the perfect “base camp” for a wide range of outdoor pursuits. Our purpose is to provide you with quality guided adventures, local insight to better enjoy your own and a comfortable place to stay in between.

Hope to see you soon,

Mark and Samantha Schurke
(your hosts)

Your Guide and Host

Your Guide

After receiving his BS in Parks Recreation and Tourism from Michigan State University, Mark spent a semester internship working for his uncle Paul Schurke’s dogsled operation, Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge, in northern Minnesota. Lucky for Mark, his uncle’s legacy in the dogsled world and Wintergreen’s world class distinction gave him a premier experience and helped him discover his passion in life. His journey continued as he spent several winters guiding multi-day dogsled and winter camping trips in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Mark enjoyed his off season as Wintergreen’s kennel manager, caring for a over 70 Inuit Sled Dogs, the largest kennel of this breed in the world. Mark has since worked as a wilderness guide in many capacities and locations, guiding white water rafting, hiking and mountain biking trips. His love for nature and his surroundings is contagious.

Want to see more from Base Camp Bigfork? Stop by our rental shop,
8525 HWY 35 in Bigfork or call now to plan your next Montana outdoor activity 406-871-9733.

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