Our Story

Since 2007 we have been calling Bigfork, Montana in Flathead County 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.

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Wilderness Abound

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.

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Purpose & Comfort

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.

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Lead Guide & Owner: Mark Schurke

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.

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Dogs & Experience

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.

Base Camp Bigfork, LLC.

Address: 8525 Montana Hwy 35, Bigfork, MT 59911

Phone: 406-871-9733

Email: [email protected]

Web: basecampbigfork.com