BOZEMAN, Mont. -

With many people able to enjoy a three day weekend thanks to Memorial Day, people are packing up their bags and hitting campgrounds across Montana.

"We decided to come through the states, we've never done that before and check everything out and we found this beautiful campsite, it's great," said Lindy Baxter, a traveler from Canada.

For those who manage campsites and work at national forests, Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of camping season.

"Memorial Day weekend certainly is the kickoff to a busy summer season for the Gallatin National Forest. The Gallatin Forest hosts more recreationists throughout the year than any other forest in the state of Montana," said Marna Daley, the Public Affairs Officer for Custer and Gallatin National Forests.

"This is the weekend that we try to have everything on our campground up in operation. We do know that it will be a highly traveled weekend and we will see more campers here this weekend," said Leslee Boodry, the manager of the KOA Campground south of Four Corners.

Although the weather isn't exactly summery, that isn't keeping campers away.

"This weekend truly will be a fairly busy weekend across the forest. Most Montanans are pretty hearty when it comes to the weather and pack and are prepared for any sort of weather," said Daley.

"We've had a number of reservations already, they're sticking to their guns, they're not cancelling and we're still taking in reservations for this weekend," Boodry said.

The KOA campground saw around 50,000 campers last year and are expecting similar numbers this year, and the Gallatin National Forest says they will be mostly booked solid from mid-June until the end of August.