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CAMPGROUND NAME: Bear Creek

VISIT DATE: 08/05/1997

UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2014

STATE: Montana

REGION: Northern

RANGER DISTRICT: Madison

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ennis

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Ennis, MT, take US Rt. 287 south 10.7 miles to Forest Rt. 
327 (in Cameron, MT).  Turn left onto Rt. 327 (Bear Creek Loop) 
and go 6.5 miles to Bear Creek sign.  Turn left at sign and go 
2.3 miles to "camping" sign.  Turn right into campground.

NOTE: Forest Rt. 327 becomes gravel at 3.4 miles and narrows 
down to a single lane without turnouts.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 6,350 ft.

NOTE: The West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park is 65 
miles southeast of campground.

This single loop, pack it in, pack it out campground, at the 
base of Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area, is trailhead for the Bear 
Creek Loop Trail.  The drive on Forest Rt. 327 to the campground 
through Montana countryside with views of local ranches and 
gorgeous mountain scenery, is notable; parts of the drive remind 
the authors of Austria and Switzerland and Bavarian scenes in 
Germany.  It's semi-designated campsites are best suited for both 
equestrian and hiking campers. There are no grilles or tables on 
the sites.  Most sites are nestled in an Aspen grove with some 
shared hitching rails.  Good size corrals are located at several 
campsites.  There is heavy grass understory which could make 
locating tents a challenge at some campsites.  For a cook's night 
out, visit the Pit Stop Pizza and Grille in Ennis, MT for lunch 
and dinner.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.  
Bear proof food storage boxes are available in the campground.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open early June through late November.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: No charge
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12
   
   Total Sites: 12

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 0
No. Grilles on Sites: 0
Equestrian Camping:  Yes

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 38'

Comments:
Irregular shaped grass and dirt aprons.  A waste station is 
available for a fee at the Cameron Store, intersection of US 
Rt. 287 and Forest Rt. 327.  The campground is best suited 
for horse trailers, slide-ins and car/tent campers.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2
  No. Threaded: 1

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Bear Creek Loop Trail No. 325 and 326 - 12 miles (horse and foot)

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Boulder Creek VISIT DATE: 08/07/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/30/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Wise River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wise River RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Wise River, MT, take Forest Rt. 73 (Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway) south 12.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,400 ft. The campground is located along Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway across the street from Lodgepole campground. It is located in mature Lodgepole pines and is picturesque. The Wise River is also located across the street or Byway. A drive along the Pioneer Mountains National Scenic Byway is recommended. Traveling the entire length of it is not only picturesque, but there are several things to do along the way. See Crystal Park where one is permitted to dig for crystal - fun for the beginner as well as the experienced gem hobbyist. Then, visit the Coolidge Ghost Town where the Elkhorn Mine was in operation during the early 1900s and take a step back in time; walk along the main street among the old and crumbling homes. And finally, visit the Grand Vista, a spectacular view of the mountains and a valley of lush, green grass with the meandering Wise River. With a little luck a moose might be sighted. Oh, and if a soak in a hot spring might be in order after a long drive, try Elkhorn Hot Springs - a fee is charged. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. No services after Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 62' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Boulder Creek Trail/Fourth of July (loop - foot, horse & motor bike) - 4 miles FISHING Brook, Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Grasshopper VISIT DATE: 08/07/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/29/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Dillon NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Dillon RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Dillon, MT, take Interstate 15 south 2.5 miles to State Rt. 278 (Exit 59). At end of exit ramp, turn right onto Rt. 278 and go 25.2 miles to Polaris, MT (Forest Rt. 73) sign. Turn right onto Rt. 73 and go 13.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,900 ft. The campground is heavily wooded and is pack it in, pack it out. Grasshopper Creek runs through campground. A drive along the Pioneer Mountains National Scenic Byway is recommended. Traveling the entire length of it is not only picturesque, but there are several things to do along the way. See Crystal Park where one is permitted to dig for crystal - fun for the beginner as well as the experienced gem hobbyist. Then, visit the Coolidge Ghost Town where the Elkhorn Mine was in operation during the early 1900s and take a step back in time; walk along the main street among the old and crumbling homes. And finally, visit the Grand Vista, a spectacular view of the mountains and a valley of lush, green grass with the meandering Wise River. With a little luck a moose might be sighted. Oh, and if a soak in a hot spring might be in order after a long drive, try Elkhorn Hot Springs - a fee is charged. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open early-June through mid-September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 55' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Blue Creek Trail - 5.8 miles (trail head marker down at time of our visit). FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hilltop VISIT DATE: 07/24/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/29/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Madison NEAREST CITY/TOWN: West Yellowstone RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In West Yellowstone, MT, at intersection of US Rts. 20 and 191, take Rt. 191/287 north 8.3 miles to US Rt. 287. Turn left, following Rt. 287, and go 23.4 miles to Cliff and Wades Lake sign. Turn left at sign and go 3.4 miles o "Y" intersection. Bear right and go 1.8 miles to another "Y" intersection. Bear left and go 0.1 miles to Hilltop campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.8 miles to campground. NOTE: The last 6.1 miles are on a dirt road that is rough in places. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,800 ft. NOTE: The West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park is 38 miles southeast of campground. The campground is located on a hilltop between Wade and Cliff Lakes among grand old pines. Although the campground sites do not have views of the lakes, the tranquility and gentle breeze makes it a pleasant stay. Bear-proof food storage lockers are provided. There is a significant drop along one edge of the campground. It is "protected" with a split rail fence but suggest adult supervision of children. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. A "Food Storage Order" is in place at this campground. This means all food must be properly stored in a bear-resistant container; suspended; stored in a closed, motor vehicle with a solid top; or, stored in a closed, hard-body RV. Not observing this Order may result in a substantial fee and prison. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open late May through mid-September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: Parking aprons are grass and dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Cliff and Wade Lakes Interpretive Trail - 1 mile FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lodgepole VISIT DATE: 08/07/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/30/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Wise River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wise River RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Wise River, MT, take Forest Rt. 73 (Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway) south 12.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,400 ft. Campground is located alongside the Pioneer Mountains National Scenic Byway in mature pines. It is directly across the street from the Boulder Creek campground. The campground is very picturesque and is adjacent to the Wise River. A drive along the Pioneer Mountains National Scenic Byway is recommended. Traveling the entire length of it is not only picturesque, but there are several things to do along the way. See Crystal Park where one is permitted to dig for crystal - fun for the beginner as well as the experienced gem hobbyist. Then, visit the Coolidge Ghost Town where the Elkhorn Mine was in operation during the early 1900s and take a step back in time; walk along the main street among the old and crumbling homes. And finally, visit the Grand Vista, a spectacular view of the mountains and a valley of lush, green grass with the meandering Wise River. With a little luck a moose might be sighted. Oh, and if a soak in a hot spring might be in order after a long drive, try Elkhorn Hot Springs - a fee is charged. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. No services or fees after Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 64' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Boulder Creek Trail/Fourth of July (loop - foot, horse & motor bike) - 4 miles FISHING Brook, Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Madison River VISIT DATE: 07/24/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Madison NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ennis RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Ennis, MT, take US Rt. 287 south 33.2 miles to camp trailer symbol sign. Bear right after sign and go 0.1 miles to the single lane Hutchinson bridge. Continue across bridge to a "Y" intersection. Bear left onto dirt road and go 0.7 miles to campground. NOTE: The Hutchinson Bridge has a height restriction of 12' 7". Its width is 12'10". GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,900 ft. NOTE: The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is 38.7 miles south of campground. The campground, stretching 0.3 miles along Madison River, is located in an open, level area between a heavily wooded hillside and the River. Each site has great views of the river and mountain peaks. The trout fishing in Madison River is outstanding. For a cook's night out, visit the Pit Stop Pizza and Grille in Ennis, MT for lunch and dinner. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. A "Food Storage Order" is in place at this campground. This means all food must be properly stored in a bear-resistant container; suspended; stored in a closed, motor vehicle with a solid top; or, stored in a closed, hard-body RV. Not observing this Order may result in a substantial fee and prison. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided from late May through about day after Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 52' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: May Creek VISIT DATE: 08/11/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/30/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Wisdom NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wisdom RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Wisdom, MT, take State Rt. 43 west 17.1 miles to May Creek sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,300 ft. The campground is located in heavily wooded pines and is pack it in, pack it out. The Big Hole National Battlefield is within 8 miles of campground. It is the site of the Nez Perce War of 1877, a battle between the Nez Perce Indians, the US Army and civilian volunteers. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 20 through Labor Day - weather dependent. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 21 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 56' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt and gravel. There is waste station available for a fee at the Big Hole Petroleum (Sinclair gas) in Wisdom, MT. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING May Creek Trail No. 103 (horse and foot) May Creek Cabin - 2 miles Jct. Anderson Mtn. Rd. - 6 miles Stevenson Creek Trail No. 102 Access to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail FISHING Brook and Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mill Creek VISIT DATE: 08/05/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/29/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Madison NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Sheridan RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Sheridan, MT, take Mill St. (Mill Creek Recreation Area sign) east for 7 miles to campground. NOTE: Most of road to campground is dirt and narrow. After 2.4 miles, it becomes rough and single lane in places. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,480 ft. The campground is located in mature pines - pack it in, pack it out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. A "Food Storage Order" is in place at this campground. This means all food must be properly stored in a bear-resistant container and suspended; stored in a closed, motor vehicle with a solid top; or, stored in a closed, hard-body RV. Not observing this Order may result in a substantial fee and prison. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 41.5' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Bridge Canyon Trail No. 610 FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Miner Lake VISIT DATE: 08/08/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/30/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Wisdom NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Jackson RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Jackson, MT, take State Rt. 278 south 0.5 miles to Lower Miner Lakes sign (Miner Lake Rd.). Turn right onto Miner Lake Rd. and go 9.6 miles to campground. NOTE: Miner Lake Rd. becomes a single lane (with few turnouts) dirt road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,000 ft. The campground is adjacent to Miner Lake in heavily wooded pine. Some sites overlook the lake. The Lake is scenic with an interesting shoreline. Pack it in, pack it out. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 20 through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 47' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt; narrow interior roads. There is waste station available for a fee at Big Hole Petroleum (Sinclair gas) in Wisdom, MT. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Miner Lake is 54 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors only. Good for canoeing. HIKING - No Comments: Approximately 3 miles west of campground is trail to Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. FISHING Brook and Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling and Mountain Whitefish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mussigbrod VISIT DATE: 08/12/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/30/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Wisdom NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wisdom RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Wisdom, MT, take State Rt. 43 west for 0.9 miles to Lower N. Fk. Rd. sign. Turn right at sign onto dirt and gravel road and go 7.6 miles to Mussigbrod Lake sign (Mussigbrod Rd.). Turn left onto Mussigbrod Rd. and go 10.5 miles to campground. NOTE: Mussigbrod Rd. is single lane, dirt and gravel with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,180 ft. Campground is adjacent to Mussigbrod Lake with some sites overlooking the lake. At time of visit, campground was being renovated. It is peaceful, scenic and situated in tall pines. Pack it in, pack it out. Just before entrance to campground there four campsite with horse trailer parking, pull throughs and hitching rails. These pull throughs are not included in the campground sites. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 20 through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 9 No. Grilles on Sites: 9 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 44' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. Pull throughs will accommodate any size RV. There is waste station is available at Big Hole Petroleum (Sinclair gas) in Wisdom, MT. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigot is hand pump. There is wheelchair friendly toilet located in horse trailer parking lot just before campground entrance. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Mussigbrod Lake is 102 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors only. HIKING Mussigbrod Lake Trail No. 372 - 4 miles Junction to Hellroaring Trail No. 379 - 6 miles Trails access the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness and Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. FISHING Arctic Grayling, Ling and Brook Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Potosi VISIT DATE: 08/05/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/29/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Madison NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Harrison RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Harrison, MT, turn at sign for Pony, MT and go 5.6 miles to the town of Pony and the Potosi Campground sign. At sign, turn left onto a gravel road and go 3.1 miles to another campground sign (Willow Creek Rd.). Turn right onto Willow Creek Rd. and go 5.5 miles to South Willow Creek Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign into the Lower Loop or go straight 0.25 miles to Upper Loop. NOTE: Willow Creek Rd. is dirt and narrow in places. Interior campground road is narrow, rough and rocky. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,200 ft. The campground is heavily wooded and is split into two loops, upper and lower. It is located on both sides of Willow Creek and is pack it in, pack it out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open late May through mid-September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 45' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt. Most sites at 90 degree angle to road. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigots are hand pumps. Hand pump in lower loop not operational time of visit. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Potosi Cut-Off Trail No. 303 - 3.1 miles (foot, horse, motor and mountain bikes) FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Price Creek VISIT DATE: 08/07/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/29/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Dillon NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Dillon RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Dillon, MT, take Interstate 15 south 2.5 miles to State Rt. 278 (Exit 59). At end of exit ramp, turn right onto Rt. 278 and go 25.2 miles to Polaris, MT (Forest Rt. 73) sign. Turn right onto Rt. 73 and go 13.5 miles to Forest Rt. 484. Bear right onto Rt. 484 and go 4.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 484 turns into Forest Rt. 73 for short distance before campground sign. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,400 ft. The campground is pack it in/pack it out and composed of lodgepole pine and wild flowers(spring) with grass understory. There are meadows on two sides of the campground which permit wildlife viewing (deer, moose and elk). Six of the twenty-seven sites may be reserved for group campers. A drive along the Pioneer Mountains National Scenic Byway is recommended. Traveling the entire length of it is not only picturesque, but there are several things to do along the way. See Crystal Park (about a mile from the campground) where one is permitted to dig for crystal - fun for the beginner as well as the experienced gem hobbyist. Then, visit the Coolidge Ghost Town where the Elkhorn Mine was in operation during the early 1900s and take a step back in time; walk along the main street among the old and crumbling homes. And finally, visit the Grand Vista, a spectacular view of the mountains and a valley of lush, green grass with the meandering Wise River. With a little luck a moose might be sighted. Oh, and if a soak in a hot spring might be in order after a long drive, try Elkhorn Hot Springs - a fee is charged. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June through mid-September RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 Per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 9 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 58' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Reservoir Lake VISIT DATE: 08/08/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/29/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Dillon NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Dillon RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Dillon, MT, take US Rt. 15 south 18.1 miles to State Rt. 324 (Exit 44). Take Rt. 324 west for 19.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign onto gravel road and, following signs, go 21.1 miles to another campground sign. (This is Forest Rt. 181, but it is not marked at turn.) Turn right into campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 181 is gravel, dirt and rock; it can be rough in places. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,000 ft. The campground is pack it in, pack it out and adjacent to Reservoir Lake with a few sites overlooking the lake. Sites are scattered on hill among mature pines and sage. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open early-June through mid-September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 61' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt. Interior road is narrow in places with trees close to roadway. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Reservoir Lake is 11 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors only. Boat ramp is primitive. HIKING - No FISHING Stocked Brook and Cutthroat Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Riverview VISIT DATE: 10/7/2005 UPDATE DATE: 1/29/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT:Madison NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ennis RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Ennis, MT, take US Rt. 287 south 33.2 miles to camp trailer symbol sign. Bear right after sign and go 0.1 miles to the single lane Hutchinson bridge. Continue across bridge to a "Y" intersection. Bear left onto dirt road and go 0.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground. NOTE: The Hutchinson Bridge has a height restriction of 12' 7". Its width is 12'10". GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,900 ft. The West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park is 38.3 miles southeast of campground. The campground is a large single loop on a bench above the Madison River. While only a few campsites have a view of the river, all have great views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Grass and sagebrush offer no shade but a constant breeze helps keep things comfortable. All campsites are on the outside of the loop and are well separated providing good privacy. However, in September 2012, the campsites were overgrown with weeds and brush. The inside of the loop is comprised of tall grass, wildflowers and sagebrush. Trout fishing in the Madison River is exceptional. For a cook's night out, visit the Pit Stop Pizza and Grill in Ennis, MT for lunch and dinner. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. A "Food Storage Order" is in place at this campground. This means all food must be properly stored in a bear-resistant container; suspended; stored in a closed, motor vehicle with a solid top; or, stored in a closed, hard-body RV. Not observing this Order may result in a substantial fee and prison. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open late May through mid-September - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See below Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass. Subject to bridge restrictions in the Directions above, the campground will accommodate any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No Rainbow trout fishing available in nearby Madison River.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Seymour Creek VISIT DATE: 08/12/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/30/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Wise River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wise River RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Wise River, MT, take State Rt. 43 west for 10.5 miles to Anaconda sign. Turn right at sign and go 3.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 6.6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,700 ft. The campground is heavily wooded with pines and little understory - pack it in, pack it out. Lower Seymour Lake is nearby and appears well suited for canoeing. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provide Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. No services after Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14.5' X 50' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel and asphalt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lower Seymour Lake is 15 acres. HIKING Seymour Creek Trail No. 103 (foot, horse and mountain bike - mountain bikes are not allowed in wilderness) Anaconda - Pintlar Wilderness - 1 mile Upper Seymour Lake - 7 miles FISHING Rainbow, Brook and Cutthroat Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Twin Lakes VISIT DATE: 08/08/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/30/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Wisdom NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wisdom RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Wisdom, MT, take State Rt. 278 south 6.7 miles to Twin Lake Access sign (Twin Lakes Rd.). Turn right onto Twin Lakes Rd. and go (on dirt road) 4.1 miles to "T" intersection. Turn left, staying on Twin Lakes Rd., and go 9 miles to campground sign. Turn right and go 5.9 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,200 ft. The campground is pack it in, pack it out and located on Twin Lakes in heavy pine woods. The Lake is very scenic and appears to be good for canoeing. Some sites overlook the lake. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 20 through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 21' X 35' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt and gravel. There is waste station available for a fee at Big Hole Petroleum (Sinclair gas) in Wisdom, MT. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Twin Lakes is 75 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors only. HIKING Big Lake Creek Trail #467 - 4 miles Access to Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. FISHING Brook, Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout, Arctic Grayling and Mountain Whitefish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wade Lake VISIT DATE: 07/24/1997 UPDATE DATE: 1/29/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Madison NEAREST CITY/TOWN: West Yellowstone RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From West Yellowstone, MT, take US Rt. 191/287 north 9.2 miles to where Rt. 287 branches off. Turn left, following Rt. 287, and go 34 miles to Cliff and Wade Lakes sign. Turn left at sign and go 3.4 miles to "Y" intersection . Bear right at intersection and go 1.8 miles to another "Y" intersection. Bear right at intersection and go 0.7 miles to campground. Note: The last 5.9 miles are on a dirt road that is rough in places. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,400 ft. NOTE: The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is 49 miles southeast of campground. The campground is a designated wildlife area, particularly for Bald Eagle and Osprey. It is picturesque and tranquil, located on the spring-fed Wade Lake with some sites overlooking the lake. The campground is terraced up the west shore of the lake and situated among mature pines. Bear-proof food storage lockers are provided. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. A "Food Storage Order" is in place at this campground. This means all food must be properly stored in a bear-resistant container; suspended; stored in a closed, motor vehicle with a solid top; or, stored in a closed, hard-body RV. Not observing this Order may result in a substantial fee and prison. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open early May through late October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day - single occupancy $24 per day - double occupancy Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 25 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 25 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 20' X 42' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Wade Lake is 221 acres - no wake lake. Good for canoeing. HIKING Cliff and Wade Lake Interpretive Trail - 1 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brown Trout




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