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CAMPGROUND NAME: Baker's Hole

VISIT DATE: 07/22/1997

UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014

STATE: Montana

REGION: Northern

RANGER DISTRICT: Hebgen Lake

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: West Yellowstone

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From West Yellowstone, MT, take US Rt. 191 north 2.6 miles to
campground sign.  Turn right into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 6,500 ft.

NOTE: The West Entrance to the Yellowstone National Park is about 
3 miles south of campground.

The campground is a series of overlapping unnamed loops meandering 
beside the Madison River with some camp sites overlooking the water.  
Beyond the river is a grass prairie and a magnificent view of the 
peaks in Yellowstone National Park.  Lodgepole pine provide some 
shade.  Wildlife can be observed on or near the river to include 
heron.  Firewood is available for a fee.  Bear-proof food containers 
are available throughout campground.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.  
A food storage order is in effect from March 1 through December 1; 
check fee board for details.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 15 through September 15 - weather dependent.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $16 per day plus $6 per day surcharge for electric hookups.

NOTE: Golden Age and Access Passport holders pay $8 per day plus 
surcharge for electric hookups.

Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 72
   
   Total Sites: 72

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

No. Tables on Sites: 72
No. Grilles on Sites: 72
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0
No. Water and Electric Only: 0
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 33

No. RV Pull Throughs: 12
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments

Comments:
The Parking aprons are gravel.  The campground accommodates 
any size RV, especially at pull-through camp sites.

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

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots: 12
  No. Threaded: 10

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING - No

FISHING   
German Brown, Rainbow trout and Utah Chubs
Accessible fishing dock available

CAMPGROUND NAME: Battleridge VISIT DATE: 07/31/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Bozeman NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bozeman RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Bozeman, MT, take State Rt. 86 (Rouse Ave.), off US Rt. 191, north 20.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,000 ft. The campground is pack it in, pack it out and is located at top of Bridger Canyon along a hillside in a stand of mature pines. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15. 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): 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: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 54' Comments: Parking aprons are grass and dirt. There are two RV waste stations available for a fee in Bozeman: Conoco gas station 5 miles west of Bozeman at intersection of US Rt. 191 and State Rts. 84/85; Sunrise campground (private) on Frontage Rd. just east of Bozeman. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Beaver Creek VISIT DATE: 07/24/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Hebgen Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: West Yellowstone RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From West Yellowstone, MT, take US Rt. 191/287 north for 9.2 miles to where US Rt. 287 branches off. Turn left, following US Rt.287, and go 15.8 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.6 miles to campground entrance. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,500 ft. NOTE: The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is 26.3 miles south of campground. The campground is composed of three loops - A, B and C and located on the eastern end of Earthquake Lake. Overall, the campground is composed of Englemann spruce, Lodgepole pines and Aspen tree groves along with large fields of wildflowers. There are several Lilly pod covered ponds in Loop A. This loop has good privacy and ample shade. Loop B is located along hilltop and has more Aspen than pine and the best views of surrounding mountains. Even the vaults in this loop have great views. Loop C is closest to Earthquake Lake, but none of the sites have a view of the lake, short walk required. The longest parking aprons will be found in Loop C. The campground is very picturesque and appears well suited for wildlife watching. Take a walk along the lake beside Loop C. The views of the mountains and grassy fields are spectacular. Bald eagles are visible in a large nest in the middle of Earthquake Lake below the campground. Osprey and their nests are visible. Firewood is available for a fee. Bear proof food storage boxes can be found throughout campground. A must visit is the Forest Service's Earthquake Lake Visitor Center, 3.7 miles west of campground, on the other end of the lake. It tells the story of the earthquake of 1959 that formed Earthquake Lake. Viewing the 80 million tons of rock and dirt that tumbled down to form the dam creating the lake, is both awesome and terrifying. A donation is requested. Note: This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. A food storage order is in effect from March 1 through December 1; check fee board for details. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 10 through September 10 - weather dependent. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 62 Total Sites: 63 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 63 No. Grilles on Sites: 63 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 33' Comments: Parking aprons are grass and gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 12 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Only wheelchair friendly toilets located in Loop B & C. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: There is no boating access to Earthquake Lake from the campground. However, there is boat ramp 0.5 miles west of campground on US Rt. 287. HIKING There are some unmarked trails close to Loop C on the lake side. FISHING Although a short walk, German Brown and Rainbow trout and Utah Chubs are available in Earthquake Lake. The same fish can be caught at the nearby Hebgen Reservoir.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cabin Creek VISIT DATE: 07/24/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Hebgen Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: West Yellowstone RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From West Yellowstone, MT, take US Rts. 191/287 north 9.2 miles to where US Rt. 287 branches off. Turn left, following Rt. 287, and go 14.1 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. NOTE: There is little warning for campground entrance. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,500 ft. NOTE: The West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park is 24 miles south of campground. The campground is a single loop in a stand of pine trees with a wildflower and grass understory. It is located about half way between Hebgen Reservoir and Earthquake Lake. It is across from Madison River in a valley among mature pines and Douglas fir. Cabin Creek runs alongside campground. This campground is best suited for tent campers and pop-up trailers. Firewood is available for a fee and a couple of bear proof food storage containers are located within the campground. Campfire Lodge Resort is nearby offering fly-fishing supplies, limited groceries, a cook's night out, and other services. A must visit is the Forest Service's Earthquake Lake Visitor Center, 5.3 miles west of campground, on the other end of the lake. It tells the story of the earthquake of 1959 that formed Earthquake Lake. Viewing the 80 million tons of rock and dirt that tumbled down to form the dam creating the lake, is both awesome and terrifying. A donation is requested. Note: This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. A food storage order is in effect from March 1 through December 1; check fee board for details. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15 - weather dependent. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 20' X 25' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Cabin Creek Trail No. 207 - 6 miles (foot and horse) Trail head into Cabin Creek backpacking area FISHING Fishing is available in nearby Hebgen Reservoir and Earthquake Lake - German Brown and Rainbow trout and Utah Chubs. Cabin Creek has Rainbow and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Canyon VISIT DATE: 04/19/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Gardiner NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Gardiner RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Gardiner, MT take US Rt 89 north 12.9 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5100 ft. The campground is 19.8 miles from north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. This pack it in, pack it out campground, located across the highway from Yellowstone River, features large boulders that separate campsites and provide some privacy. Douglas fir and juniper provides some shade for campers. There is some traffic noise from Rt. 89. The campground has two sections. One section, to the left of the campground's fee board, is a spur dead-ending in a tight turn around. With some Douglas fir, sites in this section enjoy the most shade. The other section, to the right of the fee board, is a large loop and has the campground's tent-only campsites. With fewer tries this section is more open and sunny. The campground is located in the rugged and beautiful Yankee Jim Canyon. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Possible day trips from the campground are Yellowstone National Park, the community of Gardiner, MT, and rafting on the Yellowstone River. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes 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: 10 X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee at Yellowstone RV Park. It is located at the north end of Gardiner, between mile markers 1 and 2 on US Rt. 89. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Rafting is possible in the Yellowstone River; contact the Gardiner District for outfitters. HIKING Joe Brown trail #381 (foot and horse) - 14 miles is nearby. Provides access to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness FISHING Brown, Rainbow, and Cutthroat trout and Whitefish available in the Yellowstone River.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Chisholm VISIT DATE: 07/31/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Bozeman NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bozeman RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Bozeman, MT, at the intersection of US Hwy 191 and 19th Ave., take 19th Ave (State Rt. 345) off Main St., south 7.1 miles to Hyalite Canyon sign (Forest Rt. 62). Turn left onto Rt. 62 and go 11 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. NOTE: Last 1.3 miles are gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,700 ft. The campground is a single loop, adjacent to Hyalite Reservoir located in a thick grove of conifers including Lodgepole pine and a few types of spruce. While many of the campsites overlook the reservoir, a couple of them back up on a creek running along the north side of campground Located furthest from the Hyalite Dam, access to the water's edge may require a long walk. Privacy between campsite is good. Firewood available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. Bear proof food storage containers are scattered around the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 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: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 44' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. There are two waste stations available for a fee in Bozeman: Conoco gas station 5 miles west of Bozeman at intersection of US Rt. 191 and State Rts. 84/85; and Sunrise campground (private) on Frontage Rd. just east of Bozeman. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigot is hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Hyalite Reservoir is 300 acres. No wake lake. Nice canoeing lake. HIKING Wildhorse Creek Trail - 3 miles FISHING Arctic Grayling and Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Colter VISIT DATE: 07/21/1997 UPDATE DATE: 7/19/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Gardiner NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cooke City RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Cooke City, MT, take US Rt. 212 east 1.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,560 ft. NOTE: (1) The Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is 5.5 miles west of campground. (2) Only hard-sided RVs are permitted - no tents The campground is located off and above the 68-mile Beartooth Scenic Byway (US Rt. 212), affording a spectacular view of high snowcapped mountains. It has two unnamed sections, a spur and a loop. The loop winds around a hilltop and sites in this section have outstanding views of the surrounding mountains but little shade. The spur section stretches around a large grass and wildflower meadow with campsites tucked in tall Lodgepole pines and Englemann spruce. Although these campsites do not have the 360 degree views, they do enjoy ample shade and privacy that a couple might consider them to be "Honeymoon sites." Separation between campsites provides good to excellent privacy throughout campground. Possible daytrips are Yellowstone National Park and Beartooth and Chief Joesph Scenic Highways. These two scenic byways have some of the most beautiful mountain views in the country. Cooke City is nearby for a cooks-night-out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. A food storage order is in effect from March 1 through December 1; check fee board for details. Bear proof food storage boxes for the campers to store food stuff are located at each campsite. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open July 1 through September 7 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 17 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. There are waste stations available for a fee in back of the Chamber of Commerce in Red Lodge, MT and at Painter Outpost, 4 Van Dyke Rd. Cody, WY. A threaded RV water fill-up spigot is located between campsites 16 and 17. Note: Exiting the loop may be a challenge for large motorhomes. 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: 1 NOTE: 7/19/2014 - potable water shut down; well collapsed. Forest Service looking for funding to dig new well. Potable water available at nearby Soda Butte CG. Call ranger district office for status. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Eagle Creek VISIT DATE: 07/19/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Gardiner NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Gardiner RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Gardiner, MT, just before the Yellowstone River bridge, take Jardine Rd. (sign says "Jardine-5") 2.2 miles to campground sign on left. NOTE: The elevation gain from Gardiner to the campground is 760 ft on a dirt and gravel road with a washboard surface and two hairpin turns. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,720 ft. NOTE: The North Entrance (Roosevelt Arch) to Yellowstone National Park is 3 miles south of campground. This rustic pack it in, pack it out campground features breathtaking vistas of the northern side of Yellowstone National Park. It includes views of Mammoth and Electric mountains, Mammoth Hot Springs, and Beartooth-Absaroka Wilderness. The campground has two spurs. The main spur continues straight ahead to a dead end with a small turn-around (see RV comments). The second spur goes off to the right and leads to six horse corrals and two campsites. Horses are permitted only in the latter area. Eagle Creek runs through part of the campground and is a possible source of stock water. Many of the tent-only campsites can accommodate pop-up tent trailers. The campground is part of the Yellowstone bison's winter range. Summer brings elk in to graze on grass in the campground and the surrounding hillsides. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. A food storage order is in effect from March 1 through December 1; check fee board for details. Bear boxes for the campers to stow food stuff are located throughout the campground. Possible daytrips are Yellowstone National Park,and rafting on the Yellowstone River; contact Gardiner Ranger District Office for the community of Gardiner, MT outfitters. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 9 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See Comments Comments: The parking areas at the campsites are grassy and open field-like - not clearly designated. Leveling at most campsites might be a challenge. The turn radius of the main spur's dead-end limits motorhomes to no longer than 30-ft (without a towable). Unhooking towed vehicle before committing to the main spur, is recommended. Travel trailers longer than 25 ft. should not attempt negotiating the main spur turn-around. An RV dump station with potable water is available, for a fee, at Yellowstone RV Park, located at the north end of Gardiner, between Mile Marker 1 and 2 on US Rt 89. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS Rafting is possible on the Yellowstone River; contact the Gardiner Ranger District Office for outfitters. HIKING There is an unmarked trail. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Greek Creek VISIT DATE: 07/28/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Bozeman NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Sky RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Sky, MT, at the intersection of State Rt. 64 and US Rt. 191, take Rt. 191 north 10.3 miles to campground sign. Turn either left or right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,600 ft. NOTE: The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is 59 miles south of campground. The campground is separated by US Rt. 191. Sites on the west side of Rt. 191 overlook Gallatin River and some sites are open with no shade with only fair privacy. Watch rafting parties pass by the campground from this side The campsites on the east side of the Rt. 191 are tucked in among majestic conifers with good privacy. Traffic noise can be distracting. Firewood is available for a fee. Big Sky offers a wide range of activities including rafting, bike rentals, golf, summer weekend concerts, a cook's night out, and more. Rafting outfitters are available. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Food storage bear proof boxes are available around campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day 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: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 43' Comments: The 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): 2 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: The threaded spigot is located in the east section and convenient for recreation vehicles WATER SPORTS Lake: No 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): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Rafting and kayaking on Gallatin River. HIKING No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Cutthroat trout and Whitefish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hell's Canyon VISIT DATE: 07/15/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Big Timber NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Timber RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Big Timber, MT, take State Rt. 298 south 25 miles to end of paved roadway. Continue south on gravel road for 15.5 miles to campground. NOTE: For last 15.5 miles, road is dirt, rocky and full of potholes. Some parts are single lane with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,840 ft. The campground is picturesque, pack it in, pack it out and located on a ridge in tall pines. Boulder Creek can be heard but not seen from campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 8.5' X 48' Comments: Parking aprons are grass. There is RV waste station available behind CM Russell Motel on Interstate 90 (Business) in Big Timber, MT. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hick's Park VISIT DATE: 07/15/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Big Timber NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Timber RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Big Timber, MT, take State Rt. 298 south 25 miles to the end of pavement. Continue south on gravel road for 20.7 miles to campground. NOTE: Gravel portion of State Rt. 298 is one lane in places and rough. But, it is scenic all the way. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,060 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, is located in Boulder Canyon between the Beartooth and Absaroka Mountain Ranges. It is spread along Boulder Creek with some sites overlooking the creek. Several smaller National Forest Campgrounds (less then 10 sites) are located along State Rt. 298. The campground is tranquil and picturesque - well worth the long drive. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Fee charge when potable water available from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No 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: 21.5' X 50' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. There is RV waste station available behind CM Russell Motel in Big Timber west on Interstate 90 (Business). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigot is hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Upside Down Trail No. 26 Lake Plateau - 10 miles (foot, mtn. bike and horse) FISHING Brook, Brown, Cutthroat and Rainbow trout and Mountain Whitefish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hood Creek VISIT DATE: 07/31/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Bozeman NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bozeman RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Bozeman, MT, take 19th Ave. (State Rt. 345) south 7.1 miles to Hyalite Canyon (Forest Rt. 62) sign. Turn left onto Rt. 62 and go 10.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. NOTE: Last 0.9 miles is gravel GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,600 ft. For about a half mile, the campground hugs the steep shoreline of Hyalite Reservoir. The campsites overlook the reservoir and have panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Most sites are terraced or bi-level. Shade and privacy are provided by conifers including Lodgepole and White pine and a few varieties of spruce. Wildlife that might be seen from the campground are wolf, elk, moose, and bear. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. There are a few bear proof food storage containers scattered around the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open From May 15 through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 38' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel and dirt. There are two waste stations available for a fee in Bozeman: Conoco gas station 5 miles west of Bozeman at intersection of US Rt. 191 and State Rts. 84/85; and Sunrise campground (private)on Frontage Rd. just east of Bozeman. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigot is hand pump. 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: Hyalite Reservoir is 300 acres and no-wake lake. Good canoeing lake. HIKING Mystic Lake trail #436 (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 5.5 miles Wild Horse Creek Trail - 3 miles FISHING Arctic Grayling and Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Langohr VISIT DATE: 07/31/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Bozeman NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bozeman RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Bozeman, MT, at the intersection of US Hwy 191 and 19th Ave., take 19th Ave. (State Rt. 345) south 7.1 miles to Hyalite Canyon sign (Forest Rt. 62). Turn left onto Rt. 62 and go 6 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,700 ft. This attractive campground is in the Hyalite Canyon and stretches beside Hyalite Creek. Most sites overlook the River Willow lined creek. Formerly named Langohr Springs campground, the campground built by the Civilian Conversation Corp (CCC) in 1938. Most of the campsites to the left of the entrance's are in the open with little shade and grass understory. While the campground side of the creek lacks a lot of trees, the opposite side is heavily wooded with a variety of conifers, including Lodgepole pine and a few types of spruce. More campsites to the right of the campground's entrance are tucked in among a small stand of conifers and enjoy lots of shade. Separation between campsites to the left of the entrance provides excellent privacy while the vegetation on right side provides excellent privacy. Firewood available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. A few bear proof food storage boxes are scattered around the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: OPen May 15 through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 30' Comments: Parking aprons are paved. Pull-throughs are large enough to accomodate any size RV. There are two waste stations with potable water available for a fee in Bozeman - Conoco gas station 5 miles west of Bozeman at intersection of US Rt. 191 and State Rts. 84/85 and Sunrise campground (private) on Frontage Rd. just east of Bozeman. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 4 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: One water spigot is a hand pump WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Langohr Creekside Trail - 0.3 miles FISHING Brook, Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat trout and Whitefish Fishing platforms available along Langohr Creekside Trail

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lonesomehurst VISIT DATE: 07/23/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Hebgen Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: West Yellowstone RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In West Yellowstone, MT, at the intersection of US Routes 191 and 20, take Rt. 20 west 7.2 miles to a campground sign. Turn right after sign and go 3.5 miles to campground. NOTE: Last 0.6 miles is gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,500 ft. NOTE: The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is 11 miles east of campground. The campground, located on the South Fork of Hebgen Reservoir, stretches along the shoreline in a thin stand of Lodgepole pine. Most campsites overlook the South Fork where wildlife, such as heron and pelican, can be observed. The campground is popular with canoe and kayak enthusiasts who enjoy exploring the reservoir's shoreline. Firewood is available for a fee. Note: This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. A couple of bear proof food storage boxes are located within the campground. A food storage order is in effect from March 1 through December 1; check fee board for details. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 4 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. The interior road is rough in places. 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: 4 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Hebgen Reservoir is 13,000 acres. HIKING - No FISHING German Brown and Rainbow trout and Utah Chubs

CAMPGROUND NAME: Moose Creek Flat VISIT DATE: 07/28/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Bozeman NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Sky RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Sky, MT, at the intersection State Rt. 64 and US Rt. 191, take Rt. 191 north 8.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,700 ft. NOTE: The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is 57 miles south of campground. The campground is between the Gallatin River and U.S. Rt. 191 with most campsites overlooking the river. A lack of vegetation, both understory and overstory, means there is little shade and only fair privacy. Traffic noise can be distracting Firewood available for a fee. Big Sky offers a wide range of activities including rafting, bike rentals, golf, summer weekend concerts, a cook's night out, and more. Rafting outfitters are available . This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Food storage bear proof boxes are available around campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 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: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. 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): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: No 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): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Rafting and kayaking on Gallatin River. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Cutthroat trout and Whitefish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pine Creek VISIT DATE: 07/16/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Livingston NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Livingston RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Livingston, MT, take US Rt. 89 south 2.9 miles to State Rt. 540 (East River Rd.). Turn left onto East River Rd. and go 7.8 miles to campground sign (Luccock Park Rd.). Turn left onto Luccock Park Rd. and go 2.7 miles to campground. NOTE: Luccock Park Rd. is paved and narrow. Last 0.9 miles is single lane with turnouts and no shoulders. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,420 ft. The campground, situated in two loops, is located in a rustic setting among mature Douglas-fir and spruce trees near Pine Creek. In addition to grilles, a few sites have large stone fire rings - some with benches around the ring. The campground was originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the 1930s. The one tent-only camp site is designated as a hike-in/bike-in site; no parking available for vehicles. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of up to $5,000 or six months imprisonment or both." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day; weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 25 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 40' Comments: The 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: 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Creekside Trail - 0.5 miles (wheelchair friendly) Pine Creek Trail - 5.2 miles (to Pine Creek Lake) Pine Creek Falls - 1.5 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout and Whitefish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Rainbow Point VISIT DATE: 07/23/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Hebgen Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: West Yellowstone RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From West Yellowstone, MT, take US Rts. 191/287 north 4.6 miles to Rainbow Point campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 3.7 miles to another campground sign (Forest Rt. 6954). Turn right onto Rt. 6954 (dirt) and go 1.8 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,500 ft. NOTE: The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is 11 miles south of campground. The campground, adjacent to Grayling Arm of Hebgen Reservoir, has four loops - A, B, C, and D and is in an area heavily wooded with Lodgepole pine. Stretching along a bay on Hebgen Reservoir, all the sites are a short walk from the water's edge. Loop B is available to single families or can be used by groups but none of its camp sites can be reserved. Camp sites in other loops may be reserved. Loop C has all the campsites with electric hookups. Loops A and D have better privacy between camp sites than found in Loops B and C. Firewood is available for a fee. Note: This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. At least one bear proof food storage box is available on each loop. A food storage order is in effect from March 1 through December 1; check fee board for details. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15 - weather dependent. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day plus $6 per day surcharge for electric hookups. NOTE: Golden Age and Access Passport holders pay $8 per day plus surcharge for electric hookups. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 84 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 84 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 84 No. Grilles on Sites: 84 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 26 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 42' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel and grass. There is a waste station available for a fee at Rustic Campground (private) in West Yellowstone. An RV water fill station is located at the entrance to each loop. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 16 No. Threaded: 2 Comments: Wheelchair friendly toilets are in Loop A and D. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Hebgen Reservoir is 13,000 acres. HIKING - No FISHING German Brown and Rainbow trout and Utah Chubs.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Red Cliff VISIT DATE: 07/28/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Bozeman NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Sky RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Sky, MT, at the intersection of State Rt. 64 and US Rt. 191, take Rt. 191 south 6.3 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,100 ft. This attractive campground stretches along the Gallatin River in the Gallatin Canyon for 0.5 miles. The campsites to the right of the campground's entrance have electric hookups, ample shade from a variety of conifers such as Lodgepole pine and Englemann spruce, and excellent privacy. Sites to the left of the entrance have no hookups and less shade. However, these sites are spacious and widely separated so offer good privacy between sites. Although the Gallatin River separates the campground from the highway, there is still some traffic noise. Firewood is available for a fee. Big Sky offers a wide range of activities including rafting, bike rentals, golf, summer weekend concerts, a cook's night out, and more. Rafting outfitters are available This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Food storage bear proof boxes are available around campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day plus $2 per day surcharge for electric hookups. NOTE: Golden Age and Access Passport holders pay $9 per day plus surcharge for electric hookups. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 61 Total Sites: 61 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 61 No. Grilles on Sites: 61 Equestrian Camping: RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 25 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Two spigots, one is threaded, are located near entrance to campground in front of dumpsters; easily accessible for filling RV water tanks. WATER SPORTS Lake: No 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): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Rafting and kayaking on Gallatin River. HIKING Elkhorn Creek Trail (horse & foot) - accesses a network of trails in Hyalite Porcupine Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Cutthroat trout, Whitefish and Arctic Grayling

CAMPGROUND NAME: Snowbank VISIT DATE: 07/17/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Livingston NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Livingston RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Livingston, MT, take US Rt. 89 south 2.9 miles to State Rt. 540 (East River Rd.). Turn left onto East River Rd. and go 14.9 miles to campground sign (Mill Creek Rd/Forest Rt. 486). Turn left onto Mill Creek Rd. and go 10.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and after crossing bridge, turn right and continue down road 0.1 miles to campground. NOTE: After 5.2 miles, Mill Creek Rd. changes into gravel road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,600 ft. The Campground is configured with two spurs. The lower spur contains eight sites along Mill Creek, one of which is a group site. The upper spur is on a hillside above Mill Creek. The campground is heavily wooded with mature spruce and fir, providing shade for most sites. The understory is thick with shrubs; tumbleberry and raspberry are dominant. The interior road is narrow and rough with some low-hanging branches and tight turn-arounds. Depending on RV size, getting from one spur to the other may require leaving the campground and returning. Firewood available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of up to $5,000 or six months imprisonment or both." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day; weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day NOTE: One group camp site is available. Call Ranger District Office for more information. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 21.5' X 23' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt and gravel. See General Comments about the interior road. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - Yes Wicked Ridge Trail #78 (across from campground entrance) There are numerous hiking trails along Mill Creek, above and below the campground. FISHING Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat trout and Mountain whitefish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Soda Butte VISIT DATE: 07/21/1997 UPDATE DATE: 7/19/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Gardiner NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cooke City RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Cooke City, MT, take US Rt. 212 east 0.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,700 ft. NOTE: (1) The Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is 6.6 miles west of campground. (2) Only hard-sided RVs are permitted - no tents The campground stretches along Soda Butte Creek off the 68-mile Beartooth Scenic Byway (US Rt. 212) with campsites tucked into tall Lodgepole pines and Englemann spruce. These islands of trees are surrounded by open space filled with grass, wildflowers and gorgeous views of the mountains in background. The space between campsites, rather than vegetation, provides fair to good privacy. The sound of Soda Butte Creek can be heard throughout the campground, muffling much of the occasional highway noise from US Rt. 212. Possible daytrips are Yellowstone National Park and Beartooth and Chief Joesph Scenic Highways. These two scenic byways have some of the most beautiful mountain views in the country. Cooke City is nearby for a cooks-night-out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. A food storage order is in effect from March 1 through December 1; check fee board for details. Bear proof food storage boxes for campers to store food are located at each campsite. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open July 1 through September 7 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $9 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 20 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: No No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. There are RV waste stations available for a fee in back of Chamber of Commerce in Red Lodge, MT and at Painter Outpost, 4 Van Dyke Rd. Cody, WY. A threaded RV fill-up spigot is located across from campsite #7. The interior road is gravel and single lane making, especially at back end of campground, passing an oncoming RV a bit of a challenge. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brook Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Spire Rock VISIT DATE: 07/28/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Bozeman NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Sky RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Sky, MT, at the intersection of State Rt. 64 and US Rt. 191, take Rt 191 north 16.9 miles to Squaw Creek/Spire Rock campground sign (Squaw Creek Rd./Forest Rt. 132). Turn right onto Squaw Creek Rd. and cross cement bridge. After the bridge, turn right onto a single lane, rough dirt road and go 2.7 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,400 ft. NOTE: The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is 70 miles south of campground. This picturesque campground stretches 0.9 miles alongside Squaw Creek through a dense growth of spruce and fir. Some campsites are clustered in groups, but most are scattered along the creek. Because of heavy understory of snowberry, wild roses, thimbleberry, and other riparian plants and separation between camp sites, privacy is excellent. Views of spiral rock formations are outstanding. Firewood is available for a fee. Big Sky offers a wide range of activities including rafting outfitters, bike rentals, golf, summer weekend concerts, a cook's night out, and more. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Food storage bear proof boxes are scattered around the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 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: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 30' Comments: The 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): 0 Comments: The one wheelchair friendly toilet is across from camp site #11. WATER SPORTS Rafting and kayaking are available on nearby Gallatin River. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Cutthroat trout and Whitefish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Swan Creek VISIT DATE: 07/29/1997 UPDATE DATE: 9/16/2013 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Bozeman NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Sky RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Sky, MT, at the intersection of State Rt. 64 and US Rt. 191, take Rt. 191 north 9.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.5 miles (along single lane paved road - with turnouts) to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,500 ft. NOTE: The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is 69 miles south of campground. The campground is composed of two clusters separated by 0.5 miles of road. Most sites are adjacent to Swan Creek and shaded by mature conifers. The sound of Swan Creek can be heard throughout campground. Wide separation and lush understory provide excellent privacy. The campground is far enough away from Rt. 191 to provide a peaceful and quiet stay while being convenient to Rt. 191. Firewood is available for a fee. Big Sky offers a wide range of activities including rafting, bike rentals, golf, summer weekend concerts, a cook's night out, and more. Rafting outfitters are available. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Food storage bear proof box are available around campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided only from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 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: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Campsites in upper cluster are longer. 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 spigots are hand pumps. A wheelchair friendly vault is located in upper cluster. WATER SPORTS Rafting and kayaking in nearby Gallatin River. Rafting outfitters are also nearby. HIKING No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Cutthroat trout and Whitefish.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tom Miner VISIT DATE: 07/19/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Gardiner NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Gardiner RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Gardiner, MT, take US Rt. 89 north 16 miles to Tom Miner Rd. Turn left onto Tom Miner Rd. and go 0.4 miles to "T" intersection and sign - Tom Miner Basin. Turn left and go 7.9 miles to "Y" intersection (and Tom Miner campground sign/Tom Miner Creek Rd.). Continue left on Tom Miner Creek Rd. and go 2.9 miles to another "Y" intersection (and Tom Miner campground sign). Continue right and go 0.3 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,640 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, is located in heavily wooded valley of pines and Aspen along a creek. At time of visit, wild flowers were abundant. There is parking for horse trailers, but no facilities for stock. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. A food storage order is in effect from March 1 through December 1; check fee board for details. Bear boxes for the campers to stow food stuff are located throughout the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through October 31 - 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: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 43' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt, gravel and rock. An RV dump station with potable water is available, for a fee, at Yellowstone RV Park, located at the north end of Gardiner, between Mile Marker 1 and 2 on US Rt 89. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigot is hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Tom Miner - Buffalo Horn Trail No. 1 Petrified Forest Trail No. 286 (interpretive) - 1 mile Buffalo Horn - 2.5 miles Ramshorn Peak - 5 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: West Boulder VISIT DATE: 07/14/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/5/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Big Timber NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Timber RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Big Timber, MT, take State Rt. 298 south 16 miles to West Boulder Rd. sign. Turn right at sign and go 7.4 miles to West Boulder campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 6.1 miles to campground. NOTE: West Boulder Rd. is dirt and can be rough and slow-going. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,300 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, is located at a canyon's mouth near the West Boulder River among pine and aspen with heavy understory. Adjacent to campground is a horse loading area with hitching rails, water spigot and large parking area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Fee charged Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 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: 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' Comments: Parking aprons are grass and gravel. There is RV waste station available for a fee behind CM Russell Motel on Interstate 90 (Business) in Big Timber, MT. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Great Falls Creek Trail - 8 miles Mill Creek Pass - 16 miles FISHING Brook, Cutthroat, Brown and Rainbow trout and Mountain Whitefish




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