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CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Larch

VISIT DATE: 07/10/1998

UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014

STATE: Montana

REGION: Northern

RANGER DISTRICT: Seeley Lake

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Seeley Lake

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Seeley Lake, MT, take State Rt. 83 north 0.7 miles to
campground sign.  Turn left at sign and go 0.3 miles to
campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 4,000 ft.

The campground is series of three overlapping loops on the east
side of the natural Seeley Lake.  Only a few sites have a limited
view of the lake and surrounding mountains.  The first two loops
(sites 1 through 33 and 50) are double wide and shorter than
those in the third loop (sites 34 through 49) which are narrow
and longer.  The campsites are tucked in among a stand of mixed
conifers including large Western larch and Ponderosa pine. 
Although the camping sites are well separated there is little
understory so privacy is minimal.  Seeley Lake is a nesting area
for loons, which can often be heard by campers.  Interpretive
programs are offered during the summer; check fee board for
topics, dates, and locations.  

Possible day trip is the Clearwater River Canoe Trail #7777A. 
This "trail" is a 3 1/2 mile paddle and offers excellent
opportunities for birdwatching, sight-seeing and photography. 
Information about outfitters and equipment rental are available
from the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce (1-406-677-2880).

This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: Yes

Seasonal Comment:
Services provided weekend before Memorial Day through Labor Day
weekend.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $10 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 48
   
   Total Sites: 48

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

No. Tables on Sites: 48
No. Grilles on Sites: 48
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comment

Comments:
The parking aprons are either dirt and gravel or paved.  Sites 1
through 33 and 50 all about the same size at 18' X 40'.  Sites 34
through 49 are all about same size at 11' X 50'.  An RV waste
station, with no potable water, is available for a donation at
Lindey's Prime Steak House located near intersection of Boy Scout
Rd and State Rt. 83, Seeley Lake, MT.

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

Public Phone: Yes
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10
  No. Threaded: 0

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): Yes
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:
Seeley Lake is a natural 1,000-acre lake.  Jet skies are
permitted but some areas are restricted during May and June for
loon nesting.  Informal mooring of boats along the shoreline is
possible.  There are two large swim/"water play" areas.  One is
sandy and the other is terraced and sandy.

HIKING
Big Larch Nature Trail (foot) - 0.5 miles

FISHING   
Cutthroat, Brown and Rainbow trout, Largemouth bass and Northern
pike

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bitterroot Flat VISIT DATE: 07/07/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Missoula NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clinton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clinton, MT, take Interstate 90 east 4.7 miles to Rock Cr Rd. (Exit 126). At end of exit ramp, turn right onto Rock Creek Rd. and go 23 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. NOTE: Rock Creek Rd. goes from a wide paved roadway to dirt at 8.3 miles. It then deteriorates into a winding, single-lane road with few turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,300 ft. The campground is pack it in, pack it out and located on a flat between two talus slopes. Its understory is grassy with shrubs and shaded by mature Douglas firs and Ponderosa pines. Adjacent to the campground is the "blue ribbon" Rock Creek with some sites overlooking the creek. The sounds of running water and birds add to the tranquility of this rustic campground. It is a good location for fishing and wildlife viewing with sightings of Big Horn Sheep, bear and moose. Limited groceries and gas are at the intersection of Interstate 90 and Rock Creek Rd., 23 miles away. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 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: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. Rough, narrow interior road provides little maneuvering room for large RVs. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Adler Cree Trail #209 (foot) - 7.5 miles Provides access to Easthouse National Recreation Trail FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat and Bull trout and Whitefish. Bull trout is catch and release.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cabin City VISIT DATE: 03/04/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Superior NEAREST CITY/TOWN: De Borgia RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From De Borgia, MT take I-90 east 2.7 miles to Henderson (Exit 22). At stop sign at end of ramp, turn left onto Camel's Hump Rd. and go 1.8 miles to campground sign. Bear left at sign onto Twelvemile Creek Rd. (dirt) and go 0.2 miles to another campground sign. Turn left at sign onto a paved roadway and go 0.6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,200 ft. There are two loops - A & B. The campground is thickly wooded with Western Larch, various fir and Ponderosa pine. Twelvemile Creek is nearby. The understory is comprised of grass and shrubs providing good seclusion between sites. The variety of trees at different ages give the campground a lush appearance. The campground is convenient to I-90. A possible day trip is to the Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in Haugan, MT (I-90, exit 16). It is one of the oldest U.S. Forest Service nurseries in the West. A self-guided tour provides insight to the nursery's history, its importance to the area's recovery from the 1910 "Big Burn", and the contributions of Elers Koch, Assistant Regional Forester and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees at Camp Taft. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11.5' X 54' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. The campground can accommodate most any size RV. There is an RV waste station with potable water available for a fee at the Quartz Flat campground (National Forest) 10.1 miles east of Superior, MT on Interstate 90 (at the rest area). 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 Comments: The wheelchair friendly toilet is in Loop A. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Cabin City Interpretive Trail (loop & foot only) - 0.75 miles FISHING Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dalles VISIT DATE: 07/07/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Missoula NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clinton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clinton, MT, take Interstate 90 east 4.7 miles to Rock Cr Rd. (Exit 126). At end of exit ramp, turn right onto Rock Creek Rd. and go 14.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. NOTE: Rock Creek Rd. goes from a wide paved roadway to dirt at 8.3 miles. It then deteriorates into a winding, single-lane road with few turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,000 ft. The campground is heavily wooded, primarily with Lodgepole and Douglas fir. It is on a bluff overlooking the "blue ribbon" Rock Creek and adjacent to the Welcome Creek Wilderness. The sounds of running water and birds add to the tranquility of this rustic campground. It is a good location for fishing and wildlife viewing with sightings of Big Horn Sheep, bear and moose. Some sites overlook the creek with informal paths leading down to it. Limited groceries and gas are 14.5 miles away at the intersection of Rock Creek Rd. and Interstate 90. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 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: 11' X 50' Comments: The 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: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Welcome Creek Trail (foot) - 8 miles (to Bitterroot Divide) FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat and Bull trout and Whitefish. Bull trout is catch and release.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Harry's Flat VISIT DATE: 07/07/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Missoula NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clinton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clinton, MT, take Interstate 90 east 4.7 miles Rock Cr Rd. (Exit 126). At end of exit ramp, turn right onto Rock Creek Rd. and go 17 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. NOTE: Rock Creek Rd. goes from a wide paved roadway to dirt at 8.3 miles. It then deteriorates into a winding, single-lane road with few turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,100 ft. The campground, located adjacent to the "blue ribbon" Rock Creek and Welcome Creek Wilderness, is composed of two loops, "upstream and downstream." While only the upstream loop has water, the downstream loop is a bit more RV friendly and overlooks the creek. The campground is wooded with mature Ponderosa and Douglas fir. The understory and middlestory are thick with grass, bushes and young pines providing seclusion between spacious sites. The sounds of running water and birds add to the tranquility of this rustic campground. It is a good location for fishing and wildlife viewing with sightings of Big Horn Sheep, bear and moose. Limited groceries and gas are 17 miles away at the intersection of Rock Creek Rd. and Interstate 90. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 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: 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 69' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. Although the interior road is dirt and narrow, the campground is surprisingly RV friendly. 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: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat and Bull trout and Whitefish. Bull trout is catch and release.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Alva VISIT DATE: 07/10/1998 UPDATE DATE: 7/28/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Seeley Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Seeley Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Seeley Lake, MT, take State Rt. 83 north 10.9 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,100 ft. The campground has two loops - North (a.k.a. B Loop) and South. The campground is on the east shore of the natural Lake Alva with none of the campsites having a view of the lake. The Lake is a Loon nesting area during May and June that can often be heard in the campground. The campground is in a dense stand of Western larch, Douglas fir and other conifers providing ample shade to the sites. The trees grow thick enough to provide good privacy between sites. There is a variety of shrubs and shade loving plants which give the campground nice Fall colors. Interpretive programs are offered; check fee board for dates and topics. A possible day trip is the Clearwater River Canoe Trail #7777A. This "trail" is a 3 1/2 mile paddle and offers excellent opportunities for birdwatching, sight-seeing and photography. Information about outfitters and equipment rental are available from the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce (1-406-677-2880). This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided weekend before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 39 Total Sites: 39 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 39 No. Grilles on Sites: 39 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 57' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and can accommodate any size RV. Low-hanging branches may be found across a few parking aprons. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is available for a donation at Lindey's Prime Steak House located near intersection of Boy Scout Rd and State Rt. 83, Seeley Lake, MT. 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 Comments: The threaded water spigot is located at fee station. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes 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: Lake Alva is 310 acres and is a "no wake" lake. The beach is gravel and grass. HIKING - No FISHING Cutthroat, Brown and Rainbow trout, Northern pike and Kokanee salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lee Creek VISIT DATE: 09/02/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Missoula NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lolo RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lolo, MT, take US Rt. 12 west 26.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,200 ft. Campground is comprised of two unnamed loops. The first is adjacent to Lee Creek and is convenient to the Wagon Mtn. Trail portion of the Lolo Trail. The other loop is above on a hillside. The campground is heavily wooded with various pines. It is convenient to US Rt. 12 and the historic Lolo Pass Visitor Center. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 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: 6 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 49' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. There is a RV waste station available for a fee at Lolo Hot Springs Resort near Lolo Pass on US Rt. 12. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 6 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Wagon Mtn. Trail #300 (foot & horse) - 6 miles to state line Lee Creek Interpretive Trail (loop, foot) - 2 miles Lee Ridge Trail (foot & horse) - 6 miles FISHING Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lolo Creek VISIT DATE: 09/02/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Missoula NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lolo RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lolo, MT, take US Rt. 12 west 15.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,800 ft. The campground, formerly named Lewis and Clark, is heavily wooded and nestled on a hillside. It is adjacent to Lolo Creek and just off US Rt. 12. The setting is very pretty with many colorful birds and squirrels. Campsite 12 was built by the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 95, in May 1991. Some sites are adjacent to Lolo Creek. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 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: 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: 7 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 58' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Sites 1 and 2 are not RV friendly. Sites 9 and 10 are tent only. An RV waste station, available for a fee, is at Lolo Hot Springs Resort near Lolo Pass on US Rt. 12. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 7 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Norton VISIT DATE: 07/07/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Missoula NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clinton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clinton, MT, take Interstate 90 east 4.7 miles to Rock Cr Rd. (Exit 126). At end of exit ramp, turn right onto Rock Creek Rd. and go 10.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. NOTE: Rock Creek Rd. goes from a wide paved roadway to dirt at 8.3 miles. It then deteriorates into a winding, single-lane road with few turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,900 ft. The campground has a circle configuration with walk-in sites in the middle. The understory is grassy and shaded by a mixture of Douglas firs, Ponderosa and Lodgepole pines. It is adjacent to the "Blue Ribbon" Rock Creek with an informal trail providing access to it. The sounds of running water and birds add to the tranquility of this rustic campground. It is a good location for fishing and wildlife viewing with sightings of Big Horn Sheep, bear and moose. Limited groceries and gas are located 10.9 miles away at the intersection of Rock Creek Rd. and Interstate 90. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 0 FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat and Bull trout and Whitefish. Bull trout is catch and release.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Quartz Flat VISIT DATE: 07/08/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Superior NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Superior RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Superior, MT, take I-90 east for 10.1 miles to rest area. Turn into rest area and follow signs into the campground. An alternate route is to take I-90 west from Missoula, MT for about 38 miles (from Exit 96) to the rest area. Turn into the rest area and follow signs into campground. NOTE: Access to campground from one side to the other is via a tunnel with 14 foot clearance under I-90. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,900 ft. The campground is located on both sides of I-90 at Rest Area (milepost 57). Loops A and C are on the westbound side while Loop G (designated for groups and not included in this review) is on the eastbound. A tunnel under I-90 connects both sides. Loop A is an RVer's delight with all the campground's pull-throughs, long level parking aprons (15' X 52' - all about the same size) and threaded spigots scattered around the loop. Loop C has flush toilet, dump station and shorter parking aprons (13' X 42' average). Loops A and C are on a ridge above Clark Fork (river) but only a few sites look down on Clark Fork. Separation rather than vegetation provides fair privacy between sites. Ponderosa pine provide some shade. The campground is an excellent location for overnight stay. The public phones are in the rest area. The Clark Fork can be accessed via the Quartz Flat Interpretive Trail (Loop C). Traffic noise can be distracting. NOTE: Loops B, D, E, and F are somebody's dream - not found in campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 48 Total Sites: 48 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 48 No. Grilles on Sites: 47 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: See Comments Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The RV waste station is in Loop C. Loop A - parking aprons are 13' X 45' (average) Loop C - parking aprons are 15' X 52' (all about same size) FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 6 Comments: The flush toilet is located in Loop C. WATER SPORTS Clark Fork is a float river, but there is no put-in or take-out at campground. HIKING Quartz Flat Interpretive Trail (loop & foot only) - 0.75 miles. Trail is located off Loop C. FISHING Rainbow and Bull Trout. Bull trout is catch and release.

CAMPGROUND NAME: River Point VISIT DATE: 07/09/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Seeley Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Seeley Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Seeley Lake, MT, at intersection of State Rt. 83 and Boy Scout Rd., take Boy Scout Rd. west 2 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,000 ft. The campground is a single loop with well spaced camping sites. However, a lack of middlestory, which gives the campground an open air feeling under large Western larch, provides only fair privacy. Larger, double wide sites are along the Clearwater River and are sunny. The other sites have narrow parking aprons and better shade. None of the campsites are on Seeley Lake but all are within walking distance of the lake and the swim/"water play" area. Possible day trip is the Clearwater River Canoe Trail #7777A. This "trail" is a 3 1/2 mile paddle and offers excellent opportunities for birdwatching, sight-seeing and photography. Information about outfitters and equipment rental are available from the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce (1-406-677-2880). This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 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: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 51' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is available for a donation at Lindey's Prime Steak House located near intersection of Boy Scout Rd and State Rt. 83, Seeley Lake, MT. 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 Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Seeley Lake is 1,000 acres. Some areas are restricted during May and June for Loon nesting. The beech is grass and dirt. HIKING - No FISHING Cutthroat, Brown and Rainbow trout, Largemouth bass and Northern pike

CAMPGROUND NAME: Seeley Lake VISIT DATE: 07/09/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Seeley Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Seeley Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Seeley Lake, MT, at the intersection of State Rt. 83 and Boy Scout Rd., take Boy Scout Rd. west 3.2 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,000 ft. The campground is on the west shore of the natural Seeley Lake in a stand of conifers, most of which are large Western larch. It has two unnamed loops and a spur stretching along the Lake's shore. This spur has tent sites that are either on the lakeshore or overlook the lakes next to the swim/"water play area." One loop overlooks a marsh which is lined by aspen and willow. The other loop features large sites in a more open area under the campground's large Western larch. It is separation rather than vegetation that provides fair privacy between sites. Seeley Lake is a nesting area for Loons, which are often heard by campers. Possible day trip is the Clearwater River Canoe Trail #7777A. This "trail" is a 3 1/2 mile paddle and offers excellent opportunities for birdwatching, sight-seeing and photography. Information about outfitters and equipment rental are available from the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce (1-406-677-2880). Bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 25 Total Sites: 29 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is available for a donation at Lindey's Prime Steak House located near intersection of Boy Scout Rd and State Rt. 83, Seeley Lake, MT. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes 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: Seeley Lake is 1,000 acres. Jet skies are permitted but some areas are restricted during May and June for Loon nesting. The swim beach is sandy. HIKING Seth Diamond Interpretive Trail (loop, foot) - 0.6 miles FISHING Cutthroat, Brown and Rainbow trout, Largemouth bass and Northern pike

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sloway VISIT DATE: 07/08/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Superior NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Superior RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Superior, MT, take I-90 west 4.1 miles to Exit 43 at Dry Creek Rd. At end of exit ramp, turn right and go 0.3 miles to stop sign. Turn left and go 3 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,700 ft. This attractive campground in a stand of mature Ponderosa pines has two unnamed sections convenient to I-90. One section is for recreational vehicles (RV) and equestrian campers only. This section has most of the campground's pull-throughs which are super long with enough space in between for a small portable corral. A lack of middle and understory in this section result is poor privacy between sites. The other section is available to all campers and with sites widely separated and a middlestory of deciduous plants, offer good privacy between sites. Although on Clark Fork (river), there are only a few sites with a limited view of water. The campground is a popular base camp for Clark Fork flyfishing ethusiasts and rafters, kayakers, and canoeists. The deciduous plants provide nice fall color. Traffic noise from I-90 can be distracting. There is also a volleyball court. This campground is one of the few "horse motel" campgrounds in the Forest Service. A possible day trip is to the Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in Haugan, MT (I-90, exit 16). It is one of the oldest U.S. Forest Service nurseries in the West. A self-guided tour provides insight to the nursery's history, its importance to the area's recovery from the 1910 "Big Burn", and the contributions of Elers Koch, Assistant Regional Forester and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees at Camp Taft. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 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: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 12 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 62' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The campground will accommodate any size RV. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Quartz Flat campground (national forest) at the rest area on I- 90, 10.1 miles east of Superior, MT. 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 Comments: Threaded spigot located in "RV-only" section. WATER SPORTS Clark Fork is a float river and there is primitive put-in/take- out at campground. HIKING FISHING Rainbow and Bull trout. Bull trout is catch and release.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Trout Creek VISIT DATE: 07/08/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Montana REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Superior NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Superior RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Superior, MT, take State Rt. 257 east 6.1 miles to campground on left. NOTE: Road changes to dirt in 5.9 miles. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,900 ft. The campground is adjacent to Trout Creek in heavily wooded area of Western Larch, Ponderosa and some Alder. The understory and middlestory are heavy with grass, shrubs and Alder which provide seclusion between sites and nice fall color. This is a pretty little rustic campground with the sound of Trout Creek always in the background and fishing from some sites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 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: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 23' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and all about same size. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Quartz Flat campground (national forest) at the rest area on I-90, 10.1 miles east of Superior, 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: 0 Comment: Water spigots are located only in the picnic area. WATER SPORTS Wading is possible in Trout Creek HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout




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