Lowland Campground and Picnic Area


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Lowland Campground and Picnic Area are located approximately 20 miles north of Butte, west of Interstate 15. The campground is located near Sheepshead Recreation Area which provides fishing opportunities at Maney Lake and is in close proximity to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.

The campground has 12 units that accommodate trailers up to 22 feet. The sites are back-in trailer sites. Tent pads are available at most sites. Wood is generally able to be found within the campground area.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made for the picnic area only. To make reservations, call toll free: 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees There is a $5.00 per night fee typically charged Memorial Day weekdend through Labor Day. The picnic area fee is $25 for up to 50 people and 25 cents/person for each additional person.
Open Season: Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day
Restrictions: 16 day stay limit. Food Storage Requirements.
Closest Towns: Butte, MT
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Butte-Jefferson Ranger Districts
Phone: (406) 494-2147

General Information


From Butte, take I-15/I90 east for approximately 1 mile. Merge onto I-15 north and continue for approximately 12 miles. Take Elk Park exit (no. 138) and drive west on Forest Service road #442 (Lowland Creek Road) for approximately 6 miles and turn left onto Forest Service road #9485 for approximately 2 miles; turn left at the junction and drive approximately 1/8 mile; turn right into the campground. The gravel road is suitable for passenger vehicle access.

General Notes:

The campground is typically open the Friday before Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The campground is open on the shoulder season, but water and garbage are typically not available. During the spring and fall the access road may be muddy or have patchy snow. Contact the Butte-Jefferson Ranger Districts for road condition information - (406) 494-2147.

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Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

RVs are welcome.

Size Restrictions22 feet maximum trailer length
Fees: There is a per night fee at this campground.

Campground Camping

There are 12 sites at this campground.

Fire InformationThere are established fire rings at each site.
No. of Sites11 sites
Fees: There is a per night fee at this campground.
Reservation info: If you are interested in reserving the small group events area visit the Recreation.gov web site or by contact the Butte Ranger District.


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Toilets Vault (No showers) Accessible
Picnic tables
Drinking water