Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Balanced Rock Campground is a high elevation developed campground near Branham Lakes in the Tobacco Root Mountains.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 8/4/09 - This campground is closed due to hazardous trees. View this news release for details.
Fees There is no fee ($0.00) for this campground.
Closest Towns: Sheridan, MT
Water: No Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Madison Ranger District
Phone: (406) 682-4253

General Information


From Sheridan, MT go east on Mill Creek Road for 9 miles.  The campground will be on the right.  This road is not recommended for trailers.


General Notes:

There is no cell phone coverage in this area.  Please plan accordingly.


Branham Lakes is located in the Tobacco Root Mountains and can be accessed from Mill Creek Road a few miles east of the campground. 

General Notes:

This is a high elevation area and can be difficult to access at times due to snow.  Please call ahead and plan accordingly.

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RV Camping

The campground can accomodate RV/Trailers up to 32 feet, however there are no hookups and the road is not recommended for those with trailers.

Campground Camping

There are five developed sites.  There is no garbage service at this campground.  Please practice Leave No Trace camping. There is a mandatory Food Storage Order March 1 December 1 annually.

Reservation InfoSites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of SitesThere are 5 developed sites.
Status: Temporarily closed
Fees: There is no fee for this campground.


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