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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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.

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.


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