The Bass Creek Recreation Area, including the Larry Creek Loop, and Bass Creek area trails, will reopen to public use on Friday, November 1, 2013. The area has been closed throughout the summer 2013 recreation season to enhance forest health and reduce the mountain pine beetle infestation. Users of this area may still see ongoing work to complete the project throughout the fall of 2013 and into the spring of 2014 including planting of shrubs, rehab of disturbed areas and weed eradication.
The Charles Waters campground is paved asphalt with 26 campsites plus one double site, including 4 pull-through sites and one bicycle site; there is one accessible site with electric hook-up. The campground also has water; accessible vault toilets; open meadow for activities and can accommodate RV's or trailers to 70 feet. A campground host is available Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Also associated with the Charles Waters Campground is the Bass Creek Recreation Area. This recreation area includes four picnic sites; an interpretive nature trail; fire ecology trail and numerous trailheads to hiking, biking and stock routes with access to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The Larry Creek Group Site is located within the Bass Creek Recreation Area, this large overnight group site is available for reservation through Recreation.gov. The gate will close to the Larry Creek Group Site on Dec. 1.
For more information please contact the Stevensville Ranger District at (406) 777-5461.
At a Glance
$10/Night for single unit, $5/Night for extra vehicle
Directions: From Stevensville take the Stevi cut-off road to Highway 93. Travel north 3.7 miles and turn west (left) onto Bass Creek Rd. Travel approximately 2 miles to the campground.