This campground is located in the canyon bottom along the Clark Fork River. The site is adjacent to the highway and across the road from the river, and forested with Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine and western larch providing abundant shade. Fishing opportunities are available at the river. The Iron Mountain Trail #242, historic wagon road, terminus is in the campground.
At a Glance
$10.00 per night. The group site fee is $14.00 and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Directions: From St. Regis, travel 18 miles east on state highway 135. Campground is travel the south side of the highway. General Notes: A picnic table and fire ring is available at each campsite. A primitive boat ramp is available on Clark Fork River across the highway from the campground. Garbage service is available. It is 13 miles to groceries in Plains, Montana from this location.
A nice combination of sun and shade, this campground offers lots of things to do at the nearby river and the hiking trail when you're not sitting by the campfire roasting marshmallows. All picnic tables are accessible, some fire rings are accessible.
No. of Sites
No. of Accessible sites
There is an area large enough for several tents. Parking for at least two RVs is available as well as: 2 large picnic tables, 1 fire ring, 2 benches, and 1 grill.
Iron Mountain trailhead is located in this campground. There is a separate parking area for the trailhead in vicinity of the water, restrooms, and fee area. 0.4 mile up the trail is a bench and an overlook with a good view of the valley. 1.4 miles along the trail is an overlook for Cascade Falls. There is also an interpretive sign at the trailhead. See our extended brochure for this trail.
At beginning/lowest ¿ 2560 ft., end/highest ¿ 6160 ft.
The 23-mile stretch of state highway 135 offers excellent views of surrounding mountains, glacial flood geology, and wildlife including bighorn sheep, elk, and bald eagles.
Boating - Motorized
Most people float the Clark Fork River, but motorized boating is a favorite activity here too. The river becomes shallow in the summer, but still accessible to motorized boats. Several primitive put-ins and take-outs are available.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Floating the Clark Fork River is a popular activity and non-motorized boats share the river with motorized ones in this area. Several primitive put-ins and take-outs are available.