Big Larch Campground

  

Photo of the lake with lily pads and ducks on the water in the distance.

This campground is located on the east shoreline of Seeley Lake. A great place to cool off on a hot day, it has a beach and a boat launch as well as shade if you just want to lay around the campsite. Popular activities include: fishing, swimming, water skiing, boating, and bird watching. There is also an interpretive area and a nature trail at the campground.

At a Glance

Reservations: For group camping reservations, please see the group camping section on this page. Individual sites are first come, first served.
Rentals & Guides: Boat, canoe and bike rentals available in the town of Seeley Lake.
Fees $10.00 per night. Additional vehicle $5.00. Fees charged from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For Group A or Group B sites, the fee is $35.00 per night.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Please see our Seeley Lake Area restrictions for important information about food storage to protect you and the bears from unwanted encounters.
Closest Towns: Seeley Lake, Montana
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilet
Information Center: Seeley Lake Ranger District, 406-677-2233

General Information

Directions:

From the town of Seeley Lake, travel 1 mile north on Montana highway 83. The campground is on the west side of the highway.


General Notes:

A picnic table and fire ring is available at each campsite. There are 4 picnic areas with tables and fire rings. Other amenities include: on-site campground host, paved road, concrete boat launch and boat trailer parking, daily law enforcement patrols, garbage dumpsters and recycling bins. It is 1 mile to groceries, gas, and sport rentals from this location. There is limited access during the winter months as snowplowing is done on an intermittent basis and only from the entrance directly to the boat launch for winter recreation access. Call ahead for information regarding the off-peak season. 406-677-2233.


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Campground Camping

With many sites to choose from including group camping sites, this campground adjacent to Seeley Lake is a local favorite. 48 individual campsites are available at this campground. One accessible site is left open until 6:00 p.m. for handcapped only use.

Reservation InfoIndividual sites are available on a first-come first-served basis.
No. of Sites48
No. of Accessible sites1
Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Camping

The only sites available for reservation are group camp sites (Unit A & Unit B). Unit A has approximately 6 vehicle parking spaces (based on head-in or diagonal parking; parking area dimensions 57 feet wide and 25 feet deep)with about 4 tent spaces. A maximum of 25 people are allowed. Amenities at the site include 3 picnic tables and 2 fire rings (1 handicap accessible table and 1 handicap accessible fire ring). Unit B has approximately 9 vehicle parking spaces (based on head-in or diagonal parking; parking area dimensions 84 feet wide and 28 feet deep) with about 4 tent spaces. A maximum of 25 people are allowed. Amenities at the site include 3 picnic tables and 2 fire rings (1 handicap accessible table and 1 handicap accessible fire ring).

Reservation Info To make reservations, visit www.recreation.gov

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No. of Sites 2
No. of Accessible sites 1
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
47.18471
  Longitude : 
-113.49380
  Elevation : 
4000 feet