Fall Campground Closures for the Lolo National Forest

September 11, 2020

Fall Campground Closures for the Lolo National Forest

MISSOULA, Mont. - The Lolo National Forest is announcing the following campground and recreation site seasonal closures and updates:

Missoula Ranger District:

  • Pattee Canyon Picnic Area – closed for the season
  • Lee Creek Campground – closes September 14
  • Lolo Creek Campground – closes September 21
  • Fort Fizzle – closes September 21
  • Big Horn Campground - closes Sept. 28
  • Dalles Campground - closes Sept. 28
  • Grizzly Campground - closes Sept. 28
  • Harry's Flat Campground - closes Sept. 28
  • Norton Campground - closes Sept. 28
  • Bitterroot Campground - remains open with limited services
  • Siria Campground - will OPEN on Sept. 28 with limited services 
  • Rock Creek designated dispersed sites will be available for public use
  • Hogback Homestead - closes Dec. 1
  • Morgan Case Homestead Cabin - open year round
  • West Fork Butte Lookout - open year round

Ninemile Ranger District

  • Kreis Pond Campground- closes December 1
  • Clearwater Crossing Campground- open year-round unless snow closes the road 

Seeley Lake Ranger District:

  • Seeley Lake Campground- closed 
  • Lakeside Campground- closed 
  • Extended season! Riverpoint Campground will remain open free of charge until September 28
  • Big Larch Campground will remain open and free of charge until snowfall with camp hosts; water services will be available until the end of September
  • Big Larch Dock will be pulled for the season on October 1
  • All other campgrounds on the Seeley Lake Ranger District will remain open free of charge but services will be limited including Big Nelson, Lake Alva, Lake Inez, Monture Creek, Rainy Lake and Hidden Lake Campgrounds
  • Double Arrow Lookout - closes Dec. 16 at 2 pm 

Seeley Lake Group Camping Sites:

  • Lake Inez Point 6 Group Site- closed 
  • Lakeside Group Site 3- closed 
  • Lake Alva Group Site - closed 
  • Big Larch Group Sites A and B open until snowfall; first come first serve no fees.

Superior Ranger District Closures

  • Savenac Visitor Center – closed 
  • Cabin City Campground – closes September 28
  • Loge Trail and Picnic Area – closes September 28
  • Sloway Campground – closes September 29
  • Quartz Campground – closes September 30
  • Up Up Lookout – closes October 10
  • Thompson Peak Lookout – closes October 10
  • Savenac Bunkhouse – closes October 15
  • Savenac West Cottage - open year round
  • Savenac Cookhouse - open year round 
  • Trout Creek Campground – open until snowfall
  • Little Joe Campground – open until snowfall
  • Peninsula Dispersed Recreation Area – open until snowfall
  • Big Creek Campground - open until snowfall 
  • Deer Creek Campground - open until snowfall 

Plains/Thompson Falls RD Closures

  • Clark Memorial Campground – closes September 29
  • Cascade Campground – closes September 28
  • West Fork Fishtrap – closes Oct. 30
  • Cougar Peak Lookout – closes October 13
  • Copper King Campground – tentatively closes October 30
  • Fishtrap Campground – tentatively closes October 30
  • Muchwater Dispersed Recreation Area – closes with snowfall
  • Goldrush Campground – open year-round
  • Bend Guard Station - open year round

 

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