Recreation Site Updates

Recreation site status and opening information

Page updated: 29 September 2021

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Seeley Lake RD | Superior RD

Note: Planned opening dates are subject to change based on site conditions. Please check with the local ranger station to confirm opening date.

Missoula Ranger District:

(406) 329-3814

Ninemile Ranger District

(406) 626-5201

Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District

(406) 826-3821

Seeley Lake Ranger District

(406) 677-2233

  • Big Larch Campground: Open year-round. Snow may limit access. Fees for camping begin Friday, May 27. 
  • Big Larch Dock: Open and plowed to parking area. 
  • Double Arrow Lookout: Closed in 2022 for renovations using funding from the Great American Outdoors Act!
  • Lake Alva
    • Individual Sites (Loop A) Open year-round, snow limits access. Fees for camping begin on Friday, May 27.
    • Individual Sites (Loop B) closed for season. Opens Friday, May 27 at 9 a.m. Fees for Camping Start Friday, May 27.
  • Lakeside Campground:  Opens Friday, May 27 at 9 a.m.
  • Riverpoint Campground: Opens Friday, May 27 at 9 a.m.Visit for reservations. 
  • Seeley Lake Campground: Opens Friday, May 27 at 9 a.m.
  • Monture Creek Campground: Open year-round with no-fees, no water available and snow limits access during fall-spring months.
  • All other campgrounds on the Seeley Lake Ranger District including Big Nelson, Lake Inez, Rainy Lake and Hidden Lake Campgrounds: Open year-round, limited to no services after Labor Day. Not plowed during winter.

Seeley Lake Group Camping Sites:

Superior Ranger District

(406) 822-4233


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