Cliff Point Campground

Area Status: Open

Cliff Point Campground is located in southwestern Montana on the shoreline of scenic Cliff Lake. It is approximately 43 miles south of Ennis and 35 miles west of Yellowstone National Park. Each site in the small 6 camping units is equipped with a picnic table and fire ring and all reservations are made via There is a centrally located vault toilet and drinking water tap. Some of the sites have partial shade. We recommend trailer lengths do not exceed 16'. 

There is a boat launch at this site and easy access for fishing.

An undeveloped natural-surface boat launch is very close by and the lake has a no-wake speed limit. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating, and nearby hiking and ATV trails. All campsites are reservation only. With some tight curves and small turn-around loop, the campground may not be suitable for long trailers or RVs. Snow may hamper access during early and late seasons.

At a Glance

Reservations: To make reservations visit Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water
Fees: There is a $15.00 per night fee for this campground.
Open Season: Mid May to mid September
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: 16 day stay limit. Food Storage Requirements.
Closest Towns: Ennis, Montana
Water: Yes; available spring/summer
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Madison Ranger District
Phone: (406) 682-4253

General Information


From Ennis travel South on Highway 287 for approximately 37 miles. Turn West on Forest Road 241 and continue 5 miles to the campground.  There are sign along the way for Wade and Cliff Lakes.

General Notes:

The campground is open from mid May through mid September.  The specific dates change annually so please call ahead for exact dates.

No cell service.

Garbage services are available May 15- Sept. 15.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

This is a small lakeside campground in an open area with little shade and spectacular views.

No. of Sites 6 units
Reservation Info The 6 sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
Fire Information There are fire rings at each site.

RV Camping

There are 6 sites at this small campsite and can accommodate RVs up to 16 feet in length.

Size Restrictions 16 feet maximum trailer length
Fees: There is a per night fee at this campground.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Many fishing opportunities available between Cliff and Wade Lakes. 

Permit: Please check with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for licensing and permit information.

River and Stream Fishing

While the lakes provide some excellent fishing, there are a number of streams in the area that are blue ribbon level fishing streams.

Permit: Please check with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for licensing and permit information.

Ice Fishing

The lakes freeze in the winter.  Call ahead for specific lake conditions.

Permit: Please check with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for licensing and permit information.

Day Hiking

There are some nice hiking opportunities around the lake.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Viewing Wildlife

Moose are known to frequent the lakeshore around dusk and dawn.

Bears are prevalent in the area, be bear aware and follow the food storage requirement.

Otters may be present, be vigilant and keep your dogs on leash at all times.

Viewing Scenery

The views from the campground are top notch.

Boating - Motorized


The water is cold and clear, a great place for a summer afternoon swim.


Camping trailer: Up to 16 feet
Picnic tables: Each site
Tent camping: 6 sites
Toilets: Vault (No showers)
Fee charged for some activities: Per night

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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6400 feet