Elkhorn Picnic Area


Elkhorn Picnic Area is located approximately 18 miles south of Boulder, MT; east of MT Highway 69. The area is located in the historic ghost town of Elkhorn and Elkhorn State Park. Elkhorn showcases a 19th century mining town that includes the historic Fraternity Hall and Gillian Hall nestled within the privately owned town of Elkhorn. In the early days, Elkhorn was the site of a silver mine; long since closed leaving a picturesque town for visitors.

There are tables and toilet facilities at the picnic area.

At a Glance

Reservations: N/A
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees N/A
Open Season: Memorial Day weekend
Closest Towns: Boulder, MT
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Butte-Jefferson Ranger District
Phone: 406-494-2147

General Information


From Boulder, MT, take MT Highway 69 south for approximately six miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road #258 and continue for approximately 12 miles. The picnic area is located just before you enter the town of Elkhorn on the right. The road is a gravel road suitable for passenger vehicle access. Watch for ATVs, motorcycles, and other OHVs on the road.

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Picnic tables
Toilets Vault (No showers)

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