Crystal Creek Campground

Area Status: Open

Crystal Creek is a small campground near Mud Lake with three camping units, toilet, and fishing access. There are no garbage services so please pack it in, pack it out. The recommended trailer length is no greater than 16 feet. There is no fee for this campsite.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open annually late June through late September, weather dependent.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Toilets, Drinking water
Fees: There is no fee ($0.00) for this campground.
Closest Towns: Philipsburg, MT
Water: None
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Pintler Ranger District
Phone: (406) 859-3211

General Information


From Philipsburg go South on Highway 1 for approximately 6 miles.  Turn southwest on Skalkaho Highway (Highway 38) and continue for approximately 25 miles.  Follow the signs to the campground.

General Notes:
  • There is no garbage service at this campground so please pack out what you pack in.
  • There is no cell phone coverage in the area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

There are 3 sites available on a first come, first served basis.

No. of Sites 3 Sites
Reservation Info Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
Fire Information There are fire rings for each site.
Fees: There is no fee for this area.

River and Stream Fishing

There are some excellent opportunities for cutthroat trout in the creek.

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

Day Hiking

There are nearby hiking trails leading into the Bitterroot Mountains.

Viewing Wildlife

The Skalkaho Game Preserve is to the west and offers some great wildlife watching.


Camping trailer: Up to 16 feet
Tent camping: 3 sites
Toilets: Vault (No showers)

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