Pettengill Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This campground is named after an early homesteader, the "Wild Man of the Mountains" George Pettingill.  His grave is nearby.  He is widely admired in the area although he was somewhat of a hermit.  The campground is located where the Wise River meets Pettengill Creek.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees There is a per night fee for this campground.
Closest Towns: Wise River, MT
Water: None
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Wise River Ranger District
Phone: (406)832-3178

General Information


The campground is located 10 miles south of Wise River on Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway Road 73.

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River and Stream Fishing

The Wise Rive is adjacent to the campground.

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

Scenic Driving

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Drinking water
Toilets Vault (No showers)
Tent camping 3 sites
Camping trailer Up to 24 feet

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6250 feet