Wade Lake Campground and Picnic Areas


This is a spacious campground covering nearly 10 acres of wilderness around beautiful Wade Lake.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait, Ice; ADA Accessible fishing access by boat launch.

At a Glance

Reservations: Even numbered sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Odd numbered sites must be reserved. To make reservations for odd numbered sites, call toll free: 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees There is a $15 per night fee for this campground. Cash and Check only. There is no way to make change, bring correct amount. Two group sites available with a $30 per night fee.  
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: 16 day stay limit. Food Storage Requirements.
Closest Towns: Ennis, Montana
Water: Yes; available spring/summer
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Madison Ranger District
Phone: (406) 682-4253

General Information


The campground is located about 37 miles south of Ennis on Highway 287. Turn west at Wade and Cliff Lakes signs on Highway 287, take Forest Road 241 west for 5 miles.

General Notes:
  • There is no cell phone coverage in the area.


Accessible fishing access

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

This lakeside campground has 27 sites available.

No. of Sites27
Reservation InfoSites area available on a first come, first served basis.
Fees: There is a per night fee for group camping.
Rental info: There is a boat rental on the lake.

RV Camping

Size Restrictions30 feet maximum trailer length
Difficulty Level: Intermediate


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Water Activities

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets Vault (No showers) Accessible
Parking Designated Parking Spots only
Boat ramp Yes
Tent camping 27 sites
Camping trailer

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6400 feet