Basin Canyon Campground and Picnic Area

The Basin Canyon Campground is a small undeveloped campground near Boulder River.  There is some interesting geology in the area as well with Indian Head Rock nearby.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Toilets, Drinking water
Fees: There is no fee ($0.00) for this campground.
Closest Towns: Basin, MT
Water: No Drinking Water
Restroom: Toilets
Information Center: Butte Ranger District
Phone: 406-494-2147

General Information


From I-15 take exit #156 to Basin.  Take Forest Road 1723/Basin Creek Road North for approximately 3 miles to the campground.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

There are two undeveloped campsites.  There is no drinking water available so please plan accordingly.  There is no garbage service at this campground so please pack out what you pack in. 

No. of Sites Two undeveloped sites near Basin Creek

RV Camping

The campground can accommodate trailers up to 16 feet in length.  There are no hookups available.

Size Restrictions 16 feet maximum trailer length

River and Stream Fishing

There are fishing opportunities nearby in the Boulder River approximately 3 miles south of the campground.

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


There is a day use area at this campground, however there is no drinking water available and there is no garbage service.  Please pack out what you pack in.


Camping trailer: Maximum 16 feet
Tent camping: 2 Sites
Drinking water: No Drinking Water

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