Delmoe Lake Campground and Picnic Area

Area Status: Open

Delmoe Lake Campground and Picnic area is located 15 miles from Whitehall and Butte in the Whitetail-Pipestone area - a popular destination for OHV riding. The lake is a man-made reservoir controlled by the Pipestone Water Users for irrigation near Whitehall.

The campground has 25 sites for trailer and tent camping. Maximum trailer length is 32 feet. Wood is generally able to be found within the campground area. Water and restrooms are available along with garbage containers. The picnic area has tables and a boat launch primarily for fishing activities. The lake level will fluctuate during the summer season as the water is used for irrigation.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Water available during summer months
Operational Hours: Open annually, from Memorial Day through mid-September, weather dependent.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: There is an $8 per night fee for this campground plus and additional $3/vehicle per night fee typically charged Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Open Season: Memorial Day weekend
Restrictions: 16 day stay limit; Food Storage Requirements
Closest Towns: Butte, MT
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Butte-Jefferson Ranger Districts
Phone: 406-494-2147

General Information


Accessible Facilities: Toilets

General Notes:

The campground is typically open the Friday before Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.


From Butte take I-90 east to the Homestake exit (no. 233) and turn left off the ramp. Continue north on Forest Service Road #222 (Delmoe Lake Road) for approximately 10 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road #9371 and continue for approximately 0.5 miles. 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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Campground Camping

The campground has 25 sites for trailer and tent camping. Maximum trailer length is 32 feet. Water and restrooms are available.

No. of Sites There are 25 sites.
Reservation Info The sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
Fire Information There are fire rings at each site.

RV Camping

The campground can accommodate vehicles up to 32 feet in length. The are no hookups available at this campground.

Size Restrictions 32 feet maximum trailer length
Fees: There is a per night fee at this campground.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Delmoe Lake is a popular area for fishing.
Permit: Please check with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for licensing and permit information.
Hours of Operation:
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OHV Trail Riding

Off-highway vehicle enthusiasts can find fun and excitement at the nearby Whitetail-Pipestone Area. The area boasts miles of OHV routes that provide a challenge to both novice and experienced riders. the Whitetail-Pipestone Motorized Recreation Visitor Map provides information on the many routes open for OHV riding on National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. Maps are available at the Butte Ranger District, Butte Field Office of the BLM, and various businesses in Whitehall, Boulder, and Butte.


There is a group picnic area with tables, fire rings, and a boat launch for Delmoe Lake access.


Camping trailer: Up to 32 feet
Tent camping: 25 sites
Toilets: Vault - Accessible

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