Philipsburg Bay Campground

  

Philipsburg Bay Campground is adjacent to Georgetown Lake and provides ideal access to fishing, boating and water skiing. It is located in the Pintler Ranger District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the largest national forest in Montana. Surrounded by mountains of outstanding beauty, the location is perfect for visitors who enjoy mountain and water sports or those who prefer relaxing and taking in the spectacular view.

Natural Features: The campground overlooks the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. Georgetown Lake is a large mountain lake spanning close to 3,000 acres at an elevation of over 6,000 ft. Lodgepole pines enclose the lake and surrounding mountains, providing a home to abundant wildlife including moose, elk, white-tailed deer and even bighorn sheep. Water birds such as the graceful blue heron as well as hawks and other birds of prey also inhabit the lake area.

Recreation: Georgetown Lake is a prime destination for fishing and fly fishing with kokanee salmon, rainbow and brook trout being the most sought-after species. Canoeing and boating are also popular activities. Hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers will find no shortage of trails within a few miles of the campground.

Facilities: The facility has 69 sites that are all first-come, first-served, with the exception of one loop that can be reserved in advance during the summer season. It is available for RV or tent camping and is boater-friendly with paved roads and a boat ramp.

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; Boat Launch available

At a Glance

Reservations: To make reservations, call toll free: 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov  Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees There is a per night fee ($15.00) for this campground. There is a $5 day use fee per vehicle for the Boat Launch if not camping.
Restrictions: 16 day stay limit; Food Storage Requirements
Closest Towns: Philipsburg, MT
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes

General Information

Directions:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.20639, -113.29
46°12'23"N, 113°17'24"W

The campground is located in southwestern Montana, about 11 miles south of Philipsburg. Follow U.S. Route 10A south and take a right on Georgetown Lake Road. The campground is on the left adjacent to the lake.


General Notes:

To make reservations, call toll free: 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov


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Activities


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Campground Camping

There are 69 reservable sites.

No. of Sites69 units
Fees: There is a per night fee at this campground.
Reservation required?: Y
Reservation info: Reservations can be made by going to www.recreation.gov

RV Camping

Accomodates trailers up to 32 feet.

Size Restrictions32 feet maximum trailer length

Fishing

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets Vault (No showers) Accessible
Parking
Boat ramp
Fee charged for some activities $15 per night
Tent camping 69 sites
Accessible
Camping trailer Up to 32 feet

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.20639

  Longitude : 
-113.29

 



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