Pettengill Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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 $6.00 per night fee.
Closest Towns: Wise River, MT
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Wise River Ranger District
Phone: (406) 832-3178

General Information


From the intersection of Montana HWY 43 and the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway (FS Road 73) proceed south on 73 for approximately 10 miles to the campground.

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Drinking water June 1 - September 15
Toilets Vault
Tent camping 3 sites
Camping trailer Up to 24 feet
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6250 feet