Spring Gulch Campground


Spring Gulch campsite.

Located on the banks of the East Fork of the Bitterroot River, this campground is nestled in a grassy ponderosa pine area.  It offers easy access from Highway 93 and hosts 10 sites, plus 1 bicycle site, with picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets.  It also has a picnic area and handicapped accessible facilities to include a fishing pier on the river. Campground can accommodate trailers and RV's to 50'. There are no hook-ups but water is available.  

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Spring Gulch Campground is historically open by Memorial Day (if not earlier) and closes after Labor Day.  Please contact Recreation.gov for reservation information.  Please contact the Darby Ranger District at (406) 821-3913 for the current status of the campground.
Reservations: Reserve a site by visiting Recreation.gov or by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777).
Fees $15/Night for single unit, $5/Night for extra vehicle
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Camping limited to 16 consecutive days.  Quiet hours: 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.   Pets must be leashed.
Closest Towns: Sula, MT
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Accessible Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Sula, MT head northwest 2.9 miles on Highway 93. Campground is located on the East side of the highway across from Medicine Springs Road #370.

General Notes:

The East Fork flows west from within the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness to just south of Conner, MT where it joins the West Fork to form the Bitterroot River.

The upper East Fork flows west through timbered mountain terrain, while the lower portion runs through colorful cottonwood bottom-lands. During the spring runoff, the river becomes a dangerous combination of fast water and snags.  Brown, rainbow, cutthroat, Dolly, and brook trout are limited to areas with good cover, such as under-portions of the river between Sula and Conner.  Winter fishing for whitefish is popular and productive (the river is closed to trout fishing in the winter).  The catch along the East Fork is fairly evenly divided between bait, spin, and fly fisherman.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 6 single site(s), 4 double site(s), 1 20-50 people group site(s)
Fire Information Campfires allowed depending on Fire Danger level and other possible restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites 1 of 11
Sleeping Shelter no

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