Alta Campground


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Alta Campground features 15 campsites with 1 host site, potable water, garbage, vault toilets, and handicap accessible picnic tables.  Site will accept RV's or trailers to 30'.  Alta campground is located along the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, a popular fishing river in the area.  Large yellow-barked Ponderosa Pine tower above many of the campsites which along with fir, aspen and lodgepole pine provide shade for many of the campsites.  Painted Rocks Lake is located less than 5 miles away by paved road.  Wildlife in the area include, bald eagle, mule and whitetail deer, moose, and elk along with numerous songbirds.  Bighorn sheep can often be seen in the area.  Sites can accommodate tents and/or RV's.  Water is available at several locations within the campground.  Attractions in the area include Horse Creek Hot Springs (about 18 miles on gravel road), historic ranger station (about 4 miles on paved road), and several scenic mountain peaks accessible by foot trail.  Nearby Darby, MT (about 34 miles by paved road) is nearest full service city for all services (laundry, grocery store, etc).  Fuel, Post Office and miscellaneous supplies can be found at Conner, MT about 22 miles away by paved road).  For information on road or fire restrictions call: 406-821- 3269.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve a site by visiting or by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777).
Fees $8/Night for single unit
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Camping limited to 14 consecutive days.
Closest Towns: Darby, MT
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Darby Montana drive south on state highway 93 turn south (right) on West Fork Road (towards Painted Rocks State Park). Campground is located on your right approximately 29 miles from this intersection.

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Fire InformationCampfires allowed depending on Fire Danger level and other possible restrictions.
No. of Sites14 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites3 of 14
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