Peter's Creek Campground


This is a free campground located 42 miles south of the town of Hungry Horse on the gravel East Side Reservoir Road #38. The campground is located at an elevation of 3,600 feet and is maintained from May 15 through September 30. Peters Creek Campground is situated next to the Hungry Horse Reservoir just off the East Side Reservoir Road #38. The 6 unit campground is set back from the road and the campsites are less than 100 feet to the reservoir. The site is located in a second growth stand of trees. It is a low use site that usually has open campsites. It often is used as a base for huckleberry picking or fishing in the summer and for the late season hunt in late October and November. Campsites can accommodate tents and trailers up to 30 feet in length. All campsites have tables and metal fire rings. There is an accessible vault toilet. There is no potable water, but water is available from the reservoir and must be treated prior to consumption. Stock is not allowed in the campground. There is no garbage service and visitors need to plan to Pack It In, and Pack It Out. There is a food storage order in effect on all national forest land that requires that human and stock food, garbage, and other attractants be kept unavailable to bears. Your stay may not exceed 14 days. This is a remote location and there is no cell phone service in the area. The closest public phone is located 13 miles south at the Spotted Bear Ranger Station. Phone, gas, and food are located 42 miles north in the town of Hungry Horse.


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At a Glance

Current Conditions: For condition information call Spotted Bear RD, 406-758-5376.
Reservations: First come, first served.
Fees No fee.
Open Season: 05/15
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit, and also food storage requirements for human and stock food, garbage, and other attractants. See Visitor Guidelines.
Closest Towns: Hungry Horse, MT
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Peters Creek Campground is accessed from Highway 2. From the town of Hungry Horse, drive east on Highway 2 for ½ mile to the East Side Reservoir Road #38. Turn right (south) onto Road #38 and drive on through the town of Martin City. After two miles the pavement ends and the gravel East Side Reservoir Road continues on 42 miles to Peters Creek Campground, which is located on the right (west) side of the road. NOTE: Road #38 between mileposts 37 and 53 has a winter wildlife closure from 12/1 - 5/14.

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