Dry Wolf Campground

Area Status: Closed

Located in the heart of Charlie Russell Country, Dry Wolf Campground’s 25 campsites are along Dry Wolf Creek. Dry Wolf Campground is usually open from June through the middle of fall. The largest slot can accommodate a maximum trailer length of 45 feet.

Bandbox Mountain surrounds the campground where marine fossils can be found. Campers can fish from the two platforms along Dry Wolf Creek near the campground.

All campgrounds on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest are first-come, first-served. Reservations are not available. Camping is limited to 16 consecutive days in one location. A campground fee is required. Please pay at the self-serve campground fee station. Campsites cannot be reserved by simply paying for the site; camper must be present. A food storage order is in effect from March 1st to December 1st to prevent human-bear conflicts on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. Store all unattended food and attractants properly. Please see Food Storage Order for specifics. Open and close dates can vary depending on snowfall conditions. Please call the local district office or check our website. Leashed dogs are welcome. Horses are not allowed in campgrounds. Motorized OHVs must stay on the campground road. The campgrounds include access to potable water during the warmer months, and all have at least one handicap accessible vault toilet. Each campsite has a fire ring and/or grill, and a picnic table. Even if water is unavailable, campground fees are still required.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: no water available
Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees: $15/night for single unit.  No more than 10 people per site.
Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3), UNKNOWN Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Stanford, take US Highway 87 north 1.2 miles to Forest Access sign. Turn left at sign and go 4.3 miles to Y intersection. Bear right at intersection and go 15.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. All but the first mile is gravel and dirt and last 8 miles is single-lane.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 25 single camp sites, 2 day use sites and 1 group use area.  No camping at the day or group use areas. 
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites all are accessible.



Toilets: 3 vault toilets

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  • Hunters With Disabilities
    These maps show access routes for hunters with disabilities that are licensed as required by the State of Montana. Access requirements and specifics are defined in the first page of this brochure.


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