Coulter Campground

Area Status: Open

Coulter Campground offers 5 boat-in campsites on the east side of Upper Holter Lake and adjacent to the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness. Approximately 1 mile north is a large day-use area (Meriwether Picnic Site) with wilderness access and boat docks. A scenic river trail provides access between the campground and picnic site.  The campground, located within a scenic river canyon, provides excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Fish Your National Forests: Fish available include: Trout, Walleye; Types of fishing available include: Shore, Motorized boat, Spin, Bait; 

At a Glance

Fees: Free
Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: 1 Vaulted Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Located on I-15 north from Helena to the Gates of the Mountains or Wolf Creek exits. Boat access only from the Gates of the Mountains Boat Club or the Holter Dam area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 7 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Lake and Pond Fishing

Excellent fishing for perch and trout in Holter Lake


Boating - Non-Motorized

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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