Vigilante Campground

Area Status: Closed

Vigilante Campground is located approximately 24 miles northeast of Helena in the Big Belt Mountains.  To access the campground travel northeast of Helena on Highway #280, across the Missouri River to the small community of York.  At York continue driving straight on Road #4 to the campground.

This 7 acre campground provides access to the Hanging Valley National Recreation Trail and the scenic Trout Creek Canyon Trail.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Parking
Fees: $15/night for a single unit.  $5/night for an extra vehicle.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum length for trailers is 16ft.
Closest Towns: York and Helena, MT
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vaulted Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Helena National Forest Supervisor's and Ranger District Offices

General Information


Follow Highway 280 east of Helena about 16 miles to the small community of York. Proceed northeast along Trout Creek Road another 8 miles to the end of the road and the campground.


Closed for season, will reopen in 2024 prior to Memorial Day

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 12 single sites, 2 double sites
Reservation Info Not reservable


Parking: $5/night for an extra vehicle

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  • Hunters With Disabilities
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