Aspen Grove Group Use Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Aspen Grove Group Campground sits in forested mountain terrain on the banks of the Blackfoot River in the Helena National Forest.

At an elevation of 4,800 feet beneath a canopy of cottonwood, aspen, juniper, Lodgepole pine and Douglas fir, this campground is an ideal setting for larger families or groups seeking relaxation and recreation.

Natural Features: Visitors to Helena National Forest are treated spectacular scenery as well as an abundance of natural and cultural resources in the area.

Rugged ridges, alpine meadows, forests, grasslands and rivers provide wildlife diverse ecosystems. Grizzly bear, lynx, wolverine, deer, elk, gray wolf, moose, black bear, mountain lion, mountain goat and mountain sheep all call the area home.

Recreation: Aspen Grove Group Campground offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to hike, fish, bike and enjoy a long list of outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Indian Meadows Trailhead, located approximately 9 miles from Aspen Grove, offers access to a number of hiking trails in the Scapegoat Wilderness. Alice Creek Trailhead, located approximately 15 miles from Aspen Grove, also offers hiking opportunities into the Scapegoat Wilderness and along the Lewis and Clark historic trail to Lewis and Clark Pass.

The Blackfoot River, adjacent to the campground, is renowned for its recreational opportunities, most notably fly fishing. Blackfoot is a fast, cold river with many deep spots, making it prime habitat for populations of cutthroat, rainbow and brook trout.

Nestled in the upper Blackfoot River drainage, Lincoln is a popular destination for big game hunting and snowmobiling.

Facilities: Aspen Grove Group Campground has six sites, able to accommodate 40 people and a maximum of 15 vehicles, including trailers up to a maximum of 20 feet. Space is available for 10-15 four-person tents.

The site is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, drinking water and vault toilets.

Access to Blackfoot River is within walking distance from the campground.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout, Native Trout; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Fly, Spin

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Water available
Reservations: Reservations may be made for the group sites by visiting Recreation.gov.   Reservations must be made 1 day ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 months in advance.
Fees There is a $30/night fee for the group site.
Restrictions: The maximum trailer length is 50 feet. The duration of your stay may not exceed 14 days.
Closest Towns: Lincoln, MT
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vaulted
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lincoln Ranger District: 406-362-7000

General Information

Directions:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.97861, -112.53139
46°58'43"N, 112°31'53"W

From Lincoln, Montana, take State Route 200 east for 6.5 miles to the campground sign. Turn right at the sign, onto a gravel road, and go .5 miles to campground.

After entering the campground facility, follow the signs to the Picnic Area at the far east end of the campground, which also serves as the Group Use Area.


General Notes:

Hookups are not available

This campground is in grizzly bear country; please store food properly in the provided food storage locker

Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Water service is not provided during the “Walk In” period. Please call the Lincoln Ranger District at (406) 362-7000 for details or current conditions.


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  Latitude : 
46.97861

  Longitude : 
-112.53139

 



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