Gipsy Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed

Nested in the Big Belt Mountains this campground provides a serene camping experience near a small mountain lake.  A non-motorized trail extends from the campground into the Big Belt Mountains, past several spectacular mountain lakes, to an area called the Needles, named for its odd rock formations.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Gipsy Lake Campground Closure (01-15-11-22-07): campground is closed due to hazard trees resulting from the 2021 Woods Creek Fire. The closure area is the area immediately north and west of FS road 8961, from the entrance to the campground westerly to the exit of the campground, and northerly along trail 150A to where trail exits the trees. This Order shall be in effect from July 19, 2022, at 6 a.m. through August 31, 2023, at 8 a.m., unless rescinded.
Reservations: Not accepted
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees: $10/Night for single unit
Restrictions: Overnight camping stays are limited to 14 days. Motorized travel on area trails is prohibited on some area trails to protect the wildlife. 
Closest Towns: White Sulphur Springs
Water: No
Restroom: 1 Vaulted Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Townsend Ranger District

General Information


Travel west from White Sulphur Springs on Highway #360.  About 1.6 miles from town the highway makes a sharp curve to the right: proceed straight onto the gravel road.  After traveling 6.5 miles the gravel road forks at the entrance to a ranch; stay to the right. As you drive the next 7.5 miles to the Helena Forest boundary the road becomes more primitive.  Within 1 mile of the Forest boundary, Road #8961 turns to south. Follow Road #8961 two miles to Gypsy Lake Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 5 single sites
Reservation Info Not reservable

Lake and Pond Fishing

Boating - Non-Motorized


Camping trailer: Up to 16 feet
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:

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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