Crystal Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Crystal Lake Campground located on Crystal Lake in the shadow of Mt. Harlow at an elevation of 5,700 feet. The 28 campsites are large and widely spaced. The campground is attractive with several hiking trails and a picturesque lake, well suited for canoeing. Bring a tube, raft or canoe. This is an excellent family campground not only because of the lake, but also the large network of trails. A nominal fee charged per day per site. Limit of 10 people per site. Please limit your stays to 16 days.

Bears may frequent the area; keep all food out of sight in approved containers and remove all food from area after eating. Mandatory food storage is required.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Reminder that many hazard trees were removed, so the area looks very different now.
Fees $10/Night for single unit
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Lewistown, Harlowton, Stanford.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: 3 Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Judith Ranger District 406-566-2292

General Information

Directions:

From Lewistown travel west on US HWY 87 (aka: US Hwy 87-North) 8.7 miles to Forest Access sign (Crystal Lake Road). Turn left onto Crystal Lake Road (dirt) and go 5.3 miles to a Y intersection. Bear left and go 3.9 miles to Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign, continuing on Crystal Lake Road, and go 12.7 miles to campground. Crystal Lake Road varies from a narrow two-lane road to single-lane. The last 5.7 miles are paved.


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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites28 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sites3 of 28

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.79388889

  Longitude : 
-109.5111111

 



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