Bull River Campground and Group Site


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The Bull River Campground is located  approximately 11 miles east of the Idaho border in Montana on Hwy 200. The campground is located in a natural wooded area at the confluence of the Bull River and the Clark Fork River.  The The campground has 26 sites including one host site, with tables and fire rings accomodating up to a 40' length rv. Two of the sites are pull throughs. Amenities include potable water, flush/vault toilets, reservable group site, and a fully developed boat launch with a dock.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The campground is managed from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Campground gate is closed from December 1 to May 1, but may close earlier if we get a large amount of snow. The boat launch is available all year weather permitting.
Reservations: Campsites are on a first come first serve basis.  For the group pavilion, reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov.  Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 months in advance. 
Rentals & Guides: The Bull River Pavilion can be rented by the day and for overnight use. Reservations can be taken by the Ranger Station only 3 days in advance of your stay or contact the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov
Fees $16.00 daily fee per single site - 50% discount with US Golden Age/Access or Interagency Senior/Access Passes Group Pavilion: 1-50 people  $75.00 per night; 51-max people  $150.00 per night. Check-in/check-out 12:00 Noon
Open Season: May 1
Best Season: Summer
  • 16 Day stay limit on all National Forest System Lands.
  • Lighting of fireworks is not allowed on National Forest System Lands.
Closest Towns: Noxon, Montana
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush/Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Directions: From Trout Creek travel northwest to mile marker 11.2 on Highway 200, 0.7 miles east of the junction with Highway 56. The Highway 200 mile markers begin at the Montana/Idaho border. Dump facilities, showers, laundry, gas, ice and store are located in nearby Trout Creek. 

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