Dorr Skeels Campground

Dorr Skeels Campground Sign

Dorr Skeels Campground is located 13 miles south of Troy on Hwy 56. The Dorr Skeels Campground has 8 overnight campsites, including one host site, with tables and fire rings, 5 sites are in the tent camping only area. The 2 sites for RV's are located near the swimming beach. Amenities include potable water, vault toilets, swimming area with beach and a fully developed boat ramp with dock. A security gate is closed at 10:00 pm and opened at 07:00 am daily by the camphost. Dorr Skeels Campground Site Map [PDF, 95K]

view of the boat dock View of a boat fishing View of the water Cabinet Mtns over the lake View of the lake

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The campground is managed from May through September, but is available all year to visitors. Access is dependent upon weather conditions.
Reservations: All sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees: $16.00 daily fee per single site 50% discount with US Golden Age/Access or Interagency Senior/Access Passes
Open Season: May
Busiest Season: Summer
  • Fireworks are not allowed on National Forest System Lands.
  • 16 day stay limit on all National Forest System Lands.
  • Pets are not allowed on the beach and must be leashed at your campsite.
Closest Towns: Troy, Montana
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Directions: From Troy follow Hwy 2 east for 3 miles to the junction with Hwy 56. Turn and follow Hwy 56 for approximately 13 miles, turn right on Dorr Skeels road 1117 and follow to the campground. Laundry, gas, ice and store are located in Troy.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Sand Play

The beach at Dorr Skeels is sandy with small gravel. The slope into the water is gradual.

Campground Camping

RV Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Visit Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks web site for fishing regulations.

Fish species include eastern brook and rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, bull trout, large mouth bass, grayling, whitefish and perch.

The surface area of of the lake is 1,162.4 acres and the shore line is 12.1 miles. The maximum depth of the lake is 64 feet.

Boating - Motorized


The swimming beach includes a roped off area for beginners.

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Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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