Fishtrap Lake Campground


Area Status: Open

This is an open, sunny site with scattered trees on a flat bench above Fishtrap Lake. Non-motorized boating and lake fishing permitted. A hiking trail is available nearby.

Fish Your National Forests: Fish available include: Trout, Native Trout; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year long, snow dependent. Water will not be available until mid-June.

No reservations are taken. The campground is first come, first served.
Reservations: No reservations are taken. The campground is first come, first served.
Fees: No fee required.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Bear Safety and Food Storage Requirements Information
Closest Towns: Thompson Falls, Montana
Water: Water is available from May 25 through September 25.
Restroom: Vault toilets
Information Center: Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District, 406-826-3821

General Information

Directions: From the town of Thompson Falls, travel 5 miles east on state highway 200. Turn left (north) onto the paved Thompson River Road (do not take the graveled road). Travel 15 miles north on the Thompson River Road. Turn left (west) on Fishtrap Creek Road #516 for 14 miles. Then turn left (west) on Forest Service Road #7593 for 2 miles; road is narrow. Campground is 200 feet beyond the lake access.
General Notes: A picnic table and fire ring is available at each campsite. RV pull-throughs available.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Camp in an open forest that rests on a flat bench above Fishtrap Lake. The western larch forest is scenic in the fall.
No. of Sites 13
Difficulty Level: Easy

RV Camping

Camp in an open forest that rests on a flat bench above Fishtrap Lake. The western larch forest is scenic in the fall. Pull-through sites available.
No. of Sites 4
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fish from the shore or by boat in Fishtrap Lake.
Fish Species westslope cutthroat trout
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

The Fishtrap Lake Trail is available near the campground, and makes a loop around Fishtrap Lake and accesses Upper Fishtrap Lake.
Elevation desc 4100 feet
Difficulty Level: Easy

Boating - Motorized

A narrow, primitive boat launch is available for accessing this small lake.
Launch Ramps yes
Trailer Parking yes
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Boating - Non-Motorized

A narrow, primitive boat launch is available for accessing this small lake. Motorized boats also share the lake.
Launch Ramps yes
Trailer Parking yes
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Related Information

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
47.86146

  Longitude : 
-115.20282

  Elevation : 
4000 feet