Fishtrap Lake Campground


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.

No reservations are taken. The campground is first come, first served.
Reservations: No reservations are taken. The campground is first come, first served.
Fees $10 per night. $5 fee for each additional vehicle after two vehicles.
Open Season: Spring - Fall
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.

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