Lake Alva Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Situated at the north end of Lake Alva, this campground offers a chance to camp out and enjoy lake activities such as swimming, fishing and boating. There are also wildlife and bird watching opportunities here, and it is 15 miles to the Mission Mountain Wilderness. All boats on Lake Alva must operate at a “no-wake” speed year-round.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Seeley Lake Ranger District 406-677-2233
Rentals & Guides: Boat, canoe and bike rentals available in the town of Seeley Lake.
Fees Individual sites are $10.00 per night. Additional vehicle $5.00. Group Site 42: $25.00 per night. Group Site 43: $35.00 per night. Fees are charged from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. To reserve the group sites, visit
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Please see our Seeley Lake Area restrictions for important information about food storage to protect you and bears from unwanted encounters. All boats on Lake Alva must operate at a “no-wake” speed year-round.
Closest Towns: Seeley Lake, Montana
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilet
Information Center: Seeley Lake Ranger District, 406-677-2233

General Information

Directions: From the town of Seeley Lake, travel 11 miles north on Montana highway 83. The campground is on the west side of the highway, at the north end of Lake Alva.
General Notes: Concrete boat launch and boat trailer parking are available. On-site volunteer campground host. 11 miles to groceries, gas, and sports equipment rentals. Law enforcement patrols. 2 designated picnic areas with tables and fire rings. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring. Garbage dumpsters and recycling bins on-site. Some handicap accessible vault toilets available.

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