Monture Creek Campground


Area Status: Open

Open, grassy areas and large ponderosa pine make this out-of-the-way campground a delight for people who like open spaces as well as trees. The campground is located along Monture Creek and adjacent to the Monture Creek Trailhead. Fishing opportunities available. 16 miles by trail to Bob Marshall and 11 miles to Scapegoat wildernesses. Public stock facilities available.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No fees. First Come First Served.

No water available.

Open year-round.
Fees: No fee
Open Season: May - September
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Please see our Bear Safety and Food Storage Requirements Information page for important information about food storage to protect you and bears from unwanted encounters.
Closest Towns: Ovando, Montana
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilet
Information Center: Seeley Lake Ranger District, 406-677-2233

General Information

Directions: From the junction of Montana highways 83 and 20 (also known as ""Clearwater Junction"") travel east on highway 200 for 12.5 miles. Turn north on Monture Road #89 and drive 7.5 miles on a good gravel road.
General Notes: A picnic table and fire ring is available at each campsite. 8 miles to groceries and gas. Patrolling volunteer campground hosts. Periodic law enforcement patrols.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Grassy areas and trees for shade make this a nice setting for camping. Monture creek is available for fishing and there is a trailhead adjacent to the campground.
No. of Sites 5
No. of Accessible sites
Difficulty Level: Easy

RV Camping

There are no hookups available, but grassy areas and trees for shade make this a nice setting for RV camping. Monture Creek is available for fishing and there is a trailhead adjacent to the campground.
No. of Sites 1
Difficulty Level: Easy

River and Stream Fishing

Creek is near the campground entrance. Monture Creek offers wade fishing and bank fishing.
Fish Species brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, westslope cutthroat trout, mountain whitefish
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Backpacking

This campground is conveniently close to the Monture Creek Trailhead. By trail, it is 16 miles to the Bob Marshall Wilderness and 11 miles to the Scapegoat Wilderness. This is a primary entrance to the wildernesses.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Horse Camping

This campground is adjacent to the Monture Creek Trailhead and has facilities for horse camping.
No. of Sites 1
Size Restrictions yes
Corrals yes
Loading Ramp yes
Hitching Rails yes
Watering Tank yes
Difficulty Level: Easy

Horse Riding

This campground is adjacent to the Monture Creek Trailhead. By trail, it is 16 miles by trail to the Bob Marshall Wilderness and 11 miles to the Scapegoat Wilderness. Public stock facilities are available in the area.
Size Restrictions yes
Corrals yes
Loading Ramp yes
Hitching Rails yes
Water Availability yes
Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

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  • Click here to learn about staying safe and following the rules of bear country.
  • Click here to find a map to take on your adventures.
  • Click here to find out more about obtaining permits or passes for certain activities on the forest.
  • Click here to find avalanche infornation

Location

 
  Latitude : 
47.124766

  Longitude : 
-113.145175

  Elevation : 
4100 feet