Gold Rush Campground
This site is forested and shady, and is located in a narrow canyon bottom along a stream. A hiking trail is available nearby.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Open year long, snow dependent. Restroom closes November 1, 2023.
No reservations are taken. The campground is first come, first served.
|Reservations:||No reservations are taken. The campground is first come, first served.|
|Open Season:||- Open year-round, not plowed.|
|Closest Towns:||Thompson Falls, Montana|
|Water:||No drinking water is available|
|Information Center:||Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District, 406-826-3821|
General InformationDirections: From Thompson Falls, travel west on the Prospect Creek Road for 2 miles. Turn left (east) on the Cherry Creek Road. Turn right (south) on the Dry Creek Road #352 for 6 miles. Campground is on the right (west) side close to the 6-mile marker.
General Notes: A picnic table and fire ring is available at each campsite.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingThis campground is in a shady forest - which is great for beating the heat in the summer and is a good reason to make a toasty campfire on chilly days.
|No. of Sites||7|
Day HikingThe Gold Rush Trail starts at the campground near campsite #4. The trail is less than 5 miles long, is pretty steep, and ends at the CC Divide.
|Elevation desc||Climbs from 3500 feet to 5100 feet|