Gold Rush Campground

Area Status: Open

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.
Fees: No fee
Open Season: - Open year-round, not plowed.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Thompson Falls, Montana
Water: No drinking water is available
Restroom: Vault toilets
Information Center: Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District, 406-826-3821

General Information

Directions: 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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

This 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
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

The 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
Difficulty Level: Difficult

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3500 feet