River Point Campground

Area Status: Closed

On the west side of Seeley Lake, this campground and picnic area has a stretch of beach that is a great place for playing in the water or people watching while you relax in the shade of the trees. The campground and picnic area are located where the Clearwater River and Seeley Lake meet.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 27, 2022.

Reservations Required through Recreation.gov May 28-Sept. 6

Sites change to first come, first served free of charge the Tuesday after Labor Day until October 1st when the campground closes for the Season.
Reservations: Reservations through Recreation.gov are required May 28 –Sept. 6. Reservations will be available for booking starting on May 1, 2021 at 8 a.m. Mountain Time.
Rentals & Guides: Boat, canoe and bike rentals available in the town of Seeley Lake 3 miles southeast.
Fees: $20 per night. $5 fee for each additional vehicle after two vehicles.
Open Season: Friday before Memorial Day - Labor Day
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Food storage orders are in place. Please see our Bear Safety and Food Storage Information for important information about food storage to protect you and the bears from unwanted encounters.
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 3 miles northwest on Boy Scout Road.
General Notes: A picnic table and fire ring is available at each campsite. Fishing, swimming, and canoeing opportunities on Seeley Lake and the Clearwater River. Recycling bins. On-site volunteer campground host. Daily law enforcement patrols. 3 miles to groceries, gas, and sport rentals.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

The campground is forested and is set a short distance away from the picnic area and beach - which offers privacy, yet access to the shore.

No. of Sites 27
No. of Accessible sites
Difficulty Level: Easy

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fish from the shore or by boat at Seeley Lake.

Fish Species Brown trout, largemouth bass, mountain whitefish, northern pike, yellow perch, kokanee
Difficulty Level: Easy

Ice Fishing

A treat in the winter months, this lake freezes over and makes for fun ice fishing.

Fish Species Brown trout, largemouth bass, mountain whitefish, northern pike, yellow perch, kokanee
Difficulty Level: Easy


This picnic area is between the lake and the campground and has room to spread out as well as a gorgeous view of the water, trees, and mountains. What more could a person want?! It's perfect for a picnic. The picnic area has tables, fire rings, water, and is very close to the restrooms and parking area.

No. of Sites 8
No. of Accessible sites
Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Picnicking

Group picnic area has group fire ring, walking path, horseshoe pits, and a sand volleyball court (bring own equipment for the pits and court).

No. of Sites 1
No. of Accessible sites
Difficulty Level: Easy

Boating - Motorized

Seeley Lake is a local favorite for motor boating and jet skiing.
Launch Ramps
Trailer Parking yes
Difficulty Level: Easy

Boating - Non-Motorized

Non-motorized boating is a great way to view wildlife and appreciate the landscape in the area. Motorized boating is permitted on Seeley Lake, so most non-motorized boats find areas away from high traffic watercraft use. Early mornings are also a good time for non-motorized craft.
Type of Craft canoe, kayak, row boats


A great way to spend a hot day in or out of the water. This campground has a developed beach that makes for easy access to the water's edge and is shaded if you don't want to hit the water, but want to stay cool.
Difficulty Level: Easy


Waterskiing is a popular sport here.
Difficulty Level: Easy

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