Powell Campground

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Powell Campground

Adjacent to the Wild and Scenic Lochsa River, 60 miles southwest of Missoula, MT and 88 miles northeast of Kooskia, ID, the Powell Campground has 3 paved loops and sits in a mature stand of mixed-conifers and shrubs, providing nice shade for all of the campsites. A popular destination for visitors from Montana, as well as travelers along Highway 12, it is often used for family reunions, weddings and large group gatherings, and is the only campground in this prospectus to offer electrical hook-ups. The campground is walking distance to the historic Powell Ranger Station and Lochsa Lodge, which has a restaurant, rental cabins, convenience store and fuel. Visitors to Powell Campground often enjoy relaxing by the river, fishing, rafting and swimming as well as hiking and backpacking on some of the nearby trails.  A campground host is usually on duty during open season.


The Campground will accomodate 40-ft. RV's.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open seasonally. Reservations accepted at www.Recreation.gov.
Reservations: To make a reservation, please visit Powell Campground on Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
  • $14.00 - Single Unit Without Electricity (Loop A)
  • $20.00 – Single Unit With Electricity (Loop B)
  • $2.00 - Extra Vehicle
  • Reduced Camp Fee TBD after water is off.
Open Season: TBA 2020 - TBA 2020
Closest Towns: Lolo, MT
Water: Drinking water is provided by 6 separate hydrants throughout the campground
Restroom: 1 flush toilet and 4 vault toilets
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Lochsa/Powell Ranger District, 208-942-3113

General Information


Powell Campground is located on Rd. # 102, one half mile off of US Highway 12, near milepost 162. This road is paved and is the access to Powell Ranger Station and Lochsa Lodge. This junction is 60 miles southwest of Missoula and 88 miles northeast of Kooskia.

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Day Hiking

Lewis and Clark Trail #25 passes through the campground and access to the Historic Lolo Trail Corridor is across Highway 12 on Rd. # 569.



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