Recreation

Kayakers on Moose Lake
 

Astride the Continental Divide in southwest Montana, the 3.3-million-acre Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is the nation's undiscovered jewel. Across the dozen or so mountain ranges that are in the forest, there's a variety of recreational opportunity.

Here you can find the primitive experience of wilderness, the freedom of driving backcountry roads and trails, fishing high-mountain lakes and streams and the serenity of small campgrounds, where dinner tastes extra good because it was made over an open fire!

Explore with us the many aspects and elevations of recreation in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

Reports

The Recreation Fee Site Accomplishment Reports highlight recreation accomplishment provided through recreation fee dollars, the revenues and expenditures, and a sampling of planned projects for the Forests and Grasslands in the Northern Region. Your fee dollars continue to do amazing things - thank you for your support! See how funds are used from the Recreation Fee Sites across Region 1.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Antone Station Open to Visitor Access to the cabin is dependent on weather conditions.
Aspen Picnic Area   
Bear Creek Bunkhouse Open to Visitor Water is available during the summer months.
Bear Creek Cabin Open to Visitor No water available
Beaverdam Campground and Picnic Area    Water available during summer months
Birch Creek Cabin Open to Visitor Electricity available. Water unavailable during winter months.
Black Butte Cabin Open to Visitor Drinking water unavailable
Bloody Dick Cabin Open to Visitor Water unavailable during winter months.
Boulder Creek Campground   
Branham Lakes Campground and Picnic Area   
Cable Mountain Campground   
Canyon Creek Cabin Open to Visitor No water available
Canyon Creek Campground   
Cliff Point Campground   
Cottonwood Campground   
Crystal Park Picnic and Mineral Collection Area Open to Visitor
Delmoe Lake Campground and Picnic Area Open to Visitor Water available during summer months
Dinner Station Campground and Picnic Area   
Douglas Creek Cabin Open to Visitor
East Fork Group Picnic Area   
Fleecer Cabin Open to Visitor
Flint Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Fourth of July Campground Open to Visitor
Freedom Point Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Gordon Reese Cabin Open to Visitor
Grasshopper Campground and Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Grassy Point Picnic Area   
Hells Canyon Guard Station Open to Visitor
High Rye Cabin Open to Visitor
Hogan Cabin Open to Visitor
Horse Prairie Cabin Open to Visitor Water unavailable during winter months.
Little Joe Campground Open to Visitor
Lodgepole Campground   
Lodgepole Campground Open to Visitor
Lowland Campground and Picnic Area    Water available during summer months
Madison River Campground   
May Creek Cabin Open to Visitor No water available
May Creek Campground   
Mill Creek Campground   
Miner Lake Campground   
Mono Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Moose Lake Cabin Open to Visitor Water is unavailable during winter months.
Mussigbrod Campground   
North Van Houten Campground   
Orofino Campground and Picnic Area   
Pettengill Campground Open to Visitor
Philipsburg Bay Campground   
Piney Campground and Picnic Area   
Pintler Campground Open to Visitor
Potosi Campground and Picnic Area   
Price Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Racetrack Cabin Open to Visitor
Racetrack Campground and Picnic Area   
Rainbow Bay Picnic Area   
Red Bridge Fishing Access   
Reservoir Lake Campground and Picnic Area   
Seymour Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Sheepshead Recreation Area Open to Visitor
South Van Houten Campground   
Spillway Campground   
Spring Hill Campground   
Steel Creek Campground   
Stony Cabin Open to Visitor Water unavailable during winter months
Stony Campground   
Thompson Park    During the winter months gates are closed but you can ski/walk in to recreate.
Twin Lakes Cabin Open to Visitor
Twin Lakes Campground   
Vigilante Cabin Open to Visitor Water unavailable during winter months
Wade Lake Campground and Picnic Areas   
Wall Creek Cabin Open to Visitor
West Fork Cabin Open to Visitor
West Fork of Rock Creek Cabin Open to Visitor Water unavailable during winter months
Areas & Activities


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