Recreation

Welcome to the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest and the "million acre backyard" of our local communities.  The accessible forest landscape here provides abundant opportunities for local residents and visitors to enjoy our wildlife, history and scenery.  Roads and trails support a balance of motorized and non-motorized recreation including: hiking. biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, OHV riding, snowmobiling and driving for pleasure.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Aspen Campground Closed to Visitor Water available. 
Aspen Grove Group Use Campground Closed to Visitor Snowed in
Aspen Grove Picnic Area Closed to Visitor Snowed in
Benchmark Campground Closed to Visitor
Calf Creek Cabin Open to Visitor The last 7 miles of the road is closed from approximately 12/1 through 5/15. It is a designated groomed snowmobile trail. Travel the last 7 miles must be made by skiing, snowmobiling or walking. Due to snow conditions, travel on Forest Service Road #119 may be limited through the end of May. Please call (406) 547-3361 or (406) 236-5511 to verify the road condition.
Cave Mountain Campground Closed to Visitor
Copper Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Snowed in
Crystal Lake Cabin Open to Visitor Please contact the ranger district for updated weather and road conditions.
Crystal Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Deep Creek Picnic Area   
Dry Wolf Cabin Open to Visitor Call ranger district for current road conditions
Dry Wolf Campground    Water available
Eagle Guard Cabin Open to Visitor Contact the ranger district for updated weather and road conditions
Elko Campground Closed to Visitor No water
Fairview to Willow Creek Trail   
Forest Lake Camping Area   
Granite Butte Lookout Open to Visitor Granite Butte is located atop the Continental Divide and is exposed to harsh site conditions. Strong winds are common year round and temperatures drop to below zero temperatures in the winter months. Winter renters should be prepared for a 4 mile ski or snowmobile trip into the tower and to bring appropriate cold weather camping equipment and gear. Winter renters are encouraged to check weather conditions and to call the Lincoln Ranger Station for current conditions.
Grasshopper Campground Closed to Visitor Water available
Hay Canyon Campground   
Home Gulch Campground    Water available
Hunters Cabin    Call Musselshell Ranger District for updated information.
Judith Guard Station Rental Cabin Open to Visitor Call Ranger District office or Supervisor's Office for updated information on weather and road conditions
Judith Station Campground   
Jumping Creek Campground    Water available
Kading Cabin Open to Visitor Contact ranger district for updated weather and road conditions
Kading Campground   
Kenck Cabin Open to Visitor Call Ranger District for updated weather and road conditions
Kings Hill Cabin Open to Visitor Contact WSS Ranger District for current weather and road conditions
Kings Hill Campground Closed to Visitor
Logging Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Water available
Many Pines Campground Closed to Visitor Water available
Memorial Falls Trail - Trail Number 738   
Meriwether Picnic Area   
Missouri Beaver Creek Trail   
Missouri River Canyon Trail   
Monument Peak Lookout Closed to Visitor Call Ranger District or Supervisor's Office for updated weather and road conditions
Moose Creek Campground   
Moose Creek Campground - Little Belt Mountains Closed to Visitor Water available
Mortimer Gulch Campground    Water available
Richardson Campground Open to Visitor No water
Russian Flat Campground   
Silver Crest Winter Recreation Area Open to Visitor
Skidway Campground   
Skidway Cross-Country Ski Trail Open to Visitor
South Fork Campground Closed to Visitor Water available
Spring Creek Campground    Water available
Thain Creek Campground    Water available
West Fork Cabin    Contact the ranger district office for current weather and road conditions
Whitetail Camp Campground    No water
Wood Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Water available