Recreation


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Welcome to the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest!  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 Open no water
Aspen Grove Group Use Campground Closed
Aspen Grove Picnic Area Open
Bar Gulch Cabin Open
Benchmark Campground Open
Calf Creek Cabin Open 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 Open
Copper Creek Campground Closed
Coulter Campground Open
Cromwell Dixon Campground Closed
Crystal Lake Cabin Open
Crystal Lake Campground Closed no water available
Cummings Cabin Open
Dearborn Trailhead Open
Deep Creek Picnic Area Open
Double Falls Campground Open No potable water available
Dry Wolf Cabin Open
Dry Wolf Campground Closed no water available
Eagle Guard Cabin Open Non-motorized access only 12/2 to 5/15
Elk Creek Trailhead Open
Elko Campground Open
Forest Lake Camping Area None
Gibson Boating Site Open
Gipsy Lake Campground Closed closed due to Woods Creek Fire
Gipsy Lake Day Picnic Area Closed closed due to Woods Creek Fire
Granite Butte Lookout Open 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 Open no water available
Green Gulch Dispersed Camp Campground Open no water
Hay Canyon Campground Open no water available
Home Gulch Campground Open
Hunters Spring Cabin Open
Indian Flats Cabin Open
Indian Meadows Trailhead Open
Jellison Place Campground Closed
Judith Guard Station Cabin Open Call Ranger District office or Supervisor's Office for updated information on weather and road conditions. No water available.
Judith Station Day Use Area Open Water available
Jumping Creek Campground Open no water
Kading Cabin Open Winter access to the cabin is via a 7-mile stretch of road passable by snowmobile, snowshoe, skis or dog sled.
Kading Campground Closed
Kenck Cabin Open
Kings Hill Cabin Open Contact WSS Ranger District for current weather and road conditions
Kings Hill Campground Closed As of 9/17/21 there is no water available
Logging Creek Campground Open no water available
Many Pines Campground Closed no water at this time
Marias Pass Historic Site Interpretive Site Open
Meriwether Picnic Area Open
Mill Falls Campground Closed No potable water available
Monument Peak Lookout Closed Call Ranger District or Supervisor's Office for updated weather and road conditions
Moose Creek Cabin Open
Moose Creek Campground Open
Moose Creek Campground - Little Belt Mountains Open No water available
Mortimer Gulch Campground Open
Nevada Creek Cabin Open
Park Lake Campground Open
Park Lake Day Use Area Open
Richardson Campground Open No drinking water available
Rillway Cabin Open
Silver Crest Winter Recreation Area Open
Skidway Campground Closed
South Fork Campground Open
South Fork Sun Trailhead Open
Spring Creek Campground Open no water available
Strawberry Lookout Cabin Open Non-motorized access only for last mile - 10/15 to 5/15
Summit Campground Closed
Summit Trailhead Open
Ten Mile Picnic Area Open
Thain Creek Campground Open no water available
Thompson Guard Station Closed CLOSED DUE TO WOODS CREEK FIRE. Winter access to the cabin is via a 4-mile stretch of road passable by snowmobile, snowshoe, skis or dog sled.
Timber Creek Dispersed Campground Open
Van Deriet Campground Open
Vigilante Campground Open
West Fork Cabin Open Contact the ranger district office for current weather and road conditions
West Fork Teton Campground Closed No water available
Wood Lake Campground Open
Wood Lake Picnic Site Open

Recreation Areas