Recreation


A Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness sign nailed to a tree next to a trail in the forest

Discover an Area by Activity

Select an activity to find an area to visit.

Our recreation opportunities are organized by activity and by corridor. To browse by activity type, use the drop-down menu above to select your activity of choice.

To browse recreation areas by location, click on the corridor name below. Learn more about each corridor on the Travel Planner page.

The table below highlights the status and current conditions of popular recreation locations on the forest. For more information about each location, click on the link under Area Name to navigate to the page dedicated to each location.

Sites that are open seasonally are typically open during the summer months, but precise opening and closing dates vary by location. Please click on the Area Name for opening and closing dates for specific locations for the current season.

This table is not an exhaustive list of recreation opportunities on the forest. For more information, please click the corridor names above or the activity names in the left-hand column.

Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Apgar Campground Open Open seasonally.
Aquarius Campground and Purple Beach Group Site Closed Open seasonally.
Bald Mountain Lookout Closed Open seasonally by reservation only. Reservations are accepted on www.Recreation.gov and typically fill several months in advance.
Boyd Creek Campground Open Fees collected during open season. Visitors may use the campground in the off season, but should note that services such as restroom cleaning will not be provided. Access may be limited seasonally due to snow.
Bridge Creek Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
CCC Campground Open Services such as restroom cleaning only offered during the summer season. Access may be limited seasonally due to snow.
Castle Butte Lookout Closed Open seasonally by reservation only. Reservations are accepted on www.Recreation.gov and typically fill several months in advance.
Castle Creek Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Cedars Campground None Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Clark Mountain/Orogrande Trailhead Open
Crooked River Campground #3 Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Crooked River Campground #4 Temporarily Closed Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Ditch Creek Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Dixie Meadow Campground Open
Elk Creek Campground Open Some sites are reservable; reservations are accepted on www.Recreation.gov.
Elk Summit Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Fish Creek Campground Open Potable water may not be available for Memorial Day Weekend due to persistent snow. Contact 208-983-1950 for updates. | Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow. The Fish Creek Pavilion is an on-site picnic area that can be reserved for day use. The nearby Fish Creek Group Site is a primative, dispersed camping site that can be reserved for up to 75 people.
Five Mile Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
French Gulch Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Giant White Pine Campground and Trailhead Open Open seasonally. Water shut off September 30, 2022.
Glade Creek Group Campground Open
Glover Campground Open Fees collected during open season. Visitors may use the campground in the off season, but should note that services such as restroom cleaning will not be provided. Access may be limited seasonally due to snow.
Granite Springs Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Halfway House Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Hidden Creek Campground Open Open seasonally.
Iron Phone Junction Campground Open
Jerry Johnson Campground Closed Open seasonally; contact the Lochsa-Powell Ranger District for information.
Johnson Bar Campground & Group Site Open Individual campsites are open year-'round; fees collected during open season. Visitors may use the campground in the off season, but should note that services such as restroom cleaning will not be provided. Access may be limited seasonally due to snow. Group site only open seasonally and can be reserved on www.Recreation.gov.
Kelly Forks Cabin Closed Open seasonally. Reservations accepted on www.Recreation.gov.
Kelly Forks Campground Open Open seasonally.
Knife Edge Campground and River Access Temporarily Closed The Knife Edge Campground is temporarily closed to camping to allow use of the area as parking space during the whitewater boating season. Effective May 16 through June 30, 2022.
Laird Park Campground Open Water is currently not turned on due to issues with the water system; plan to bring your own drinking water. | Open seasonally. Water shut off September 30, 2022.
Leggett Creek Campground Open
Limber Luke Campground and Trailhead Open
Little Boulder Campground Open Open seasonally. Water shut off September 30, 2022.
Lolo Creek Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Lolo Pass Visitor Center Open Lolo Pass Visitor Center is open Thursday through Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (PDT). It is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Restrooms are available 24/7 for those traveling the U.S. Highway 12 corridor.
Lookout Butte Lookout Closed Open seasonally by reservation only. Reservations are accepted on www.Recreation.gov and typically fill several months in advance.
Mackay Bar Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Mallard Creek Campground Open
Meadow Creek Cabin Closed Due to heavy damage to the trails accessing Meadow Creek Cabin during recent wildfire, this facility is not currently available to rent. Forest staff continue to repair bridges and other structures and are assessing when the facility can be re-opened.
Meadow Creek Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Newsome Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Noe Creek Campground Open Open seasonally.
North Fork Slate Creek Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
O'Hara Campground Open Open seasonally. Some sites are reservable; reservations are accepted on www.Recreation.gov.
Orogrande Campground #1 and #2 Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Orogrande Campground #3 and #4 Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Orogrande Summit Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Oxbow Campsite Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Partridge Creek Campground None Open seasonally.
Poet Creek Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Powell Campground Open Open seasonally. Reservations accepted at www.Recreation.gov. Reservations end September 11, 2022; campground closes October 31, 2022.
Race Creek Campground Open Open year-yound, but may not be accessible due to snow. No toilet service November-March.
Rackliff Campground Open Fees collected during open season. Visitors may use the campground in the off season, but should note that services such as restroom cleaning will not be provided. Access may be limited seasonally due to snow.
Rainy Day Campground Open
Red River Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Rocky Bluff Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Sam's Creek Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Selway Falls Campground Open Fees collected during open season. Visitors may use the campground in the off season, but should note that services such as restroom cleaning will not be provided. Access may be limited seasonally due to snow.
Sing Lee Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Six Mile Campground Open
Slide Creek Dispersed Site Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow. No toilet service October-March.
Slims Camp Open Services such as restroom cleaning only offered during the summer season. Access may be limited seasonally due to snow.
South Fork Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Spring Bar Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow. 
Table Meadows Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Trapper Creek Camp Area Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Twenty-five Mile Bar Dispersed Site Open
Twenty-mile Bar Dispersed Site Open Services such as restroom cleaning only offered during the summer season. Access may be limited seasonally due to snow.
Washington Creek Campground Closed Open seasonally.
Weitas Creek Campground None Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Wendover Campground Closed Open seasonally.
White Sand Campground Open Fees collected during open season. Visitors may use the campground in the off season, but should note that services such as restroom cleaning will not be provided. Access may be limited seasonally due to snow.
Whitehouse Campground Closed Open seasonally.
Whitewater Boating Site Open Access to this remote site is via a rough road with many tight switchbacks, not recommended for vehicles towing trailers.
Wild Goose Campground Open Open seasonally.
Wilderness Gateway Campground Open Open seasonally. Different loops have different opening and closing dates. Reservations are accepted at www.Recreation.gov. Dump station closes Sept. 7, 2022. Flush restrooms in Loop A and Loop B closed pending replacement. Vault toilets available in both loops.
Wildhorse Campground Open Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Windy Saddle Trailhead Open

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