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Bitterroot National Forest is Ready for the Weekend

campsite at Bass Creek
A Bass Creek campsite. (Fullerton Photo)
The opening weekend of the summer camping season can include fickle weather conditions, but the Bitterroot National Forest has opened the campgrounds.

Drinking water may not be available at many of the sites this early in the season, so bring your own. And, please try to camp “light on the land,” or as the Forest Service recommends – Pack It In, Pack It out.

Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest also cautioned the public that streams are running high and fast. Be extremely cautious around flowing water and at creek crossings. He also asked people to notify the Forest Service about any roads that might be flooded, plugged culverts or downed trees.

He said there are over 200 campsites in 26 campgrounds and 1,500 miles of trails.

Of the more popular areas:

Lake Como – The boat launch is open with the dock installed and an expanded parking area. The Lower Como Campground, the Three Frogs Campground, the Picnic Area and Trailhead, the Rock Creek Horse Camp are all open. Day use passes cost $5 – season pass for the Como Recreation Area is $30 – available at outdoors retail stores and at Forest Service offices.


  • At Bass Creek, Charles Waters Campground is open.
  • Blodgett Campground is open.
  • Up the Skalkaho, Bear Creek Campground is open. Skalkaho Pass is still closed, due to snowpack and road conditions.
  • Gold Creek Campground is open.
  • Rombo Campground is open.
  • Alta Campground is open.
  • Sam Billings Campground is open.
  • Slate Creek Campground is open.
  • Fales Flat Campground is open. However, Nez Perce Pass is still closed, due to snowpack.
  • Spring Gulch Campground is Closed, due to flooding.
  • Indian Trees Campground is open.
  • Martin Creek Campground is open.
  • Jennings Campground is open.
  • Crazy Creek Campground and Crazy Creek Horse Camp are open
  • Warm Springs Campground is closed for the season.

    And, when leaving your site, make sure your campfire is out, with the coals cool to the touch.

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