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A Bass Creek campsite. (Fullerton Photo)

Bitterroot National Forest is Ready for the Weekend

The opening weekend of the summer camping season can include fickle weather conditions, but the Bitterroot National Forest has opened the campgrounds.

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Spraying at the Rombo Campground of the Bitterroot National Forest. (BNF-Northern Region Photo)

Mountain Pine Beetle Battle – Bitterroot National Forest is Spraying Campgrounds

The fight against the Mountain Pine Beetle continues on the Bitterroot National Forest - with Carbaryl spraying this month.

Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest said that campgrounds on the West Fork Ranger District will be first on the schedule this year

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Mountain sheep along the road up East Fork. (KLYQ File Photo)

Camping Fever? Only One Cure – Bitterroot National Forest – Part Three

If you follow the Bitterroot River south, it splits into the East Fork and the West Fork - two totally different experiences, but still basic Montana forest. It's a little colder there on Memorial Day, but take a heavy coat and enjoy the campfires at the Bitterroot National Forest firepits

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A typical Bitterroot campground. (KLYQ Photo)

So You Want to go Camping – Bitterroot National Forest is Ready – Part Two

You are chompin' at the bit to get out camping, but you're not ready to tramp on a backcountry trail into the wilderness.

The Stevensville Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest has some options:

  • Bass Creek Recreation Area (turn off US 93 at top of Bass Creek Hill) A large logging project will start next month, but right now the area is open. Ch
  • Como Lake campground
    Many of the campgrounds in the valley are ready. (KLYQ Photo)

    Bitterroot National Forest Kicks Off Summer Season

    Here are the phone numbers of the ranger stations.

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    Spraying for the Mountain Pine Beetle. (USFS Photo)

    Bitterroot Forest Attacks the Pine Beetle

    Preventative work is underway to slow down the beetles.

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    KLYQ File Photo

    Campgrounds Close for Fall and Winter

    The Bitterroot National Forest will be closing some of the campgrounds and facilities for the fall and winter seasons.
    The Lake Como Campgrounds will be closing for the season, Woods Cabin at the lake is also closed for the season

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    A closed fishing access site (McConnell Photo)

    Water, Water Everywhere…

    The high water in the Bitterroot Valley has caused some closures of Fishing Access Sites and Forest Service campgrounds for the Memorial Day Weekend. And in other places, too much snow is the problem

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