Contact Us

The Bitterroot’s Lake Como, Other Forest Service Sites are Ready for the Summer – Part One

como lake
A view of the swimming area and beach last summer at Lake Como. (KLYQ File Photo)

The Bitterroot National Forest crews have been busy getting areas ready for summer fun throughout the valley.

We’ll look at Lake Como in this report.

Day Use Fees are required at Como, and cost $5 per car per day or $30 for the whole season – from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend. Recreation passes are available at any Forest Service office, quite a few retail stores, and on-site at the lake.

According to Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest, the boat launch area will be open for the Memorial Day weekend, even though the active timber sale is not yet completed. It has an expanded parking area, newly paved entrance road and a new boat ramp with a longer boat dock.

The Lower Como Campground is open with 11 pull-through sites, electric and water hookups and accessible toilets. First come, first served. No reservations.

The Three Frogs Campground on the north side of the lake is open with 21 campsites. Again, no reservations – first come, first served.

The Lake Como Picnic Area (see photo) and trailhead are open.

The Rock Creek Horse Camp is open with 11 campsites, hitching rails, feed troughs, accessible toilets and garbage service. No water. No reservations.

The Three Sisters Group Site is open and taking reservations. It can handle up to 75 people and has a pavilion, picnic tables, BBQ grills and toilets. Call the Darby Ranger District at (406) 821-3913.

The popular Woods Cabin is already completely booked for the summer. Reservations can be made for fall and winter at

Best of KLYQ

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KLYQ Club VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KLYQ Club VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.