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part ofCanyon Ferry Lake, Bureau of Reclamation
Photo: Cave Point Group Use Area
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Cave Point Group Use Shelter is located at the very north end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir, 30 miles east of Helena, Montana, along Highway 284. Cave Point offers year-round access to a wide range of recreational opportunities The Canyon Ferry area has a rich mining history. Cave Point is named for one of the first settlements in the area, Cavetown. Visitors to the shelter can envision the original horse drawn ferry crossing that transported miners across the mighty Missouri River to work the mining camps.

Natural Features:

Cave Point Group Use Shelter sits at the north end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir between the Big Belt and Elkhorn Mountain ranges.


Canyon Ferry Reservoir offers a wide range of year-round recreational opportunities. Water related activities include everything from swimming and fishing to sailing and motor-boating. Canoeists and kayakers explore the many quiet backwater bays. Jet skiers, windsurfers and water skiers skim the summer waves, while winter draws ice fishermen, ice boaters and skaters.


Cave Point Group Use Shelter is a small 30' X 36' shelter with six picnic tables and an accessible vault toilet and can accommodate up to 50 people. Access is shared with a road through Kim's Marina.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Accessible Scenic Overlook
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Bay Access
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Ice Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Recycling
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tubing
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Water Access
  • Water Activities
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Drinking Water
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Slips
  • Boat Storage
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Camping Supplies
  • Concessions (Seasonal)
  • Drinking Water
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Flush Toilets (Seasonal)
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Grocery Store
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Marina
  • Paddle Boating
  • Pontoon Rental
  • Propane
  • RV Parking
  • RV Storage
  • RV sites
  • RV supplies
  • Restaurant
  • Showers (Seasonal)
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
Cave Point Group Use Area is a day use only shelter and closes at 10:00 p.m.
No overnight camping or use is allowed.
There is no electrical service at this shelter.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.64743, -111.70222
46°38'51"N, 111°42'8"W

If heading north along MT highway 12/287 from Townsend, MT, turn right onto Spokane Creek Rd. Follow Spokane Creek Rd for 4.6 miles and turn right onto Co Rd 430/Canyon Ferry Rd and continue 16 miles to Kim's Marina. Turn right into Kim's Marina and continue straight to Cave Point. If heading east along Co Rd 430/Canyon Ferry Rd from Helena, MT, continue for 16 miles to Kim's Marina. Turn right into Kim's Marina and continue straight to Cave Point.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

7700 Canyon Ferry Road
Helena  MT  59601

Phone Number:

Project Office: (406) 475-3921
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