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INDIAN TREES CAMPGROUND, MT

part ofBitterroot National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: INDIAN TREES CAMPGROUND (MT)
Status: Closed through Fri Oct 24 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Indian Trees Campground is a quiet place to stay along the highway in the mountains of southwest Montana. It provides access to a number of enjoyable recreational activities, as well as the vast scenery of the rugged Bitterroot National Forest. The area boasts wild game, high quality water and wild and scenic rivers.

Natural Features:

The campground is conveniently located near Highway 93, at an elevation of about 4,820 feet. It is named for the numerous scarred ponderosa pine trees in the area. Native American populations that once lived in or frequented the area stripped the trees of bark to expose and extract the tree's sweet cambium layer for food. The trees remain historically significant and provide shade to the campground.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. A number of trails can be accessed from the campground, including the Nez Perce National Historic Trail. The 3.1-mile trail begins near the turnoff to the campground and follows a portion of the original Nez Perce route. Explorers in the early 1800s also used the route, and wagon ruts are still visible along parts of the trail. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is also nearby.

Fishing is available in nearby Camp Creek. Anglers will find mostly cutthroat trout but other species are available. A variety of wildlife, including big game like mule and white-tailed deer, elk and moose, makes its home in the area.

Facilities:

The campground offers more than a dozen single-family campsites, available for tent and RV camping. Most sites can accommodate up to 10 people and two vehicles, however, one site can accommodate up to 15 people. Site #6 is accessible, while Site #2 is designated for use by bicyclists.

Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. A campground host is on-site. Utility hookups are not available.

Nearby Attractions:

Popular Lost Trail Hot Springs is located less than a half-mile from the campground. Unlike the majority of natural hot springs, Lost Trail lacks sulfur, making it odorless and very comfortable for swimming.

A general store and lodging is located in Sula Store, about 5 miles north.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
  • Hot Springs
  • Lodging
Know Before You Go
  • Click here for more information on the Bitterroot National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.75111, -113.95083
45°45'4"N, 113°57'3"W

From Sula, travel 6 miles south on Highway 93, then 1 mile southwest on Forest Road 8112.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

INDIAN TREES CAMPGROUND
7338 Hwy. 93
Sula Ranger District  MT  59871

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)821-3201
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