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PHILIPSBURG BAY CAMPGROUND, MT

part ofBeaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PHILIPSBURG BAY CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Philipsburg Bay Campground is adjacent to Georgetown Lake and provides ideal access to fishing, boating and water skiing. It is located in the Pintler Ranger District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the largest national forest in Montana. Surrounded by mountains of outstanding beauty, the location is perfect for visitors who enjoy mountain and water sports or those who prefer relaxing and taking in the spectacular view.

Natural Features:

The campground overlooks the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. Georgetown Lake is a large mountain lake spanning close to 3,000 acres at an elevation of over 6,000 ft. Lodgepole pines enclose the lake and surrounding mountains, providing a home to abundant wildlife including moose, elk, white-tailed deer and even bighorn sheep. Water birds such as the graceful blue heron as well as hawks and other birds of prey also inhabit the lake area.

Recreation:

Georgetown Lake is a prime destination for fishing and fly fishing with kokanee salmon, rainbow and brook trout being the most sought-after species. Canoeing and boating are also popular activities. Hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers will find no shortage of trails within a few miles of the campground.

Facilities:

The facility has 69 sites that are all first-come, first-served, with the exception of one loop that can be reserved in advance during the summer season. It is available for RV or tent camping and is boater-friendly with paved roads and a boat ramp.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • General Store
  • Lodging
  • RV sites
  • Restaurant
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Historic Sites
  • Hospital
  • Museum
Know Before You Go
  • Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis outside the reservation season.
    • 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):
    46.20639, -113.29
    46°12'23"N, 113°17'24"W

    The campground is located in southwestern Montana, about 11 miles south of Philipsburg. Follow U.S. Route 10A south and take a right on Georgetown Lake Road. The campground is on the left adjacent to the lake.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    PHILIPSBURG BAY CAMPGROUND
    GEORGETOWN LAKE
    ANACONDA  MT  59711

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (406)210-8199
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