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ROMBO, MT

part ofBitterroot National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: ROMBO
Status: Open through Wed Oct 29 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Rombo Campground is located in a scenic area along the West Fork Bitterroot River in the mountains of southwestern Montana. The area is home to a variety of big game and wildlife, and provides access to a number of outdoor activities, including fishing, seasonal rafting and various trail opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is located along the West Fork of the Bitterroot River. Large yellow-barked ponderosa pine trees tower above many of the campsites, which along with fir, aspen and lodgepole pine, provide pleasant shade. The campground is situated at an elevation of 4,600 feet.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area, including bald eagles, mule and white-tailed deer, moose, elk, bighorn sheep and numerous songbirds.

Recreation:

Fly fishing and wading in the West Fork Bitterroot River are popular activities. During high water season, kayaking and rafting are available as well. A boat ramp is located within the campground.

Painted Rocks Lake is just five miles south of the campground. Visitors enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. Anglers will find mountain whitefish and a variety of trout.

Many trails and unimproved roads in the area are great for exploring by bike or off-road vehicle. Hiking trails to various mountain peaks are nearby.

Facilities:

The campground offers 15 sites, four of which are accessible, for tent and RV camping. Individual sites can accommodate up to 10 people and two vehicles. A group picnic shelter is also available for reservation and can accommodate up to 30 people.

Picnic tables, campfire rings and grills are provided, as are accessible pit toilets and drinking water. A campground host is on-site. Utility hookups are not available. Parking surfaces are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

The Alta Ranger Station, located on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, was the first Forest Service Ranger Station in the United States, built in 1899. It remains a popular tourist location and is a short distance from the campground.

Horse Creek Hot Springs is about 29 miles from the campground via a gravel road.

Fuel, a post office and a general store can be found in Conner, 16 miles from the campground. Darby is 24 miles from the campground. It is a full-service community with laundry facilities, lodging and a grocery store, among other amenities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • River Access
  • Trash Collection
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Camping is permitted during the off-season but water is not available
  • Call (406) 821-3269 for information on potential road closures or fire restrictions
  • 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):
45.765, -114.28056
45°45'54"N, 114°16'50"W

From Darby, Montana drive south on Highway 93 to Forest Road 473. Turn right toward Painted Rocks State Park. Continue approximately 18 miles to the campground, which is on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ROMBO

DARBY  MT  59829

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)821-3269
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