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SPRING GULCH, MT

part ofBitterroot National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SPRING GULCH (MT)
Status: Closed through Tue Oct 21 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Spring Gulch Campground is a well-maintained campground located about 50 feet from the highway, on the banks of the scenic Bitterroot River. Visitors enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, fishing and swimming. The campground provides accessible sites and amenities, making it a comfortable spot for anyone to relax in the mountains of southwestern Montana.

Natural Features:

Located on the banks of the Bitterroot River, the campground is nestled in a ponderosa pine forest. It is easily accessible from Highway 93 and sits at an elevation of about 4,100 feet in the Bitterroot National Forest. A variety of wildlife, including big game like mule and white-tailed deer, elk and moose, makes its home in the area.

Recreation:

A number of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails can be accessed near the campground. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail can be accessed not far from the campground, as well as trails that lead to the area's numerous mountain peaks.

A variety of natural hot springs exist in the area, including Lost Trail Hot Springs, which is approximately seven miles south of the campground. The springs are popular places for swimming. A general store and lodging are located nearby.

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking and fishing on the Bitterroot River are also popular activities. A short paved path meanders along the river and an accessible fishing dock is located within the campground. Anglers can expect to find mainly cutthroat trout, but other freshwater species are available.

Facilities:

The campground offers single and double-family campsites, some of which are accessible. Reservations are required. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water. RV hookups are not available.

Nearby Attractions:

The small town of Sula is less than five miles from the campground, offering gas and a post office.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Group Sites
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Rafting
  • River Access
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
  • Hot Springs
  • Lodging
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Potential closures may occur due to springtime flooding
  • 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):
45.85861, -114.02306
45°51'31"N, 114°1'23"W

The campground is located in southwestern Montana, approximately 75 miles south of Missoula. From Sula, travel three miles northwest on Highway 93.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SPRING GULCH
Sula Ranger District, 7338 Hwy. 93 S.
Sula  MT  59871

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)821-3201
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