Branham Lakes Campground

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

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Mill Creek Rd. Sheridan, MT 59749 406-842-5432 406-683-3900 Official Website

GPS: 45.5161, -111.9911

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Overview of Branham Lakes Campground

The dirt road to access this campground may not be suitible for low-profile vehicles.

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest has a mandatory forest-wide Food Storage Order due to bears in the area.

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101.

Number of Sites 6

Open Seasonally July - late Sept.

Elevation 8,759 ft / 2,669 m

Max Stay 16

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Branham Lakes Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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84 reviews
“small camp, great hiking nearby”

Reviewed 5/27/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

The campground is small, only a handful of sites. A couple of the sites are large enough to accommodate a trailer but the road leading up here can be rough with some tight turns so scout out the area without the trailer first. There can be a lot of traffic in the area during the day - lots of picnickers and hikers. Things quiet down at night. The parking pads are all gravel and back in only, most have some slope to them. Since the forest service recommends tent camping only up here it's surprising that there are no tent pads, only parking spaces, at each site. There is a water pump in the center of the camp loop and two pit toilets. The forest service doesn't come through the area very often so don't be surprised if the bathrooms are a little dirty and out of TP. No garbage service in the area. The mosquitoes and horse flies in the area are relentless so you'll want to bring lots of bug repellant. Three sites are next to the lake, one in full sun and the others in the shade. The three sites further away from the lake are all shady.
The hike west of the lake is worth the trek, especially in early July when the wildflowers are in bloom.

Site Quality

MTgirl79 would stay here again

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1 review
“Comfortable evening on lower lake”

Reviewed 5/3/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: No site number
Overall Rating

The designated campground was full, so we scoped out an established fire ring on the lower lake. we had to walk about 800 ft from our car to set up camp but ended up in a gorgeous, semi covered spot right on the lake. The hike up the ridge the following day was lovely.

Only negatives- had to hike up to the upper site to use the facilities and there were some loud folks both nights- not a secluded spot at all.

The road up is long but my 4 door sedan handled it like a champ.

Site Quality

Laurie would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets
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