Sam Billings Memorial Campground

Bitterroot National Forest

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Boulder Creek Rd. Darby, MT 59829 406-821-3269 406-363-7121 Official Website

GPS: 45.8249, -114.2482

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Overview of Sam Billings Memorial Campground

Number of Sites 12

Elevation 4,494 ft / 1,369 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 30 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Moosegooser
MT 20' Outdoors RV Creek Side Chevrolet Silverado
12 reviews
“What a FS campground should be”

Reviewed 9/13/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
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This is one of my favorite campgrounds--not just because it's in a beautiful, old-growth ponderosa pine stand with plenty of space between sites. It's also named for Sam Billings, one of the fine old forest rangers I knew in my youth, along with his wife Florence. A WWI vet, he made a special effort in the '40's to preserve this flat from logging, because it had "everything a campground should have." It's about a mile from the paved road, on a gravel access road that can have a few pits and washboard, but is no problem if taken slowly. There are several sites that will accommodate our 20' trailer, and several pit toilets. There's a group site with 3 tables and 4 or 5 vehicle pads. It's near the trailhead for Boulder Creek, which is a nice walk, however far you go up. Only 1/2 mile up the Boulder Creek trail is one of those great granite "sluices" where the creek rushes and tumbles across bare rock. The Boulder Creek Falls is about 5 miles up the trail. We stayed 2 nights this time, and visited 3 areas of the West Fork. Next year the FS proposes a $10 fee for use. I support this plan, if the fee goes to maintain this great campground, access road, and trailhead.

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SmurfBridges
MS Tent GMC Envoy
8 reviews
“Good sites, scenic with wildlife viewing”

Reviewed 1/18/2016

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Good navigation around circle with rigs up to about 28 feet. Basic pads, supplies a good ways off.

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SmurfBridges would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
Pets
  • pets

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