Sam Billings Memorial Campground

Bitterroot National Forest

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Boulder Creek Rd.
Darby, MT 59829
406-821-3269
406-363-7121
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GPS: 45.8249, -114.2482

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 12
Elevation: 4524 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 30 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“What a FS campground should be”

Reviewed Sep 13, 2018

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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
Hamilton, MT

8 reviews

SmurfBridges would stay here again

“Good sites, scenic with wildlife viewing”

Reviewed Jan 18, 2016

Overall Rating

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

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

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