Slate Creek Campground

Bitterroot National Forest

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

GPS: 45.6983, -114.2835

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Overview of Slate Creek Campground

Some campsites can accommodate RVs and trailers up to 25 ft. max in length.

This is bear country! Please follow bear safety and food storage requirements.

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

Number of Sites 7

Elevation 4,757 ft / 1,449 m

Max Stay 16

Tent Camping Yes

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84 reviews
“Seldom used camp, little run down compared to others in the area”

Reviewed 9/14/2021

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0
Overall Rating

I did not stay here, just stopped in to check things out. Out of 13 sites only 1 was occupied (other camps in the area were all at least 1/4 full all weekend). The general feeling in camp was that it was a little run-down but I think that's more from lack of use than lack of maintenance. Lots of weeds and thick shrubs blocking all but the main campsite space and road. A bulletin board at the entrance had a notice that a bear had been frequenting the area in recent weeks. Having spent a lot of time outdoors and all sorts of wildlife encounters I don't usually get too creeped out but this area had me on high alert. Not enough open space for me, personally. The FS staff does a good job of keeping camp clean and the bathrooms were clean and well-stocked. Tables and fire rings in each site were in good repair. There was a hand pump for water in the west loop but a sign on the pump said: "non-potable, do not drink". Camp layout was a little weird too - there is a smaller west loop with sites 1-4 and a tight radius turn around (big rigs beware) that butts up just below the main West Fork Rd. And there's a larger, slightly more open east loop with sites 1-9. The west loop is all back in and there is two pull-through sites on the east loop. There is also a large group area fire ring adjacent to site 8 but it seems out of place with such a small camp.
Do not miss the turn into camp once you leave West Fork Rd - the road beyond camp is narrow with no area to turn around.
Camp is/was free but the FS just installed a new payment/fee station so fees are likely to be charged in 2022.

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  • dry camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets
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