Tobacco River Campground

Kootenai National Forest

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Pidgeon Bridge Rd. Rexford, MT 59930 406-296-2536 406-293-6211 Official Website

GPS: 48.8943, -115.1348

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Overview of Tobacco River Campground

Number of Sites 6

Elevation 2,427 ft / 739 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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lgehring asked on 7/26/2020

The FS website says the road can handle an RV up to 20 ft. long. Both the reviewers were longer. Our rig is nearly 35...

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Reviews of Tobacco River Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/15/2020
22' Grand Design Imagine 2020 2250RK
Toyota Tundra 2018 4x4 trd
6 reviews
“Right where the beautiful Koocanusa Lake Arm & Tobacco River meets!”

Reviewed 7/15/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: Free
Overall Rating

We arrived here mid Friday afternoon, nabbing one of the last spots by the lake. The road in is quite rough & would be a bear in the wet season, plus is a bit overgrown in places; but it is so worth it, just go slow and it'll be fine. The weekend was busy with locals coming to fish, swim or just paddle, but by Sunday afternoon it had cleared out. Once you drive off the highway you come to the Forest Service sign, go straight & you have very nice wooded sites. Or take a left & there are several sites next to the river, lake & a few on the hillside with a view of both.

Now for the good part, we witnessed a spectacular big bird show. It was the Bald Eagles VS the Golden Eagles plus Osprey. We had 1 Bald Eagle in the tree behind the camper every morning & the last day the mating pair were within feet of each other, peering out over their lake. The cool part is that if a pair of Golden or Osprey caught one Bald Eagle alone they would buzz the loner & usually give chase if it flew away. 4 or 5 times the Bald eagles did barrel rolls, showing the other birds it's talons in a super cool aerial combat maneuvers.

Great kayaking, hiking trails around & with a Rails to Trail Mt bike trail from the Rexford campground all the way back to Eureka, passing through the Tobacco River GC.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE

Dirk would stay here again

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Onward Weirdos
Ft Lauderdale, FL
26' Starcraft Autumn Ridge 235FB
2004 Toyota Tundra
2 reviews
“Great spot, right on a beautiful river!”

Reviewed 9/3/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: n/a
Overall Rating

This area has many dispersed sites to choose from, some along the river, and others tucked into the woods. The road can be rough in some spots but if you go slow you'll make it.

We loved that it was quiet and we were right on the river. Spots are spread out so you have space between other campers. We were there during the week and it looked like an area that would get busy on the weekends.

Site Quality

Onward Weirdos would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets


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