Fall Campground Closures for the Lolo National Forest
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: September 12, 2020

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Lolo National Forest is announcing the following campground and recreation site seasonal closures and updates:

 

Missoula Ranger District:

  • Pattee Canyon Picnic Area – closed September 8
  • Lee Creek Campground – closes September 14
  • Lolo Creek Campground – closes September 21
  • Fort Fizzle – closes September 21
  • Most Rock Creek Campgrounds close September 28; some campgrounds without gates will remain open without services including Siria Campground, Bitterroot Flat Campground and the designated dispersed sites in Rock Creek will be available for public use

 

Ninemile Ranger District

  • Kreis Pond Campground- closes December 1
  • Clearwater Crossing Campground- open year-round unless snow closes the road

 

Seeley Lake Ranger District:

  • Seeley Lake Campground- closed on September 8
  • Lakeside Campground- closed on September 8
  • Extended season! Riverpoint Campground will remain open free of charge until September 28
  • Big Larch Campground will remain open and free of charge until snowfall with camp hosts; water services will be available until the end of September
  • Big Larch Dock will be pulled for the season on October 1
  • All other campgrounds on the Seeley Lake Ranger District will remain open free of charge but services will be limited.

 

Superior Ranger District Closures

  • Savenac Visitor Center – closed September 6
  • Cabin City Campground – closes September 28
  • Loge Trail and Picnic Area – closes September 28
  • Sloway Campground – closes September 29
  • Quartz Campground – closes September 30
  • Up Up Lookout – closes October 10
  • Thompson Peak Lookout – closes October 10
  • Savenac Bunkhouse – closes October 15
  • Trout Creek Campground – open until snowfall
  • Little Joe Campground – open until snowfall
  • Peninsula Dispersed Recreation Area – open until snowfall

 

Plains/Thompson Falls RD Closures

  • Clark Memorial Campground – closes September 29
  • Cascade Campground – closes September 28
  • West Fork Fishtrap – closes September 29
  • Cougar Peak Lookout – closes October 13
  • Copper King Campground – tentatively closes October 30
  • Fishtrap Campground – tentatively closes October 30
  • Muchwater Dispersed Recreation Area – closes with snowfall

Goldrush Campground – open year-round