Flint Knapping Instruction Going on All Weekend In The Bitterroot
By Toby Trigger

Posted: June 19, 2015

5th Annual Bitterroot Valley Knap-in Announcement
2015 Bitterroot Valley Knap-In, Larry Creek Campground in the Bass Creek Recreation Area, Bitterroot Valley, Montana
Hosts Richard and Joan Urata
Thursday June 18th to Tuesday June 23rd


Joan and Richard Urata will be hosting the 5th Annual Bitterroot Valley Knap-In at the Larry Creek Campground in the Bass Creek Recreation Area, Bitterroot Valley, Montana, from Thursday June 18th to Tuesday June 23, 2015.
We will be there to set up from noon Thursday 6/18 thru noon Tuesday 6/23 for clean-up.
As with all PSK knap-ins, everything is free. This is a family event.
There is a paved parking lot for RV’s (no hookups) and vehicles.
There will be lots of room for tents under the trees or under the stars.
Forest Service restricts RV’s over 30 ft. and vehicles need to stay in the parking lot. Camp gear will need to be carried a short distance to your campsite.
This is BEAR country so tenters should bring a long rope to hang your food up in the trees, or leave it in your vehicles. There will be a pot luck dinner Saturday evening with the hosts providing the main dish. This will be a Forest Service group area with trees providing about 75% shade where we will be gathering and tenting. There is a 50 X 50 yard open area for an archery/atlatl range and tents. There is a large supermarket 6 miles away and restaurants 6 to 8 miles away in Stevensville. There is a motel 15 miles away in Lolo.
The RV spaces at Larry Creek Group Campground are limited so be sure to make your reservations with Richard & Joan to guarantee a space in the group camp. A list of alternative RV Parks and Hotels is available by emailing Joan at the address below.
For over 30 ft. RV’s and overflow RV’s, use the Charles Waters Forestry Campground – the first come first served campground – is about a mile from Larry Creek in the same complex – cost is $10/night and no hookups or $5/night with Senior National Park Pass. This campground has individual camping spaces.
If you are planning on coming to the Montana Knap-In please drop us a line at richurata@cybernet1.com or call us at (406) 360-1752 and let us know how many are in your party and if you are tent camping or staying somewhere else in your RV. The Forest Service likes to get a tentative number of attendees so they can help us in our facility planning.
Location: Larry Creek Campground in the Bass Creek Recreation Area, Bitterroot Valley, Montana


Drive to Missoula, Montana, on Interstate 90. Take exit 101 and head south on Reserve Street (also designated Hwy 93) toward Hamilton. Turn right on Brooks street (also designated Hwy 93). You will pass 2 towns, Lolo and Florence. Look for the Forestry sign for Bass Creek Recreational Area. There is NO sign for the Knap-In on highway 93. Turn right onto Bass Creek Road, 0.6 miles south of mile post 71 to Bass Creek Recreation area. Go 2 miles into Bass Creek Recreation area then turn right to Larry Creek campground group area. There will be ‘knap-in’ signs to direct you in the recreation area. Go 1 mile on gravel road to our group campground. You will pass a parking lot for day users on your right.

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