Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest opens more developed recreation sites
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: May 21, 2020

Dillon, Mont., May 21, 2020 – The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest will open several additional developed recreation areas for the holiday weekend. For a full list of open areas and up-to-date information on scheduled re-openings, visit

he Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest staff began a phased reopening of developed recreation sites originally closed in accordance with Closure Order 2020-BD-007. This is the status of sites included in that order as of 1 p.m. May 20, 2020. We will continue updating this website as changes occur.

Dillon Ranger District

Opening May 22    

  • Birch Creek Cabin
  • Bloody Dick Cabin
  • Horse Prairie Guard Station
  • Grasshopper Campground

Opening May 29

  • Brownes Lake Campground
  • Dinner Station campground
  • East Creek campground
  • Price Creek campground

Opening June 1

  • Crystal Park

Opening June 15

  • Reservoir Lake Campground
  • Sacajawea Memorial Campground

Wisdom Ranger District

Opening May 22

  • Boulder Creek Campground
  • Canyon Creek Campground
  • Fourth Of July Campground
  • Little Joe Campground
  • Lodgepole Campground
  • May Creek Campground
  • Miner Lake Campground
  • Mono Creek Campground
  • Mussigbrod Campground
  • North Van Houten Campground
  • Pettengill Campground
  • Pintler Campground
  • Seymour Creek Campground
  • Steel Creek Campground

Opening June 1

  • Canyon Creek Cabin
  • Hogan Cabin
  • May Creek Cabin
  • Twin Lakes Cabin

Butte Ranger District

Opened May 15

  • Toll Mountain Campground
  • Whitehouse Campground
  • Pigeon Creek Campground
  • Hells Canyon Cabin
  • High Rye Cabin

Opening May 22

  • Beaver Dam Campground
  • Lowland Campground
  • Delmoe Lake Campground

Opening June 1

  • Sheepshead Day Use Area
  • Freedom Point Day Use Area

Madison Ranger District

Opened May 22

  • Cliff Point Campground
  • Madison River Campground
  • Potosi Campground
  • Wade Lake Campground
  • West Fork Campground

Pintler Ranger District

Opened May 15      

  • Cable Campground
  • Copper Creek Campground
  • Douglas Creek Cabin
  • East Fork Campground
  • Lodge Pole Campground
  • Moose Lake Guard Station
  • Piney Campground
  • Racetrack Cabin
  • Racetrack Campground
  • Spillway Campground
  • Spring Hill Campground
  • Stony Campground
  • Stony Creek Cabin
  • West Fork Rock Creek Cabin

Opening May 21

  • Philipsburg Bay Campground

 Opening May 22

  • Crystal Creek Campground
  • Orofino Campground

Opening June 12

  • Flint Creek Campground

“While we understand there may be some excitement to return to these recreation areas, there may be limited services or spaces available” says Forest Supervisor Cheri Ford. “We ask that visitors please continue to follow local, state and federal guidelines for staying safe and practice good hygiene and social distancing wherever they choose to visit.”

Visitors are asked to stay as local as possible when choosing a site to visit and to pack out everything they bring, especially trash. Visitors are also urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with local health and safety guidance. For tips on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, go to:

Responsible recreation will help expand access to facilities, services and other opportunities. Certain services may still be unavailable, so visitors are asked to plan accordingly and to remain flexible.

Contact information for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest’s offices is available online at