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Coal Banks Landing Recreation Site


  • B.l.m. Campground
Coal Banks Landing Recreation Site is a developed public access site and campground on approximately five acres with tent and RV camping, 13 picnic tables, nine fire rings, two vault toilets, two parking areas, a concrete boat ramp, potable water, and a volunteer host contact station. The host is present from May 15 through September 15. Coal Banks is the primary launch point for visitors boating the Upper Missouri River.
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Mailing Address
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 1389
Fort Benton, MT 59442
All Year
Special direction map

Special Directions

To reach Coal Banks Landing Recreation Area, exit US Highway 87 northeast of Fort Benton, Montana or southwest of Big Sandy. From Fort Benton go northeast on US Highway 87 approximately 32 miles, turn right onto Gardiner Road, follow signs, proceed 8 miles on gravel road to campground. From Big Sandy drive southwest on US Highway 87 for 6 miles, turn left onto Virgelle Ferry road, drive about 6 miles to campground.