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National Forest Campground Spring Gulch Campground
Overview Service & Activities
Overview Service & Activities
About Spring Gulch Campground is located in the Bitterroot National Forest of southwest Montana. At 4,500 feet, the campground covers an area of 2 acres. The campground is equipped with accessible restrooms, water, garbage pick up and 10 designated campsites. There are 2 paved accessible camp sites. Groceries, a food service, laundry facilities are available within five miles of the site. An accessible fishing dock has been built and swimming is available at this site. The maximum recommended trailer length is 11 feet. Pets are allowed if on a leash. Please limit stay to 14 days. A fee is required for the use of this campground. Spring Gulch has 2 day use areas for picnics and group gatherings. The Lewis and Clark expedition entered what is now the Bitterroot National Forest on September 4, 1805, taking a very difficult route to the west what is now Lost Trail Pass. The precise trail is unknown but we know the rugged mountains, bad weather, and hunger were challenges the Corps of Discovery faced. The trail through Lost Trail is one of the most disputed areas of their trip through the mountains. On their journey they met a village of the Salish nation including 33 lodges, and about 440 people and 500 horses. Lewis and Clark purchased 13 more horses from the Salish. On September 6, they continued the journey, traveling northwest out of Ross' Hole camping along the river just north of present day Spring Gulch Campground. They traveled north through the Bitterroot Valley until again turning west at Lolo. Ross' Hole and much of the Bitterroot Valley where Lewis and Clark traveled is private property. For locations of public land please check a forest map or call a forest office.
Darby, MT 59829
CONTACT 406-821-3913
FAX 406-821-4264
SEASON 5/15 - 9/15
PAYMENT METHODS Cash, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State)
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS Spring Gulch Campground is located 3 miles northwest of the Sula Ranger Station on US Highway 93.
SERVICES Campsite Established Fire Pits Handicapped Accessible Pets Allowed Picnic Tables Toilets Trail Trash Removal Water
ACTIVITIES Camping Fishing Picnicking RV Camping Tent Camping

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