Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Holter Dam Rec. Site Campground

Holter Lake Campground offers outstanding fishing, boating, swimming and camping in a spectacular mountain setting. Developed facilities include an overnight camping area, swimming beach, boat ramp, docks, fish cleaning station, and accessible fishing walkway. This BLM site offers 52 campsites based on first-come, first-serve. No reservations are available at Holter Lake Campground. Each campsite has a fire-pit and picnic table. Camping is only allowed in numbered sites. No hookups are available on-site. Potable water is available on-site. There is a ramada available with no reservations via a first-come, first-serve policy. This site also has an extensive dock system. The loading dock is available with 3 launch retrieval lands and ramps on each side. There are two docks with multiple boat slips each. All boat slips are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for paid campers. Slips are not rentable. There is ample boat and trailer parking. Fees: Day use--$5/vehicle Camping--$15/camping unit (RV/tent) (includes day-use fee); Holter Dam $10/camping unit (RV/tent). Season day-use pass--$40/vehicle

Fee Info
$15 per night per unit. $5 for a day-use pass or $40 per vehicle for an annual day-use pass. Fee season begins May 1st and ends Columbus Day.
$10.00 - $1.00
Bureau of Land Management
Drive In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Holter Dam Rec. Site Campground is located in Montana
46.9955 N
-112.0119 W
Get Directions
From Great Falls: Take I-15 S toward Helena.Take exit 234 to Craig.Turn Left heading to Craig and cross river.Will come to a ?T? and then take a Right on Recreation Road.Travel approximately 5 miles. Before crossing river/steel bridge, turn Left onto Beartooth Road.Continue 2.3 miles to Holter Lake Campground and turn right. From Helena:Take I-15 N toward Great Falls.Take exit 226 to Wolf Creek.Turn Right toward Recreation Road.Turn Left onto Recreation Road.After crossing river/bridge turn Right onto Beartooth Road.Continue 2.3 miles to Holter Lake Campground and turn right.
3 Reviews of Holter Dam Rec. Site Campground
Popular with the boating, fishing, and RV croud!

Usually pretty well filled up most last spring and summer weekends.  Not so busy during weekdays.

Ranger review of Wenzel's Windy Pass Mummy 0° Sleeping bag and Holter Dam C

Holter Dam Campground Review

Holter Dam Campground at Holter Dam Recreation site is a BLM 15 site campground located just below Holter Dam. All 15 sites at the campground feature covered picnic tables with a fire ring. All the sites sit along the edge of a very large parking area. 13 of the sites have plenty of room for tents on a nice flat grassy area. Two sites are close together and have limited room for tents. The campground has a double vault toilet with numerous water faucets, and dumpsters. A second vault toilet can be found at the boat ramp area just a short distance from the campground. An ADA campsite sits right in front of the vault toilets. The concrete pad for the ADA site extends to and surrounds the fire ring allowing wheelchairs to get as close to the fire as they want. Campsites run $10 an night (½ price for senior and access pass holders). Keep an eye out on the surrounding hills around the campground for Big Horn Sheep. While staying at the campground we saw 5 sheep on the hill next to the campground entrance.

Ranger review of the Wenzel Windy Pass Mummy 0° Sleeping bag

I was quiet pleased with the Windy Pass 0° Mummy sleeping bag. The bag is roomy, giving you room to turn around in the bags with out needing to have to bag turn with you. On the bags stuff sack it says it is a cold weather bag 0-20 degrees. I slept warm all night with the temps dropping into the low 30's with it raining all night (snow was on the ground on the hills above us). I was quiet pleased with the amount of padding the bag provided during the night as my sleeping pad failed to hold air, but I was still able to sleep comfortably on the hard ground. I got up several times during the night and each time I was able to warm back up in just a few minutes after getting back in to the bag. It will be interesting to test it out next winter in colder weather to see if it meets its temperature claims. I weighted the bag, and at 4 pounds 10 ounces, you might not be taking this one out on a backpacking trip, but for the front country camping you can't go wrong with this warm bag, specially for the price of $45.

First to Review

Clean. Had outhouses. Pet and family friendly drive to accessible. Tent and camper parking. Right on the water.