This is a free campground located 63 miles south of the town of Hungry Horse on the gravel East Side Reservoir Road #38. The campground is located at an elevation of 4,200 feet and is open from May 15 through November 30. Beaver Creek Campground is situated next to Spotted Bear River just off the Spotted Bear River Road #568. The 4 unit campground is set back from the road and the campsites are less than 100 feet to the river. The site is located in an old growth stand of trees. It is a moderate use site that usually has open campsites during the middle of the week. It often is used as a base for fishing in the summer and for the late season hunt in late October and November. For stock users, it is also used as trailhead parking when the Silvertip Trailhead at the end of Spotted Bear River Road 568 is closed from 5/15 through 6/30, and 9/1 through 11/30. Campsites can accommodate tents and trailers up to 32 feet in length. All campsites have tables and metal fire rings. There is an accessible vault toilet. There is no potable water, but water is available from the river and must be treated prior to consumption. Stock is allowed in the campground. There is a stock unloading ramp, hitchrails, and feed bunks that stock may be tied to. Weed Seed Free Feed is required on all national forest lands. There is no garbage service and visitors need to plan to Pack It In, and Pack It Out. There is a food storage order in effect on all national forest land that requires that human and stock food, garbage, and other attractants be kept unavailable to bears. Your stay may not exceed 14 days. This is a remote location and there is no cell phone service in the area. The closest public phone is located 10 miles west at the Spotted Bear Ranger Station. Phone, gas, and food are located 63 miles north in the town of Hungry Horse.
Beaver Creek campsite
This is a paved campground with 3 loops, some reservation and some first come first serve. The campground host told us that he had the cleanest pit toilets in the territory and he wasn’t kidding! It even smelled clean. Overlooking quake lake and the skeletal trees that drown in the 1959 7.3 earthquake that brought a good portion of the mountain down and dammed the Madison river.
Paved roads, water spigots, bear box locations. It was quiet and absolutely beautiful, with the pine cover mountains surrounding it. We loved it!
You'll figure out by reading my reviews, that I favor mountainesque campgrounds, and as such, you'll probably think that I love this campground…… you'd be correct!
There's also close access to Quake Lake, and it's a short drive to Yellowstone!
Great tent camping away from the crowded Yellowstone sites.