Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Departure Point

Departure Point Recreation Area is available for public day use and camping on a first-come, first-served basis. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. Camp hosts or staff members are typically available onsite 7 days a week, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Day use annual parking passes are available for $40. Please see the office for details. The fee season goes from May 1 to mid-October.

Available facilities: 4 campsites (upper parking lot, paved area only) 2 restrooms Beach and large grass area 4 picnic tables available for daytime use Fishing access

Potable water is not available at Departure Point. Potable water can be accessed at Log Gulch (driving distance approximately Ѕ mile).

Fee Info
Cost: $15/night $5 day-use* (Day-use 7a-10p)
Price
$15.00
Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Departure Point is located in Montana
Latitude
46.957 N
Longitude
-111.94 W
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Directions
From Great Falls: Take I-15 S toward Helena Take exit 226 to Wolf Creek Turn Left under overpass toward Recreation Road Turn Left onto Recreation Road After Crossing Bridge turn Right onto Beartooth Road Continue 7.5 miles to Log Gulch Recreation Area, and an additional .5 mile to Departure Point 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 Bridge turn Right onto Beartooth Road Continue 7.5 miles to Log Gulch Recreation Area, and an additional .5 mile to Departure Point
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Parking Lot Camping

Departure Point campground is basically camping in a parking lot. Four "campsites" are lined parking spots in a large paved area with a picnic table and fire ring at the end of the parking spot. The four spots are right next to each other. If you want to set up a tent you will be setting it up on the pavement. The area has two vault toilets, running water and trash service. Down below the camping area is a nice day use area with four picnic tables three of which are covered and right on the edge of the lake. Camping is not allowed in the day use area along the lake. So if you want to tent camp you will want to head to one of the other BLM campgrounds on the lake.