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Log Gulch Recreation Site

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Please note that Camping Fee Rates increased from $15 to $25 on January 1, 2024. Day Use Fee Rates remained at $5/vehicle/day. Day Use Annual Pass Fee Rates increased from $40/year to $50/year. Camping Fees and Day Use Fees will be in effect April 1 to November 30 Annually.

About

Bureau of Land Management

Chain of Lakes

Overview

Log Gulch Campground is situated on the picturesque Holter Lake in west central Montana. All sites are reservation only. The site is located approximately 45 miles north of Helena, Montana, and 60 miles south of Great Falls, Montana, along the Missouri River. The area offers stunning views of the Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area. Gates of the Mountains Historic Site is in close proximity to the campground, which is accessible via watercraft. The area is overflowing with outdoor adventure opportunities. Whether you're into fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, hiking, boating, water skiing, or all of the above, all of these activities are in close proximity to Log Gulch Campground. There is surely an activity for everyone!

Recreation

Log Gulch Campground offers excellent recreational opportunities. Activities in the area include camping, boating (motorized and non-motorized), fishing, water skiing, hiking, scenic/wildlife photography, wildlife viewing, and bird watching. There are trails within the general vicinity, as well as multiple fishing access sites and hunting access points. The recreation opportunities in the area are truly boundless.

Facilities

Log Gulch Campground offers excellent recreational opportunities. Activities in the area include camping, boating (motorized and non-motorized), fishing, water skiing, hiking, scenic/wildlife photography, wildlife viewing, and bird watching. There are trails within the general vicinity, as well as multiple fishing access sites and hunting access points. The recreation opportunities in the area are truly boundless.

Natural Features

Every campsite is in close proximity to the lake and mountains. The campground and day-use area have poplar and green ash trees throughout the campground, which provide shade during the height of the summer. The site is situated in a shrub-steppe landscape, mostly comprised of ponderosa pine and bunch grasses. The campground is surrounded by sparsely wooded hills.

Nearby Attractions

Log Gulch Campground is located in a prime location to get out and recreate outdoors. There is access to public lands, where multiple recreation opportunities and experiences are available. The campground is adjacent to the Missouri River, which was also the historical travel corridor for The Lewis and Clark Trail. Log Gulch Campground is situated between Helena and Great Falls.____ In Helena, there are great restaurants, museums, the capitol building, old mining settlements, Last Chance Gulch, Reeder's Alley, and a vibrant downtown area. In or near Great Falls, there is the First People's Buffalo Jump and Interpretive Center, Charlie Russell Museum, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Giant Springs Fish Hatchery and State Park, and Tower Rock State Park. The Continental Divide Trail is nearby.

Charges & Cancellations

Reservation Cancellations & Changes ___ Cancelling a Reservation: Customers may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. Depending on when you cancel in relation to your arrival day, it may be considered a late cancellation (see below). ___ The $8 reservation fee is non-refundable. ___ Group Facility (including Cabins and Lookouts): Customers who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window ___ Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. The recreation.gov cancellation policy can be found here: https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies

Fee Info

Each individual RV/trailer/tent costs $25 with a max of two of any combination per site.__ The group site fee is $50.00 plus $25.00 per night for the two camping sites reserved, for a total of $100.00 per night.__ All day-use guests at the group area will be subject to the $5.00 per vehicle per day fee. See staff with any questions.

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Location

Log Gulch Recreation Site is located in Montana

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Directions

From Great Falls, Montana, take Interstate-15 South towards Helena. Take exit 234 to Craig. Turn left heading to Craig and cross the Missouri River. Come to a "T" and then take a right on Craig Frontage Road. Travel approximately 5 miles. Before crossing the Missouri River/steel bridge, turn left onto Beartooth Road. Go past Holter Lake Campground and continue 4.5 miles to Log Gulch Campground.__ From Helena, Montana, take Interstate-15 north towards Great Falls. Take exit 226 to Wolf Creek. Turn right towards Recreation Road and cross the railroad track. Turn left onto Recreation Road. After crossing the Missouri River/steel bridge, turn right onto Beartooth Road. Go past Holter Lake Campground and continue 4.5 miles to Log Gulch Campground.__

Address

2205 Beartooth Road Wolf Creek, MT 59648
MT

Coordinates

46.961834 N
111.94361 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups

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4 Reviews

Dexter I.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 13, 2019

Ranger Review of Wenzel Boulderdasche 33 Backpack and Log Gulch Recreation

Log Gulch Recreation site has two campgrounds for a total of 72 campsites, Log Gulch and Little Log. The main campground Log Gulch Campground has 60 sites, plus two tent walk in sites. This is a paved campground with gravel parking pads. A large day use area with boat ramp, marina, fish cleaning site, Ramada and beach are below the campground across the road. The campground features a ranger station, two vault toilets (a third one can be found in the day use area), running water, trash service and a Ramada located at the top of the campground. Sites 1-13 are best suited for RV's. Two of the sites in Log Gulch are walk in tent only campsites. After sites 1-13 all the other sites are very nice large sites with plenty of room for tents, however finding a flat place may be challenging as the campground is built on a hill. Grassy sites can be found in the center of the main loop. All sites have picnic tables with fire rings. A small creeks runs along the edge of the campground. Two trail heads are at the campground, one at each end which connect to 4 miles of hiking trails. Fishing appears to very good at the marina as I watch two very large trout be pulled out of the water in a short period of time.

Ranger Review of the Wenzel' Boulderdasche 33 Backpack

I took this pack on a 7.5 mile hike and found it to be a comfortable pack that held everything I needed for a day hike. Like to retro look of the pack. One of its features is a padded internal laptop sleeve, which works well holding a hydration bag. Another feature I liked was that the clips were metal not plastic so I won't have to worry about cracking them when putting the pack down on the ground. Two side pockets and a top pocket have plenty of room to hold frequently used items so you won't have to open up the whole pack each time you want something. A chest strap would have been a nice feature to have. Loops on the back, bottom and top of the pack make it possible to strap additional items to the outside of the pack if needed, which could allow this pack to be used for an single overnight trip if you are a lightweight backpacker. A pretty nice pack for the price.

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Keith K.
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2019

Don’t wake the sleeping giant

This is a hidden gem near the west end of Holter Lake. Over 50 sites with views of the mountains, Holter Lake, and the sleeping giant from various points in the campground. Wildlife abound and fishing galore. Most sites are big enough for a camper and level enough for tents. There is a pavilion and group tent site at the back of the campground, too. Trails connect it to other points of interest nearby.

  • Review photo of Log Gulch Recreation Site by Keith K., April 15, 2019
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Sterling C.
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2019

Great for anything!

For scouts we had a huge campout here (like we do every year) and it still is one of my most memorable campground. The area is super clean, with the only trash I find way out in the mountain. Talking about that, there are cool “mountains” (basically steep hills with some rocks) you can climb or hike, that give you a great view of the area. The bathrooms are pretty clean and not too smelly as well. If you just want to go camping there are amazing places to pitch a tent and in ground fire pits. Also, if you happen to have a boat, you can park it next to your campsite and take it onto the lake during the day.

  • Review photo of Log Gulch Recreation Site by Sterling C., April 14, 2019
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Nic F.
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016

On holter lake

I like this spot so do the kiddos

  • Review photo of Log Gulch Recreation Site by Nic F., September 11, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Log Gulch Recreation Site have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Log Gulch Recreation Site has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Log Gulch Recreation Site?

Log Gulch Recreation Site allows vehicles up to 36 feet.

Are fires allowed at Log Gulch Recreation Site?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Log Gulch Recreation Site, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Log Gulch Recreation Site have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Log Gulch Recreation Site does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Log Gulch Recreation Site?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is unknown.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Log Gulch Recreation Site?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Log Gulch Recreation Site. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Log Gulch Recreation Site, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

Why is it so hard to get a campsite at Log Gulch Recreation Site?

There are 75 campsites at Log Gulch Recreation Site and over 80 million Americans who camp! Try snagging a cancellation by setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts