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Established Camping

Indian Road Campground

About

Bureau of Land Management

Canyon Ferry Lake

Overview

Indian Road Group Use Shelter is located at the southern end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir, just north of Townsend. It can accommodate up to 75 people and is attached to Indian Road campground. This 33___ X44___ shelter offers 8 picnic tables and 2 grills. Two vault toilets are located just across the parking lot. There is also a small fishing pond for kids and individuals with disabilities. This area is open to the public on a first come first serve baisis.

Recreation

Canyon Ferry Reservoir offers a wide range of year-round recreational opportunities. Water related activities include everything from swimming and fishing to sailing and motor-boating. Canoeists and kayakers explore the many quiet backwater bays. Jet skiers, windsurfers and water skiers skim the summer waves, while winter draws ice fishermen, ice boaters and skaters.

Facilities

Indian Road Group Use Shelter is a 30' X 44' shelter with eight picnic tables, two grills, and a few accessable vault toilets. These is a fishing pond for the use of childeren and individuals with dissabilities. The shelter sits adjasent to Indian Road Campground, which is a first come first serve campground. The parking lot is graveled with ample space. There is also a ramp which is used by anglers and paddlers when the water level permits.

Natural Features

Indian Road Group Use Shelter sits along the Missouri River at the south end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir between the Big Belt and Elkhorns Mountain ranges. Young willows line the small fishing pond and mature cottonwoods provide shade in the grassy areas around the pavilion.

Nearby Attractions

Indian Road Group Use Shelter Is located along the Missouri River at the south end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir, between the Big Belt and Elkhorns Mountain ranges. The Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area, managed by FWP, is in close proximity; offering ample opportunities for bird watching and paddling during permitted seasons.____ For up-to-date events in Broadwater County, Townsend, Montana, visit www.townsendmt.com, and for Helena visit, www.helenamt.com.

contact_info

For facility specific information, please call (406) 475-3920.

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Location

Indian Road Campground is located in Montana

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Directions

Indian Road Campground and Group Use Shelter are located just north of town of Townsend on Circleville Road.

Address

7700 Canyon Ferry Road
Helena, MT 59601

Coordinates

46.332825 N
111.5286111 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
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Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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5 Reviews

Bill P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2023

A little sketchy

A couple of sites, that are well kept with grills, fire rings and picnic tables. BUT, looks as if a couple of people are living there and constant traffic through the loops even late at night and at the crack of dawn that resemble possible drug deals.

Month of VisitSeptember
Annie C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2021

You get what you pay for

This is a small free BLM campground right next to the highway and next to the river. No privacy here as sites are on a treeless loop, with sites on the inside and outside of the loop. There is a nice kids fishing pond(with clearly marked signs warning about leeches in the mud!) and a boat ramp that due to low water levels ends several feet above the waterline. The water spigots were turned off while I was there, and I didn’t see any trash cans so come prepared with your own water and plan to pack out your trash.

Month of VisitAugust
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Abby M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2021

Small but works!

Stayed for a night and it was pleasant. 3/4 of the spots were taken yet it was still quiet. There’s 3 vault toilets. There’s a day area then an overnight area. All spots are in a loop so you just park next to the spot you want. No trash, water or electric. It’s free and has a picnic table and fire ring at each site. Very close to the lake and has a little water area along the day use area. Definitely would stay again!

Month of VisitJuly
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8wheels8paws
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2019

Very quaint

Nice little campground with fire pits and picnic tables. There is one pull through spot near the bathrooms and the rest are pullouts along the loop (about 6 spots total). We fit fine in a 30’ travel trailer, but we did have to get creative and make sure we parked over enough because we have opposing slides and didn’t want to block the road. There are pretty loud trains going by every once and awhile and you can hear some highway noise, but after a little bit you get used to it. Great little stopover for a couple of nights.

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Dexter I.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2018

Nice campground with a kids fishing pond

This is a nice campground just outside of Townsend Montana. Good information signs about the area and the Lewis and Clark journey. A nice fishing pond is available for children 14 and under. Campground is on the edge of the Missouri river. The only draw back is noise from the nearby highway.

Month of VisitSeptember

Frequently Asked Questions

Are fires allowed at Indian Road Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Indian Road Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Indian Road Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Indian Road Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Indian Road Campground?

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

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