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Established Camping

Jumping Creek Campground

About

USDA Forest Service

US Forest Service

Jumping Creek Campground sits at an elevation of 5800 feet along US Highway 89 in the Little Belt Mountains 22 miles north of White Sulphur Springs. The 10 campsites are along Sheep Creek, which offers opportunity for fishing for brook and rainbow trout. The campground has multiple slots which can accommodate long trailers, up to a maximum length of 45 feet. Jumping Creek Campground is usually open late May through October. Nearby historic logging roads provide motorized access to the Smoky Mountain area. To the east on US Highway 89 is the trailhead to a scenic ATV trail which climbs Mizpah Peak. Please see Little Belt Mountains Motor Vehicle Use Map for location and closure dates.All campgrounds on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest are first-come, first-served. Reservations are not available. Camping is limited to 16 consecutive days in one location. A campground fee is required. Please pay at the self-serve campground fee station. Campsites cannot be reserved by simply paying for the site; camper must be present. A food storage order is in effect from March 1st to December 1st to prevent human-bear conflicts on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. Store all unattended food and attractants properly. Please see Food Storage Order for specifics. Open and close dates can vary depending on snowfall conditions. Please call the local district office or check our website. Leashed dogs are welcome. Horses are not allowed in campgrounds. Motorized OHVs must stay on the campground road. The campgrounds include access to potable water during the warmer months, and all have at least one handicap accessible vault toilet. Each campsite has a fire ring and/or grill, and a picnic table. Even if water is unavailable, campground fees are still required.

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Location

Jumping Creek Campground is located in Montana

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Neihart, go about 17 miles south on US 89.

Coordinates

46.76388889 N
110.7847222 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

  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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6 Reviews

dThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2021

Secluded and private in the Lewis and Clark national forest

Great place to stay. We had the whole campground to ourselves. We stayed right next to the creek and had a very peaceful stay with beautiful scenery

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by david C., November 24, 2021
  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by david C., November 24, 2021
  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by david C., November 24, 2021
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Tree V.
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2021

Needs Some Shade

Due to a tree fungus the Forest Service has clear cut this campground a few years ago. Now it’s low shrubs, wild flowers and blueberries. The sites are on the outside of a loop like many FS campgrounds. Water is a well with pump. The toilets are clean pit toilets. We were there mid week and only three of twelve sites were taken. It does have a nice stream running along one side with shade. Nothing here to get very excited about.

Site10
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by Tree V., September 18, 2021
j
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2021

Beautiful

We stayed here on our way to GNP and I have to say, we absolutely loved it. At first I didn’t like how there were no trees, but honestly, it was private anyways because nobody else was there. The bathrooms were clean, which is super important to us. We enjoyed ourselves.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by jordan T., August 7, 2021
Dexter I.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2021

Wide open camping

Jumping Creek campground has seen better days.  This 15 site campground is with out trees so you are in clear view of everyone else at the campground.  Trees have been removed.  The campground has two vault toilets and water available.  This is a trash in Trash out campground.  Cost is $15 a night.  Campground was full on my arrival.  Nice stream is near the campground.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by Dexter I., July 13, 2021
  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by Dexter I., July 13, 2021
  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by Dexter I., July 13, 2021
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Angela G.
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

Pretty but overgrown

Beautiful little campground with a creek running through. About 10 sites. The campground is large enough for small trailers. Some sites are not terribly level and they were all quite overgrown with flowers and weeds. One vault toilet. Definitely bear country and be very cautious about ticks. Make sure to store food properly. No cell phone service with Verizon.

SiteT2
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by Angela G., June 8, 2021
  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by Angela G., June 8, 2021
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Chris S.
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2019

Convenient little gem

Right off the road but feels pretty tucked away. Shared the camp with 3 small RVs but everyone had plenty of space. The are has been cleared of timber and there was plenty of wood laying around. Sites are nice with solid tables and fire pits. Two vault toilets as well. Beautiful creek flows through the campsite. Would recommend. $10 self pay no reservations.

  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by Chris S., June 18, 2019
  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by Chris S., June 18, 2019
  • Review photo of Jumping Creek Campground by Chris S., June 18, 2019
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