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Lake Alva Campground

7 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Overview

Lake Alva Campground is situated at the north end of Lake Alva in northwestern Montana. It offers visitors a chance to camp out and enjoy activities such as swimming, fishing and boating. This site is currently open for day-use only due to ongoing vegetation management activities in…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 20 ft.

Reviews

7 Reviews of Lake Alva Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 3
  • 4
Allen J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Close to the lake

Nice campground with picnic tables, fire pits, clean toilets, and paved parking spots. Walk down to lake is about 100 yards away. We stayed here on father's day weekend and we're lucky enough to get a spot. I would stay here again.

Sitespot 4
Month of VisitJuly
Gina M.
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2020

Under the starry skies

This has to be my absolute favorite place to be. "No wake" lake means is it a great place to kayak and paddle board, canoe, raft, whatever flotation device you can think of. Campsites are great. The water is the perfect temperature and everyone is always friendly.

Kaylene M.
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2018

Tucked amidst the pines with a secluded lake.

Good campground. Many sites with good shade. Campground gets a good breeze that cools things off. Sites are longer, but extremely narrow with cement posts which make parking a little more of a challenge but set in at good angles. Cell coverage very spotty, better by lake. Close to road, but you…

SiteA15
Month of VisitAugust

Location

Lake Alva Campground is located in Montana

Directions

From the junction of Montana Highways 200 and 83 (locally referred to as Clearwater Junction), travel north on Highway 83 for approximately 15 miles to the town of Seeley Lake. Continue north on Highway 83 for about 11 miles. The campground entrance is located on the west side of the highway.

Coordinates

47.32444474 N
113.57722282 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Lake Alva Campground is situated at the north end of Lake Alva in northwestern Montana. It offers visitors a chance to camp out and enjoy activities such as swimming, fishing and boating. This site is currently open for day-use only due to ongoing vegetation management activities in the campground. Overnight camping has been suspended until further notice.

Recreation

Boating and fishing are popular on 298-acre Lake Alva. Anglers cast for a variety of freshwater fish, including Kokanee salmon, suckers, whitefish, pike, trout and perch, among other species.

A boat ramp is available at the campground and while motorized boating is allowed, many non-motorized boaters find solace during early morning hours on the lake. Canoes, kayaks and row boats are available for rent. Swimming is also a popular activity.

Lake Alva is a NO-WAKE lake.

Facilities

The only sites available for reservation at Lake Alva Campground are two group campsites. Individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The group sites can accommodate up to 25 people each. Parking space is limited. Each site is equipped with oversized tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

The campground also offers a day-use picnic area with sites that overlook the beautiful mountain lake. It offers access to a swimming beach, boat ramp, boat trailer parking, trash collection and recycling bins. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are also provided.

The area is patrolled daily by the host and local law enforcement.

Natural Features

The campground lies on the north end of Lake Alva, amid a dense forest that offers ample shade. At an elevation of approximately 4,120 feet, temperatures are relatively cool on summer days.

Plentiful wildlife viewing and birding opportunities exist in and around the campground. The lake is a loon nesting area during May and June, and the birds' mesmerizing calls can often be heard from the campground.

Nearby Attractions

Seeley Lake is about 10 miles from the campground, with boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing and hiking. The town of Seeley Lake lies on the southeastern end of the lake.

The beautiful Mission Mountain Wilderness is about an hour away. The area is known for its scenic beauty and abundant wildlife.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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