Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Lowland

Lowland Picnic Area is a perfect gathering spot for outdoor enthusiasts. It is adjacent to the Lowland Campground and not far from Butte, Montana. The day-use area provides ample space for outdoor games and other activities. Natural Features: The picnic area is near a large meadow that is nestled in a forest of mature pine trees at an elevation of 6,240 feet. It is a peaceful location that provides scenic views of the Deerlodge National Forest. Recreation: A popular site for birding, the area is home to many large birds and wildlife. Access to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is one mile west of the facility and provides over 15 miles of non-motorized recreation opportunities. The Sheepshead Recreation Area and Maney Lake, along with several nearby streams, provide ample fishing opportunities for visitors to the area. Facilities: One large picnic area can be reserved. It is equipped with tables and a campfire circle with grill. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. No overnight camping is allowed at the picnic area; however, the adjacent campground provides campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. Nearby Attractions: The city of Butte is about 16 miles from the picnic area and is a full service community.

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Lowland is located in Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in Montana
Latitude
46.139 N
Longitude
-112.506 W
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Directions
From Butte, take I-15 north about 13 miles to the Elk Park Exit. Turn left off the ramp and continue under the overpass to Forest Road 442 and continue for 5 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 9485 and drive 2 miles. Turn left at the junction and continue for less than a mile to the campground entrance on the right.
2 Reviews of Lowland
Overnight

This is a small campground (my kinda place). Only a handful of other sites were filled. Lots of birds, chipmunks, and Prairie dogs. The view was jaw dropping. I wasn’t able to venture around much but would like to in the future. My site was bordering a huge meadow. Amazing!

First to Review
Ranger review of Grub Stick at Lowland Campground

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Lowland Campground Review

Lowland Campground located in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest north of Butte Montana is nice small very quiet campground with 11 sites and a large day use area. You will disconnected from the world hear as there is no cell phone service at this campground. The campground has a vault toilet at the entrance, two more are found in the day use area, one is just a short distance from the campground toilet. The campground has several new bear proof garbage bins. The site has a water pump, but the only pump appears to be in the day use area so you will want to drive to the pump to fill up your water jugs in order to avoid a long walk back to camp with those heavy water jugs. Each site has plenty of room to spread out. You will want to collect firewood before you arrive at the campground as there is nothing to harvest in the campground, even small twigs for starting a fire were hard to find. We had the campground to our selves when we visited, and the best part is the fee is only $5. Can't beat that price and have vault toilets, water and trash pins.

Ranger Review of the Grub Stick

Received the Grub Stick several weeks ago and have used it on several outings since. Have to say this is just fun to use. Cooking over a fire is always great fun and having the Grub Stick just gives you way more options for fire cooking fun. It was a blast coming up with ideas to try. We really likes the bacon bowl feature, but a hint on using it “don't use thick cut bacon” it takes to long to cook and is hard to get the bacon clip over it. We have cooked up hot dogs, sausages, made eclairs, S'mores, Chocolate chip cookie s'mores, Biscuits, biscuit s'mores, Bacon bowls stuffed with just about anything we could find. The big down fall of the Grub Stick is that we didn't have enough of them and waiting for someone to finish was a downier, especially when you had a new idea you wanted to try.