Philipsburg Bay Campground is adjacent to Georgetown Lake and provides ideal access to fishing, boating and water skiing. It is located in the Pintler Ranger District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the largest national forest in Montana. Surrounded by mountains of outstanding beauty, the location is perfect for visitors who enjoy mountain and water sports or those who prefer relaxing and taking in the spectacular view.
Georgetown Lake is a prime destination for fishing and fly fishing with kokanee salmon, rainbow and brook trout being the most sought-after species. Canoeing and boating are also popular activities. Hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers will find no shortage of trails within a few miles of the campground.
The facility has 69 sites that are all first-come, first-served, with the exception of one loop that can be reserved in advance during the summer season. It is available for RV or tent camping and is boater-friendly with paved roads and a boat ramp.
The campground overlooks the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. Georgetown Lake is a large mountain lake spanning close to 3,000 acres at an elevation of over 6,000 ft. Lodgepole pines enclose the lake and surrounding mountains, providing a home to abundant wildlife including moose, elk, white-tailed deer and even bighorn sheep. Water birds such as the graceful blue heron as well as hawks and other birds of prey also inhabit the lake area.
Town of Philipsburg and Anacaonda, gem mining, hiking, fly fishing, atving.
Charges & Cancellations
Must cancel 4 days in advance
ADA Access: N
What a beautiful campground! Next to a Great Lake, lots of space & wooded tree area! We enjoyed a great campfire & only stayed one night but it was great & would have stayed longer if we weren’t moving on. We are in a 28’ camper. Very quiet and nice. Lots of wood for $6
camphost was fantastic. very clean and quiet.
June 20-22, 2017. This campground has three loops. The third loop C is reservable, the other loops A and B are a first come basis. Most spots have views of the lake in a shaded area with an asphalt pad. $15 per night, good cell phone service, very clean facilities, and moose sightings daily. There is a dock for Lake access 500 yards from site. Philipsburg is a short drive where you can visit the brewery, good food, and candy store. The Discovery Bike Park is 15 minutes away, but only open Sat and Sunday.