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Philipsburg Bay Campground

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About This Campground

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

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,…

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Access

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

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 60 ft.

Reviews

7 Reviews of Philipsburg Bay Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Luke L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2021

Nice little spot

Nice, shaded little spot on the lake. Every site we saw was in the pines. Great for shade, terrible if you rely on solar. Electric hookups are available, but there are only one or two sites in the whole campground with them, so for most people this is borderline boondocking.

The area is…

Month of VisitJuly
A
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

Great lakeside spot

Lovely spot, zero bugs, spaced apart from others, plentiful clean bathrooms, and a boat launch. I will say that the red-necked grebes had a loud raucous party all night and while it was certainly festive, kinda hard to sleep. Thinking it was a mating ritual.

  • Audio purposes to hear the grebes
  • sunset
  • Misty morning
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Sitec43
Month of VisitJuly
Riley L.
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2020

Quiet

Really great, quiet spot despite not being far from anything. You can hear waterfowl from the lake and nothing else but still have cell reception if you want it.

Location

Philipsburg Bay Campground is located in Montana

Directions

The campground is located in southwestern Montana, about 11 miles south of Philipsburg. Follow U.S. Route 1 south and take a right on Georgetown Lake Road. The campground is on the left adjacent to the lake.

Coordinates

46.20638853 N
113.2900004 W

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About This Campground

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. Recreation 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. Facilities 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. Natural Features 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. Nearby Attractions Town of Philipsburg and Anacaonda, gem mining, hiking, fly fishing, atving. Charges & Cancellations Must cancel 4 days in advance ADA Access: N

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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