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Philipsburg Bay Campground

14 Reviews


USDA Forest Service

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, the location is perfect for visitors who enjoy mountain and water sports or those who prefer relaxing and taking in the spectacular view.


Canoeing and boating are popular activities at the lake. Hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers will find no shortage of trails within a few miles of the campground. Georgetown Lake is a prime destination for fishing and fly fishing with kokanee salmon, rainbow and brook trout being the most sought-after species. It is illegal to target Bull Trout, if caught they must be released immediately with minimal handling. Participants must have Montana licenses to hunt or fish.


The campground has 65 sites in total, 34 sites are reservable and 31 sites are available as first-come, first-served.____ Loop A and half of loop B are first-come, first-served. Loop C and half of Loop B 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.


For facility specific information, please call (406) 859-3211.

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  • 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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  • Verizon
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Site Types

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


For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly

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14 Reviews

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2023

Great lake and campground!

Great campground with some FCFS sites (loop A and 1/2 of loop B) and some reservable (1/2 of loop B and all of loop C).

There are no campsites directly on the lake, but there is a view of it from a few of the sites and it's an easy walk through the CG to get to it.

Lots of wildlife around and paved road to and through the CG

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Philipsburg Bay Campground by Cheryl , July 3, 2023
Sara D.
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2023

Quiet, wooded campsites

We spent a night here in June. We left a night early because a hard rain came in, but we had fun while we were there. The campground is very clean and quiet. Our kids loved the winding roads for their push bikes. The only thing we wished for was a dock, so we could easily fish with young kids.

Month of VisitJuly
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 29, 2023

Great spot

Always love our stays here and Sharron the host is amazing and a hard worker. Takes great pride in her areas

Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Philipsburg Bay Campground by Daniel B., May 29, 2023


Philipsburg Bay Campground is located in Montana

Detail location of campground


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.


46.2063889 N
113.29 W

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