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Spring Gulch

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About This Campground

National Forest

Spring Gulch Campground is a well-maintained campground located about 50 feet from the highway, on the banks of the scenic Bitterroot River. Visitors enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, fishing and swimming. The campground provides accessible sites and…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 99 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Reviews

1 Review of Spring Gulch

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Katherine B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2017

Pretty and accessible

There are so many camping areas right off the highway near the Salmon River; we chose this one because even though it's near the road, it's set further down so you don't have to see it. There were some cattle being moved when we got there, so a bit of noise at first but I'll take it over traffic…

  • Southwest view; borders some cattle. Relatively nice neighbors.
  • Dogs soaking up some sun. Across from them are some sites along water.
  • More lazy dogs and a nice view.
Site
Month of VisitJune

Location

Spring Gulch is located in Montana

Directions

The campground is located in southwestern Montana, approximately 75 miles south of Missoula. From Sula, travel three miles northwest on Highway 93.

Coordinates

45.85861199 N
114.02305536 W

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About This Campground

Spring Gulch Campground is a well-maintained campground located about 50 feet from the highway, on the banks of the scenic Bitterroot River. Visitors enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, fishing and swimming. The campground provides accessible sites and amenities, making it a comfortable spot for anyone to relax in the mountains of southwestern Montana.

Recreation

A number of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails can be accessed near the campground. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail can be accessed not far from the campground, as well as trails that lead to the area's numerous mountain peaks.

A variety of natural hot springs exist in the area, including Lost Trail Hot Springs, which is approximately seven miles south of the campground. The springs are popular places for swimming. A general store and lodging are located nearby.

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking and fishing on the Bitterroot River are also popular activities. A short paved path meanders along the river and an accessible fishing dock is located within the campground. Anglers can expect to find mainly cutthroat trout, but other freshwater species are available.

Facilities

The campground offers single and double-family campsites, some of which are accessible. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water. RV hookups are not available.

Natural Features

Located on the banks of the Bitterroot River, the campground is nestled in a ponderosa pine forest. It is easily accessible from Highway 93 and sits at an elevation of about 4,300 feet in the Bitterroot National Forest. A variety of wildlife, including big game like mule and white-tailed deer, elk and moose, makes its home in the area.

Nearby Attractions

The small town of Sula is less than five miles from the campground, offering gas and a post office.

ADA Access: N

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