Alta Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Alta campground is located along the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, a popular fishing river in the area. Large yellow-barked Ponderosa Pine tower above many of the campsites which along with fir,aspen and lodgepole pine provide shade for many of the campsites. Painted Rocks Lake is locate less than 5 miles away by paved road. Wildlife in the area include, bald eagle, mule and whitetailed deer, moose, and elk along with numerous songbirds. Bighorn sheep can often be seen in the area. Sites can accommodate tents and/or RV's. Water is available at several locations within the campground. Attractions in the area include hot springs (about 18 miles on gravel road) historic ranger station (about 4 miles on paved road), and several scenic mountain peaks accessible by foot trail. Nearby Darby, MT (about 34 miles by paved road) is nearest full service city for all services (laundry,grocery store, etc) Fuel, post office and miscellaneous supplies can be found at Conner, MT about 22 miles away by paved road). For information on road or fire restrictions call: 406-821- 3269.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Handicapped Site
  • Accessible Pit Restroom
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Campground Host
  • Drinking Water
  • Dumpster
  • Fishing
  • Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom
  • River Access
Within 10 Miles
  • Bike Riding
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • High Water Launch Ramp
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Water Drinking
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Post Office


Peak Season
May 23 2010 -
Sep 02 2010
Walk In Season
Sep 03 2010 -
Nov 14 2010
Peak Season
May 23 2011 -
Sep 02 2011

Alerts and Important Information Fuel, post office and miscellaneous supplies can be found at Conner, MT (about 26 miles away by paved road). Pets on leashes are allowed. Drinking water is available within the facility

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Alta
Campground Phone: 406-821-3269
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Hamilton, MT

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More About Alta Campground

Alta is a campground located in Hamilton, Montana. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -114.3019 latitude, and -114.3019 longitude into your GPS device.

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