Bar Gulch Campground and Camping

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  "This tiny little lake offers beautiful scenery and decent fishing, but its small size and location..." Upper Baldy Lake

About the Campground

Just up the Magpie drainage from Canyon Ferry Road, Bar Gulch cabin offers a retreat from the fast pace lifestye. It is a small, one room cabin with a skylight, 2 bunk beds and a full-sized bed. Only five miles ffrom Canyon Ferry Lake, it provides an excellent base camp for boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, and more. Helena is the largest city in the area; it is approximately 24 miles away. It offers all services. There are local businesses within driving vicinity of the cabin; marinas, restaurants, convenience stores and watering holes. This cabin offers some primitive and rustic charms; a skylight, a hand pump, a small antique cook stove, and wood heat. Access to the cabin is good and does not usually require a 4-wheel drive vehicle but the Forest Service does not provide snow removal to the cabin.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Restroom
  • All Terrain Vehicle
  • Beds & Foam Pads
  • Bike Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rental
  • Drinking Water, Hand Well.
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hospital
  • Hunting
  • Mattress
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off Road Vehicle Trail
  • Photography
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pots & Pans
  • Propane & Cooking Stove
  • Propane Lights
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stove
  • Swimming
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Water Drinking
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Lake
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Climbing


Peak Season
Jan 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
Peak Season
Jan 01 2011 -
Dec 31 2011

Alerts and Important Information Facility does not accept walk-in or reservations thru the District Office. 1 day minimum window. 180 day maximum window. 5 nights maximum. Rental fee is $25/night plus reservation fee. Access is by gravel road. It is not plowed for snow. Please be prepared. This cabin is "Pack-it in, Pack-it out" All food and garbage should be removed. Keep open fires within the fire ring. Fireworks are prohibited on all public lands administered by the National Forest Service. Amenities such as lanterns, firewood, cooking utensils, and dishes are provided but not guaranteed. For current information, questions, or concerns regarding weather, road conditions, fire restrictions, or local events please call the Townsend Ranger Disctrict (406)-266-3425. Cabins are locked, please make sure you have the most current cabin lock combination. Please print and be prepared to present your confirmation letter to officials. Click Here

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 15 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Bar Gulch
Campground Phone: 406-266-3425
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Montana City, MT

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More About Bar Gulch Campground

Bar Gulch is a campground located in Montana City, 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 -111.6242 latitude, and -111.6242 longitude into your GPS device.

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