Bull River Campground 

Montana Forest Service Campgrounds

The Bull River Campground is located in the Cabinet Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest

It is situated where the Bull River runs into the Clark Fork River and the two rivers make up the Cabinet Gorge Reservoir. This campground is heavily forested with cedar and fir trees. 

The Cabinet Gorge Reservoir covers 3200 acres and provides a tour of the Noxon Rapids dam for those who would like to see it.

This campground is popular for all sorts of water recreation opportunities like fishing, boating, water skiing, rafting, canoeing, kayaking and swimming.

It is also popular as a take-off point for hiking in the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness.




About the Campsites:


Bull River Campground offers basic facilities including picnic tables, campfire rings with grates, accessible flush toilets and drinking water.

The fee for this campground is $10 per night - you get 50% discount with a Golden Age Passport or Interagency Senior Pass.

There are no hookups at this campground.

A host is available to answer questions and give information - they also have firewood for you to buy.

Campsites cannot be reserved - they are on a first come, first served basis.

You will find rv camping sites here, as well as tent sites.




About the Campground:


The Bull River Campground consists of 26 sites with 3 loops and is 2200 feet in elevation.  The recommended maximum trailer length is 40 feet. 

There is a nice boat launch and dock that is open all year.

Pets are allowed here, but must be kept on a leash.

You can reserve the group pavilion for $30 a day or overnight.

Fishing on the Bull River is for rainbow, brown and bull trout, large and small mouth bass, mountain whitefish, northern pike and kokanee salmon.

The campground is open from May to December and has a 14 day stay limit.






Getting There:


Directions from Trout Creek:  Go west for 18.5 miles.



GPS Coordinates:

Latitude: 48.02993    Longitude: -115.84222



Map of Kootenai National Forest and Campgrounds

1. Gateway Boat Camp
2. Swisher Lake
3. Tobacco Plains
4. Rexford Bench
5. Tobacco River
6. Camp 32
7. Peck Gulch
8. Rocky Gorge
9. Little Therriault Lake
10. Big Therriault Lake
11. Rock Lake
12. Grave Creek
13. North Dickey Lake
14. South Dickey Lake
15. Caribou
16. Pete Creek
17. Whitetail
18. Red Top
19. Yaak Falls
20. Kilbrennan Lake

21. Yaak River
22. Spar Lake
23. Dorr Skeels
24. Ross Creek Picnic Area
25. Bad Medicine
26. Loon Lake
27. Timberland Picnic Shelter
28. Barron Creek Boating Site
29. McGillivray
30. Howard Lake
31. Lake Creek
32. Sylvan Lake
33. McGreggor Lake
34. Big Eddy
35. Bull River
36. Triangle Pond
37. Marten Creek
38. North Shore
39. Willow Creek





Contact Information:

Cabinet Ranger District
2963 Highway 200
Trout Creek, MT 59874









Enjoy your stay!

Montana Camping Guide.com




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