A series of small recreation sites are located along a 73-mile stretch of the Big Hole River between Wisdom and Melrose. The river offers blue ribbon trout fishing and excellent float boating. Nine of the sites are managed by BLM. Beginning at Melrose and going west, the sites are: Maiden Rock I, Maiden Rock East, Divide Bridge, Divide Campground, Jerry Creek Bridge, Dickie Bridge, East Bank, Sawlog Creek, and Pintlar Creek.
Activities: Fishing, boating, picnicking, camping and hiking.
Maiden Rock East--parking lot and restrooms
Maiden Rock I--boat ramp, restrooms and parking
Divide Bridge Day-use--boat ramp, restrooms, picnic area, information kiosk
Divide Bridge Campground--21 camping units with tables and fire-rings, boat ramp, restrooms, potable water, night lights, volunteer host and information kiosk
Jerry Creek--boat ramp, restrooms, picnic tables, fire-rings, gravel parking and information kiosk
Dickie Bridge--10 camping units with tables and fire-rings, restrooms and information kiosk
East Bank--boat ramp, restrooms, gravel parking, tables, fire-rings and information kiosk
Sawlog and Pintlar Creek--parking only
Location/Access: Take the Divide Exit from I-15, approximately 30 miles south of Butte. Sites are located both south and west of Divide. Sites west of Divide are located along Montana Highway 43.
Fees: Divide Bridge Campground--$10/night fee for camping, subject to a 14-day camping limit.
Season/Hours: Fees collected mid-May to mid-September. Fishing access sites open year-round.
Maps: Recreation area map (pdf-7.1 mb)
The sites are also included in the west half of the Southwest Montana Interagency Visitor/Travel Map and Butte South and Wisdom BLM maps.
Butte Field Office
106 North Parkmont
Butte, MT 59701