Devil's Elbow Campground on Hauser Lake offers a wealth of water-based recreation opportunities and is located about 15 miles east of Helena and adjacent to Clark’s Bay Day-use Area and Two Camps Vista Interpretive Site. This popular 42-unit campground is located mid-way along the shore of Hauser Lake. The lake (actually a reservoir) provides year-round opportunities for fishing (trout, walleye and kokanee salmon) along with excellent boating and wildlife viewing.
Activities: Camping, fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking and hiking.
Facilities/Services: 42 camping units, boat dock, boat slips, fish cleaning station, swimming area, restrooms, drinking water, group picnic shelter, tables and fire-rings, garbage collection and on-site manager. All facilities are universally accessible.
Location/Access: From Helena take Exit 193 (Cedar Street) from I-15. Travel on Washington Street (past airport entrance), turn right on Custer Road (Canyon Ferry Road) for 1/2 mile, then turn left on York Road for approximately 12 miles through Lakeside until you reach the Devil’s Elbow entrance sign.
Fees: Camping at $15/night (includes day-use fee) with stay limits of 14 days, $5 for day-use, $40 for a seasonal day-use pass and $50 for group camping reservations
Season/Hours: Fees charged from mid-May through mid-October. Site is open to the public year-round.
Maps: Canyon Ferry BLM map.
Devil’s Elbow Visitor Contact Station (406) 227-3570 or
Butte Field Office
106 North Parkmont
Butte, MT 59701