Wood Bottom Recreation Area, approximately 2,655 acres, includes Rowe Bench, Decision Point, bluffs overlooking the Missouri and adjacent river bottoms.
Activities: Upland bird/big game/waterfowl hunting, hiking, mountain biking, tent camping, RV camping (no hook-ups), boating, fishing, picnicking.
Facilities: Gravel boat launch, four campsites with fire rings, one vault toilet, and boater self-registration box. No potable water is available.
Location: If approaching from the south(Great Falls/Fort Benton) take U.S. Hwy 87 North, turn right on Loma Bridge Road (improved gravel) just prior to crossing the Marias River, proceed approximately 1 mile to Missouri River, turn right on the improved gravel road and follow signs to Wood Bottom Boat Launch (approximately 1.2 miles).
If approaching from the north (Havre/Big Sandy) take U.S. Hwy 87 South, proceed through the town of Loma, and take first left after crossing the Marias River--this will be Loma Bridge Road (improved gravel). Proceed 1 mile to Missouri River, turn right on improved gravel road, and follow signs to Wood Bottom Boat Launch (approximately 1.2 miles).
Season/Hours: Open year-round.
Maps: Fort Benton BLM map and Upper Missouri Boaters' Guide
Fort Benton River Management Station
P.O. Box 1389
Fort Benton, MT 59442
Toll Free: ( 877) 256-3252