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Wood Bottom Recreation Area

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).

Fees: None

Season/Hours: Open year-round.

Maps: Fort Benton BLM map and Upper Missouri Boaters' Guide

Contact:
Fort Benton River Management Station
P.O. Box 1389
Fort Benton, MT 59442
(406) 622-4000
Toll Free: ( 877) 256-3252


 
Last updated: 06-28-2012