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Holter Lake Recreation Area
(Holter Lake, Holter Dam, Log Gulch, Departure Point)



camping at Holter Lake
This four-site camping and day-use complex is located along lower Holter Lake and the Missouri River about 40 miles north of Helena and 40 miles west of Great Falls. Located in a beautiful mountain setting, the area offers a variety of recreation opportunities. Fishing for rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, walleye, and perch is popular. Lewis and Clark traveled through this area 200 years ago. 


Activities: Fishing, boating, swimming, camping, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, picnicking, hiking. 

Facilities/Services: Overnight camping area, swimming beach, boat ramps, boat docks, parking areas, fish cleaning stations, drinking water, accessible toilets. Reservations are available for group camping at Log Gulch and for day-use picnic shelter functions at both Holter Lake and Log Gulch. Site managers and campground hosts are available.

 Hiking at Holter Lake


Location/Access: Take Exit 226 ( Wolf Creek) or Exit 234 (Craig) from I-15. Follow the signs for approximately 5 miles to the Holter Lake complex.

Day use--$5/vehicle
Camping--$15/camping unit (RV/tent) (includes day-use fee); Holter Dam $10/camping unit (RV/tent). Camping stay limits are limited to 7 consecutive days.
Season day-use pass--$40/vehicle
Group picnic reservation--$50/group plus standard fees above.

Season/Hours: Fees normally charged from mid-May through mid-October. 

Maps:  Holter Lake Recreation Area (PDF - 18.9Mb)

These sites are also included on Canyon Ferry Dam and Elliston BLM maps.
For more BLM map information - Click Here

Holter Lake Brochure

Holter Lake Recreation Site 406-235-4314

Log Gulch Recreation Site 406-235-4480

Butte Field Office
106 North Parkmont
Butte, MT 59701


Last updated: 06-21-2016