Devil's Elbow Recreation Site

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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. Group camping reservations and reservations for Loop A are now available exclusively for reservations on Other portions of the campground will remain as first-come, first-serve.

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Geographic Coordinates

46.70067, -111.80712


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.


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.