Log Gulch Campground


Log Gulch Campground is situated on the picturesque Holter Lake in west central Montana. The site is located approximately 45 miles north of Helena, Montana, and 60 miles south of Great Falls, Montana, along the Missouri River. The area offers stunning views of the Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area. Gates of the Mountains Historic Site is in close proximity to the campground, which is accessible via watercraft. The area is overflowing with outdoor adventure opportunities. Whether you’re into fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, hiking, boating, water skiing, or all of the above, all of these activities are in close proximity to Log Gulch Campground. There is surely an activity for everyone!


Log Gulch Campground offers excellent recreational opportunities. Activities in the area include camping, boating (motorized and non-motorized), fishing, water skiing, hiking, scenic/wildlife photography, wildlife viewing, and bird watching. There are trails within the general vicinity, as well as multiple fishing access sites and hunting access points. The recreation opportunities in the area are truly boundless.


Log Gulch Campground offers several amenities that will make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Log Gulch Campground is a 70-site campground that has spacious and gravel parking pads that accommodate RVs, camper trailers, and tents. Most of the campsites can accommodate up to 2 RVs or tents per site. The group use site near the upper pavilion is reservation-only. The remaining sites are first-come, first-served. 

Log Gulch Campground features a large concrete boat launch with a courtesy dock, as well as day-use and overnight dock slips for those camping in the campground. The docks are first-come, first-served, with no assigned slips. A fish cleaning station is available near the boat ramp at Log Gulch Campground. There is potable water provided throughout the campground and day-use areas, as well as garbage dumpsters. There are no hook-ups available. The sites contain fire rings with a grill grate in addition to a picnic table. There are also picnic tables and benches along the lake to take in the views.

Parking is limited at the group site, so we request that your group keep guest invitations to a minimum. All day-use guests will be subject to the $5.00 per vehicle per day fee.

Natural Features

Every campsite is in close proximity to the lake and mountains. The campground and day-use area have poplar and green ash trees throughout the campground, which provide shade during the height of the summer. The site is situated in a shrub-steppe landscape, mostly comprised of ponderosa pine and bunch grasses. The campground is surrounded by sparsely wooded hills.

Nearby Attractions

Log Gulch Campground is located in a prime location to get out and recreate outdoors. There is access to public lands, where multiple recreation opportunities and experiences are available. The campground is adjacent to the Missouri River, which was also the historical travel corridor for The Lewis and Clark Trail. Log Gulch Campground is situated between Helena and Great Falls.  

In Helena, there are great restaurants, museums, the capitol building, old mining settlements, Last Chance Gulch, Reeder’s Alley, and a vibrant downtown area. In or near Great Falls, there is the First People’s Buffalo Jump and Interpretive Center, Charlie Russell Museum, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Giant Springs Fish Hatchery and State Park, and Tower Rock State Park. The Continental Divide Trail is nearby.

Charges & Cancellations

Reservation Cancellations & Changes

• Cancelling a Reservation: Customers may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. Depending on when you cancel in relation to your arrival day, it may be considered a late cancellation (see below).

• The $8 reservation fee is non-refundable.

Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window

• Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night’s use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.

The recreation.gov cancellation policy can be found here: https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies

From Great Falls, Montana, take Interstate-15 South towards Helena. Take exit 234 to Craig. Turn left heading to Craig and cross the Missouri River. Come to a “T” and then take a right on Craig Frontage Road. Travel approximately 5 miles. Before crossing the Missouri River/steel bridge, turn left onto Beartooth Road. Go past Holter Lake Campground and continue 4.5 miles to Log Gulch Campground. 

From Helena, Montana, take Interstate-15 north towards Great Falls. Take exit 226 to Wolf Creek. Turn right towards Recreation Road and cross the railroad track. Turn left onto Recreation Road. After crossing the Missouri River/steel bridge, turn right onto Beartooth Road. Go past Holter Lake Campground and continue 4.5 miles to Log Gulch Campground.