Pete Creek Campground

Yaak, Montana

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Three miles west of Yaak, Pete Creek is a quiet spot just off MT 508. It sits back far enough from the road that only a few sites may have bothersome road noise. Sites are well spaced, and many have a cozy, secluded feel due to the cedar, fir, larch, and spruce trees. Huge rock walls provide a dramatic backdrop and a place to challenge a budding rock climber interested in some bouldering (behind large, wooded site 8). Sites 9–11 are three secluded and wooded walk-in sites for individuals or couples traveling light and not needing a car close by. They sit on a hilltop above Pete Creek, with a trail leading down to a nice swimming hole complete with a small beach area. Site 11 is the best of the trio, set farther off the trail and offering a little more privacy from other campers using the trail to access the creek and the Yaak River. Site 1 is small and right off the road, but it is on the creek, and a waterfall dampens the road noise.
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by Jan and Christina Nesset (Menasha Ridge Press)

Three miles west of Yaak, Pete Creek is a quiet spot just off MT 508. It sits back far enough from the road that only a few sites may have bothersome road noise. Sites are well spaced, and many have a cozy, secluded feel due to the cedar, fir, larch, and spruce trees. Huge rock walls provide a dramatic backdrop and a place to challenge a budding rock climber interested in some bouldering (behind large, wooded site 8).

Sites 9–11 are three secluded and wooded walk-in sites for individuals or couples traveling light and not needing a car close by. They sit on a hilltop above Pete Creek, with a trail leading down to a nice swimming hole complete with a small beach area. Site 11 is the best of the trio, set farther off the trail and offering a little more privacy from other campers using the trail to access the creek and the Yaak River. Site 1 is small and right off the road, but it is on the creek, and a waterfall dampens the road noise.

© 2017 Jan and Christina Nesset/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Yaak
Campsites: 12 Sites
Season: Year-round; full services Memorial Day weekend–Labor Day.
Additional Use: Fishing, Hiking, Camping
Features: Wildflowers
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Kootenai National Forest, 406-295-4693, www.fs.usda.gov/kootenai
Fees per Night: $7
Facilities: Water spigots, vault toilets.
Driving Directions: Directions to Pete Creek Campground

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