Camp Creek sits in a quiet pocket of the Little Rocky Mountains, an island range that rises not to massive heights with steep exposed crags like its western siblings but to softer, undulating heights peppered with thick timber and sections of igneous rock. These mountains, called the Fur Caps by the Gros Ventre tribe, were a sacred area for vision quests before the intrusion of gold fever.
The historic mining town of Zortman still remains, just down the road from Camp Creek, and is often referred to as a ghost town. In reality, this is a thriving, close-knit community with a general store that serves as information central. Despite the impact of mining, this area still has beautiful mountains filled with big game, songbirds, eagles, coyotes, and beavers.
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