Twin Lakes Campground

Wisdom, Montana

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This is the Big Hole river valley, famous as the land of 10,000 haystacks, where the setting sun casts its glow on endless stretches of ranchland broken only by cottonwoods lining the riverbanks and haystacks set against a glorious mountain backdrop. Early settlers used the term “Big Hole” for any wide mountain valley, and here the name stuck. It’s easy to understand why the people who make this valley their home are willing to put in the long hours to make a living here. This hearty group would travel the length of the Bitterroot Mountains, across Bannack Pass, and well into Idaho over the next five days. Think about it: this wasn’t just a group of young warriors; there were plenty of women and children, too. They had been traveling for weeks, had just fought one battle, and would walk nearly 150 miles as the crow flies across the steep mountains you see around you to the site of the Birch Creek Affair on August 15. Makes any hiking we do seem pretty simple, doesn’t it?
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by Jan and Christina Nesset (Menasha Ridge Press)

This is the Big Hole river valley, famous as the land of 10,000 haystacks, where the setting sun casts its glow on endless stretches of ranchland broken only by cottonwoods lining the riverbanks and haystacks set against a glorious mountain backdrop. Early settlers used the term “Big Hole” for any wide mountain valley, and here the name stuck. It’s easy to understand why the people who make this valley their home are willing to put in the long hours to make a living here.

This hearty group would travel the length of the Bitterroot Mountains, across Bannack Pass, and well into Idaho over the next five days. Think about it: this wasn’t just a group of young warriors; there were plenty of women and children, too. They had been traveling for weeks, had just fought one battle, and would walk nearly 150 miles as the crow flies across the steep mountains you see around you to the site of the Birch Creek Affair on August 15. Makes any hiking we do seem pretty simple, doesn’t it?

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Wisdom
Campsites: 17 Sites
Season: Late June–October, weather permitting.
Additional Use: Boat Launch, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Camping
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Beaverhead-Deerhead Lodge National Forest. 406-689-3243, www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf
Fees per Night: $7
Facilities: Hand-pump well, vault toilets, carry-in boat launch.
Driving Directions: Directions to Twin Lakes Campground

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