Falls Creek Campground

Big Timber, Montana

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The drive to Falls Creek bisects expansive ranchland and follows the Boulder River as it winds through an isolated section of south-central Montana. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the mountains in the distance and the wildlife along the way, because once you come to the gravel road, the only survivable speed is a slow one. Along the way, you can stop in McLeod at Holly’s Road Kill Cafe for something to eat and drink and a game of pool, and some friendly conversation. A bit farther down the road is Natural Bridge, where a spectacular waterfall show peaks every spring as the natural rock formations and river come together here in a magical way. Some days, the river cascades over the top of the rocks in a tumbling, frothing, swirling mass. On others, when the water level has dropped, the water disappears beneath the rocks for a distance before pouring from gaps situated at various levels along the canyon. Interpretive signs help visitors understand the geology of the area, and paved trails and overlooks make access easy.
Best Tent Camping: Montana

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Best Tent Camping: Montana

by Jan and Christina Nesset (Menasha Ridge Press)

The drive to Falls Creek bisects expansive ranchland and follows the Boulder River as it winds through an isolated section of south-central Montana. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the mountains in the distance and the wildlife along the way, because once you come to the gravel road, the only survivable speed is a slow one. Along the way, you can stop in McLeod at Holly’s Road Kill Cafe for something to eat and drink and a game of pool, and some friendly conversation.

A bit farther down the road is Natural Bridge, where a spectacular waterfall show peaks every spring as the natural rock formations and river come together here in a magical way. Some days, the river cascades over the top of the rocks in a tumbling, frothing, swirling mass. On others, when the water level has dropped, the water disappears beneath the rocks for a distance before pouring from gaps situated at various levels along the canyon. Interpretive signs help visitors understand the geology of the area, and paved trails and overlooks make access easy.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds, Campgrounds
Nearby City: Big Timber
Campsites: 8
Season: Year-round when accessible; water available late May–September.
Additional Use: Hiking, Camping
Local Contacts: 406-222-1892, www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin
Fees per Night: None
Facilities: Hand-pump well, vault toilets.
Driving Directions: Directions to Falls Creek Campground

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