May Creek Campground

Wisdom, Montana

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The peaceful, beautiful landscapes reached from the campground in any direction hardly resemble a war zone. Meadows, wildflowers, dense forest, rivers, and creeks, all bedecked by the backdrop of the Beaverhead and Pioneer Mountains, is home to a vast array of wildlife without showing a hint of discord. Unfortunately, however, human blood was indeed spilled near here when in 1877 the Nez Perce took up arms rather than agreeing to internment on a reservation located on a fragment of their traditional homeland. Several lives were lost on both sides of the Nez Perce War of 1877, a tragedy that climaxed over four battles, one of which occurred within the Big Hole Basin.
Best Tent Camping: Montana

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Best Tent Camping: Montana

by Jan and Christina Nesset (Menasha Ridge Press)

The peaceful, beautiful landscapes reached from the campground in any direction hardly resemble a war zone. Meadows, wildflowers, dense forest, rivers, and creeks, all bedecked by the backdrop of the Beaverhead and Pioneer Mountains, is home to a vast array of wildlife without showing a hint of discord.

Unfortunately, however, human blood was indeed spilled near here when in 1877 the Nez Perce took up arms rather than agreeing to internment on a reservation located on a fragment of their traditional homeland. Several lives were lost on both sides of the Nez Perce War of 1877, a tragedy that climaxed over four battles, one of which occurred within the Big Hole Basin.

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

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Wisdom
Campsites: 21 sites
Season: May–October or November.
Additional Use: Hiking, Camping
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 406-689-3243, www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf
Fees per Night: $7
Facilities: Hand-pump well, vault toilets.
Driving Directions: Directions to May Creek Campground

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