Lost Creek State Park Campground

Anaconda, Montana 59711

Lost Creek State Park Campground

Lost Creek State Park Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A crystalline creek flows through this narrow canyon creating an unexpected oasis in a landscape scarred by the mining fury of the past. Dwarfing the creek bed on either side are 1,200- foot limestone and granite walls, which provide habitat for mountain goats and bighorn sheep. Interpretive signs are strategically placed to educate visitors about the area’s unique geology, which dates back 1.3 billion years. Colorful bands of gray and pink granite, originated as molten magma, forced its way into fissures and deposited a wealth of mineral resources.

This quiet place adjacent to the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and the town of Anaconda includes a 25-site campground that is split between sites on the upper and lower portions of the park road. The upper sites sit on an “island” at the end loop of the entrance road. The sites here are very tight, and only a few have a level spot on which to comfortably pitch a tent. Set on the inside of this loop, site 1 is roomy, with the tent and picnic area set slightly below the parking area. Site 6 is protected by large boulders and has plenty of level tent space but does sit very close to the road. Lost Creek Falls is visible from these sites, and a paved walking trail leads to the base of limestone cliffs below the 50-foot waterfall."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
25 Sites
Hiking, Camping
Additional Use
Lost Creek State Park. 406-287-3541, stateparks.mt.gov/lost-creek
Local Contacts
$18 resident, $28 nonresident; $6/extra nonresident vehicle
Fees per Night
Hand-pump well, vault toilets.

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Dec 2018