Several Flathead National Forest campgrounds will remain open weather permitting, through September 30 with full service. Depending on the specific campsite, full service may include an on-site host, garbage service and drinking water. Other campgrounds remain open through the fall, though with reduced or limited service.
The campgrounds that will remain open with full service through September 30 include: the Big Creek Campground in the North Fork about 20 miles north of Columbia Falls, the Swan Lake Campground near the community of Swan Lake, south of Bigfork, the Holland Lake Campground about 55 miles south of Bigfork and north of Seeley Lake, and the Tally Lake Campground west of Whitefish.
Depending on weather and visitation, four campgrounds located on the west-side of Hungry Horse Reservoir will remain open with full service through September 30, Doris Boat and Camp, and Lost Johnny Point and Camp.
Overnight fees for the campgrounds range from $5 to $15.
The Spotted Bear Campground, located approximately 55 miles south of Martin City and near the historic Spotted Bear Ranger Station is open with 13 sites and $10/night fee. Campers are encouraged to contact the Spotted Bear Ranger District at 758-5376 prior to traveling to the campground to check on fall services.
As a reminder, all food and food-related items must be stored in a bear-resistant manner this includes livestock feed and garbage.
For more information about campgrounds, and food storage regulations on the Flathead National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/flathead or call Flathead National Forest at 406/758-5204.