Canyon Ferry Campground Information

Media Contact: Paula Holwegner, (406) 247-7300

For Release: May 10, 2013

BILLINGS, Mont. -- The Bureau of Reclamation invites you to experience the abundance of recreational opportunities available on your public lands around Canyon Ferry Reservoir. To enhance the experience for all visitors, campground regulations have been established through 43 CFR Part 423.

Campground fees will begin Friday, May 10, 2013. Campsites cannot be reserved, and must be occupied each night until the date of departure. Abandoned personal property will be addressed in accordance with 43 CFR Part 423.23.

Overnight Camping Fees:

Chinamen's, Jo Bonner, Hellgate, and White Earth Campgrounds are $10.00 per night with one sleeping unit per campsite.

Court Sheriff and Riverside Campgrounds are $15.00 per night with one sleeping unit per campsite. Campers who possess a Golden Age or Golden Access card or the Interagency Senior Pass or Interagency Access Pass will receive a 50 percent discount on camping fees.

Campgrounds operated by Reclamation that are undeveloped or have dispersed camping are open and free to the public.

Group Use Shelter Reservations:

Group Use Shelter Reservations are available and shelters can be reserved by calling 406-475-3920.

Reservation request forms, 2013 shelter use fees, and additional information can be obtained by calling the Canyon Ferry Field Office at 406-475-3920. The reservation request form can also be found at:

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