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DOWNSTREAM, MT

Downstream Campground is located just below Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River in northeastern Montana. Recreation enthusiasts and sportsmen enjoy the beauty of Fort Peck Lake's 1,500 miles of shoreline. A variety of high quality outdoor activities are available, including camping...
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  • All camping reservations must check-in at the gatehouse. Shelter reservations do not need to check-in
  • For more information, call the Fort Peck Project Office at (406) 526-3411 or Downstream Campground at (406) 526-3224
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Downstream Campground is located just below Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River in northeastern Montana. Recreation enthusiasts and sportsmen enjoy the beauty of Fort Peck Lake's 1,500 miles of shoreline. A variety of high quality outdoor activities are available, including camping, boating, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and wildlife viewing.

Natural Features:

A shady grove of cottonwoods covers the grassy campground, making Downstream a pleasant place during the heat of the summer. In autumn, the leaves turn a beautiful golden yellow. Three fishing ponds, including scenic Winter Harbor, dot the landscape below the dam.

Recreation:

Fort Peck Lake provides excellent boating and fishing opportunities. Visitors also enjoy hiking, biking and hunting for deer, antelope, elk and birds in-season.

Three miles of paved nature trails wind along the Missouri River and through the surrounding wooded area. This trail area is a popular birding and wildlife viewing area.

The Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum offers displays of wildlife dioramas, aquariums, dinosaur fossils and dam construction history. Free guided tours of the powerhouse are available daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Facilities:

Downstream Campground offers 85 family campsites, 70 of which have electrical hookups; 15 sites are tent-only. One large group campsite is available with electrical hookups. Seven day-use picnic shelters are available for reservations, all with electrical hookups.

The campground offers flush and vault toilets, showers, playgrounds, a basketball court and horseshoe pits. A dump station and fish cleaning station are located on-site.

West End Tent & Trailer is located nearby, providing additional campsites on a first come, first served basis. 13 sites have 30-amp electrical hookups; overflow sites are non-electric.

Nearby Attractions:

Fort Peck Lake is a Montana treasure for its vast size and outdoor recreation opportunities. Six recreation areas within a few miles of the dam provide access for water sports, fishing and hunting. A wildlife viewing auto route, the Leo B. Coleman Wildlife Exhibit, leaves from near the Fort Peck Theater.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC

Mon Sep 01 2014 - Sun Aug 30 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

SHELTER ELECTRIC

Mon Sep 01 2014 - Sun Aug 30 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Mon Sep 01 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Mon Sep 01 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 08 2014 Thu Sep 04 2014
Walk In Fri Sep 05 2014 Thu Oct 23 2014
Peak Thu May 14 2015 Thu Sep 03 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball Courts
  • Biking
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Marina
  • Museum
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 08 2014 -
Sep 04 2014
WALK TO $10.00
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $10.00-$18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$18.00
SHELTER ELECTRIC $20.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $164.00
Walk In Season
Sep 05 2014 -
Oct 23 2014
WALK TO $10.00
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $10.00-$18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$18.00
SHELTER ELECTRIC $20.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $164.00
Peak Season
May 14 2015 -
Sep 03 2015
WALK TO $12.00
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $12.00-$18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00-$20.00
SHELTER ELECTRIC $20.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $184.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.00889, -106.42889
48°0'32"N, 106°25'44"W

From Nashua, MT, travel on Highway 117 south for 9 miles past Park Grove, then approximately 2 miles straight to the campground.
From Glasgow, MT, travel on Highway 24 south for 18 miles to Fort Peck Dam. Follow Highway 117 northeast and right at intersection to campground.
From Interstate 94, Glendive/Circle exit, take MT highway 200 west to MT highway 24 north 59 miles; follow signs to campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

DOWNSTREAM
PO BOX 208
FORT PECK  MT  59223-0208

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)526-3411
406-526-3224

Additional Information