PATTEE CANYON PICNIC AREA, MT

The Pattee Canyon Picnic Area offers family picnic sites available for free, along with 3 group picnic sites available by reservation. As part of the Pattee Canyon Recreation Area, there's plenty to do before enjoying a relaxing lunch, including hiking and biking in the surrounding...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 01 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water is not provided at the picnic area
  • The area is for day use only; no overnight camping allowed
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A GROUP PICNIC AREA 200 Accessible 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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B GROUP PICNIC AREA 40 Accessible 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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C GROUP PICNIC AREA 50 Accessible 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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** 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

The Pattee Canyon Picnic Area offers family picnic sites available for free, along with 3 group picnic sites available by reservation.

As part of the Pattee Canyon Recreation Area, there's plenty to do before enjoying a relaxing lunch, including hiking and biking in the surrounding area.

Natural Features:

Set in a wooded canyon east of Missoula, at 4,100 feet, the picnic site is pleasantly shaded by large ponderosa pine trees. The area is home to a large population of flammulated owls.

Recreation:

The Pattee Canyon Recreation Area is a popular spot for day hikes, mountain biking, horseback riding and picnicking. There are several trailheads in the area. Cross-country skiing is popular in the area during winter months.

An owl viewing site at the north end of the picnic area is available for owl-watchers, another popular pastime for visitors to the area.

Facilities:

The picnic area offers several individual- and group-sized picnicking sites to eat, relax or engage in a fun activity. The roads are paved and the group sites have trash collection receptacles and accessible vault toilets. Drinking water is not available at the picnic area. A host is on-site during summer months.

Nearby Attractions:

Pattee Canyon Picnic Area is located 4 miles southeast of Missoula.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 02 2014 - Thu Jul 30 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sun Jun 01 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Peak Mon Jun 01 2015 Thu Sep 10 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
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
Jun 01 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
GROUP PICNIC AREA $0.00-$25.00
Peak Season
Jun 01 2015 -
Sep 10 2015
GROUP PICNIC AREA $0.00-$25.00

*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):
46.82694, -114.03778
46°49'37"N, 114°2'16"W

From I-90 in Missoula, take the Orange Street exit #104 and travel south. Turn left onto West Front Street and go 0.2 miles to South Higgins Avenue, then turn right. Continue on South Higgins Avenue for about 2.7 miles to Pattee Canyon Road, then turn left. On Pattee Canyon Road, travel 4 miles heading (east) up the canyon. Look for the Pattee Canyon Picnic Area sign and entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PATTEE CANYON PICNIC AREA
BUILDING 24 FORT MISSOULA
MISSOULA  MT  59804

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)329-3814
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