SHEEPSHEAD PICNIC AREA, MT

Sheepshead Mountain Recreation Area provides a beautiful backdrop for weddings, receptions, large family gatherings and group picnics. It is in the heart of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and is a great place to take advantage of the great outdoors.The area is an expanse...
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 12 2014   Season Dates

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To make reservations, contact the Butte Ranger District by calling (406) 494-2147. Reservations cannot be made online.
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Overview

Overview

Sheepshead Mountain Recreation Area provides a beautiful backdrop for weddings, receptions, large family gatherings and group picnics. It is in the heart of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and is a great place to take advantage of the great outdoors.

Natural Features:

The area is an expanse of grassy meadows and sagebrush, with several streams and a small lake, all surrounded by a dense lodgepole pine forest. The natural setting has been adapted with features and facilities that are accessible to almost everyone.

Recreation:

The area is known for its pleasant picnicking amenities, but it is also popular for large group gatherings including games, hiking, fishing and enjoying nature.

Volleyball courts and a horseshoe pit are available near the picnic shelter. A volunteer on-site host has a volleyball net, but all other equipment must be provided by the renter.

Facilities:

The picnic shelter can accommodate up to 200 people. It is equipped with multiple tables, campfire circles and grills. Additional tables sit around the shelter, some with grills available. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The city of Butte is about 20 miles from the picnic area. A variety of services are available there.

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There is no web-reservable campsite on this campground.
Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Jun 13 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Baseball Fields
  • Birding
  • Campfire Circles
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Lake
  • Parking Area
  • Playground
  • Softball Fields
  • Trailheads
  • Volleyball Courts
  • 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

*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):
46.15556, -112.465
46°9'20"N, 112°27'54"W

From Butte, travel Interstate 15 north for about 13 miles to the Elk Park exit. Turn left off the ramp and continue under the overpass to Forest Service Road 442 and continue driving for 6 miles. The Sheepshead Recreation Area is on the right. The Sheepshead Picnic Area is the second entrance on the right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SHEEPSHEAD PICNIC AREA
1820 Meadowlark Lane
BUTTE MT 59701

Phone Number:

Information: (406)494-0246
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