SPRING GULCH, MT

Spring Gulch Campground is a well-maintained campground located about 50 feet from the highway, on the banks of the scenic Bitterroot River. Visitors enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, fishing and swimming. The campground provides accessible...
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  • Potential closures may occur due to springtime flooding
  • Click here for more information on the Bitterroot National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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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

Spring Gulch Campground is a well-maintained campground located about 50 feet from the highway, on the banks of the scenic Bitterroot River. Visitors enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, fishing and swimming. The campground provides accessible sites and amenities, making it a comfortable spot for anyone to relax in the mountains of southwestern Montana.

Natural Features:

Located on the banks of the Bitterroot River, the campground is nestled in a ponderosa pine forest. It is easily accessible from Highway 93 and sits at an elevation of about 4,100 feet in the Bitterroot National Forest. A variety of wildlife, including big game like mule and white-tailed deer, elk and moose, makes its home in the area.

Recreation:

A number of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails can be accessed near the campground. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail can be accessed not far from the campground, as well as trails that lead to the area's numerous mountain peaks.

A variety of natural hot springs exist in the area, including Lost Trail Hot Springs, which is approximately seven miles south of the campground. The springs are popular places for swimming. A general store and lodging are located nearby.

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking and fishing on the Bitterroot River are also popular activities. A short paved path meanders along the river and an accessible fishing dock is located within the campground. Anglers can expect to find mainly cutthroat trout, but other freshwater species are available.

Facilities:

The campground offers single and double-family campsites, some of which are accessible. Reservations are required. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water. RV hookups are not available.

Nearby Attractions:

The small town of Sula is less than five miles from the campground, offering gas and a post office.

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GROUP PICNIC AREA

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Sun Jul 26 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

RV NONELECTRIC

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Mon Jan 26 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Mon Jan 26 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Mon Jan 26 2015

Reservations must be made 4 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 Jul 03 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Group Sites
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Rafting
  • River Access
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
  • Hot Springs
  • Lodging
  • Swimming
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
Jul 03 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00
RV NONELECTRIC $12.00
GROUP PICNIC AREA $12.00

*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):
45.85861, -114.02306
45°51'31"N, 114°1'23"W

The campground is located in southwestern Montana, approximately 75 miles south of Missoula. From Sula, travel three miles northwest on Highway 93.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SPRING GULCH
Sula Ranger District, 7338 Hwy. 93 S.
Sula  MT  59871

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)821-3201
Additional Information