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Grasshopper Campground (Mt)

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

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Overview

Located just off the Pioneer Mountain Scenic Byway of southwest Montana, Grasshopper Campground provides many recreational opportunities for any outdoor enthusiast! It is part of the Dillon Ranger District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the largest national forest in Montana, and an easy drive to multiple full service communities. Dillon is approximately 42 miles southeast and Butte 69 miles northeast. Wise River is a small rural community 32 miles to the north that has a post office and small convenience store and gas station.   

There are 20 individual “first come first serve” sites and one large reservable group site that can accommodate two to three trailers. The reservable group site includes a firepit, BBQ grill (Charcoal or wood) and multiple picnic tables. There are vault toilets and drinkable water from hand pumps provided throughout the campground

Grasshopper Campground is accessible late May through December 2nd dependent of weather conditions and accommodate trailers up to 30'. There is no cell phone coverage at this site.

Recreation

  • Hiking Trails
  • ATV/UTV Trails
  • Photography
  • Fishing
  • Crystal Park
  • Hot springs 

Facilities

  • Accessible vault toilets
  • Hand pumps (water available thru mid-Sept)
  • Picnic tables and fire rings at each site (only one fire pit in the group site)
  • Bear resistant bins available for food storage to comply with food storage order
  • No garbage service...Pack it in Pack it out

Natural Features

Sitting at 6,946 ft in elevation Grasshopper Campground is nestled among Lodgepole pines providing ample shade and natural beauty. A large variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, moose and even an occasional black bear can be seen in the area.

Nearby Attractions

From Grasshopper campground visitors have easy access to many different recreational activities. The Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway is a 49 mile long drive that travels the length of the Pioneer Mountain range and itself provides visitors with interpretive sites along the way including Coolidge Ghost Town, Grand Vista Overview and a wide array of hiking and riding trails. Just an easy 5.3 miles drive north of Grasshopper Campground, people can visit Crystal Park; a 30 acre area open to the public for digging for quartz crystal. Finally, after a day of recreating you can head up the road and take a relaxing dip in the natural hot springs located at Elkhorn Hot Springs Resort. 

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