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Chinamen's, Montana Campground Photos, Directions & Reservations

Chinamen’s Campground Photos


Overview

This Campground is located at the very northern end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir, 30 miles east of Helena, Montana, along Montana Highway 284 and offers year-round access to a wide range of recreational opportunities. The Canyon Ferry area has a rich mining history. In the 1850’s the gold rush hit the Canyon Ferry area attracting miners from all over the United States in the hopes of striking it rich.

Facilities

This Campground has 38 campsites many of the campsites are too small for RVs larger than 20 feet long. The campground has gravel roads with campsites containing a picnic table and a fire ring. During the summer months services include vault toilets, potable water, trash, and a campground host.

Natural Features

This Campground sits at the north end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir between the Big Belt and Elkhorn’s mountain ranges.

Recreation

Canyon Ferry Reservoir offers a wide range of year-round recreational opportunities. Water related activities include everything from swimming and fishing to sailing and motor-boating. Canoeists and kayakers explore the many quiet backwater bays. Jet skiers, windsurfers and water skiers skim the summer waves, while winter draws ice fishermen, ice boaters and ice skaters.

Recreation Sites

  • Standard Nonelectric
  • Overnight

Activities

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Water Activities

Amenities

  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water (Seasonal)
  • Campfire Rings
  • Picnic Tables

Nearby Attractions

Canyon Ferry Reservoir is located halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park along with the capital city of Helena, Montana. For up to date events visit, www.helenamt.com.

Directions and Contact Information

Heading north along MT highway 12/287, drive north to Spokane Creek Rd and turn right Yellow flashing light. Follow Spokane Creek Rd for 4.6 mi and turn right onto Co Rd 430/Canyon Ferry Rd and continue on to Chinamen’s Campground. The campground will be on the right.

Need to Know

    • Rv’s Longer than 20 ft. may be difficult to accommodate.
    • No show reservations are subject to cancellation after the third night.
    • Campsites must be occupied each night.
    • Personal property used to reserve campsites, including RVs and tents will be removed in accordance with 43 CFR Part 423.23.
    • All campsites are to be considered single unit sites unless marked as a double site. Single campsites are limited to one camping / sleeping unit per campsite. An exception will be made for parents with young children; Parents may have one additional tent for children under the age of 18.
    • Pets must be physically constrained by a leash under 6′ in length or a structure. Do not leave pets left unattended. It is your responsibility to clean up after your own pet.
    • Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Be considerate of other campers. Activities and noise should be kept to a level that does not disturb other campers. Generators are not allowed during quiet hours. The use of loud, profane, or abusive language or music is prohibited.
    • Check in time is 5pm. Check out time is 4pm.

While at Canyon Ferry Reservoir:

CLEAN, DRAIN, DRY boats and any other recreational equipment that comes in contact with water. Never dump unwanted bait, worms, fish parts or other organisms into the water. For more information visit https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/

STOP THE SPREAD OF INVASIVE SPECIES. REMOVE plants, seeds, animals and mud from boots, gear, pets, and vehicle. CLEAN your gear before entering and leaving the recreation site. STAY on designated roads and trails and use local firewood. For more information visit https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/

Location Map

Latitude : 46° 39′ 17.1018″ N
Longitude: 111° 42′ 18.9576″ W

Mailing Address

7700 CANYON FERRY RD
HELENA, MT 59602

Phone Number

(406) 475-3920.

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