From the writers at RV Life Magazine.
In the last entry we looked at the historic Smuggler mining camp in Montana. This week we will look at the free camping options along Mill Creek which originates from high mountain lakes above the Smuggler Mine. The lakes are also worth a visit while you are in the area.
For those of you that prefer campgrounds over boondocking you will find two free forest service campgrounds to choose from.
– Mill Creek Campground is about a mile and a half below the Smuggler Mine. There are approximately 10 campsites with picnic tables and fire rings. The campground features freshwater via a hand pump and vault toilets. Maximum RV length is listed as 22′ but several of the spaces will accommodate much longer units.
– Branham Lake Campground is at the end of Mill Creek Road about 4 miles above the Smuggler Mine. The campground is located on upper Branham Lake, contains 6 campsites with picnic tables and fire rings. The campground features a boat ramp and vault toilets. Due to road conditions past the Mill Creek Campground, only shorter high clearance vehicles will want to make the drive to this campground where they will find ample room to camp.
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