Activities are abundant here in Southwest Montana. Our Campground enjoys 800 ft. of the famous Beaverhead River, (blue ribbon trout stream) bordering the park, German Brown trout are in full supply. The town of Dillon has a children's fishing pond, splash pad and a frontier playground which are all close to our facilities. The Beaverhead County Museum is only a five-minute drive from our park and well worth the short drive. The local YMCA, which is 2 minutes by car, offers our guests day use for a nominal fee. You can simply look around and find mountains in every direction calling you to explore. Our outdoor pool and slide (which opens mid-June-after Labor Day weekend) is a centerpiece for fun and activities throughout the warm summer months and the kids will enjoy the playground all day long. If you are a hiker or a biker, there are many trails and mountains routes to explore, Dillon actually sits right on the Transamerica Bicycle Trail. If you're a rockhound, we have Crystal State Park where you can dig your own crystals and we have garnets and wonder stones (chert) as well.
In Phillipsburg, about a
1.5 hour drive you can mine for sapphires or explore the quaint restored town center. The Nationally acclaimed Bannack State Park is the sight of a ghost town that begs to be seen and takes only 30 minutes door to door. Stop in Nevada City and tour the living museum, then pick the 20-minute round trip train ride to the neighboring Virginia City, a frontier gold mining camp. There are 4 sites to visit along the Lewis and Clark Trail: Big Hole Battlefield Museum, Clark Canyon Reservoir and Ruby Reservoir are a short drive, West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park are 2 hours away and Glacier National Park is just 6 hours from our campground. Add in the Lewis & Clark Caverns along the Jefferson River and sightseeing is almost endless. Annually on Labor Day weekend Dillon hosts a bevy of events: The Beaverhead County Fair puts on their Professional Rodeo, Arts & Crafts Fair and a live concert. Shoppers will enjoy the Patagonia outlet here in Dillon, and every Saturday finds a great Farmers Market from June through September.
With the Beaverhead, the Big Hole, the Ruby, the Jefferson and the Madison Rivers all in close proximity, fly fishing opportunities are endless. Brown trout, rainbow trout, grayling, brookies and cut throat swim these waters just waiting to test your skills. Need a guided trip, Dillon has some outstanding professional fly shops loaded with guides that know just how to "hook you up!"
Prefer lake fishing, Clark Canyon Dam is right down the road allowing for the use of just about any and all water craft you may want to tow along for your stay.
There is also ample opportunity for spin casters as well, so if throwing feathers is not your cup of tea, bring along your favorite tackle box and spin your good fortune at one of those lunkers just waiting to tangle with you.
Are you an amateur or professional rock hound? Dillon Montana boasts some of the best geology sites anywhere in the United States. Each year our campground hosts colleges and universities from all over the U.S. where students come to earn credit toward their degrees studying in an open air classroom designed by the ages. Come along and try your hand and see what you can dig up!
MOUNTAIN & ROAD BIKING
Dillon, like many other locations in the Mountain West, is a biker's paradise. If you are a mountain biker there are challenges in every direction. If its road biking you're after, look no further, the area will give you miles in all directions. Dillon and our RV park hosts bikers riding in an event known as RATPOD (Race Around The Pioneers in One Day). This 127 mile event begins and ends in town. RATPOD is a charity event benefitting "CAMP MAKE A DREAM" and draws volunteers and cyclists from every part of the country and around the world. Beaverhead RV Park & Campground sits on the Lewis & Clark bicycle Trail as well as the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail so come peddle with us!
RIVER RAFTING & FLOATING
Many people bring along canoes, inflatables of every size and shape, motorized watercraft for the local lakes and drift boats to fish the rivers. Weekends find many people exploring the waterways or simply having a good time floating the rivers and enjoying nature at its best as well as the wildlife that inhabits this area. There are many put ins and take outs making opportunities to float easy and accessible.