At almost 9,000 feet, Branham Lakes Campground and Picnic Area is one of the highest places you can drive to in Southwest Montana. And, though the road to get there is treacherous, the alpine meadows and views of the Tobacco Root mountains are worth the trek. It’s the kind of place where you can enjoy the silence of an early morning hike or a polar plunge in the refreshingly chilled alpine waters. The campground’s six sites rest along the lakeshore, within the wildflowers. Nature-lovers will enjoy the ample natural recreation that the area provides, both in and out of the water.