Description

Picture this: a campground nestled in a wonderfully thick forest on the shore of Crystal Lake, with the shadow of Mt. Harlow looming in the background. Well, it’s real, and it’s called Crystal Lake Campground. This is an awesome spot to bring the family with lake activities right at your fingertips and a huge network of hiking trails to explore. The campsites are big and nicely Continue reading...
Picture this: a campground nestled in a wonderfully thick forest on the shore of Crystal Lake, with the shadow of Mt. Harlow looming in the background. Well, it’s real, and it’s called Crystal Lake Campground. This is an awesome spot to bring the family with lake activities right at your fingertips and a huge network of hiking trails to explore. The campsites are big and nicely spaced out so you can enjoy some good quality, private, family time. Bring a tube, raft, or canoe to get the full experience.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
28
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available
Cave
Forest
Lake
River, stream or creek
Waterfall
Beach
Desert
Hot spring
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Fishing
OHV
Surfing
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6,047ftListing's elevation
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Hipcamper Larissa
Larissa
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 3rd, 2016

Grew up about thirty minutes from this campground, so I may be reviewing through a pretty thick haze of nostalgia. It's great for families though, with hikes for every age and ability. Lots of snail shells to be found on the lake shore, deer will walk through camp (and take your snacks if you're not careful), and the views from the top of the ridge are fun. Bring bug repellent - mosquitoes are hit and miss here but the black flies are a near constant. My favorite hike is Grandview and back before breakfast but the ice caves are also a popular option, and that trail is a nice moderate loop you can take all day on.
Tl;dr - a beautiful little local lake with hiking options to fill your weekend.

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Hipcamper Kelsea
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August 7th, 2018
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July 29th, 2018
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July 23rd, 2017
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June 27th, 2017
Park
Lewis and Clark National Forest
State
Montana
Phone Number
(406)-547-3361
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
46.794° N, 109.511° W
$10/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 28 Sites
(Up to people per site)