Deep in the Bitterroot National Forest sits the quaint little Alta Campground -- a facility with awesome water access that both anglers and thrill-seekers alike enjoy. The Bitterroot River is the focal point of the area and draws all sorts of wildlife to the grounds. Being centrally located to numerous trails -- and even a lake -- is what makes this find an excellent hideout to stay at.
Don't expect many amenities here, as there are only 14 campsites and none come equipped with hookup options. However, the lots are rather large and can hold up to ten guests each -- not including those with four legs! Fire pits are provided, but the forest management asks that you purchase local firewood instead of bringing your own to prevent pests from ruining this incredible area. A water spigot is provided for your convenience, and three of the campsites, along with the toilets, are accessible for those in a wheelchair. No matter when you come, you'll be paying $8 per night of stay at the property.
Because the river is so close to the campground, many people that visit here come to have their try at fly fishing. For even more chances to land a big one, Painted Rocks Lake is just up the road and is filled with various types of trout and mountain whitefish. The lake is large enough to boat on compared with the river, where only small vessels like rafts and kayaks can safely travel. You and your furry camping buddy will have no shortage of trails to trek, including three that take you right up the surrounding mountain peaks.
While at the campground, be sure to keep your pooch on your site at all times. It's not quite clear whether leashes are required at the property, but we recommend bringing one along just in case. If you're out on the trails, you may want to put a bright vest on your doggo, as the area is very popular with hunters.
To escape way out in the wild pine forests of Montana, take your woofer to Alta Campground!