Location: East of Missoula, Montana
Season: Spring - Fall
Dalles campground is located on the banks of one of these tributaries, known as Rock Creek a blue-ribbon trout stream. Listed by Trout Unlimited as one of the top 100 streams in the US, Rock Creek winds its way through some of the most stunning terrain in Western Montana.
Dalles campground is a small campground along Rock Creek and bordering the Welcome Creek Wilderness. The location of this campground makes for easy access to numerous outdoor resources with opportunities for fishing and water sports, not to mention the numerous hiking and biking trails in the forests nearby.
The campground has 10 campsites with fire rings and tables. The camp has fairly nice toilets, running water from 5/15 to 9/30 (though a little colorful, so you may want to bring your own) and access to the river (steep).
This campground is not handicap accessible and is classified as a tent campground because of the lack of power hookups for trailers. There's a pack-in/pack-out garbage policy and all campsites are free on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations).
Directions: 23 miles east of Missoula, MT take I-90 exit 126 and head South on Rock Creek Road for 14 miles until you reach the sign for Dalles campground.