Located in the Big Snowy Mountains of central Montana, Crystal Lake, at an elevation of 5,700 feet, boasts spectacular scenery and lots of hiking, biking, walking and horseback riding trails.
The variety of trails all lead to attractions such as Grandview Point, the Ice Caves, Crystal Cascades, or a nice easy loop around the lake.
The beautiful US Forest Service campground hosts 23 large campsites, all with picnic tables, fire pits, and ample space between. While the campgrounds are temporarily closed for the summer, hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing and other day activities are still open. A boat launch is available for all non-motorized boats - bring your tube, raft, canoe or kayak.
Stocked each year with fish, the lake offers a wonderful family get-away. A nominal $10/night fee is charged - maximum of 10 people per campsite. Stays are limited to no more than 16 days.
Directions to Campsite
Directions: From Lewistown, take US Highway 87 north 8.7 miles to Forest Access sign (Crystal Lake Road). Turn left onto Crystal Lake Road (dirt) and go 5.3 miles to a Y intersection. Bear left and go 3.9 miles to Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign, continuing on Crystal Lake Road, and go 12.7 miles to campground. Crystal Lake Road varies from a narrow two-lane road to single-lane. The last 5.7 miles are paved.