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    just another Saddle Tramp Dusty Boots's Avatar
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    Tent Big Eddy Campground, Heron, MT

    This is a very small, quiet national forest campground along the Cabinet Gorge Reservoir in western MT
    It's accessed by a short (~1/3 mi) hard packed gravel road with a couple of drainage/run off pipes half sunk going across the road and a sharp short uphill climb into the 5 shady campsites here, each with their own bear boxes, picnic tables and fire rings.
    There is one set of vault toilets easily accessed from the campsites. About a 3 min walk down to the river's edge
    No electric/showers/WiFi and there is also NO potable water, so bring your own.
    This is also a pack it in, pack it out campground.

    I got the last available site when I visited there this past July 23. It looked like 1 campsite was occupied by a few 'campers' that had been living there for a while. (?)

    Oh ya, it's also FREE

    Campground info: - https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/koot...a/?recid=64823

    Campground Location: - Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/w55C9Ejngv62 GPS Coordinates; - 48.066646, -115.924403

    Camping Fees: - FREE!



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    Re: Big Eddy Campground, Heron, MT

    Thanks for the write up Dusty. You can’t beat free. Looks nice.

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    Re: Big Eddy Campground, Heron, MT

    Really a great looking little gem of a campground....Don't know how you find these great little places....Thanks for the info..

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    Re: Big Eddy Campground, Heron, MT

    Thanks for the posting Dusty. We were lucky enough to find this place thanks to your article. We spent 5 days there at the end of July 2019 on our way home from Columbia Falls, MT.Click image for larger version. 

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    Also discovered a "county tested spring" just west of the campground, that was a great source of water at the otherwise dry CG.
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