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    Lee Creek Campground, Lolo NF, MT

    We stayed at Lee Creek Campground on June 16/09 and we had the upper loop of this campground all to ourselves.
    This campground consists of two loops and is situated just off of the famed US 12, between Lolo Pass Visitors Center and Lolo Hot Springs Resort.
    The lower loop is located alongside of Lee Creek and has some heavily wooded, fairly unattractive sites. We opted to stay in the 'upper loop', where the sites are set among a less dense stand of woods
    There is a clean, wheelchair friendly vault toilet and a couple of water spigots, along with 1 large metal 'Bear Box/food locker' for everyone to store their food and other items like toothpaste/deodorant that give off odours, safely away from the bears(never saw any sign) on the upper loop.
    While traffic noise from US 12 can be heard throughout the campground, there isn't much traffic come dusk/nightfall, so it isn't much of a concern.
    The road throughout the campground is paved and there isn't a whole lot of privacy on the upper loop sites, due to no real understory, the sites are of generous size and spaced fairly far apart.
    This is a good campground for both the 'transient' motorcyclist and those wishing to explore the Lolo Pass/Hot Spring area.
    Cost us $10(?) for 2 bikes/tents /night.

    Lee Creek Campground location: - http://tinyurl.com/yzgbawe


    Lee Creek Campground description: - http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/nor....htm#lee_creek



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    Re: Lee Creek Campground, Lolo NF, MT

    Dusty,
    I was able to ride on Lolo pass this past september. We stopped at the pass to enjoy a break but had miles to make before nightfall. Route 12 heading west to Koosikia and then headed south to New Meadows for the evening. Lolo pass is a fantastic ride through wonderful country, in fact I really enjoyed all the roads we were on in Idaho.. Thanks for the photos and campground info...

    Eric M

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    Re: Lee Creek Campground, Lolo NF, MT

    Yes, US 12 is a great road for riding, - fast sweepers along the river, light traffic. We were east bound, hooking up with 12 when we dropped down off of SR 3, just east of Lewiston. We did run into some construction delays in the eastern Idaho section, but once past them, we motored!

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    Re: Lee Creek Campground, Lolo NF, MT

    I stayed at this campsite again on July 16, 2011, with fellow forum member Winger77.

    I noticed that the bear box they had in the upper loop of the campground is no longer present.

    Temps in the mid to upper 80s. Night time lows of mid 50s

    Also saw/metup with forum member Halfling and his wife there.

    Very little traffic noise this time.

    Cost was $10/night



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    Re: Lee Creek Campground, Lolo NF, MT

    970Mike & I camped at an FS campground on top of Lolo last year on a ride up that way. This one was a smaller campground with no amenities & no visitor center. Could have been one of the two. The sites had a paved drive to park the bikes in & room for our two tents in the trees. Nice ride down in the morning for breakfast at Kooskia.

    This year we may ride up instead of down. That whole area is really pretty.
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    Re: Lee Creek Campground, Lolo NF, MT

    There are a number of small Nat Forest campgrounds on the ID side of Lolo Pass. Some right beside Hwy 12, some not. Traffic along Hwy 12 is very minimal at night, (due to it's remoteness) so traffic noise at night is not really an issue.

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    Re: Lee Creek Campground, Lolo NF, MT

    Mr. Boots--I have been reading this for several months and can only dream of doing the riding you do. The pictures and places are just amazing. You do provide some inspiration in my future trip planning. The information that you and the other riders summit is PRICELESS. Thanks so and hope to meet you on the road someday. James

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    Re: Lee Creek Campground, Lolo NF, MT

    Thanks, James!

    Just trying to give back to the community a little bit and if in doing so, it inspires others like yourself to not only dream, but to actually move on past that stage and get out to explore the amazing sights that abound out there and combine it with camping, then I can consider my goal achieved!







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    Re: Lee Creek Campground, Lolo NF, MT

    Yea Dusty your going to run out of roads soon if you don,t slow down. aka Kylesmuskie.

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    Re: Lee Creek Campground, Lolo NF, MT

    GOOD STUFF KEN.I thought you rode solo most of the time, but all your pictures show a friend with you. Either way you the man.
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