Fales Flat Campground

Darby, Montana

Overview

Fales Flat Campground is a group facility on Nez Perce Fork of the Bitterroot River. It is also well equipped for equestrian campers. The campground provides access to a variety of hiking and horseback riding trails in the area, as well as a variety of historic sites that denote the presence of the Nez Perce many years ago.

Recreation

Fly fishing and wading in the Nez Perce Fork, which runs alongside the campground, are also popular activities.

A variety of trails and unimproved roads are great for hiking and horseback riding. Three trails originate near the campground, including the Watchtower Trail and Sheephead Creek Trail which access the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and can be hiked as a loop. A steep, 2-mile trail leads to the historic Bare Cone Lookout.

Facilities

The campground offers one large group site for tent and RV camping. It can accommodate 15 to 100 people. Hookups are not available. Parking surfaces are gravel. The site is equipped with multiple tables and a large campfire circle. Vault toilets are provided. Drinking water and trash collection bins are not available. A few individual and equestrian sites are available at the campground on a first-come, first-served basis. Those sites have access to a horse staging area and hitching racks.

Natural Features

The campground is located in a large meadow at the base of Nez Perce Pass along the Nez Perce Fork of the Bitterroot River. The area is believed to have been used by the Nez Perce Nimi'ipuu tribe during its travels to the buffalo country in eastern Montana.

Nearby Attractions

The campground is about 23 miles from the town of Conner. A variety of services are offered there.

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