Rombo

Darby, Montana

Overview

Rombo Campground is located in a scenic area along the West Fork Bitterroot River in the mountains of southwestern Montana. The area is home to a variety of big game and wildlife, and provides access to a number of outdoor activities, including fishing, seasonal rafting and various trail opportunities.

Recreation

Fly fishing and wading in the West Fork Bitterroot River are popular activities. During high water season, kayaking and rafting are available as well. Painted Rocks Lake is just five miles south of the campground. Visitors enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. Anglers will find mountain whitefish and a variety of trout. Many trails and unimproved roads in the area are great for exploring by bike or off-road vehicle. Hiking trails to various mountain peaks are nearby.

Facilities

The campground offers 14 sites, four of which are accessible, for tent and RV camping. Individual sites can accommodate up to 10 people and two vehicles. A day use group picnic area is also available on a first come, first serve basis and can accommodate up to 30 people. Picnic tables, campfire rings and grills are provided, as are accessible pit toilets and drinking water. A campground host is on-site. Utility hookups are not available. Parking surfaces are gravel.

Natural Features

The campground is located along the West Fork of the Bitterroot River. Large yellow-barked ponderosa pine trees tower above many of the campsites, which along with fir, aspen and lodgepole pine, provide pleasant shade. The campground is situated at an elevation of 4,600 feet.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area, including bald eagles, mule and white-tailed deer, moose, elk, bighorn sheep and numerous songbirds.

Nearby Attractions

The Alta Ranger Station, located on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, was the first Forest Service Ranger Station in the United States, built in 1899. It remains a popular tourist location and is a short distance from the campground.

Horse Creek Hot Springs is about 29 miles from the campground via a gravel road.

Fuel, a post office and a general store can be found in Conner, 16 miles from the campground. Darby is 24 miles from the campground. It is a full-service community with laundry facilities, lodging and a grocery store, among other amenities.

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