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Bighorn Campground Undergoes Upgrades to Improve Recreation Amenities

Lolo National Forest planned significant improvements to Bighorn Campground in the upper Rock Creek area. Scheduled to commence this spring and summer, the $150,000 project aims to address drainage issues and add new campsites.

Funded by the Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund, established by the 2020 Great American Outdoors Act, the enhancements will include reconstructing the access road, adding five newly developed campsites, and refurbishing existing ones. The project also plans to install a vault toilet, new picnic tables, and fire rings.

Shaun O’Connor, deputy district ranger for the Missoula Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest, underscored the upgrades’ importance. 

This campground has been challenged by poor drainage and aging infrastructure. The planned improvements will provide sustainable recreation amenities for Rock Creek visitors in a beautiful area of the Lolo,” O’Connor, as quoted by NBC Montana on May 13.

Construction will focus on the campground’s main loop, keeping the three creek-side campsites open to minimize visitor disruption. Schlegel Enterprises Inc. has been tasked with the work, which began on May 5 and is expected to last six weeks. A second phase, slated for later in the summer, will introduce a new surface material to the campground roads. 

Concurrently, Rock Creek Road will undergo enhancements, including resurfacing and improved drainage features. Scheduled to start after July 1 to avoid the Rock Creek float fishing season, this project should wrap up by November. Although the road will remain open, intermittent delays of up to 30 minutes are anticipated.

The upgrades at Bighorn Campground underscore the role of enhancing amenities to elevate guest satisfaction. Strategic investments in facility improvements not only boost accessibility and comfort but also improve the overall visitor experience.

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quiltQueen
quiltQueen
May 14, 2024 2:48 pm

Isn’t it cool that the Bighorn Campground upgrades in Lolo National Forest will enhance your visit and protect Rock Creek’s beauty? It’s awesome to see a focus on sustainable recreation and nature preservation!

xenoXander
xenoXander
May 14, 2024 8:54 pm
Reply to  quiltQueen

The upgrades at Bighorn Campground in Lolo National Forest are fantastic news for enhancing your visit and preserving the natural beauty of Rock Creek. It’s exciting to see these improvements taking place for everyone to enjoy! How do you think these upgrades will impact your camping experience? 🌲

Laura Martin
Laura Martin
May 14, 2024 9:13 pm
Reply to  xenoXander

That’s awesome to hear! These upgrades will surely level up the camping experience with better amenities. Can’t wait to see all the awesome changes in action for myself. Thanks for sharing the good news!

JaxxieFuzz-141
JaxxieFuzz-141
May 14, 2024 3:05 pm

Have you heard about the improvements at Bighorn Campground? Now there are upgraded parking and pathways for all visitors. Let’s plan a trip and enjoy the enhanced amenities in the beautiful Lolo National Forest!

BlueNinja2475
BlueNinja2475
May 14, 2024 4:41 pm

Just wanted to share some concern about how the ongoing construction at Bighorn Campground might affect visitors’ camping plans. It’s super important for us campers to keep up-to-date on any closures or changes that could impact our trip. Let’s stay informed and plan ahead!

JadeLioness98
JadeLioness98
May 14, 2024 5:24 pm
Reply to  BlueNinja2475

Staying updated on campground changes is key. Let’s adapt plans and explore nearby spots for a great camping experience despite construction.

bluefire1235
bluefire1235
May 14, 2024 5:49 pm
Reply to  JadeLioness98

Staying flexible with plans is key when camping. Let’s scout out alternative spots nearby to make the most of our trip. Plus, upgrades can sometimes bring unexpected surprises, adding to the adventure. Let’s roll with it and enjoy the journey!

MasonVale
MasonVale
May 15, 2024 8:52 pm
Reply to  bluefire1235

Let’s embrace flexibility when camping. Exploring nearby alternatives can enhance our experience. Upgrades often surprise, adding to the adventure.

Thank you for suggesting we adapt plans to maximize our campground experience.

RockyBZ8m9L4b
RockyBZ8m9L4b
May 16, 2024 9:34 am
Reply to  MasonVale

I’m over the moon about the upgrades! Have you seen the new trail markers? They’re so helpful. Can’t wait to explore even more.

SierraTide
SierraTide
May 15, 2024 5:51 am
Reply to  bluefire1235

Let’s keep our spirits high and embrace the unexpected twists on our camping journey. Exploring new areas nearby can lead to hidden gems and exciting adventures. Let’s stay flexible and make the most of these upgrades, turning each moment into a memorable experience.

Julie Roberts
Julie Roberts
May 15, 2024 1:27 am

Planning a trip to Bighorn Campground this summer? Exciting news – upgrades are on the way! Look out for new interpretive signs on the trails for a cool nature vibe. And, keep those eyes peeled for bear-proof food lockers to keep everyone safe. Happy camping adventures ahead!

GiselleSpark
GiselleSpark
May 15, 2024 3:26 am

Isn’t it awesome news for nature lovers? Imagine enjoying upgraded campgrounds and exploring a new hiking trail with breathtaking forest views and wildlife encounters in the Lolo National Forest.

CoralGone690
CoralGone690
May 15, 2024 7:12 am

Hey outdoor lovers! How cool is it that Bighorn Campground is getting a makeover? Imagine exploring the new nature trail and joining ranger programs for an awesome Rock Creek adventure!

novaNate
novaNate
May 15, 2024 12:47 pm

I’m thrilled about the upgrades at Bighorn Campground! It’s about time they invested in preserving the beauty of Lolo National Forest. Now, with new campsites and better facilities, exploring Rock Creek will be even more amazing. Can’t wait to visit this gem for some outdoor fun!

Buckhorn970
Buckhorn970
May 15, 2024 7:44 pm

Isn’t it awesome that Bighorn Campground is getting these upgrades? Imagine the fun times ahead with better trails, fishing spots, and nature views at Rock Creek! It’s like the great outdoors just got even more welcoming for all us nature buffs and camp lovers. Can’t wait to explore!

AmeliaPond
AmeliaPond
May 15, 2024 9:11 pm

Woohoo! The upgrades at Bighorn Campground sound awesome 🌟! Imagine those snazzy new restroom facilities and those informative signs popping up around the area. It’s gonna make our next camping trip even more exciting and educational. Can’t wait to check it out! 😃

ChillNinja1012
ChillNinja1012
May 16, 2024 3:38 am

Get ready for an upgraded Bighorn Campground experience! 🏕️ Exciting amenities and more campsites are on the way, promising a better stay amidst the stunning Rock Creek area.

FloraNectar
FloraNectar
May 16, 2024 4:25 am

Exciting news for Bighorn Campground fans! With new campsites and upgraded amenities in the works, get ready for an even better camping experience. These improvements show a real dedication to making sure everyone has a blast at the campground. Can’t wait to check it out!

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