We were heading from southern Idaho and into Montana via the I-15 and I-90 through Bozeman. Needing a convenient overnight spot, I settled on the area around Henry’s Lake.

This is just north of Island Park recreation area and made for a quick 2 mile detour to setup camp for the night.

Campsite summary

  • GPS: 44.576592, -111.376511
  • Easy to locate: Yes. Take Red Rock Pass Road from Highway 20 and proceed to NF-455 and then NF-104. All along NF-455 and NF-104 there are pullouts with sites tucked back off of the road.
  • Public Land: Yes it is forest service
  • Amenities: none. There was no fire pit in our site but may have some established fire rings in others. No tables, trash containers or vault toilet.
  • Cell: none
  • Crowded: yes, most pullouts were occupied during our stay which was in July and over a weekend. However they are also very spread out with trees providing some seclusion.
  • Clean: mostly clean
  • Would we stay here again: Yes
View from NF-104

This site had space on both sides of this creek. There were two trailers on the opposite side of the creek making this one of the larger pullouts with less privacy if multiple rigs were sharing the space.

I really enjoyed this forest area; even with all the shade there were many flowers blooming.

Where to next?

We are still enroute to Red Lodge, Montana to visit friends and backpack in the area. We will make a brief stop in Bozeman to make a hitch repair. Our truck’s hitch extension broke and we will be caravanning into Bozeman. The plan is to get supplies and sleep over at Walmart on a Sunday. Monday, Steve will go to the welding shop so we can be on our way in the afternoon. Having another parking lot sleepover isn’t my idea of fun, but it is practical. We made the best of it and enjoyed dinning out at a local brewery.

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