There are two campgrounds located in Bridger Canyon along the drive where Highway 86 (Bridger Canyon Road) passes through the National Forest. These campgrounds tend to fill up quickly during the summer, especially on weekends.
Fairy Lake campground is at an elevation of 7,500 feet. Fairy Lake has nine camping units, and 3 picnic units. This campground does not use a reservation system, it is managed on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware the campground may fill up on weekends & holidays during the summer months and you should arrive in the early afternoon to ensure there is a space available for the night. There is a parking area that you can leave a vehicle while hiking or fishing. The area contains drinking water and also has an outhouse available. The campground and is at the end of a seven mile dirt roard off Hwy 86. The road is usually snow-choked until about the 1st of July. Fairy Lake is a gorgeous glacial green lake in a forested bowl at the base of Sacagawea Peak. The trail loops around the perimeter of the lake for an easy 1.2 miles. This is a great place to have a picnic, fish, and swim. The lake itself serves as a Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout breeding area, and offers great fishing.
Battle Ridge is about 1 mile South of the turnoff for Fairy Lake and approximately twenty miles North of Bozeman on Hwy 86. It has thirteen camping units, and four picnic areas. The campground has an outhouse and drinking water.
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