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Campground Review: Stuart Mill Bay, Georgetown Lake, MT

Why we chose here: I had read about a cute little town called Philipsburg in an issue of Sunset magazine, so it was on my radar. When looking for campgrounds I always check where friends have camped in the area first and thanks to Watsons Wander we found this gem.

Location: Georgetown Lake is part way between Philipsburg and Anaconda in Montana. The former being a cute little ex-mining town, the latter being an charmless little ex-mining town. The nearest big city is Missoula, which we drove to for the day. It's about 90 miles.

Sites: There are 16 dry sites, several are directly on the lake, some are set back a short way. About half of the sites are pull through and very large. Several people had two rigs in one spot. Each spot had a fire ring and table.

Facilities: Toilets. That's about it.  No dump station, although a gas station in Anaconda has one. No water and no trash so pack-it-out.

Groceries: Anaconda has a small Albertsons and a Western Family (Stokes) - both pretty uninspiring. Best to bring most things with you.

Reservations: No - FCFS only. We found this to be a pretty busy location with many people, like us staying for the whole seven day limit.  We did have a choice of a few spots arriving on a Sunday and were lucky to get one of the fabulous lakeside ones.

Cell Coverage / WiFi: We had great Verizon and AT&T coverage here.

Price Paid: $12

Date of visit: July 2015

Would we come here again? Definitely.  Peaceful, scenic and lovely big inexpensive spots.

You can read our blog post describing our stay in this area here.

Link to campground website.

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