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.