Scapegoat Wilderness Area

Scapegoat Wilderness Area: Rocky Mountain Front

Lincoln, MT

Phone: 406-362-7000

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The Scapegoat Wilderness Area created in 1972 and covering 239,936 acres, is an administrative unit of the Lewis and Clark, Lolo and Helena National Forests. The Scapegoat Wilderness straddles the Continental Divide and is located south and adjacent to the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The Wilderness is located 75 miles northeast of Missoula and 10 miles north of Lincoln. Roads adjacent to the Scapegoat include US Highway 287 to the east and Montana Highways 200 and 83 to the south and west.

This wilderness contains many miles of trails for hikers and horse users. It is noted for its hunting, fishing, scenery and geology. Massive limestone cliffs that dominate the Scapegoat Wilderness are an extension of the Bob Marshall's Chinese Wall. Wildlife includes wolverine, deer, elk, moose, grizzly bear, black bear, mountain goat, mountain sheep and mountain lion. The Bob Marshall/Scapegoat wilderness complex is the only place outside national parks in the lower 48 states that supports a population of grizzly bears. Most of the 14 lakes and about 89 miles of streams in the Scapegoat provide fishing opportunities.

Primitive camping is allowed with no public facilities. Call Lewis and Clark National Forest for camping information.

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  1. Wood Lake Campground
    Wood Lake Campground
    Augusta, MT
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  2. Big Nelson Campground
    Big Nelson Campground
    Ovando, MT
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  3. Benchmark Wilderness Guest Ranch
    Benchmark Wilderness Guest Ranch
    Augusta, MT
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  4. Copper Creek Campground
    Copper Creek Campground
    Lincoln, MT
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  5. Benchmark Campground
    Benchmark Campground
    Augusta, MT
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  6. Monture Campground
    Monture Campground
    Ovando, MT
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  7. Montana Mountain View Ranch
    Montana Mountain View Ranch
    Ovando, MT
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  8. Bean Lake
    Bean Lake
    Augusta, MT
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  9. Sunset Farmhouse
    Sunset Farmhouse
    Ovando, MT
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  10. Nilan Reservoir Fishing Access Site
    Nilan Reservoir Fishing Access Site
    Augusta, MT
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  11. Lost Moose Meadows Campground
    Lost Moose Meadows Campground
    Lincoln, MT
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  12. Spring Creek RV Park
    Spring Creek RV Park
    Lincoln, MT
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  13. Blackfoot River Inn
    Blackfoot River Inn
    Lincoln, MT
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  14. Sportsman Motel
    Sportsman Motel
    Lincoln, MT
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  15. Leepers Ponderosa Motel
    Leepers Ponderosa Motel
    Lincoln, MT
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  16. Three Bears Motel
    Three Bears Motel
    Lincoln, MT
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  17. Lincoln Log Hotel
    Lincoln Log Hotel
    Lincoln, MT
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  18. Lincoln Cabin Getaway
    Lincoln Cabin Getaway
    Lincoln, MT
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  19. Upsata Lake
    Upsata Lake
    Ovando, MT
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  20. The Roost Cabins
    The Roost Cabins
    Lincoln, MT
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