Georgetown Lake Montana Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Georgetown Lake

If you want year-round recreation at a beautiful lake-setting surrounded by mountain ranges, then visit Georgetown Lake and enjoy all Montana has to offer in outdoor fun, located 90 miles southeast of Missoula.

  • Georgetown Lake is located 90 miles southeast of Missoula, off MT Hwy 1. 
  • Open to motorized and non-motorized watercraft.
  • Fish for kokanee salmon and large rainbows and brook trout. 
  • Wintertime lake activities include ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. 
  • Explore the surrounding Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and nearby Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. 

Overview

Georgetown Lake is a large mountain reservoir surrounded by Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Lying south of the Flint Creek Mountains and north of the Pintler Mountains, it’s not only a popular boating and fishing location but also prime territory for a host of other recreational activities within the national forest and the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. Campgrounds, boat ramps, picnic areas, a marina and more are located here and year-round activities make it a great place to play no matter the season.

Location and Information

Georgetown Lake is located 18 miles west of Anaconda, MT, off MT Hwy 1.

From Missoula, travel approximately 50 miles east on I-90 before taking exit 153 for MT-1 toward Drummond/Phillipsburg. Continue 37 miles south on MT-1 and then turn right onto Georgetown Lake Road.

For more information, contact:
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
420 Barrett St.
Dillon, MT 59725-3572
Ph: (406)-683-3900
Website

Activities

Boating
Georgetown Lake is open to motorized and non-motorized watercraft alike. 4 free boat launches are located along the shoreline as well as a marina. Water-ski, motor, wind-surf or paddle to your heart's content.

Fishing
Georgetown Lake is a popular angling location where the most sought-after species is kokanee salmon. Large rainbows and brook trout also lurk in its cold waters. Fly fisherman flock to the lake in July and August and cast caddis patterns for “lunker” trout. Check with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks for fishing regulations and licensing information.

Camping
Several campgrounds are located on the shores of Georgetown Lake and in the surrounding national forest and wilderness areas. Most campgrounds around the lake feature amenities such as drinking water, toilets, and hook-ups. Try Piney Campground and Picnic Area or Philipsburg Bay Campground.

Trails
There’s no end of trails here, providing easy access to pristine forested, mountainous and lakeside areas. Head down Lower Willow Creek Trail, near Georgetown Lake Lodge, or follow the Boulder Lake Trail. If you love being streamside, follow the North Fork of Flint Creek.

Winter Activities
Snowmobiling is a popular wintertime activity at Georgetown Lake. Start with the popular , carefully marked and groomed for 52 miles of its 56-mile length. Other wintertime activities include ice-fishing and cross-country skiing.

Fun Fact

If you like having nearby amenities during your outdoor adventures, never fear, several lodging establishments, restaurants, and casinos are allocated around Georgetown Lake.