Riverside Campground And Group Use Area

Helena, Montana

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Overview

Riverside Group Use Shelter is located at Riverside Campground, 30 miles east of Helena, Montana, at the northern end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir below the Canyon Ferry Dam. Canyon Ferry and Hauser Reservoirs offer year-round access to a wide range of recreational opportunities. Construction of the new Canyon Ferry Dam began in July 1949 and was completed in November 1954. Today, the dam stands 172 feet above the Missouri River and can hold 2,050,900 acre-feet of water creating a reservoir 25 miles long.

Recreation

Canyon Ferry Reservoir offers a wide range of year-round recreational opportunities. Water related activities include everything from swimming and fishing to sailing and motor-boating. Canoeists and kayakers explore the many quiet backwater bays. Jet skiers, windsurfers and water skiers skim the summer waves, while winter draws ice fishermen and ice skaters.

Facilities

Riverside Group Use Shelter is 30' X 44' shelter with eight picnic tables, an accessible vault toilet and seven campsites. Riverside Campground has 27 designated campsites, a boat ramp, parking area for boat trailers and several day use picnic sites. During the peak summer months services include vault toilets, potable water, trash, recycling containers and campground hosts.

Natural Features

Riverside Campground and Group Use Shelter sits below Canyon Ferry Dam along the banks of Hauser Reservoir.

Nearby Attractions

Riverside Group Use Shelter is located halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. The city of Helena, Montana, the state capital, is 25 miles away. For up to date events visit, www.helenamt.com.

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