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Campsite Review: Barretts Park

Photo: Barretts Park

Barretts Park Entrance

Location: Barretts, Montana
Type: Bureau of Reclamation
Access: Interstate 15
Coordinates: 45.129966, -112.741144
Elevation: 5,269 feet
Road Conditions: Gravel Road
Phone Coverage: Verizon 3/5; AT&T not tested
Fee: Free
Amenities: Picnic tables, group picnic pavilion, river access, fire pits, vault toilets, trash cans, boat ramp, horseshoe pits, camp host on site


Barretts Park is a camping and day use area managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Barretts is located on I-15 about eight miles south of Dillon. The park is located on the Beaverhead River.

Camping at Barretts Park is free with a limit of 14 days.Two campsites are clearly marked near the boat ramp. The Montana Office of Tourism website indicates that tent and RV sites are available. Sites do not have hookups, but drinking water, trash cans, and vault toilets are available. A camp host is available at the site.

Barretts Park is located adjacent to I-15 and railroad tracks so you will hear some traffic noise. It is otherwise a lovely park with beautiful river frontage, green grass, cottonwood trees, picnic facilities, and migratory waterfowl.


Access to Barretts Park is convenient from Interstate 15. Take Exit 56 (Barretts) and proceed east. Turn right on the frontage road that parallels I-15 on the east side (it is an immediate right if you are traveling north on I-15). Follow the frontage road south for approximately 1/3 mile, then turn left onto Old State Road. Take an immediate right into the park before crossing the bridge.

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