Thain Creek Campground

The Thain Creek Campground is at 4700-foot elevation, in the Highwoods Mountains. 16 campsites and 3 picnic sites near the entrance. Fishing for brook and rainbow trout in Briggs Creek and Thain Creek. Hike up to Windy Mountain and back on a 6-mile loop trail for a great view of the surrounding plains and faraway mountains. Other hikes are along Briggs Creek or on the Highwood nature trail.

'Highwoods' is a translation of the Blackfeet Indian name for these mountains, 'espi-toh-tok' meaning the timber is high on the slopes. This island range of mountains is located 30 miles east of Great Falls. The numerous streams, aspen groves, meadows, and dark patches of trees create a beautiful mosaic rich with wildlife, wildflowers, and excellent scenery. The Highwoods are popular in the spring and early summer before higher mountain ranges open up. Come July, be prepared to share the trails with summering cattle herds. After the first frost in September, the fall colors are spectacular.

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