Birch Creek Recreation
National Forest surrounds Birch Creek Center on all sides and the opportunities for outdoor activities are virtually endless. These are a few activities that our guests have requested information about in the past. If you have questions about the availability of other activities, contact us and we will research your interests.
Hiking in the Birch Creek Area
Biking in the Birch Creek Area
The gravel road to Birch Creek Center offers over 15 miles of touring. Bikers will often encounter "washboard" conditions on Birch Creek Road, so a proper bicycle and safety gear is strongly recommended. Several established trails in the area are wide enough for a bike and the terrain will present a challenge to the seasoned mountain biker.
Fishing in the Birch Creek AreaBirch Creek and Thief Creek border the campus of Birch Creek Center and both streams hold lots of small Brook and Cutthroat Trout. There are many other mountain lakes and streams which hold an abundance of Rainbow, Brook, Cutthroat Trout, and Arctic Grayling. Birch Creek Center is also about 30 minutes from two world class blue ribbon trout streams: the Beaverhead River and the Big Hole River. Additionally, there are plenty of private waters within a short drive from the center and endless fishing throughout Southwestern Montana. Contact us for more information and we can send you in the right direction.
Other Recreational OpportunitiesThere is a plethora of opportunity for adventure in the area around Birch Creek Center. The mountains that serve as the backdrop for the Center typically hold large snowfields well into June. Skiers and snowboarders have been known to hit the south face of Torrey Mountain in late July. Humbug Spires Wilderness Study Area offers all levels of rock climbing and is a 20-minute drive from Birch Creek Center. Contact Birch Creek Center for information about adventure programming.
Recreational Areas and Equipment
- Horseshoe pits & horseshoes
- Hiking Trails
- Volleyball court & volleyball
- Playing Field
- Basketball court & basketball
- Campfire Ring
- Ropes Course