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Address: Helena, MT
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3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Wed - Fri 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am

Catch large salmon while ice fishing on this lake.

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Riverside Campground Quiet Gem

Riverside campground is a BLM site at the base of Canyon Ferry Dam and is the first feature on Lake Hauser. You get there by going over the Canyon Ferry Dam and turning left at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Helena, Montana
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Helena, Montana
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Riverside campground is a BLM site at the base of Canyon Ferry Dam and is the first feature on Lake Hauser. You get there by going over the Canyon Ferry Dam and turning left at the small Canyon ferry Village. It has a great ADA compliant dock area and both reservable and walk-up only sites. We went in the middle... More 

Thank ScottLockwood
Great Falls, Montana
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Stayed at Devil's Elbow campground March 2015 and enjoyed the serenity of the campground and the Missouri River. Campground does not officially open until May, but was available for campers at no expense (until May 1). The campsites are nicely spaced from each other and great access to the Missouri River. Great paved trail for walks and easy access to... More 

Thank Michael Y
Helena, Montana
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hauser is my favorite lake. There's a bar/restaurant that has good food. the view toward the lake is great. Great place to boat and enjoy the water.

Thank bobgilly
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Hauser Lake is one of three local lakes. You can sit on one of the several small 'beaches', motor boat, ski, or try your hand at jet skiing. There are several places to launch your boat, and camp grounds to put your trailer. The best time to enjoy the water is the evenings, when the daytime boaters have left.

Thank Montanamom123
Havre, Montana
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Hauser Lake is just minutes from Helena, MT and provides beautiful scenery, a great campground, and quaint walking trails. Although Hauser offers several campgrounds, Devil's Elbow provides the biggest spots, the facilities (benches, outhouses, picnic tables, trails) are super clean and the trails are short, but scenic. I did not give an excellent rating since I am scoring the lake... More 

1 Thank Jess H
Newton Kansas
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We really enjoyed the boat tour at the Gateway of the mountains. The guide pointed out some very scenic features, and knew a lot about the Missouri River. The best part of the boat trip was when a group of about six pretty young females zipped by us on a smaller boat and mooned the people on the boat. I... More 

3 Thank Talljhawker
Polson, Montana
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Take time to enjoy the Gate To the Mountains Boat Tour. Beautiful scenery, lots of information about area geology, history (Lewis and Clark Expedition route) of the area. Eagles and other wild life can be seen. It was interesting, relaxing and fun entertainment.

Thank Betty H
Atlanta, GA
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182 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We enjoyed Hauser Lake so much that we went back the second night. The water is crystal clear and gorgeous. It's the perfect spot to relax, fish, swim, boat, jog or hike - all within the city limits!

1 Thank MikeMoAtl
Arlington, Virginia
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Loved this place but was told that the place is packed during summer season. Great in late May on a warm 70ish degree day. Also, if you are into bats, there is a bat roost somewhere on, in or near the old stone building on the opposite side of the dam. Walk there at dusk and check it out.

Thank Jackie22206
Helena, Montana, United States
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

This is the second of the three impoundment's of the Missouri River.

Thank Bob D

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