Southwestern Montana Recreation Motel and RV Park in Philipsburg area Recreation
Winter brings numerous recreational
activities in the Philipsburg area. Enthusiasts stay at Southwestern Montana Motel, The Inn at Philipsburg, and enjoy skiing, snowmobiling
Discovery Ski Area is only 20
minutes away and has double diamond black slopes as well as gentler,
groomed trails for the saner, more faint of heart skiers. Several
groomed and un-groomed cross country ski trails are located around
the ski area.
The Mt. Hagen Nordic Ski Area near Anaconda is 45
minutes away and has 20 km of groomed ski trails. Cross
country skiing, back country skiing, telemarking and snowshoeing can
be enjoyed on the national forest lands surrounding the Philipsburg
Snowmobilers enjoy hundreds of miles of trails
on public lands. The local Anaconda Snowmobile Club is responsible
for grooming many of the trails in the Anaconda
Lake area. The club can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (406) 563-2918. The snowmobile trails in the Skalkaho
area are accessible from just south of Philipsburg.
Ice fisherman can indulge their favorite sport
at Georgetown Lake and other remote spots. Some local streams are
open for taking whitefish and catch-and-release trout fishing. Complete
fishing regulations are available through the Montana
Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Summer recreation is even more varied! Georgetown Lake is popular
for fishing, sailing and water skiing. The Anaconda-Pintler
Wilderness has miles of back country trails for horseback riding
Summer fishing ranges from remote mountain lakes
to the streams that criss-cross the valley and on to the world famous
blue ribbon trout stream of Rock Creek.
Mountain bikers, ATV
riders and other trail users have access to many old mining roads
in the national forest.
Three golf courses are located nearby the community
of Anaconda, including the Jack Nicklaus designed Old
Works Golf Course and Fairmont
Hot Springs Resort.
Fall brings the opening of the big game hunting
season. The area is known for producing trophy elk and bighorn
sheep, as well as some nice bucks, moose, mountain goats, and black
Obtaining nonresident combination hunting licenses
and special big game permits is available through Montana
Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Fishing is at its prime in the fall
for catching some nice fat trout.
The Philipsburg Ranger District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge
National Forest is a great place to learn more about recreational
opportunities on the nearby public lands.