A picturesque lake in a dramatic mountain setting where there is plenty of fun to be had. The beach is a popular spot in the summer to escape the heat and relax.  Launch your boat for skiing, paddling, or fishing. Spend some time hiking or biking the trails around the lake and surrounding areas.

Rock Creek Trailhead has parking areas, accessible toilet, accessible loading ramp, no water. This trailhead access the south half of the Lake Como National Recreation Trail. Stock allowed on south side of lake only.

The Boat Launch at Lake Como Recreation Area has 40 boat and 8 passenger vehicle parking spots, accessible toilets, dock, no overnight camping or water. Water adequate for boating mid-June through mid-August depending on the water level.

Creekside dispersed area is an overflow overnight/day area with one fire ring and outhouse.

Lake Como Beach has two parking areas for a total of 83 vehicles, accessible toilets, dressing room, picnic tables, garbage, water, and designated swim area. No dogs allowed on beach.

The Picnic Area has parking for 17 vehicles, accessible toilet, picnic tables, pedestal grills, and a fire ring.

Lake Como National Recreation Trailhead has parking for 17 vehicles, accessible toilet, picnic tables, pedestal grills, and water. Trailhead access a paved 1/4-mile interpretative trail (1/2 mile after that is unpaved), lakeside picnic sites, and the 7-mile Lake Como National Recreation Trail. Trail is popular for hiking, day use, and mountain biking.

Things to do:
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Hiking Trails
 Getting there:

Head west on Lake Como Road from Highway 93 about 8 miles south of Hamilton

Bitterroot National Forest


Fs 5621, Bitterroot National Forest, Darby, MT 59829, USA