June 15th. From Butte we take Hwy 1, the scenic route, toward the town of Anaconda which comes up in short order. We get “the rest of the story” about copper mining when we discover The Stack, a park in Anaconda dedicated to the miners who worked the mines in Butte and the workers who ran the smelter here in Anaconda refining the copper.
Anaconda has some beautiful old brick buildings. I thoroughly enjoy driving through this town stopping where I can whether it be an actual parking spot I snag or just stopping in the middle of the street if no one is coming to grab a photo.
We continue the scenic loop drive on Highway 1. The campground I am looking for along this highway is closed for repairs. My guess would be because of flooding.
Several miles up the road I discover a forest service road on the right, and I take it in hopes of finding a camp. While I don’t find a camp, I do find these lovely carpets of lupine.
Moving on we eventually end our tour of Hwy 1, and glide into the little town of Drummond. Thankfully they have a small park with about 12 camp sites. I pay the $10 fee and get parked. A walk for the Chiweenie Brothers and we can finally rest our weary heads. It is once again raining.
Water: Yes Garbage: Yes
Bathrooms: Vault toilet
Electricity: Available for $25 per night and you have to make a phone call to have some one unlock the box
Tables: Yes Shower: No
Fire Pit: Yes BBQ: No
# of Sites: 12 or so. Fee: $10 for a tent site. $25 if you want electricity
Other: Right by the river, has a day use area for fisherman, and you are allowed to use the baseball diamond if you want. It’s also next to the rodeo grounds. Nothing going on while I am here, but might be a problem getting a site at certain times.