Location, location, location! If you want to see the best Montana has to offer, stay here. The campground is situated in the heart of Ruby Valley, surrounded by stunning vistas of the Ruby, Tobacco Root and Gravelly mountain ranges. Historic Virginia City and Nevada City are within 8 miles.
The town was established around a trading post ran by the Frenchman, Jean Baptiste Laurin. Laurin's store prospered because of the supplies carried for the miners and the furs traded with the Indians. Laurin was sometimes called Cicero, or Lorrain.
Screen a bucket or screen all day. Along Montana Highway 287 between Alder and historic Virginia City we have set up water tanks and a shade building to screen for beautiful Montana garnets. Visitors are welcome to stop and screen or shop for the jewelry and minerals we sell.
They named the gulch after the alder trees lining the gulch. Alder was one of the great gold producers of all time. The site of the largest placer gold strike in world history. It produced $10,000,000.00 during the first year.
Beaverhead Golf Course, in the heart of the Beaverhead valley, is a pristine 9-hole layout. We take pride in our greens and feature scenic wildlife just over our fences.
Beaverhead County Museum has been collecting, preserving, displaying and interpreting local history for over 50 years. The museum is housed in a log building complex in downtown Dillon.
Sacagawea, a young Shoshone Indian guide traveling with the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805, recognized this rock formation and knew that she may be in the vicinity of her relatives. The sighting gave the expedition hope that they may be able to find Native peoples from which to acquire horses for their trip across the mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
Just a few of our many Amenities