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Located along the Jefferson River

OWLS camps are held in southwestern Montana, primarily along the Jefferson River, where we have two very special field camps for our programs:

River Camp

Most of our day programs and one- or two-night camping trips are held at River Camp, near Whitehall, on twenty-one acres of rich riparian wildlife habitat. Deer, moose, beavers, raccoons, foxes, and coyotes frequent the site. The site includes ponds, sloughs, and willow thickets to explore. The grass along the river grows head-high, providing a unique maze to hide and play games.

Convenient access from the highway and on-site running water make this an ideal site for day-length programs. We built a 34-diameter earthlodge as an all-weather classroom facilty for teaching in any season.

Cottonwood Camp

Most of our multi-night Classroom in the Woods programs take place at Cottonwood Camp, near Willow Creek, on an amazing ranch with nearly two miles of river frontage. Our main camp is built in a grove of cottonwoods, and from there we venture out into meadows, juniper woodlands, swamps, and willow thickets. The property is rich with herds of deer, wild turkeys, coyotes, muskrats, otters, and so much more.

Campers typically hike in a mile from the parking area to this backwoods site. It is the ideal location for an immersive experience in nature.