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South of the Border, Column No. 18, "Recreational opportunities in the Sweet Grass Hills"


June 19, 2019

This photo, looking south, shows the Liberty County 4-H Campground located on Whitlash Road (gravel road to the right of photo) about two miles south of Whitlash. Whitlash Road/MT 409 leaves US 2 just west of Chester. The campground generally requires no reservations and is open year round. It's roughly 35 miles north from US 2 to the campground. The first six miles north are paved, the rest is gravel.

Columnist's note: In 2006 my wife and I moved from North Dakota to Libby, Montana. Traveling along US 2, to our new place, we saw the official, green signs east of Chester identifying the 'bumps' on the north horizon as the Sweet Grass Hills. I asked in Libby and no one really knew much about the Hills, they had their own mountains at their front door.

We moved back east to Chinook, on the Hi-line. Folks there said, "Oh, the Sweet Grass Hills are all private land, there's nothing to do there." Five years later we're living in the Sweet Grass Hills. Here is some of what we've learned about...

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