Recovery Money Rebuilds Montana Campground
Last week, without a bit of fanfare, Darby District Ranger Chuck Oliver swung the gate open on the newly renamed Three Frogs Campground just west of Wood's Cabin in the Bitterroot National Forest's Lake Como Recreation Area in western Montana.
The popular campground – which most know as Upper Como – has been closed this season while a contractor built a brand-new loop and revamped all the other camping sites with larger pull-ins, designated tent sites and new picnic tables and fire pits, The Missoulian, Missoula, Mont., reported.
The project was one of several at Lake Como funded by more than $1 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 money.
The Three Frogs Campground was the largest campground ARRA-funded project on the Bitterroot National Forest.
The project cost $330,000. The work was completed by Trinity Ventures, the same Alberton firm that built the new Three Sisters Group Site.
The project almost doubled the size of the campground to a total of 21 campsites.