Mike and Janna Clark and Larry and Geri Gustafson, rode to Blue Lake. Leaving Big Timber, MT, going south on Boulder River Road. You will pass one private campground close to town, and several national service campgrounds with no services, some have pit toilets. It is a very scenic drive and you will pass the Natural Bridge, it is quite a sight to see, the Boulder River drops 90 ft, creating a waterfall, there is manmade bridge to get to the other side and walk around so you can view the waterfall from a different angle.
We camped a one of the first camps, Beaver camp, no fee, at mile marker 8. There are 8 more further down the road, but some are small sites. Hines Camp near the end of the road have some larger sights, but remember, it is on a first come basis. Our camp was right along the river, with the sound of the rushing river, nice picnic table and fire rings. You can find a forest service map for this area. There are several trailheads for hiking or horseback. The main road and path to the top is the only motorized area.
3 1/2 hours down, total ride 48 miles, 1/2 or 3/4 tank of gas in our ATV's.
Other rides in this area, Down East Boulder Road to Moccasin Lake, and more