Mineral County Outdoor Recreation Guide Index


The mountains surrounding Mineral County provide many opportunities for fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and photography. There are 87 miles of river, 650 miles of streams, and over 50 high mountain lakes In addition, there are over 400 miles of hiking trails (including portions of the historical John Mullan Road) and more than 1,000 miles of off-highway roads. Wintertime recreation includes snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. There are over 120 miles of forest service trails for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing and several downhill skiing facilities which are easily accessible: Snow Bowl-60 minutes, Lookout Pass-50 minutes, Silver Mountain-90 minutes, Marshell Mountain-75 minutes, Lost Trail-140 minutes, Blacktail Mountain-120 minutes, and Big Mountain-150 minutes

There are several river access sites along the Clark Fork River, with more sites being developed under a new and vigorous river development plan. The area's two rivers provide many opportunities for fishing and rafting, including white-water rafting in the legendary Alberton Gorge.

There are seven developed campgrounds in the Lolo National Forest, four private campgrounds, and several State campgrounds.

Each of the major towns in the county has beautiful and well-maintained parks that feature tennis courts, swimming pools, golf courses, baseball diamonds and other amenities.

Superior hosts the Mineral County Fair and Rodeo, which is held the 1st weekend in August. The 500 seat Rodeo Arena was built by the Superior Lions Club and hosts the annual Lion's Rodeo, which has been named BEST IN THE STATE. The Lion's Club also sponsors an annual team-roping event in Superior in the month of June.

Two miles East of Superior near the county airport is the Mineral County Sportsman's Club which is used for several activities including equestrian activities such as O-MOK-SEE and barrel racing.

The town of Superior maintains an excellent Public Library that also houses the Mineral County Museum, supported by the Mineral County Historical Society.

The Town of Alberton is host of the increasingly popular Railroad Day celebration each year on the third Saturday in July. This celebration is a throwback to the Railroad heritage of the town.

The community of St. Regis celebrates Memorial Day and Labor Day with their immensely popular, semi-annual swap meets in the beautiful Community Park built largely with volunteer help. The park features an annual baseball tournament on the park's two diamonds. A 4th of July celebration (including parade, fireworks, and Logger Events) is also held each year in St. Regis.

Other annual events held in Mineral County include: DeBorgia Saturday Market (every Saturday in the summer months), St. Regis Flea Market (Memorial Day Weekend), Snow Boss Snowmobile Race, $1000 Super Poker Ride (a snowmobile event), and the Superior Craft Fair (2nd weekend in December).

The County boasts two new 9-hole golf courses. Trestle Creek in the community of St. Regis opened in spring 1994. In the town of Superior, the par-3 9 hole Cedar Creek course opened for play in the Summer of 1995.

The county supports many organizations including 4-H Boy and Girl Scouts, Church Groups, Lion's Club, Search and Rescue, Hospital Guild, Masonic Groups, Chamber of Commerce, Women in Timber, Snowmobile and Saddle clubs, to mention a few.



Mineral County Activity Calendar