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Coal Banks Landing

3 Reviews

About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

WATER SYSTEM IS SHUT DOWN FOR THE SEASON. Campground will close December 1, 2019. A major boating access point to the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River, this site also offers camping, picnicking and fishing.

Fee Info

$10.00 Per Night

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Group


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • WiFi
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires


3 Reviews of Coal Banks Landing

Ratings Breakdown

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Sterling C.
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2019

Cool dog

It’s a nice clean campsite to begin your boating adventure on the river with lots of space. The cabin has free WiFi to finish up work before heading into nature. The bathrooms are pretty average for outhouses as well. Also, if your lucky, the camp’s doggo May visit you. He is free to pet!

Dexter I.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2018

Great camp along the Upper Missouri River Breaks

This is an enjoyable campground along the Upper Missouri River Breaks on river mile 41.5. Site has two vault toilets, 13 picnic table, and 9 firer rings. Visit Center provides WiFi. This is a major launch area for floating the Upper Missouri Rive Breaks National Monument. Very friendly camp staff…

  • Visitor Center
  • Canoe launch
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Lindsay B.
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2016

Floating that Mighty Mo?

This site is used almost entirely for people floating the wild and scenic Missouri River past the White Cliffs and the Hole-in-the-Wall. The site has a vault toilet, lots of room for your rig and obviously has river-front access. Bugs can get horrendous here in late summer. It's in the open with…


Coal Banks Landing is located in Montana


If approaching from the south (Great Falls/Fort Benton), take U.S. Hwy 87 north to mile marker 66.7. Turn right on Gardiner Road (improved gravel) and proceed approximately 7 miles to the Virgelle Ferry Road ( Gardiner Road will pass under an old train bridge and end at a “T” intersection). Turn left on Virgelle Ferry Road, travel approximately 1 mile and the campground will be on the right. If approaching from the north (Havre/Big Sandy) take U.S. Hwy 87 south to mile marker 72.4. Turn left on the Virgelle Ferry Road (improved gravel), proceed approximately 6 miles, and the campground will be on the left.


48.03227326 N
110.23672 W

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