Flies everywhere, if you do get there. Also, nails all over the place. Got a flat. We ended up sleeping in the SUV. If we had gone there with that intent, and not parked close to the cabin, it would’ve been a great time. We set up a Luggable Loo rather brave the outhouse.
Note: Why would you put the fly control system right outside the entrance door? WHYYY?!?!?
Great location along big hole river for fishing and hunting.Some rvs run generators all night long very rude, caused some tent campers to leave because of noise , I guess some people do not respect to space of others. This site is run by blm
and does not have hours posted or Regis posted as to noise.
If you were getting ready to hike in from this trailhead the next morning it might be an okay place to sleep in your truck - or warily in your tent because there could be traffic. No picknic table or fire ring and maybe only one flat spot in the dense grass right by the river. It gets a lot colder in a riparian area at night. Decided to go to Big Hole campground instead.
My family and I had such a blast here. We stayed at a different campground the last time we visited Montana and it wasn’t a very good place, so we definitely did more research beforehand and found that this place was a real gem and it truly was. The lake nearby was incredible. We spent a lot of our time here. We also found some amazing hikes that were less than 30miles away from the campground and they were incredible. Hiking in Montana is amazing and hands down worth it. I’m from Washington where hiking is perfect, but Montana gives it a run for its money. Worth the drive! The campground was clean and well kept. Decent size spaces which was nice. Lots of shade which was awesome!
This is a very nice yet small campground. The campground has 5 sites, the best site is site 3 as it is next to the creek and has large logs around the fire ring for sitting on and enjoying the fire and plenty of flat ground for a tent or two. The campground has a hand pump for water and a vault toilet that has its own bridge leading to it. Most of the sites get plenty of shade due to the mature pines through out the camp. All fire sites have tables and fire rings. Site 5 has both a fire ring and a BBQ grill. The entire campground is paved including parking pads. Cost to camp is $8.
We showed up LATE and left early because we were just passing through. There didn’t seem to be designated camping spots but it wasn’t bad at all……… except for the train that came through every few hours!
$10.00 for tents $25 for full hookups.
What a beautiful campground! Next to a Great Lake, lots of space & wooded tree area! We enjoyed a great campfire & only stayed one night but it was great & would have stayed longer if we weren’t moving on. We are in a 28’ camper. Very quiet and nice. Lots of wood for $6
Lodgepole Campground is located about 13 miles south of Wise River on Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway Road. With the exception of sites 1 and 2, all the other sites are nicely spread out. Campground is fully paved, has two vault toilets and one hand pump for water, 10 sites total. Sites are $8 per night with a 16 day limit.
Little Joe Campground is approximately 21 miles South of Wise River on the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway Road. Little Joe has 5 campsites nicely spread out. One Vault toilet serves the campground and the campground has a single hand pump for water.
I I initially found this on free campsites. Com. Though the official website is listed as BLM, BLM actually doesn't have Galena Gulch on their site. However, this is a clean and mowed campsite that is largely grassy field next to the boulder River. The mountainous and forested Recreation area surrounded it though.
There is plenty of space for RVs, though there are no hookups of any kind. There is no water and no electricity and no cell phone service. I have Verizon. I took a star away because there wasn't any water but added it back because it was free!
There were probably a dozen official sites that had fire rings and a parking spur. While there were a couple sizable rigs there, if your RV is so big that you must have a pull through, you will probably find this Campground challenging.
There was a large grassy area and another smaller grassy area that were simply open with no fire ring or parking spur. However, it was very easy to park on the grass and several people could pitch tents there if they wanted. I did this.
There are two side-by-side pit toilets and an information board in the center. They were clean and stocked. Once again, I want to emphasize that there is no water here. The boulder river is directly adjacent but locals in Montana don't consider any water safe.
There were multiple people there with their dogs and a great number of sites filled with RVs. At the time I was there there were only two of us tenting.
Your GPS will get you here, nearly. Take the exit it tells you and follow the directions. However, my GPS told me that I had arrived and I was looking at the boulder River on the right and houses on the left and no Campground. What you have to do is go up the road another hundred feet and follow the sign to turn right to Galena Recreation Area. This takes you on an underpass under the freeway and immediately becomes a gravel road that goes over a one-lane bridge. You can't make any wrong turn here. As soon as you cross the bridge you will see the campground immediately on your right. From the time you make the right hand turn to the campground it is probably a couple hundred feet.From getting off the freeway to the campsite is probably less than a mile
I was there for 3 night and it was full every night. However, the turnover seems high as it appears most people use it as an overnight on their travels, especially since there are not any services there. But it's a pretty area. Some people bring their ATV and use the dirt road that runs through the recreation Area to drive around. You can use that road to hike to , also the radon health mine is right up the road.
Bring water and food as you would have to drive 20 minutes back to Boulder to get services. Boulder's a cute small town with a few restaurants, a grocery store, gas stations and a very wonderful Hot Springs Resort.
Our favorite nearby campground that's for enough away to get everyone to unplug. Peaceful mountain lake with no motors allowed on the water. Fish, kayak, paddle board, and swim. The entire campground is paved! Perfect for the kiddos on their bicycles.
This campground is probably one of my favorite places to visit in Montana. My family makes the trip from washington to Montana once every summer, since I was little. We have stayed here a few times because it is so pretty and great hiking!! The campground is pretty basic, but the views make it great! Each campsite has its own table and fire ring and is separated by trees from the next campsites. Sites are a little on the small side, but we don’t spend much time in the campsite because we are out exploring. Bring bug spray because the mosquitos are out of control! Highly recommend doing some hiking nearby! Great trails with beautiful views!!!
Located in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest near Butte, Montana, Delmoe Lake was a beautiful place to camp for a night. The area is popular with OHV’s and you will pass multiple staging areas on the drive up as well as many others camping along the way up to the campground. It’s a ~10 mile drive on a well maintained gravel road that is accessible from I-90 by taking either exit 241 or 233 (we're driving cross country so it was important to find some place that was easy to get to yet far enough away to feel like we were out in nature). There are two camping loops as well as a day use area. Sites cost $5/night plus $3 for any additional vehicles (we had 2 cars so it was $8 for the night). Sites include a picnic table and fire ring, and there was ample firewood left by others for us to use. Pit toilets are also available. We were here in late July and there were a decent amount of mosquitos. Echoing the previous review, there was a fair amount of trash around but it was still a pleasant place to spend the night.
Loved this campground! Office/store was one of the best—friendly employees, great shower/laundry facilities. Free coffee/hot chocolate every morning. Super close to the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Kids loved the playground. Only thing I would have loved to seen is a pool, but it was ok without.
Five miles down a gravel road through a private farm and you reach the campground. 2 loops of campsites. We chose the left loop. It sinks down into the rocks. Don’t let these rocky protectors keep you sleeping all night. The dip keeps other lights away and the stars pop! We were also the only people in this loop which added to the dark sky viewing. The right loop also has a picnic area that had a lot of tall grass around the picnic tables. The puddles and tall grass added to the mosquitos joining us in camp. There are a few vault toilets spread throughout. Water is available from 2 hand pumps. Warnings to store food appropriately are at the start but they also have plastic bear-proof garbage cans.
The trailhead is a couple miles before camp. It’s raining today so we will skip the hike. In fact the rain has caused a few issues at camp. A couple sites have deep ruts where a previous camper struggled with mud. Butte is only 20 miles away - we ducked in for pizza.
17 miles from town - you don’t know what to expect. There is a nice river bubbling past. Conifers inhabit the hillside. Flies and ants abound in our camp.
We took the site on the west thinking to get afternoon shade. The trees are far away though. Luckily the day is overcast and the temperature stays manageable. The vault toilet is in the center of the small loop. Each site has plenty of space but only distance separates us from other campers. A water pump is by the pay station.
Just down the road is a trail head for hiking. We took advantage and found a forest recovering from a burn. It’s interesting to see how it is growing back. A man road his bike (complete with front wicker basket) to the river to fish. This is a place to enjoy tranquility. Our screen room keeps the flies at bay and a book fills our mind.
The road here passes many interesting homes and a few other small campgrounds. We drove further and found the end of the road at Moose Creek. It appears to have more trails along the way and down some split off roads. Signs give mule deer hunting limitations so be careful of the season.
It is absolutely beautiful, and the ability to fall asleep under the stars while listening to the rushing river nearby is exactly why I would recommend other people stay here. It’s located pretty close to the Crystal Park entrance, and allows one to be a bit further away from the RVs and majority of the campers. We had a group of 8 people, and two camp sites was plenty. Some people hammocked & said the groves of trees were perfectly spaced for this, while others stayed in tents. There is a campfire with an attached grill, along with a nice picnic table.