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Remote, quiet but for cows.

I've been here twice over the last couple decades. Both times this camp was deserted with little to no traffic. Only facility is an outside down the road. I've of my favorites!


It’s a really convenient little spot to stop and sleep in the pines along a trip but expect noise from the highway.


Stayed here overnight in both July and November. Sites are on a first come first serve basis but I was able to find a site both times. Plenty of trees for hammocks and a good pad for tents. Huge picnic table at each site.

close but so far away

It’s cramped. Very close spaces with no room to do much else. The spaces are staggered enough you’re not side by side, but still very cramped.

Showers and restrooms are not the finest, 2 out of 4 toilets somewhat work and showers needed to be cleaned.

It is costly to stay here. There is internet (slow, so don’t expect to download a movie) and cable, water and electric are standard.

Parking is difficult. you have to park out away from your camper and walk back through the campground. The cramped conditions keep people from backing into the tight spaces; therefore, making you park away from your campsite.

There is a game room, but beware you have to pay for every game.

You are close to Yellowstone NP and that is about the only nice thing about staying here.

In summery, if you need just a place to hookup and sleep and don’t mind being close to other campers this place will work. If you like some privacy and want to actually camp with the family this is not very suitable, no place to set up the hammock, no camp fires, and no extra room for your favorite camp chair!

Just the observation of a family guy with wife and kids who love to camp and love our National Parks…

Great waterfront sites available!

Best to reserve your spot early if you want a waterfront site with power. If you are tent camping there are plenty of walk up sites. Fire pits and picnic tables at the sites and group sites are available. Outhouses are kept very clean and there is access to water throughout the State Park.

Easy National Forest camping near Ashland, Montana

Free National Forest campground in Custer National Forest. Sites include large picnic table and fire ring. Pit toilets available for use. The campground is right off of 212 about 6 miles east of the town of Ashland. We were just passing through for the night and this offered a quick, convenient place to crash. There is a fair amount of road noise due to the close proximity of the road. Campground is popular on the weekends but we had no problem finding a site.

A peaceful place we could stay a second night at. Oh wait, we did!

I was looking to split up the drive on my trip and found this perfect stopover with a classic Montana feel. It’s an unexpected find on a long straight road but I’m so glad that we stopped. A ranger happened to be cutting the grass when we arrived. She was very helpful - I was nervous about the rattlesnake warning. She said she hasn’t seen one this year but watch out for poison ivy (and it was hidden in the brush). She pointed us to a good site and went about her work. 

14 campsites in 2 loops with 3 vault toilets. There is also a picnic area if you just want a lunch spot. The loops gave our dog the perfect amount of walking before wanting a water break just when we got back to the site. We didn’t find much else here other than peacefulness. 

Each site has the biggest picnic table I’ve seen. They are 12 feet long! Pine trees provide some shade so pick the right place. Our site looks like we will get shade at the end on the night and early morning. It is free of nearby poison ivy so ‘thanks for watching out for our dog, ranger!’

Everything is so well maintained. The views are perfect. The breeze keeps us cool. 

A stay here doesn’t even cost you - it’s free! I thought we would have the place to ourselves but a couple on holiday from England joined us for both nights. It’s that great of a find.

Nice out of the way place

Has a couple nice level spots. It's way off the beaten path. Tried fishing for trout that are supposedly stocked in the pond but no luck. More of a swimming hole. Could be a nice spot away from everyone and some trails to ride on.