You have to drive through part of Great Falls, Montana to get to this campground, but once you are in it, you forget all about the city. You get the full camping (in a campground) experience, but you can easily drive into the city to pick up whatever you forgot to pack.
Our site was in what they call a tent village, which is a nice roundabout of tent sites. There are walls separating the sites for privacy, but the area is big enough for your vehicle and a large tent, or multiple smaller tents. Toward the middle of the roundabout is a covered area, including a table, counter, electrical outlets, and a large cabinet that can be locked with a padlock. The tent villages are very close to a nice restroom/showers that require a key code to get in.
This is a military campground. It does have hookups and is very nice and quiet. The campground or the host cannot really be held responsible for mosquitos and wind. Its always windy in Great Falls. But the amenities like commissary, BX, Movie Theatre and Bowling Alley are very close and Outdoor Rec people are and camphosts are very friendly and helpful.
The campground is located on the far corner of this small Air Force Base. The back-in site we occupied had W, E, S hook-ups and was fairly level though narrow. The camp host was friendly and accommodating. That is where the goodness ended. The mosquitos were incredibly bad. Visibility was less than a mile due to smoke from fires to the northwest. It was windy and dusty. The area surrounding our site was full of broken glass. It served our purpose for a night of rest but it was an unpleasant experience and I would not stay again. Unfortunately I have no pictures to add.
KOA has everything you need. An outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, tent, cabin and rv spots.Outside kitchens. Shower area, small store, playground, and wifi. A lot of room to move around and have fun. You can even winter camp. We really enjoyed camping there and our day trips with the cub scouts.
Mid Canon FAS is a favorite stopping point for lunch while were paddling the Missouri River canyon. We can usually find site #1 empty for our lunch break, which is nice as the vault toilet is right next to the site. Mid Canon FAS along the Missouri River has five roomy spread apart campsites. In addition to the campground the Fishing Access site has a large parking area for those floating/paddling the Missouri. This location seems to get little use as a camp ground as we have never seen it full, and very few boat trailers are ever seen in the parking area. The site only has on vault toilet which is at the end of the campground, making for a long walk from two of the camp sites. Access to the river is from a gravel boat launch at the parking area. Easy access is also available at camp site #1 which is why we like having lunch at site #1. Each site has a metal fire ring and a picnic table. No trash service or water at the camp ground.
Pelican Point Fishing Access Site has four campsites, three sit under large cottonwoods. The site sits along the Missouri River and has two small lakes as well. The sites are nice and roomy with plenty flat ground for tents of any size. The area has one vault toilet. Their is a very large parking area as this is a popular take out point for boats along the Missouri River, a concrete boat ramp provides access to the river. The down side is that their is no trash service or water at the site.
Prewett Creek FAS has a small campground of seven sites. This is a nice campground on the Missouri River, but be warned, this is a busy campground. We float the Missouri River canyon numerous times per year, and every time we find this campground full. This is also a very popular take out point on the Missouri River. The site has limited parking for vehicles with boat trailers. The seven campsites all have picnic tables and metal fire rings. The site has one vault toilet. Site could be better as it does not have trash service or water. The campground does not have a store but their is one on the other side of recreation road that is open in the summer.
Mountain Palace FAS is a popular take out location for fishing float boats on the Missouri River. The FAS has three campsites, sites 1 & 2 sit above the Missouri river and are quite nice with great views of the Missouri river, the third one sits next to Recreation Road. Each site has a picnic table and metal fire pit. The FAS has one vault toilet and a concrete boat ramp. This is a busy site during the summer months. The site has no trash service or water. Large parking area for boat trailers.
Dearborn Fishing access site has one campsite tucked away in the corner of the fishing access area next to the ADA Vault Toilet. Site has a picnic table and metal fire ring. The area has very little room to park so those camping their will likely have the site to them selves. The river access is a step set of stairs dropping down to the river so you not be having fishing boats or canoes using the site to access the river, but you can access the site from the river. A private residence is next to the fishing access site but the placement of the campsite does not make it feel like your in someones yard. The advantage of the one campsite is once you have your vehicle parked your site including the picnic table and fire ring can't be seen by others visiting the area. The site has no water or trash service.
This campground is in the mountains. No phone service so you can really get away from everyday life. It is in the lewis and clark national forest so help isn't too far away. There should also be onsite caretakers. You will find running water and outhouses. The creek is nearby as well as great hiking spots. It is just below showdown ski resort. It is a favorite of ours.
We gave this 2 stars as the camp areas are just fire rings along the edge of a parking area. Does have a outhouse. Located on the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument rive mile 20.3
Site is located just upriver from the Wood Bottom Developed site and is a nice camp site, nicer than the sites at Wood Bottom. Located along the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in a stretch of cottonwoods at river mile 19.4.
We give this our highest primitive camp review of 3 stars. Site had one fire ring that would be safe to make a fire at as the area around the ring is free of vegetation. Nice camp locations under the cotton woods. No outhouse or tables. A bonus is the swim someone has made in a large cottonwood. Located at Upper Missouri Rive Breaks National Monument river mile 16.2.
This is a primitive boat camp along the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. Would not spend the night here. The site is listed as having 2 fire rings, but we could not find them due to the 3 foot plus high vegetation. If you did find them you would start a wild fire with all the high vegetation. With all the vegetation couldn't locate a place that we would want place a tent. Being just 5.7 miles down the river to early to stop for the night
Nice small campground is the launch point for starting at river mile zero for floating the 149 mile Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. Has 25 tent sites and 7 RV sites with hook-ups. Showers are available in the fairgrounds for those staying at the campground. Jointly run by Chouteau County and the BLM. Tent sites $10, RV's $22, full hookups $22.
This campground is great! I really enjoyed staying here, and wish we were able to stay longer. My favorite part about camping here was the location, and the amount of activities nearby. There were a lot of great hikes along the way, some that were "easy" "moderate" and "difficult." I would recommend looking up hikes ahead of time, that way you can do a hike that best suits your abilities. One app I recommend is "All Trails" because you can search hikes in the specific area you will be in. The campground was awesome. The spaces were a pretty good size. You can rent a spot for either tenting or and RV. We opted to tent because we only stayed a few nights. We stayed here as we made our way to Washington. This was on our list of places to stop. There were quite a few mosquitos, so I would recommend bringing the best bug spray you own!!
This is a wonderful State Park to spend an afternoon at, but you will not be able to camp here as this is not a campground. Visit the shortest river in the world, check out the fish hatchery, enjoy a nice picnic. Trails along the river make for a nice hike/walk. You can also set up a tour for the hatchery, but this needs to be arranged in advance.
Montana is so beautiful and one of my favorite places to visit! I love that mountains are always surrounding you. This campsite was no different! Mountains everywhere!! The hiking in this area is perfect, views everywhere!! It doesn’t get any better. The campsite was great. It was pretty basic and typical of a campground. Bathrooms were okay, a little dirty. Picnic table and fire pit in each campsite. Definitely bring your hammock if you have one because there are some great trees for hammock hanging!!
This is a wooded camp ground near the creek with pit toilets.
This campground sits just on the outskirts of Great Falls. It is like most KOA's with many amenities including a pool. Showers were very nice. Of course it is close to everything in town such as WalMart, gas stations, restaurants, and shopping.
Took the Judith River Backcountry Scenic Drive in a Jeep, camped here. Nice and shady, simple primitive sites. Lovely setting. Lots of boat activity at this site. Tons of animals great and small. Really lovely trip.
The campground itself is nice but the 4th of July crowd was mostly there for motorized recreation. This, combined with peoples general disregard for how loud they are, was annoying. Logging creek flows behind the campground and a few of the middle numbered sites are creekside. There is also plenty of dispursed camping up the road.
Great almost-primitive site. Truly middle of nowhere, we only knew about it because a friend into fishing took us. The last 30 miles or so are dirt roads and I wouldn’t want to try it in most sedans (or an RV). Pros: rustic, cheap, good hiking and fishing nearby, wooded, pretty empty, middle of nowhere, wildlife, cowboy history feel, all tents, varied landscapes. Cons: no reservations, dirt access road can be rough.