Big Timber, MONTANA
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Narrow sites but doable

We had all the services except for cable. There is a campstore and pool. Up a little hill and it was well maintained.

Basic RV park/campground with amenities for children

This is your average family campground with RV park and grass closely packed tent campground (like literally right on top of one another split by single pine trees). Very much like a KOA (pool, shop, WiFi, showers, laundry etc.) but half the price ($26/night for basic tent site). No fire pits, there is a picnic table for each site.

Nice, very Nice

We were heading to Yellowstone from Glacier and had been driving for hours. We called and the park and they gave us the last site open for that day and what a site/view! We were the site closest to the Yellowstone River with views of the mountains and river. The restroom facilities were immaculate. There was some road noise but not too bad. The owners and workers were very pleasant. They also have a communal fire ring. Sites are pull through.

Worth it for the view

Right on the edge of the Yellowstone River, about 90 minutes north of Yellowstone NP. This is an RV Park, so no tents are allowed. The view of the river and the mountains is fantastic. And, it’s close to dining in Livingston if you want that. Laundry facilities and a larger than average store. Pet friendly. The sites are small. But, I would definitely go back.

Stayed 2 nights in a tent site.

Clean campground with friendly staff. You can hear train horns during the night so if you’re a light sleeper bring ear plugs.

Creekside camping in active bear country

Drive towards Yellowstone and the head east. The road is nice and meanders through ranches and homes, even after turning to dirt. We saw deer as well as an eagle taking flight next to us. Way at the end of the road is Snowbank. The road through camp is narrow and two-way so exercise caution. We were lucky to find a site unreserved for one night. 

Sites have different feels to them. Ours stretches- car then teardrop then picnic table then fire pit and finally extra space for tents. We’re right by the creek and it’s loud enough so we don’t hear that generator down the way. Water is available and there are a number of vault toilets throughout. We got set up just before the thunderstorms. It rained hard and then the hail started. 

A trailhead is just outside the entrance. Tall grass was everywhere and we never saw anyone parked there. We’re assuming that it doesn’t get used as much. 

This is active bear territory and there are ample warnings. This is a beautiful, remote campground that we are enjoying.

And they asked,“Have you seen the falls yet?”

The road only goes up into this hollow and it seems like it ends at a mine. Curl around it and the road gets smaller and then you’re here. There are a few loops and it’s all paved. Sites vary in size and shade. We didn’t have reservations so we were left with finding an open site. Site 6 is perfect- evening shade and near water and restrooms. Water pressure was surprisingly good and there are a few spigots around camp. At first our camper was in the sun so we prepared dinner in the shade at the picnic table. There’s a spot next to it for a tent. By the time we returned from a hike shade was everywhere. 

There is trailhead parking in one of the upper loops. We walked there and signed in. This is a wilderness so they monitor usage(also for rescue issues). The hike is all uphill to the amazing waterfalls. You stay along the river for a bit and then climb, only to return to the falls. It’s not that long and spectacular. 

While our stay is short, others told us they had been there for a week. This is an unexpected find at the end of the road

Nice city park with electric hookups

Quiet small town with a grocery store. Sites are pull through. Pond with fish. Nice playground. Ball fields. Seems fairly new and unutilized. Easy access.

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Nice camping on the river

Wide gravel road all the way to the campground. We saw RV’s in some sites so this is more accessible. 

Sites are in a loop around the vault toilet. No water source is available unless you use the river. These sites weren’t as nice as the ones over at Swinging Bridge FAS but there were more people camped here. Some sites are by houses so go further in to find more shade and privacy. 

2 bar cell service is all we found but town is not far away.

Drive through horse ranches and find a hidden surprise

The narrow dirt road is really only wide enough for one vehicle. Perhaps this isn’t the best spot for big rigs. 

This is a nice campground that is right on the river. Sites are really separated down along the river. There’s lots of trees and bushes that separate sites. One vault toilet and no water source(other than the river) make this a primitive camp. 

We had cell service but not LTE.

Get there early

Only 8 spots available. Too close to civilization as we had cell service.

Beautiful on the River

$18 without a Montana fishing license, but found a GORGEOUS spot on the Yellowstone River… on July 4th. Not bad. Pretty place.

Just fine

Back in spots have a beautiful view out the back. No separation between units, though, I wish there were some hedges. Gravel throughout and not very level but manageable with levelers. Some highway noise but it’s not bad, especially if you’re on the back side, where site 57 is. You can hear trains go all hours of the night but it’s also not too bad.

Rustic Cabin on Mill Creek

Approximately halfway between Bozeman and the north entrance of Yellowstone. The creek is beautiful. The cabin is close to the road making it easily accessible but doesn’t feel very secluded, although there wasn’t much traffic when I was there mid-week in April.

Beautiful Campsite!

Such had a great weekend here. Amazing views at the top of a hill. Not all the cars in our group made it up, so for some of us it was a walk, but doable. Great sites for tents, as well as hammocks. It was clean, everyone was very respectful around us.

quiet and secluded

road can be a bit rough , not far from the natural bridge , good fishing on the Boulder River. some camp spots are a little tight to get in with larger rv's . plenty of privacy between spots .

Quick Stop for Sleep

We parked here overnight for a quick nights rest in the jeep before continuing up to Glacier from Bozeman. Did the job, no amenities, this is definitely just a place to park and sleep in the car, i’m sure you could set up a tent inside the trail but when we went April 2019 there was a moose carcass up the trail and wanted to avoid grizzlies and scavengers lol

Beautiful hikes. Great hosts. Will be back for sure!

13 miles from town, but you wouldn't know it. Well marked trails. Lots of trees well established trails. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Site well kept. We will be back for sure.

Good solid campground with plenty of fun to be had

This is a very popular campground in the Livingston area. fills up fast in the summer, but totally deserted in the late fall and winter. Campground hosts usually are straight from the Third Reich and had many years of tutelage under Heir Hitler himself, instead of chillin around a campfire enjoying life they patrol the campground with a copy of Mein Kampf in tow. Good basecamp for many great day hikes. Pine creek falls is really popular and about a mile, George Lake and Pine Creek Lake are good hearty all day hikes.


They had WiFi. There was a camp store. I camped here on my way to Yellowstone back in 2014 when I worked in the park.

Private and removed

Nice campground with really large sites. Nicely wooded and quiet. The road in is narrow and 1 lane but paved, about 3 miles off the main road. Vault toilets and water are convently located. Hiking trails accessible from the campground.

loved it

This spot was such a refreshing one after a few nights in Yellowstone in mid-August. no trouble getting a spot. Quiet, spacious and situated up in the Absaroka wilderness with some nice peaks all around. Hiked up to the falls and wish we’d had time to make it to the lake. Hosts were great and helpful.

Great spot

We really enjoyed camping here, as we used it for a base to do local hiking. Lots of bears in the area, so keep your food stored

Great little park with a beautiful lake!

It lacks trees at most campsites, but that’s ok…it’s easy to get in and out of, the sites are level and every one has a view of the lake.

Its clean, sites are generous (i.e….not on top of each other)

The lake is easy to access by power boat or kayak. I would go back in a minute.

Cell phone service was lacking…it sits down in a valley but then again, I camp to get away from that.

the public toilets are clean and well stocked.

we took the back roads there…they were flat and so well groomed!

There were lots of families there…great place to turn your kids loose and not worry about them

Incredible view

Quant like campground. site 1 on the top of the hill has an incredible view of the valley. water was turned off when we were there but toliets were maintained.

Nice long pull through. Big grassy areas between stalls.

Grear trees, shade, tables, grass, pet area, nice staff. Close to hwy but we will return


Actual campground was closed, so we camped right outside. There was a perfect little creek that my 5yo fully enjoyed for a few days. If it wasn't so far, would definitely go back.

Good campground

It was a good campground. Average services, nothing to complain about. The mountain views are great!!

lots of spots close to creek

we had a great time. situated between emerald lake and west rosebud lake with a creek going next to half the camp spots. toilets and hand pump water.