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This is a free Montana Fishing Access Site next to the Yellowstone River north of Big Timber. There was one clean single vault toilet for about 5 sites. No water or garbage available but each site has a picnic table and fire ring. There is a boat launch for fishing. It snowed when we were there in very late September 2019. We were the only ones there the two days we waited out the snow. This is a campground where there are few public campgrounds.
I added another star as this is a quiet campground in an area with few public ones available. And, it was free.
This BLM recreation area on the Yellowstone River was a port in a storm. Yellowstone was crowded, as usual, and we needed a place to stay for the night. We were trying to outrun an impending snow dump so headed north toward Livingston. We stayed here September 9, 2019 for free.
We rolled in late and were extremely disappointed with our site in the B row. Our picnic table was less than 5 feet from our neighbor's camper and we couldn't have a fire for fear of burning their car. We canceled our 2nd night as soon as the office opened the next morning…..as we walked around, we realized there are good sites- we just didn't have one. We were able to rebook in C row, where we had a lot more room(more expensive). Unfortunately, we realized the sprinkler systems will soak your stuff if you leave it out😡, but it was a good site.
This place isn't cheap, but it does include entrance to the springs, which are pretty nice. Be careful which row you book in and you should be ok. In the end, the cabins look like they are the best deal.
First, stars docked for road noise; the campground is split by Hwy 191. Otherwise, well maintained clean basic campground with good tables, fire pits, drives and pads. Vault toilets, well water spigots throughout, no electric. Accommodates most rigs, probably best for small to medium trailers, RVS, and of course all tents.
Great for traveling through or base-camping a couple days to recreate in Gallatin Canyon. Recommend nearby Lava Lake Trailhead for a short but moderately challenging hike (elevation gain) to an alpine lake. There are many trailheads in the area accessible by car. Near Bozeman, and Big Sky Resort with multiple guiding services for fishing, rafting, horseback riding. No real cell service. Reservable through recreation.gov.
Snowbank is an excellent off-the-grid semi-developed and hosted FS campground. Spacious and private sites better for small RVs, trailers, and all tents. Clean vault toilets, bear-proof storage boxes, and plenty of community water spigots. Decent picnic tables and fire rings at each site. No hookups to my knowledge. The campground is on recreation.gov and sites are reservable. Access to a great trail and FS road from campground, other hiking nearby. Also, a 20 minute drive to Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa (food, bar, soaking). Expect to see wildlife, and this is grizzly country so proper food storage and best practices are required by law. No cell service. Excellent spot before or after visiting Yellowstone.
It sits right off the highway, but is quiet. We parked on one of the river sites, and the river was about 15 feet from our back door, absolutely beautiful! The hosts are very friendly, the gift shop has a lot of quality items. The bathhouse is very nice! If you're on your way to Yellowstone National Park, it is very convenient.
Nice campground! Not much road noise at all, well kept grassy areas for tents, fire pits and picnic tables. The showers and bathrooms are generally well kept. Wish the WiFi worked better, but it’s camping. The passes to the hot springs were a fun perk too. Nice that it has a decent size dog run area. Would recommend!