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Dahl Place , MONTANA

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Most Recent Dahl Place Camping Reviews
Backcountry bliss

We try to go to this cabin every year. We start at the West bridger cabin or the trail head. There is a really good four wheeler trail from the trailhead to the cabin. if you go with horses you need to be aware that there are motorized vehicles and hikers and I have occasionally seen llamas. The countryside is beautiful; there are a few stream Crossings, so there's water for the horses along the way. it's about a two and a half hour ride from the trailhead to the cabin. The cabin is set in a little clearing next to the creek. there's a Corral for horses with the creek running through it. there's also an area outside the Corral that you can graze your horses around the cabin. There's not enough grass to sustain anything and the forest service requires weed, seed free feed. This is a beautiful Serene place to stay for those Backcountry enthusiasts

Highly recommend

Cute, clean cabin. Sleeps four, a bunk bed and two more beds in a loft. Creek was running in winter, can hear it at night with the window open a crack. 4 mile ski in from the gate with some gentle up and down grades, traveling on an unplowed road. Easy to find. Comfortable and beautiful scenery, hiking trails near by.

Absoultely gorgeous!

Small campground but its right on the Yellowstone River. We stayed a week and it was absolutely amazing even tho our first night was a big wind storm (we had to tie our tent to our truck) and freezing temperatures.

Montana FAS by Yellowstone River

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.

Free campsites along the Yellowstone River

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.

Nice camp hosts (only gave it two stars due to traffic noise)

This is not a campground for those who love being in real nature and quiet places. More of a stop over or to cut down your crack of dawn morning drive to see the wolf pack in Slough Creek (which is why we stayed). A road wraps around the campground, so you hear traffic into the night. But the elk come visit. They were right outside our tent in the morning which was fun to wake up to. Also elk poop everywhere, so bring a broom to sweep it way from where you lay your tent. The camp hosts that were there in September 2020 were soooo friendly!!! Very nice couple with great advice.

Perfect spot if you don’t want to pay to stay in Yellowstone

15 minutes from the Mammoth Hotsprings visitor center. Easy to access, no crazy potholes or anything, just a dirt road. There’s a couple cabins up that road too so I assume whomever owns them keeps the road well maintained. The first spot you come to has an incredible view which is where we stayed, but if you want something more sheltered keep going around the bend and there’s a little rocky outcropping/quarry type area. It was absolutely freezing though, the inside of the truck bed had frost in the morning (22°!)

Worth getting there early

We tried to grab a spot on a Wednesday around 1PM and they were full! Woke up around 530 to get there early and were still the 3rd car waiting. Got a beautiful spot away from the main road, close to water spigots and well kept bathrooms. Fire pits, picnic tables and bear boxes at every spot. $20 per night, easy check out, and friendly rangers. Overall great location for a night or two at Yellowstone.

Arrive early!

What a great place to stay… but make sure you get there early because sites fill up quickly. The sounds of the creek are so peaceful and the starry night sky was incredible.

Dry Camping in a Wilderness Setting

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 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.