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Most Recent Gallatin National Forest Camping Reviews
Short 3 mi Hike to tent it

If your willing to walk 3 mi from Big Sky, you can tent in Beehive Basin and greatly improve your overnight experience. This is back country camping, no reservation or permit required. Be very bear aware, hang all food and toiletries. Use CLEAN camping here. Filter your water, plenty available.  We had a crazy 50 mph wind and quick storm blow through, flattening our tent, but then it left and we had a beautiful night. Likely can't stay here until July due to snow pack. Bear prints in mud and snow.

Long hike

Note that the gate on the  road does not open until June 16. If you rent this before June 16 you have to ski, snowmobile or hike 10 miles, regardless of snow pack.

Nice, but crowded.

$14/night tent camping. Spent two nights. Thursday night was great. Plenty of site for everybody to spread out. Friday night was much more crowded. Sites are all nice and flat and level for tent camping. Vault toilets are very clean. There is a playground if you have kids. Decent hiking, unfortunately the caves themselves were closed during our stay. Easy access from I-90. Would stay again mid-week or off season, but during prime time I'd prefer a bit more seclusion.

Awesome Little Campground

This campground is located among the Yellowstone River. The current is swift and boaters come down the river each day. We stopped at this park because of a heat wave rolling over Montana. The valley between the mountains did the trick and kept our RV which is our home cooler. Opening our doors to the Yellowstone River each morning was magnificent.

There is a boat ramp and fishing. The campground fills up on the weekends. There were many with RVs and several tents.

Cellular signal is not great here for T-Mobile or AT&T. You’re in between mountains and a much less populated area. It didn’t bother us.

Spring Stay

Stayed during a warm March weekend. Brought the raft since we were so close to the put in. Stayed at site 13 (I think) and loved the sound of the river passing. There is a lot of traffic since it is a fishing access but it's not too bad with noise.

Peace & quiet

Nice spot along the Yellowstone River. There were no hookups that we found but it was still a great spot to enjoy peace and quiet and beautiful views.

Great campground!

Definitely a great spot if you’re looking for all amenities. Great if you’re camping with little ones too, nice playground and activities for the family. Very clean restrooms & showers. And the staff is very friendly and welcoming.

Camp where Lewis and Clark camped

Experience Camping near where Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and the Corps of Discovery camped at the headwaters of the Missouri river in 1805. Missouri Headwaters State Park campground is a 17 site campground located just a short distance from the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers. If you are a history buff or just want to learn about the Corps of Discovery journey then this is a must stay. Historical signs about the the Corps of Discovers stay at the headwaters of the Missouri and their journey are located through out the park. If you have never spent a night in a tipi you can do it here, just be sure to reserve it ahead of time. You can see how Lewis and Clark traveled up the Missouri by checking out the dug out canoe that can be found at the entrance of the campground. All the campsites have picnic tables sitting on concrete pads, and metal fire rings. Trash pins, water and vault toilets are also available. All the campsites are nice and flat. Most of the site are of good size with nice grassy areas to set up your tent, a few are a little small and cramped. All sites can be reserved. Many short hiking trails are in the park, be sure to take the short hike up to a vista to get the entire view of the headwaters area. If you like to fish you are in luck, you have four rivers to choose from, all with great fishing opportunities.

Quiet campground on Ennis Lake

We stayed at Lake Shore Lodge Campground while visiting my parents in Ennis.

The campground is situated right on the northern shore of Ennis Lake and has a boat launch ramp for those looking to fish.

We stayed three nights at the beginning of July. Our site had water, sewer, and 30amp service. We were able to fit our 39ft toy hauler in with almost no issues.

The campground is very peaceful and appears to have a lot of seasonal residents.

Wood and ice are available from the front desk. Bath houses and laundry are also available on site.

Perfectly primitive

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