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Green Acres , MONTANA

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Most Recent Green Acres Camping Reviews
Fantastic people and place!

I been through the area a couple times on quick trips,I always wanted to return and explore the area without knowing much about it and the people were very helpful. Yes they told us how to get to Ross Creek Cedars and Kootenai falls (go early), absolutely stunning! I also found Libby Dam, we sat on the tailgate eating lunch and watched eagles soaring and fishing on the bottom side of the dam. The trail down to the river was great, the boys had a blast riding their bikes on it. The only downside was being right next to the highway but that also made it nice for getting out and exploring too.

Best tasting fresh water

This campground sits on the Bull River as it enters the Cabinet Gorge Reservoir. We were there in mid-September 2019. The fresh water spigot was still on and no one else camped there. We were in site #17 with a water view near the loop turn around. It is, iirc, a short loop so a truck/trailer may not make it. The campground also has at least one vault toilet and is standard issue USFS. It also provided bear proof garbage and aluminum can recycling. We could hear the truck traffic on 200 and also the trains on the Montana Rail Line train tracks nearby so Bad Medicine up highway 56 on Bull Lake may be a better choice.

Surrounded by big trees

We stayed here mid-September, 2020. It is close to the Ross Cedars just up the narrow road. This is a wooded campground where not much light gets in. But, it feels woodsy, no claustrophobic. We were worried about grizzlies but the camp hostess said there weren’t any there. This is a USFS campground so your Senior Pass cuts the $16 camping fee in half. I would imagine Bull Lake to be beautiful but the smoke from fires obscured it in a haze.

There were vault toilets and water spigots. I have found that USFS campgrounds in this area of NW Montana to have some of the best tasting water. It is quiet being far enough off a little traveled highway.

Convenient, lots of amenities, a bit crowded.

Stayed here for a few days back in June. Since I've been lucky enough to be able to work remotely, I just needed to find a campsite that had cell reception so I could tether my laptop, and this one does (at least on Verizon).

It has a lot more to offer too though, as the lakeside location is pretty great. You can rent paddle boards and head out onto the water. Apparently this is one of the deepest lakes in the country. A local couple that gave us a ride on their boat told us they test submarines in this lake, or at least used to. I love random bits of interesting info like that.

All the standard amenities here, and then some. Restaurant / bar within walking distance.

The only thing that got to be a bit much is how crowded it was. Yes, the campground is large (four different loops in total, if I remember correctly) but still, felt like a zoo sometimes.

Still, if you're looking for easy, don't mind paying and ideally making reservations ahead of time, and can sacrifice some privacy, this will do you very well.

Great experience and people!

We stayed here for two nights for our first “plugged in” camper experience. Owners were super friendly and helpful! At their recommendation visited both the Kootenai Falls and Ross Creek Cedars, both very fun and memorable experiences for us and our toddler. Camp store packed with fun goodies. Also met some new friends while at camp, excited to meet up with them again someday! Will definitely be back!

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Short but sweet

A small spit of land with 3 fire pits. Beautiful views.

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Nice RV digg’s! Great choice for those who like to “Glamp”!

Nice area for RV and camper trailers! Not as many spots for tents but I’ve seen a few on the lower level. Nice long, hot shower’s and nice shower room’s. Two showers per male and female though, which isn’t enough in my opinion. Nice, fancy-ish restaurant at the bottom of the camping grounds right on the big beautiful lake. Awesome views! Sit and eat while you watch the amazing sunsets each night! Spots for boats to pull up at and park. Good swimming beach area. You can have bonfires at night with the big burn barrel down at the front of restaurant’s beach side. A few different beaches along the area. Kind of rocky though so definitely wanna bring swimming shoes or wear flip flops to get in the water! Sam Owens is right next to here in walking distance and is more for tent campers, but they also allow RV campers. Fun place in the summer!

Fun for kids! Tame deer come right up to you!!

This is a nice place to go with the whole fam! It is known for it’s huge friendly deer population!! You will see them everywhere!! Which is fun for out-of-towners! People from the city who don’t get much wildlife action. Also, very amazing views of Lake pend Oreille and the mountains, which surround you. It is down a beautiful peninsula in Hope, Idaho. It has a nice restaurant with a nice outside deck to eat and watch the sunset! People are nice and friendly! Good place to swim! They have burn barrels at the beach by the water that anyone can use to sit and have a nice beachside bonfire! Oh!! And they have firewood you can go and get for free that the staff piles up under a little gazebo thing. .. You can also get a burn barrel and they’ll bring one up to your campsite via golf cart, for free!!! Once a month every few weeks a truck comes around to empty anyone who may wants sewage and water buildup for a fee of $50.00.. They have an excellent shower room, but only two showers for each gender.. So all in all it’s pretty nice!!

Perfect Solitude (until it’s not)

We stumbled upon this GEM after having a hard time finding campgrounds that weren’t full. A friend had suggested checking out the cliff jumping at Greenbay, and lo and behold, we found the campsite of our dreams. 

There are two parking areas, and you have to hike down a short hike (moderately steep hill) to get to the campsites. Campsites are marked and have picnic tables and fire pits. They are all right on the water and offer the most incredibly serene views of Pend Orielle. 

There is a single vault toilet, they ask that you bring a bucket and shovel for solid waste. Bring your own way to dispose of trash, and have a way to lock it up, or animals WILL get into it. I have Verizon and there was no phone service once you get a short ways down slagle rd. Much of the road to the campground is unpacked and bumpy. Would not recommend for a low profile car. 

When we arrived on the first Wednesday after Labor Day there were several other cars in the lot, but everyone was spread out. People were friendly in passing but kept to themselves, and it felt like we had the entire lake to ourselves that first night. Despite haze from the wildfires, we still had the most spectacular views we could have imagined. Sunrise over the lake was incredible. We spent the morning soaking up the sun and wading around in the icy, clear water. You can walk all the way out to where you cannot touch and still see the rocks on the bottom. Our only complaint was that there were a lot of yellow jackets- A LOT. But they weren’t too aggressive. Despite being frequently swarmed by them, neither of us got stung while we were there. 

We were hoping to stay two nights, and we expected that since the site was a little more primitive, people that came would be respectful of the quiet and space. We were wrong. Midday Thursday, several car loads of families started filtering in. Someone pitched a tent 3 feet from ours (not in a designated site). They parked right on top of us, despite having ample other parking room, making it difficult to get in and out of our vehicle. There must’ve been 15 kids, they rolled all the logs off the beach into the water and literally took over the whole place. They were yelling for hours while we cooked lunch and broke down camp to escape. Good for them enjoying the outdoors, but it felt like they should’ve gone to a KOA. It definitely wrecked the nature experience for us, and we saw several other campers leave, also citing complaints about the noise and disrespect of personal space. In the future, I’d choose a site on one of the far ends versus the middle. We were virtually trampled once it filled up.

Clear Blue

Ashley Lake never disappoints. The camp sites are a bit rough to get too but as long as you're tent camping or have a very small and agile pull behind you'll be okay. It can get a bit windy later in the day but it's still beautiful.