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Such an amazing place to camp but a heard of cows came threw twice and was heard mooing all threw the days and nights. Beautiful scenery and wide open spaces.
We stayed here on a trip out to Glacier NP. If you are just passing through to get from point A-B and don't want to get out into the back country, this campsite really fits the bill.
It's clean, maintained and relatively quiet. As others noted, it's essentially free, donations accepted.
ED McGivern Memorial Park Campground sits on the west shore of the East Fork Reservoir. This is a small nice 10 site campground right on the reservoir. The campground is located just past the day use area on a loop at the end of the road. The 10 sites are nicely spread apart giving campers plenty of room to spread out their tents. Each site has a picnic table, metal fire ring and BBQ grill. Two vault toilers serve the area, one in the day use area and one at the south end of the campground. Water is available at a faucet near the campground vault toilet. Easy access to the reservoir all along the campground for those wishing to fish. A boat launch can be found a the beginning of the day use area. This is a small reservoir and their entire reservoir is a no wake area. Camping is$5 for tents,$10 for trailers/campers/motorhomes. Stay is limited to 14 nights. A nice quiet location to camp, but only a short 15-20 minute drive to Lewistown for any supplies you might need.
This place is great and it runs off of donations, so make sure to drop some cash into their donation box if you can. Clean bathrooms and plenty of spots to park your car and camp, some with picnic tables even. There is trash and plastic/can recycling. Flush toilets and running water. There’s a shower at the civic center in town for $2, or one in Grass Lands for $5 just 30 min down the road.
The Lewistown Kiwanis provide a rest area and free campground to travels on the west end of town next to the airport. This camping area has no fee(they will take your donation to help with upkeep of the site), but does have restrooms with running water, several frost-frees are in the camping area to provide water, and trash cans are found at the restrooms. The camping area does not have numbered sites, but there are 12 concrete picnic tables, 6 of those are covered. No campfires at this campground. Their is plenty of room for camping even if all the tables are taken. Camping is limited to 10 nights. The airport is small so you will have very little aircraft noise, most noise will be from State Hwy 200/U.S. Hwy 87, but since the speed limit is 45mph noise from cars and trucks will be slight.
Ackley Lake State Park campground has no camping fees for Montana residents, for nonresidents the cost is$24 per night. The campground has two vault toilets, but no running water or trash service. While visiting I counted 26 metal fire rings at the campground. Most of those fire rings had picnic tables, but not all of them. Their are 15 numbered campsites with metal fire rings with a cement picnic table with a lean-to to block the wind and provide a little shade. The numbered sites sit along the shore of the lake allowing you to fish from your campsite. The state park also has 2 boat ramps and a seasonal boat dock.
A pretty basic campsite. There is some shade and “buildings” to provide shade. No really good or visible hiking areas since it’s mostly flat ground. Fishing is good though, and at night you can catch catfish! The worst part of this campsite is the two outhouses. Though they are nicer stone ones, one has about an inch of dried mud covering the floor with excrement in a pile almost above the toilet seat. The other outhouse has less dirt, and excremental goes to the bottom of the toilet bowl (the chamber is full; about floor level). Also the toilets have no toilet paper so BRING YOUR OWN!!! Thank you