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Lower Ellis Place, Montana

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30 Reviews of 11 Lower Ellis Place, Montana Campgrounds

Angela G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

Nice lake, rough road

Great campground for summer. The lake is beautiful and cool. Large boat access area. There is a nice trail through the area, day use and overnight spaces. A little camp store with the basics. Not a lot of shade so make sure to bring sunscreen. Keep an eye out for snakes on the trail. The road is…

Month of VisitJuly
Cameron K.
Reviewed May. 24, 2021

Lakeside camping

Campsites next to the water allow for tranquil nights

Month of VisitJune
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2021

Outstanding views

Two other campers in the entire campground!

Month of VisitMay
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2020

A little quiet stay

A little over-priced but super cute and fairly dispersed.

C. W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2020

Great location with a caveat

Pull up next to the lake. Electric, wood, toilets, noisy boat docking, gnats available. Office super friendly and helpful. Fishing near dam close by.

Annell N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2020

Black Sandy State Park

July 20-23, 2019 Will not return. Sites 002 and 021 Electric and water available. Dump station out of order. Flush toilets. In order to use cellular, we had to boost. Dirt roads - windy and dusty. We were packed in like sardines.

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Site002 and 021
Month of VisitAugust
WThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2020

Not well maintained.

There is a toilet and that's about it. Everything is overgrown. I would not come back here.

Johnathan I.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2020

Very Quiet

About 10-15min drive off of the highway. Last half is gravel. Three hiking trails nearby. Clean long drop toilet. Cold water. $15.00 per night. No power. Big level lots for trailers. The trailhead gets busy with hikers and horse trailers.

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Dexter I.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2019

Big Nelson not big no no no it is small very small.

Big Nelson Campground is anything but big. This is a tiny cramped campground. I found 6 campsites, but the Forest Service website list this campground as having four. With the exception of site three, all the other sites require you to park in a parking area. Site 3 was the first site I noticed on…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2019

Pretty good campground

Was a pretty decent campground to camp at. It was mostly TT staying there at the time we went and seen wildlife within the first 30 min of setting up. Swimming area is nice and water was warm however it may have been too hot to tent camp. There was only a few places to find shade to set up a tent…

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2019

Nice Spot

Lots of hiking opportunities at the campground, The campground sits across the road from a small "lake" which is good for kayaking and fishing. There are some sunny sites but mostly shady. We stayed on site #3 for 3 nights. All the sites are spacious. There is a hand pump for water and a vaulted…

Month of VisitAugust
Dexter I.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2019

Primitive Group Use Area with no development except a vault toilet

Quigley Group Use Area use to be called McDonald Pass Group Use Area, and the names can be confusing as the old entrance still has a sign saying“McDonald Pass Group Use Area” The new and current entrance list the area as Quigley Group Use Area. What ever name you call it, this is a primitive group…

  • Quigley Group Use Area, the current name for the area.
  • Road to the group use area
  • Old parking area with a rock fire ring
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Month of VisitJuly
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2019

What a gem

Great little campground! Each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring. Overall there are two toilets and one water pump to share. The lake is small but fishing for trout was exciting with catches often! We used dry fly and luer. We were able to walk all the way around the lake on a dirt trail and…

Dale S.
Reviewed May. 20, 2019

Favorite in area

Hiking boating good ramp

Dexter I.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2018

Quiet Mt. Campground & Ranger review of the Vivobarefoot Primus Trail SG

Cooper Creek Campground is a nice quiet campground in the Helena National Forest. Cooper Creek Campground offers 20 sites with metal fire rings and concrete picnic tables, and has three vault toilets and potable Water is available from a hand pump. For those who like to fish, the campground is…

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Month of VisitNovember

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