We used it as a base for Yellowstone. Beartooth hwy was undescribable! Amazing views. Close to Red lodge. It's not perfect by no means but felt safe. Word of advice though, don't try and do everything in Yellowstone from one Basecamp. Spend more time traveling than anything else. I knew Yellowstone was big but damn!
Loved everything about this place, and would definitely come back and visit. Here are some things we really enjoyed:
- Campground was easy to locate- I hate when we are traveling from out of town and trying to find a spot and there are no signs. This place was well marked, and actually the GPS took us right here.
- Nice rangers- they helped us find our spot and also told us some great things to do nearby! There is a lake close by and they told us how to get there. Also told us some great hiking spots, which is why we came in the first place.
- Clean- The bathrooms and campground were clean. There was actually TP in the bathroom too!! Shocker!! Dumpsters on site as well.
- Great hiking!!! Look up hikes and GOOOOO!!!
- Campsites are "bigger" which was really like because we didn't feel squished.
Being from Montana, I love finding new campsites that I haven't stayed and doing hikes I've never done. This place was great. The campground was decently sized, very easy to find, and clean. The campground is right off the highway, down a gravel path a few miles. The road is driveable and in great condition. The rangers are super helpful and nice. They directed us to our campsite, and also helped us figure out what hikes to do in the area. The campsites are normal- they have a fire pit and picnic table to use, and the size is pretty big. Each site is spaced out well, and the trees are gorgeous here! We brought our hammocks and hung them while we were hanging out. The hiking nearby is great! Wish I could remember the names of the hikes- Bear Creek might be one of them? Not sure. Anyways, you can look hikes up on All Trails, or ask the ranger! Bring water- there is no place to fill up your water bottles for hiking. We stopped by a store on our way there and loaded up on snacks and goodies. We saw some deer, as well as lots of chipmunks on our stay! The deer were amazing- we saw a huge herd of them one evening! Wish I would have recorded it. Beautiful place, and would definitely come back and recommend.
Sorry no pictures for this review. The campground is tight. The playground is right next to the entrance without a fence. However! The location of the campground makes up for it and more. We could (and did) walk to downtown and the Buffalo Bill museum of the west. I woke up and went running along the river. We didn't spend much time in our campsite by design and it worked out great. There wasn't much road noise despite being right on the main thoroughfare. The souvenir ship/main office was nice. I would recommend.
Trips to Montana are my favorite, especially if it has to do with hiking. We chose this campground because it was close to some hikes we wanted to do. Although the hiking was great, we didn’t really enjoy the campground. It was close to the road so you could hear every car and semi drive by. It was loud. Also, the campsites were so close to each other it was a little weird. Felt like we were camping with the people next to us. The bathroom also smelt terrible and didn’t seem like it was ever cleaned. I mean it was a porta potty but still, gross. Bring your own toilet paper. Hate to rag on a place, but the hiking was amazing! The views were gorgeous.
We used this campground as our base camp for a week. It was windy and even for late July it was 45* at night. The campgrounds and toilets were clean and there was fences and guards across the roads to keep the grazing cows out. We were lucky enough to have a momma and baby Mose right in the woods in the campgrounds.
This campground is just outside Cody, WY. Easy access for people just passing through, just off a main road. They offer free pancake breakfast in the morning and a very cute store with almost every necessity for campers. tent sites, RV sites, cabins, and TeePees!
This was a great spot to camp. It’s just up the hill from a reservoir put-in and has three separate sections so if it’s not busy, you can stay pretty well in your own little world. There are also two separate sets of two pit toilets, and each site has its own large bear locker. They also each have their own picnic tables, fire rings, and lantern hangers. Sites 1-3 have access to a pavilion as well which is really nice. I would highly recommend these sites, and at $10 per site (no utilities), you can’t beat it! It’s also pretty well protected from the wind and shaded.
This campground is beautiful! And affordable! And provides wonderful hiking and boating opportunities with amazing views in walking distance from the sites. There weren’t any bugs. The spots were spacious. There are toilets available as well as a boat launch and plenty of dry firewood. One of my favorite sites!
Plan early if you want to stay here. During rodeo season they fill up fast.
Horseshoe Bend is a great camping area. It is right next to the marina, where you can buy a few supplies, and there is a roped off swimming area nearby. Great place for families to get away.
No cell signal, which is not really a bad thing in my opinion.
We have found scorpions, however, so always be aware of your surroundings!
Be warned: ZERO cell signal. I mean none at all.
But that's my favorite part! It is so peaceful and beautiful! Clean camping areas without any frills. Decent bathroom, but no shower
This campground was easy to find and in the middle of all the action in Cody, WY. Right away at check-in, they were sure to let us know about all there was to do nearby for our family of 4 adults and 3 kiddos. Front desk was very friendly and helpful. They have a wonderful supply and gift shop and is nearby the rodeo, Wal-mart, museums, and downtown Cody shops. LOTS to do here!
We weren't impressed with the showers and bathrooms. Carpeted floors in the women's area made for very musty smell and not well ventilated. A nicer bathroom would have made it a 5 star for me. They did have a very nice laundry facility. They pack them in because this is a popular tourist stop, but our 27 foot 5th wheel fit just fine. My parents' large motorhome was tighter, but worked well for the 2 night stay.
As I mentioned, this is in town in the middle of the action, if you want a quiet, off the beaten bath campground, this is not it. This is also a GREAT place for cabin rentals and they have teepee rentals!
I saw this national forest campground right after going through construction. It was a welcome find. It’s over a small hill the road noise is minimized.
There was a site open for the night and I grabbed it. Another camper walked by and said it’s his favorite place to camp. Walk right out into the Bighorns and you’ll find diversity. There are different forests on each side.
We camped in the spot next to the host. It offered plenty of shade in this quiet abode. The vault toilets and water were nearby. It’s a small campground so nothing is really far.
The one drawback is the 4H campground just down the road. It’s free to anybody when they aren’t using it. This meant an endless line of big camping rvs and atv traffic. I would have stayed longer if it weren’t for this. That also might suggest a free camping site if you are set up for it.
This campground is great location and has a lot of amenities. The only problem was the WiFi was limited to close proximity to the office and the showers and bathrooms needed to be cleaned. The facIlItIes were never cleaned the two days we stayed there.