While we were here we stayed in their small one room cabins that stayed nice and warm throughout the windy and freezing nights, decided to stay an extra two nights as the rooms were just that cozy. Overlooks a scenic little canyon that you can drive down to and watch for jackrabbits! Bathrooms and showers located nearby that were warm and private as well. We very much enjoyed our stay here.
Stayed here 2 times. One time in the tipis In July and one time in an RV site in early May. The tipis are gorgeously appointed and so comfortable to sleep in. They are right on the Shoshone, definitely a great and five star experience. You can fish on the river if it’s not running too fast and there is a Trout pond you also can fish for free.
The RV sites are all pull-through and very nice grace ,but unfortunately can’t see the river from them. The showers and laundry are clean but laundry is limited. They have a coffee shack but not open. Lots of great birds of prey in the area. Close to Cody.
A hot tub and larger laundry would make this place perfect.
This is a great spot to stay for a while or to use as a base camp for setting off to some of the higher backcountry lakes. Be bear aware at all times and keep your food stored in a bear can or high and away from trees. Stopping here for a night is also a great idea if you're headed towards Yellowstone
Nice little spot with motel rooms and some tent spots. You're already at the foot hills might as well head up into the beartooths! Is a good place to stay if you dont want to Airbnb or stay at one of the lodges.
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.
We really enjoyed our stay at Afterbay campground in Montana. Montana is such an incredible place to camp because there are so many outdoor activities. If you love the outdoors, I recommend visiting Montana. It is a great place year round. This campground is one of my favorite places because right down the road are a few different hikes. One hike is 8 miles round trip and it has the most amazing views ever. Views of the lake and mountains all around. You can’t beat that. The campground is well kept, but a little on the smaller side. Not sure how many spots they have, but during the summer it gets very busy. If you are planning to come in the summer I would recommend making your reservation ahead of time. We have stayed here twice and both times all the campsites were full. Bring your own fire wood because they don’t have any for sale close by. Also bring water because they don’t have any water hookups. Luckily we brought jugs of water, which we needed for our hikes. There are plenty of trees that provide great shade. Lots of bugs and mosquitos during the summer so I’d recommend good mosquito spray. We have come in the winter and stayed in our RV (see snow pictures) and we have come in the summer.
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
Montana is such a beautiful state! The hiking and outdoor activities are limitless! My family and I go to Montana once every few years because he outdoor life is hard to stay away from. We stayed at this campground because there is some really good hikes nearby and we wanted to see this part of Montana. The campground was pretty good, just s typical campground. The restrooms weren’t the cleanest, but they were portapotties which to me are never clean! Bring your own toilet paper, they ran out the last day we stayed. Each site has its own picnic table and fire ring. Within the campground there is a large grass area where people were playing horseshoes, volleyball and spike ball. My family and I enjoyed hanging out in this area, throwing a frisbee around with our dog. Again? Highly recommend hiking in the areas nearby! We also went to the lake that was close by! Enjoyed swimming and playing fetch in the water with our dog. Loved our stay and can’t wait to come back!
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!