Danielle S.
Durham, NC
Joined April 2018
Canyon Camping

We camped here for one night in May. The road is easily accessible. All of the river sites were taken. Our campsite was along the hillside. there are pit toilets and picnic tables. A thunderstorm rolled through the canyon the night that we were there. fortunately we stayed dry inside of our tent. This is a beautiful area and I would love to return to explore the canyon further.

Lucky Last Site

We camped here for one night in May. We were out exploring Yellowstone all day on a Saturday in May. SInce it was still early in the summer season, this was one of the few campsites open in the park that still had availability. Fortunately for us, we got one of the last tent sites for Saturday night. The campground has lots of trees but as others have mentioned be prepared to see and meet your campground neighbors. It was rainy but the trees protected us. Also this was one of the coldest camping nights on our trip. The campground is at 6000 feet of elevation. We could see our breath while setting up camp in the evening. The toilets and running water were a nice amenity and the facilities were clean. There is also a separate dishwashing station with running water. The campground is in a great location right off the main road so after we packed up camp on the morning we headed out and continued exploring Yellowstone.

Moonlight Camping in May

We camped here overnight on our drive back to Utah. it was beautiful to fall asleep under a bright full moon In May. The access road to the reservoir is a 7 mile dirt road that weaves through ranch and cattle land. We camped in campsite two right at the beginning of the reservoir. The campsite fee is 18.00 per night if you don’t have a Montana fishing license. 18 seems like a lot, but I am all for supporting public lands. You pay on your honor up at the boat launch. Our campsite had a fire ring and a picnic table. There are pit toilets by the boat launch. The sky is wide open. On a clear night it looks like it would be a great place for stargazing.

Off Season Convenience

We stayed one night at this campground while on a 10 day camping road trip through US national parks. It’s on the eastern side of Glacier National Park. The campground is open year round and is easily accessible. We stayed overnight on May 22 which was still considered off season so the nightly rate was discounted. Furthermore, since the campground is owned by the national park service, I got even more of a discount with my national parks annual pass. It only cost us 5 dollars to spend the night. The campground is in an open meadow near the St. Mary entrance to the park and has views of the glacial peaks. Just be prepared to feel out in the open and to meet your campground neighbors. If you want to feel alone in nature this probably isn’t the campground for you. The campground has flushing toilets, sinks with running water, and a shower (much appreciated after five days of car camping).