These are free primitive sites. We saw about six sites, but there may be more. High clearance and 4 wheel drive is a must! We chose a site in a harder to get to spot because the other sites had so much trash and broken glass. It seems locals camp out, target practice and drive dirt bikes and four wheelers in the area A LOT. We went on a beautiful hike and the place was quiet at night.
There is a sign at the beginning of the dirt road for high clearance and 4 wheel drive. This is not a suggestion. This spot was beautiful, peaceful and primitive. Pack in and pack out and make sure you have water. We saw two bull elk and a calf play in the valley and drink from the pond as the sun went down. There’s cacti, sage and pretty wildflowers.
I think there are 20 primitive sites along the dirt or gravel road. We stayed in #9. A few of the first sites have 3 or more tent spots, but as you drive further down the road, they are single sites. We helped a Jeep that was stuck on the side of the road 😂 but we also saw a camper van pass by our site, so be careful on the road. We set up camp as fast as we could and ate snacks for dinner so we didn’t have to leave the tent. Somehow the mosquitos were getting in so we spent the night killing so many mosquitos. It was miserable, I would never stay at this site again. Maybe the ones closer to the river aren’t as bad? All of the previous sites were filled up and we had many cars pull into our site throughout the night. There seems to be a lot of hiking and bicycling trails.
We stayed in a primitive site about 3 miles past the end of the paved road. There was no bathroom or water, only a fire pit and picnic table. This is free camping between two fee campgrounds. The view is AMAZING! The sunset was beautiful, and the sound of the river at night was nice. we saw a mamma moose with her calf on our drive in.
This is less of a campground and more of a parking lot. We pulled behind the bathroom and camped out on the grass around the existing fire pit. Camping is allowed. There are beautiful views backed up to a cow farm. We heard cows all night and morning, which I rather enjoyed. There were other people camping and putting their boat in the river as a start to a down river trip.
There are 8 free primitive sites, an Outfitter, and a Fee campsite with about 8 lots along a 9 mile dirt road. We stayed in site #4 of the free sites. So many wild flowers, the site was large, and so peaceful. There was a good deal of trucks up and down the road to the outfitter, but we weren’t bothered by it. We walked to along the road to the Outfitter, then to the river where the views were amazing. We tried to walk along the river back to our site and came across site #8, that I would definitely stay at had the road to it not been closed. We unfortunately had to rush back to our tent, skip our planned meal and hide out from the mosquitos. There are no toilets, picnic tables or water at the free sites. The pay sites at the end of the road do have picnic tables, firepits, and a toilet.
Five sites along a 4.5 mile dirt Forest Service road. These sites are large with trails that run to the river. If you’re looking for a primitive and peaceful camp site, this place is beautiful! Definitely bear country, and we saw plenty of Elk tracks and sign. We arrived around 4:30 pm and had no problem finding a site. The sites themselves are spread out, we did not hear anyone.
we arrived at this campsite around 4:30 on a Friday in June. There are three large loops, each with plenty of sites of pretty good size. Loop A was mostly reserved, while Loops B and C were practically empty. The sites are well maintained, bathrooms are clean and all are close to water for some awesome fishing. There is a free campsite maybe a mile towards the West Yellowstone entrance on the opposite side of the road on Beaver Creek Road. This site does charge a fee.
Devil’s Corkscrew is not easy to drive down to the sites. The road is very bumpy and swervy. It seemed like other campers put their boat in the water in a different location, then tied it up close to the sites. The site itself was clean, but relatively small with only a fire pit. Listening to motor boats on the water was kind of a bummer.
Awesome site with plenty of space. We canoed on the lake and saw a few Elk bugling. Really amazing views.
We stayed at this site Memorial Day weekend 2018. We were told they wouldn’t open the sites until later that day, but we figured we’d get there early and go for a hike. There were two sites left when we arrived. The grounds were relatively clean and there was a nice stack of firewood at each site, which was a nice surprise. It was easy enough to put a canoe in the water, though you do feel like your walking through other people’s sites. There was a nice trail around the lake and plenty of loons and bald eagles to watch and listen to. Our first night was rough when a very large group of teenagers decided to camp out at the closed host site. Between 10pm and 3am a new vehicle arrived every 15 minutes. They partied and left the next morning.