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17 Unforgettable RV Camp Spots in Montana (Both Parks and Rustic)

Published on March 25th, 2019 by Camper Report
This post was updated on May 6th, 2019

If you’re looking for somewhere beautiful and exciting to go RV camping, you need to look no further than Montana. Montana is full of incredible spots (both public and private) that will take your breath away. As a fellow avid camper, I understand how important it is to find somewhere that will allow you to release the stresses of everyday life. These 17 places in Montana will be sure to do the job.

17 Unforgettable RV Camp Spots in Montana:

  1. Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park and Cabins
  2. Yellowstone’s Edge RV Park
  3. Bannack State Park
  4. Black Sandy State Park
  5. Beavertail Hill State Park
  6. Big Arm State Park
  7. Ackley Lake State Park
  8. Southside RV Park
  9. Outback Montana
  10. 7th Ranch RV Park
  11. Mountain Meadow
  12. Bearmouth Chalet
  13. Columbia Falls RV Park and Cabins
  14. San-Suz-Ed RV Park and Bed and Breakfast
  15. Jim and Mary’s RV Park
  16. Rustic RV Campground
  17. Alhambra RV Park (more rustic and isolated)

Each of these unforgettable places has different amenities, locations, and benefits. Some are more rustic and isolated while others have a great tight-knit community. There is something for everyone, whether you want a large group of people with tourist sites, or a weekend to yourself in the woods, Montanas Parks and RV Campgrounds have it all.

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1. Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park and Cabins

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This beautiful and spacious park is only four blocks from the west entrance to Yellowstone Park. It opened in 1996, and since then has been expanded twice. If you’re looking for an adventurous getaway, this is the place to go.

There are lakes, rivers, streams, trees, and forests that surround and inhabit the park. These many different hot spots of attraction allow for there to be many things for visitors to do with their time.

The quality of this park does mean of course that it is going to be a bit more spendy than other parks.

The summer rates for this park are $70.95-$89.95. In this park, you will be able to get away from life’s woe while still finding a community around you. There are 220 RV sites in the park. All of those RV sites have full hookups available.

Amenities: free WiFi, cell reception, showers and pet-friendly

Those who reviewed this park said that it was beautifully maintained and that their staff is very friendly. On Trip Advisor, there were many good things said about this park.

The average rating of 434 people’s reviews was 4.5/5 which is very good. One of the main things the negative reviews talked about was how it is way overpriced.

But, keeping that in mind, this park is a great place to take a family vacation or even a trip with your spouse or partner. One thing is for sure though, and that is that the park is breathtaking and unforgettable.

2. Yellowstone’s Edge RV Park

This incredible RV park is located in Livingston, Montana right at the edge of Yellowstone. It is located in the middle of a beautiful scene of nature but still offers many modern amenities.

This gives people the opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet of the earth while still being able to live comfortably.

This beautiful park has 85 different sites that all offer full hook-ups. Trip Adviser reports that out of 81 reviews, the average rating was 4.5/5. The site describes this park as one with a mountain view and budget-friendly.

While that may be subject to opinion, one thing is for sure and that camping on the edge of Yellowstone Park is bound to have a whole list of unmentioned amenities. One of the Google reviews on the park states,

“Staff was super friendly. Entire Park is clean and beautiful. 360-degree views of mountains. Great, hot, sparkling clean showers and we’ll maintain restrooms. Sites are all lush, green grass. One of the best campgrounds we have ever stayed at. Book your site here – you will not regret it!”

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Along with the rich environment of Yellowstone surrounding this park, there are also many different things to do within the camp.

There is a game room with things such as Foosball, board games, a pool table, and all the information you could want on nearby attractions.

Daily Price:$58
Weekly Price:$348
Monthly Price$960
Amenities: free WiFi, cell reception, showers, and pet-friendly

3. Bannack State Park

Bannack State Park is an incredible park for history buffs. This park is a fascinating way to see the Old West up close and personal!

It’s actually the site of Montana’s first major gold discovery way back in 1862, and it still has 60 of the original structures that were built in the 1800s. This includes things such as the governor’s mansion and the Methodist church.

It is 28 sites full of fascinating history and so much to do. There are all the old sites that you can visit as well as Ghost Walks and performances they put on for their visitors.

On Trip Adviser, this park got a 5/5 review from a collection of 399 reviews. People love the fascinating history of the world of old buildings and beautiful views. It is one of the most famous ghost towns in America!

Amenities: water, cell reception, clean bathrooms, and pet-friendly

4. Black Sandy State Park

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Black Sandy State Park has a lovely little lake and beautiful views. While there aren’t many opportunities to stock up on water or food while there (bring your own), there are many other amenities provided. People raved at the cleanliness and tidiness of this park.

With 29 different sites with all full hookup opportunities. On Trip Adviser, out of 18 reviews, this park was given an average of a 4.5/5.

5. Beavertail Hill State Park

If you’re looking for a more rustic place to camp this is a beautiful choice. It is a beautiful park with 28 RV sites. One of the things that stood out to a lot of campers that went there is how there are many breathtaking trails that you can hike on your own.

This is nice for families or couples that want to get out into nature without the company of a tour guide or other people.

On Trip Adviser the Beavertail Hill State Park was given a 4.5/5 rating from 11 reviews. Although the amount of reviews is small, the quality of those reviews is great.

It also highlights how this park is small, reclusive and great for getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

This camp offers many amazing things either in the facility or within a couple of miles away. There are many opportunities such as hiking, boating, swimming, bird watching and more!

6. Big Arm State Park

Big Arm State Park surrounds Flathead Lake in Montana. All over there are RV sites as well as other sites. There are 39 single-family sites surrounding the lake, and 22 of those are waterside.

The others are still very close to the water. Not including single-family sites, there are more than 70 sites in the park, and 44 of them having electricity hookups.

Amenities: water, showers, flush toilets, and pet-friendly

There are so many things to do in this park. Since they are right on the lake, they’ve got more water activities than one knows what to do with.

They have a great beach you can relax on, boating (motorized and non-motorized), canoeing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, water skiing, and other water sports.

But, if you’re not a fan of being on the water they have plenty of activities that don’t involve the water what-so-ever! You can go backpacking, bird watching, visit historic sites nearby, and even go stargazing!

7. Ackley Lake State Park

Ackley Lake State Park is the beautiful campsites surrounding Ackley Lake. It sits in the middle of a giant open sky, embodying Montana’s nickname, The Big Sky Country. The park is made up of 15 different sites capable of homing all sized rigs.

On Trip Adviser, it got a 4/5 rating from 5 reviews. A couple of people said that it felt more man-made than out in the country. With its lack of trees, one may feel this way, but the lake and the sky make up for the lack of trees.

Despite that, this park offers many different activities on the lake and the surrounding area. There are activities such as canoeing, motor boating, water skiing, fishing, ice fishing and much much more!

This is a great place to get out with the family and make some memories out on a beautiful 160-acre lake.

For non-Montana residents, the park costs $24 a night, and it’s free if you’re a resident of Montana.

8. Southside RV Park

Southside RV Park is located in Dillon, Montana, a beautiful natural place. It is well maintained, shaded and reclusive.

The beautiful Blacktail Creek runs through the back of the campsite, which adds an even more delightful and peaceful backdrop to the whole park.

Still, while this park sits in a beautiful natural location, you can still enjoy modern amenities if you please. There are many options, such as free DVD rental, free WiFi, a clean laundry area and high-standard showers.

This park is the perfect example of the coming together of times old and new to create a beautiful collaboration,

Numbers-wise, it’s worth it too. Daily it’s about $39. This price comes with available discounts as well for those who associate with Good Sam Club, AAA, AARP, and Veterans.

Southside is another great breathtaking area. This one is smaller than some of the other ones, Trip Adviser calling it “charming and quaint”, but it still has 41 great campsites. The reviews glittered positively. The average of 46 reviews was an average of a 4.5/5 rating. Forty of those reviews rated the park with 5 stars.

Amenities: free WiFi, cell reception, showers and pet-friendly

9. Outback Montana RV Park and Campground

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Outback Montana RV Park is one of the most inexpensive options for a great experience out in the awe-inspiring nature of Montana. This camp sits minutes outside of Flathead Lake.

There are many great outdoor experiences waiting to be had, including water activities, breathtaking views, and modern amenities.

There are kayaks and paddle boards available for rental, and the opportunities to water ski, boat, fish, swim, and hike are numerous. With all these activities one is bound to get hungry, and thankfully the Outback has that covered as well.

They have many great dining options around. And all this for an incredibly unbeatable price.

Daily Price:$17
Weekly Price:$102
Monthly Price:$290

On Trip Adviser this campground got a 4/5 rating depending on 28 reviews. They describe it as fun and easy on the budget. With all of the incredible opportunities that Outback provides, the price is pretty incredible.

Amenities: free WiFi, cell reception, showers, and pet-friendly

With 50 different RV campsites, the Outback isn’t as big as others, but it still has a great community with lots to do and lots of fun to have.

10. 7th Ranch RV Park

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Located cozily in Garryowen, Montana this RV park is perfect for anyone with a passion for history or even nature for a matter of fact. It is located smack-dab in the middle of Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone Park.

Even closer to the actual park are locations such as the Custer Battlefield and the Little Bighorn National Monument. Along with these incredibly close historical locations, at the night the entire sky opens up and the stars feel close enough to touch.

There are discounts on the price of this park through associations such as Good Sam Club, AAA, and Escapees.

There are 90 sites that promise to fit any kind or size of rig that you bring with. Each of these spots shares the same beautiful breathtaking view and surroundings.

Amenities: free WiFi, cell reception, showers, and pet-friendly

11. Mountain Meadow RV Parks and Cabins

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Located in Hungry Horse, Montana this campground is made up of 33 acres of beautiful sky-reaching trees and absolutely transparent clear lakes filled to the brim with rainbow trout.

Right outside of Glacier Park, there are many different things to do and places to see.

With 56 spacious sites all available with full hookup, a vacation here is sure to be absolutely unforgettable. And with an already low price and then discounts through Good Sam Club, AAA, and Military, your vacation is destined to be enjoyable.

The Park itself is relaxing and enjoyable as well as the incredible Glacier Park not too far away.

Daily Price:$47
Weekly Price:$282
Amenities: free WiFi, cell reception, showers and pet friendly

12. Bearmouth Chalet and RV Park

With only 46 RV sites scattered across 180 incredible acres of forest and nature, this RV Park, located in Clinton, Montana, is spacious and is full of opportunities for adventure.

With many different sites surrounding the park, you’ll never get bored here. The Garnet Ghost Town is nearby as well as many different hiking trails, and local parks.

Along with that, the park is filled with many beautiful animals such as deer, elk, and bighorn sheep.

Daily Price:$35
Weekly Price:$210
Monthly Price:$600
Amenities: cell reception, showers and pet friendly

13. Columbia Falls RV Parks and Cabins

Located in Columbia Falls, this park is right near Glacier Park which offers many opportunities for adventure. It has 76 wonderful sites all offering full hookups. The view here can’t be beaten!

Daily Price:$39.95
Amenities: free WiFi, cell reception, showers and pet friendly

14. San-Suz-Ed RV Park and Campground

This quaint RV park is a great example of worlds colliding. While only two miles west of Glacier, Montana, this small and cozy community of travelers feels right in the middle of the thick of nature while still having a tight-knit community.

Some say that it’s a lot like going to visit your Grandma’s house and sleeping in her backyard. While it’s not quite camping there is still something special about the visitor’s ability to eat pie and ask for advice on what to visit near there.

That’s the other nice thing. While the community feels homey there are still many adventurous things to do nearby with the Glacier National Park just two miles down the road.

On Trip Adviser, this RV park got and an average of a 4/5 rating out of 83 reviews. This isn’t as good as other parks, but it is still a 4/5 which is stellar.

Most of the negative reviews that people were leaving had something to do with the overpriced nature of this park for what it provides visitors with. It averages $50 dollars a day.

Amenities: free WiFi, cell reception, showers and pet friendly

The things that this beautiful park provides are 68 beautiful large RV sites with forest growth around each site, providing relaxing shade and the company of common forest critters.

Along with all of the grand sites to see at the Glacier National Park, there are many ways to kick back and relax in camp. You can bond with your family, meet neighboring campers, sit by the fireplace and explore the nature around.

15. Jim and Mary’s RV Park

Jim and Mary’s RV Park is a beautifully kept RV park smack midway between Glacier Park and Yellowstone Park. This incredible location gives this park it’s incredibly breathtaking and unique view.

While it definitely does resemble more of a park than a campground with it’s manicured flowers and grassy lawns, it has a view that can’t be beaten.

The daily cost of this park is relatively cheap coming in at only $45.30. The weekly price is $271.80. This great price can even be lowered with a Good Sam Club membership.

Trip Advisor reports that the average rating was a solid 4.5/5 from a selection of 139 reviews. This site defines this park as mid-range price, and family oriented.

Amenities: free WiFi and showers

The incredible location of this park offers many opportunities to go out and explore the surrounding forests and parks. Blackfoot River is near, which provides opportunities for fishing, tubing, or swimming.

The Hiawatha trail lends perfect opportunity for biking or hiking along the most scenic bit of the railroad in the country. Then there’s the Garnet Ghost Town nearby if you want to explore a more spooky site in the area. And those options don’t even begin to touch on the sites of the parks.

16. Rustic RV Campground

This RV campground is a quaint site with a kind and friendly host. The reviewers on Google raved about his friendliness and helpfulness. It’s also a great smaller campsite for those who want to get out into nature. It is clean, tidy and great for a couple of days. The best part, it’s not expensive at all!

17. Alhambra RV Park

This beautiful park offers many things such as beautiful sites, an RV mechanic on site at all times and is only 10 minutes away from any stores or restaurants.

This park is more quiet, reclusive and quiet. It still has the ability to feel like you’re far away from it all while really you’re only 10 minutes inside of nowhere.

Amenities: free WiFi, cell reception, and showers

Related Questions

What parks in Montana are open year round if any? Many of the parks in Montana close for winter, as it can get so cold, but there are several that stay open all year, such as Glacier National Park. It all depends on the different attractions they have in the park. Many with ice fishing and hot springs are open all year.

How many national parks are there in Montana? Montana is the state of nature lovers’ dreams. With two national parks, Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park, Montana is surrounded by beauty wherever you turn.

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