We would still be here, but our fridge decided not to run well on propane and we needed to plug into electric. This is a very nicely maintained BLM campground. Wide sites that will allow 2 units (side by side) in some and ample room for other vehicles. The camp Hosts are lovely people who make sure that campers turn off their generators at 10 PM and are visible every day keeping things neat. Boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, bike and walking trails are all here. Close to Helena for trips to Walmart, Costco, etc. This is a great place to stop on your way from Glacier to Yellowstone. We will surely return. Come on a Monday or Tuesday to get a spot. This campground begins to fill on Wednesday, and by the weekend it is full. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful spacious BLM campground located on Lake Hauser (a reservoir) on the Missouri River about 15 miles NE of Helena. Almost all the RV sites have incredible views of the lake and are gravel, very large, level, and each features a fire ring and a large picnic table. The BLM allows up to two RV's and two additional vehicles per site (yes... they're that big) for only $10 per night (as of August 2011). All sites are dry camping only with no hookups. Potable water spigots and clean pit toilets are located throughout the campground. There is no dump station in the campground, but one is located a few miles south of the campground on York Road at the Lakeside General Store. The campground has a boat dock, boat slips, a small swimming beach, paved and dirt bike trails. When we stayed here the seasonal campground hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park looks okay from the road; all you can see is the office. But after we turned the corner and saw the actual park, we circled around and left. I would have rather taken my chances in the boonies. Mostly filled with old trashy (did I mention trashy) long term trailers; junk, old chairs, old run down cars and trucks everywhere. The interior roads are narrow and super dusty. Sites are narrow. They need a major overhaul. Owner was very nice, but we just couldn't do it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Large, level sites with fair-sized lawn, well staggered for some privacy. Restrooms are very clean. Wi-Fi is reliable, a little slow. Excellent Verizon cell service, Sprint is on roam, Verizon broadband is slow. Electricity is good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped with electricity only, but we were only here overnight. The majority of the slots are for long-term residents. They don’t really normally rent to travelers, but they made an exception for us because we needed to make an emergency repair and wanted a place to overnight. Only back-in spots were available this late in the year. The dump station was broken. The campground has a palatial bathhouse and laundry facility, and there’s even some exercise equipment. Two of the washers and the majority of the dryers were broken, but there were still plenty of both to do all our laundry. Laundry was very inexpensive--only $1.25/washer and $1.25/dryer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an old KOA campground that has been taken over by a private owner. I would not recommend this campground at all. If you do stop here be sure to request a pull through site. The back in sites are in a less well maintained part of the park, and the electrical/water hookups for these sites are at the back of the sites instead of on the side as you would normally find in any other campground. We originally had asked for a water and electric only site (hence we were given a back in site), but once we saw how the hookups were set up we went back and had them move us to a pull through. The campground sits behind a mobile home park which makes the campground feel very low class and the campground itself is not very well maintained. The showers are all private and very big. But the water would go from scalding hot to cool and back to scalding hot (and I mean scalding) for no rhyme or reason. They were clean enough and the water pressure was good. Campground was quiet and dark at night as it does not sit near any major roads. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We thought the curb appeal could be improved- grass needed mowing, and many tree stumps in sites. We sort of went out the wrong way because we could not swing wide enough to miss the neighbor's toad and the stump. The permanent mobile homes sort of were a turn off as you pull in the park. BUT the park was clean, quiet and the people were friendly. WIFI in the rec room - but was sometimes able to be picked up on site. Only a couple of tv channels - but the pool and the hot tub were so nice. Laundry looked clean but we did not need it. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Located on the north side 3 miles from city limits. Well maintained, older park with large shade trees. Very clean, level sites. Good Sam and AAA. Friendly and helpful staff made us feel welcome. We will return for longer stay! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The GOOD, the BAD, the UGLY. The GOOD...this is a relatively nice campground on a nice lake. We stayed in the overflow area with no hookups. Camping experience was fine. The BAD...the owners could use some work on their "people skills". Not real friendly and sort of short and abrupt. You get the feeling from them like "give me your money and move on". The UGLY...we rented a pontoon from them, and upon its return, were accused of doing a $1000.00 damage to it. While returning to our RV, I got to thinking about all the digital photos we took that day, and as luck would have it, we had two very good photos of that side of the pontoon while we were boarding in the morning that clearly showed the damage before the pontoon left the marina (they were dated and time stamped). The owner reluctantly looked at the photos and said he believed us. Draw your own conclusions. There are a lot of nice campgrounds and marinas around this lake, and we will not be staying at this one again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park looks nice but has many problems. No cell, internet, or TV service. Surge protector shut down the power to our RV at least twice because of low amperage. Could not finish dumping gray tank because the septic overflowed. Lot we were in was down an embankment making it difficult to unhook and hitch up. Lake is beautiful but we would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here through March and, because there are no other suitable campgrounds with RV hookups in the Helena area, we are staying here for the month of April to get some affairs in order before pulling out. When I say suitable, I mean we did research on all the parks, including a violent offender search using the state website. We pay $505 a month as the winter rate, after our Lifetime Member Good Sam's Club discount. They charge us an extra $100 for having children, but there are no amenities for children in the park. There is no playground and, since they don't enforce the speed limit at all, there is really no place to safely ride bikes. Though they mention "area attractions" on their website, they are about 8 miles to the nearest exit. There is a booklet they give you that includes one entire page of rules when you get there, but they do not enforce any of them. We have had a neighbor who has her dog defecating all over several of the back in spots, the only spots with any real amount of tree cover. She never cleans it up, nor does she take her dog to the dog walk, as requested in the rules. She piles bags of garbage outside her RV and takes it to the dumpster, a mere 20 feet away, about once every two weeks. Last week there were more than 10 bags of garbage outside before she got rid of it. On top of that, since the weather here drops so low at night, our RV is not de-winterized. We have been using their shower and restroom facilities. There have been several times that my boys have gone over to take showers that the bathroom is full of feces and the smell permeates the building. The toilets are more often than not plugged and sometimes even running over onto the floor. The shower stalls are covered in feces and mucus as well. Sometimes, we just have to skip showers until after they clean them, which is not every day. I have gone over several times where the toilets are overflowing in the women’s room and filled with feces. There are absolutely NO garbage cans in the stalls in the women's bathroom, so you must carry any sanitary items to the sink area around the corner. The lights in the bathroom cannot be set to stay on, so in the middle of a shower, they just go out and leave you in the dark. I highly recommend taking a lamp with you to the shower ladies for your safety. Overall, I think over $500 for a barren, rocky wasteland of property with no wind breaks and disgusting facilities is robbery. The problem is that the other two campgrounds in the area are crawling with registered sex offenders. My advice is just to keep driving to another town where you might find nice facilities at a reasonable rate. Keep in mind these rates are the winter rates and go up by $100 next month. I suppose I was hoping that, after numerous complaints to management, things might get better the second month. I was so terribly wrong. The dog next door is still tied out most of each day, defecating all over two different RV spots and barking anytime anyone pulls through. Of course, I discovered quickly why this lady didn't feel it necessary to follow the book of rules provided by the RV park as the manager of the park decided to leash his dog and specifically walk him to my paid for RV spot and have it defecate directly next to my vehicle. Then he walked away without bothering to clean up after his dog at all. Ah, no wonder people don't follow the rules....it's implied that they do not have to by the manager's own behavior. I will be leaving next week and, to be honest, the next time I'm in Helena, I can guarantee that I will NOT be staying here. It's really disappointing considering if they bothered at all to care, it could be a really nice place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park - sites were level - hookups were great - site distance was okay, but our neighbors seemed very close. Roads are all gravel and a bit dusty. Not particularly pretty, but everything worked. There is a small patch of grass at each site so you have a little greenery. Sites are long. Verizon wireless worked very well - wifi only in office area. Laundry was clean, seven washers, but only two dryers and one was broken. Lady doing her wash after me had to wait for over an hour for the dryer. This park is 8 miles from Helena which is where I drove to do grocery shopping. There is a small market just down the street, but is like a large 7-11 with produce. Office personnel was very friendly and easy to work with - we would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is well-maintained and decent space between the sites. There are two areas that caused me not to give a higher rating. They claim to be pet friendly, and pets are accepted. However, their "pet area" is actually a construction site next to the RV park. Since this "area" is not on the site, nobody bothers to pick up after their dogs, and there is a lot of dried dog waste all over. There are no "pick-up" bags provided, nor is there a container in which to place the pet waste. Many owners do not use the pet area since there is an area of grass at the far end of the park and it appears that it might be OK to use this area although it is not listed as a "pet area" on the RV park map. However, still no waste bags or waste containers provided, and, human nature being what it is, people still don't bother to pick up after their dogs when clean up bags are not provided. Should this park turn this grass area into a pet area and provide clean-up tools, I'd give this park a higher rating. As to the showers/washrooms, I rarely use the ones in the campground preferring to use the one in our motor home. However, on this trip I went to use the ones at the park. Although they were very clean the showers were more like a locker room. Very limited privacy. I've never been to an RV park where you didn't have your own private shower with attached area where you could hang a towel and stack your clothes. There were 3 or 4 shower stalls, with curtains, but you had to leave the shower to reach your towel and clothing, so I elected to return to the motor home and shower there. Would I come back to this RV park? If I needed to be in Helena, yes. If I were traveling through, would I make a point of stopping: no. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean older park near I-15 and out of town enough to be quiet. Restrooms are somewhat outdated, NO cable TV and due to the surrounding trees - over the air TV is hard to get. Thank goodness we have a tailgater. Another couple in a motorhome were having problems with low voltage on their power post. OK for a stop over. I couldn't find the 10 rating by previous posters. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice long very level sites. Extremely clean park and laundromat. We had the onsite RV detailer clean our fifth wheel from all the Alaska construction grime!! Very very friendly owners. We stayed here two days in a fifth wheel. Would stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here 3 days. Staff were friendly and helpful; the park was clean and well-maintained; roads were big rig friendly and easy to maneuver; sites were gravel and level. Wi-fi and cable worked well. There is easy access to I-15. There is also a service available to detail your coach while you are there and well worth the cost. Note: when coming from the North, do not follow GPS directions to go down Rt.179. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this park. This was our second stay. We stayed on site 38 for a month. The owners are very pleasant and helpful. There's a gift shop and plenty of information on the local sights. the laundry room is open 24 hrs a day. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great, flat, clean park, with lots of pull through sites. Friendly staff, good laundry. Easy to get to of I-15. Shopping within 5 miles. Definitely a nice overnight or if staying in area. Wi-Fi is very good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is well laid out for big rigs with easy access off I-15. The management and owners make the stay enjoyable. Our refrigerator was broken and they kept all of our frozen food for us. They had good suggestions for the repairs. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Site 25, $40. +6 Lincoln Road RV is very average: gravel, with minimal noise from the highway. -4 Sites are not particularly wide, nor particularly well-maintained -- and the wi-fi is iffy. The park is not worth the price. We would try to find another place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice RV park with plenty of room between vehicles. All services worked, as they should except for the Wi-Fi. Their only antenna is at the office and is weak to our location, which was in the middle of the RV Park. The bathroom/shower areas were clean. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was okay, level gravel sites, not much shade. Couldn't understand why they put you on top of each other when other sites were available across the road. Not too far from town, small store close by for beer and wine and other necessities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Good Sam / Senior discount and included tax. We only stayed one night, but this is an excellent choice to tour the Helena area. Spacious and level sites, green grass area by each RV, and well maintained grounds. There was also a great dog area. Wi-Fi also worked well. This park is only about 1/2 mile from the interstate; there is also a gas station close by which can be easily accessed by RVs. The mountain views from the RV park are stunning. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have used this park as our winter stop over on our way to Arizona and back home. For our needs it was good. Handy to the highway and easy to get in and out. Hope to visit it during the summer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An owner with long term thinking would get a Wi-Fi that worked all the time. They need to add cable TV. The great grassy area is idea for a dog run and a kiddie park. Every time I have stayed at this park one or two of the washing machines has been out of order and the garbage bins are overflowing. The bath rooms needs to be up dated. I was very offended by the notice about "eyes watching you". Shame on that attitude. I will not stay here again. When you are the only game in town, you get away with it all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is north of town and a short ways off the hwy, so it's pretty quiet. Roads and sites are all gravel, large with some grass between. Most have a concrete pad with a picnic table. Restrooms and showers were large, modern and fairly clean. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice clean RV park in a very good location with easy access to shopping, recreation and history. It is a quiet area, no airports, rail tracks or major highways. There are some trees but they are recently planted. The staff was very friendly. There are good laundry facilities but they were very expensive. The sites are not private but better than some other parks we have been to. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We used this park as an overnight stopover and found it to be a very nice park. Its about a mile from the interstate with no road noise. Its located away from the city a few miles and has gravel roads with grass camping areas which have a concrete pad for a picnic table, very little shade on any sites. Wi-Fi and utilities worked well but no TV. We did get a few channels over the air. Staff was nice and helpful other than mowing the grass at 9AM. You would need to drive a few miles for goods and services. Permanent campers are in a separate section of the park. Sites are long, but a little narrow for our taste. Good dogwalk. Overall it was more than adequate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Thought this was over priced for what we received. While the restrooms were clean, the shower head came off in the men's room and the shower heads in the women's stall was extremely loose. We did inform the gentleman who was cleaning, however, he did not indicate a desire to make any improvement. Good Sam was honored here, we got the night for $38.52 including tax. Would stay again, if necessary, as it is a nice park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had stayed previously on trips south and back north. Wi-Fi rarely worked but full hook ups were previously available. This time, the sign indicated water was not available for over nighters. They have underground valves that do not freeze if used properly so I was surprised. Apparently last year a few over nighters had left the water on in freezing weather and froze the pipes on the surface, so only monthly residents get water. My neighbors on each side had water but mine was taped closed. It was 70 with 40 overnight. Didn't like being treated as second class citizen because I was only staying one night. Doubt if I'll be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground, pretty good site space between campers. Some sites had grass and trees. Our site was level. Showers and toilet area were very clean and looked new. WiFi worked very well: there was more than one site to try depending where you were located in the park. Campground was located far enough from the interstate that we didn't hear traffic noise. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice lady at check in so first impression was good. There are very long sites with some grass, some shade, and concrete patios. Angle of sites was good as you are not looking straight out at neighbor and don't have a closed-in feeling. Nothing to go back for but good for passing through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here 4 nights while visiting family. The park is the best in Helena, as we have checked them all out. It's convenient to the Interstate, has no noise, is quiet, clean and perfect. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This seems to be the only RV Park in Helena. It was totally full. We were adamant about wanting Wi-Fi and we were assured it was not a problem, but that was not the case. The system is not even adequate in the office. The restrooms are clean. We thought it was pricey for the setting and no Wi-Fi or cable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good location, very close to I-15. Washrooms and laundry facilities were spotless. RV dump was easy to get too. Hostess was very pleasant and helpful. The only change I would suggest is that there are too many rules posted: about everything. Nevertheless, I would recommend this park if you are traveling through Helena. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is very attractive; quiet and the manager was very friendly and helpful. Park has easy access to I-15 and is several miles north of the Capitol City. Dog friendly. Does not have cable but local channels are clear using the antenna. Good Sam, AARP discounts. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Considering the fact that there are no amenities like cable TV, etc., the rate is high. Of course, it seems to be the only decent RV campground in town and this is surprising in view of the size of the Helena area. Restrooms are clean but there is limited privacy for showers. It is a quiet and scenic park with some trees and open area to walk dogs. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Quite acceptable overnight park; has level large pull-throughs; grass and picnic tables between sites. The park is far enough away from the highway to be very quiet, yet fairly convenient access. Free Wi-Fi was fast; it looks like they've switched from Hughes satellite to DSL or cable. I downloaded a lot, and did not encounter any restrictions or slowdowns. Office staff (owner?) seemed helpful and very appreciative that I chose to stay here. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location just north of Helena. Stayed here "off season" yet they seemed to be quite busy. Not much for kids, but the only ones we have are the four legged kind and there was a nice dog walk area. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice park with good roads and long sites. There was limited TV via antenna. Wi-Fi was free, but it had many restrictions as to what you could do, no downloads, etc, and how long you could use it. They said if it was used too much it would be shut down for 24 hours; and it did shut down while we tried to use it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a good overnight park with clean facilities. Not very child friendly as there were no amenities or pool for them. The park is close to Helena if you have any interest in touring that area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Their Wi-Fi is supplied by Hughes Satellite and has a maximum speed of 1.5 MB/s. When that modest speed is divided up between all the users in the park, the response times and download rates slow to a crawl. Other than that, the park is as advertised. Convenient to I-15. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall, it is a nice park. The negatives are: $2.00 for one load of wash & $1.50 to dry one load. The faucet hook-up for the water to our RV leaked badly and when reported to the manager, his comment was "They all do it after the winter." The positives are: The bath rooms were immaculate, the sites are gravel and level, although quite close to each other. Very convenient to good shopping. The workers were very friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Quiet park considering it's so close to the freeway. We had a spot on the end of the row but other sites were very close together. Only a few miles from the center of Helena so very convenient for shopping. We'd definitely go back if we could get the same site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a decent RV Park. The sites are long with reasonable spacing between them. The sites have grass and small trees on them and the park is well maintained. Visitors should be forewarned that the Helena Valley is a very windy place; you won't be able to use your awnings here. We only have a couple of complaints about this park. One is that the laundry mat is very expensive. We spent about $10 just to wash and dry a couple of loads. The bigger complaint is the poor WiFi service. We couldn't get it to work in the camper at all. It will (sort of) work if you go hang out at the office, but even then it is slow and intermittent. This park would have probably been a 8, but because of the poor WiFi it gets a 6. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice spacious park with a good location for visiting the Helena area. The sites are gravel and feature a concrete pad with a picnic table at each. Grass covers the areas on either side of the concrete pads. The park also has some large grassy community areas for play. The interior gravel roads are dusty, but this is very typical of Montana... gravel and dirt roads abound everywhere. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. Water pressure and voltage were good, but the WiFi was just plain aggravating to deal with. Even though the WiFi signal strength was good at all times, data throughput would slow to complete stop whenever we tried using it. I had to resort to accessing the Internet by tethering my cell phone to my laptop. That's slow, but way faster than the parks lame WiFi system. Price paid reflects a Good Sam discount without taxes. WiFi aside, we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for two nights. The staff is friendly, and gave us a Helena activity packet upon check in. We had a pull-through site that was 24 feet wide. The WIFI worked well and there were only local television channels available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Signage to campground limited. Sufficient area outside office to park and register. Owner friendly and efficient. Wide well maintained access roads but campground had very little ambiance. Very few trees. Mostly pull through sites which were flat and quite wide. Service hook-ups were located for easy hook-up. Electricity solid but water pressure a little variable. Mainly seasonal sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great owners and crew. Very helpful and willing to do whatever they can to help your stay. Office has nice things to purchase that were locally made and Bob's Market is just down the road that is a great little market that has groceries and cooked deli food as well. I have recommended this park highly and will continue to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spacious sites and convenient location. Staff very friendly and helpful. Wi-fi now available throughout park, not just in lounge. Laundry a bit on the high side but not unreasonable, one dryer was out during our two week stay. Grassy area adjacent to gravel sites, benches at each site although they are tied down. No cable TV. Had a nice two weeks there and would certainly stay again if in area. Not much of supplies at park but a convenience store at gas station about 1/4 mile away. Overall a good place to stay. Weekly rate worked out to about $23/night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is very clean and neat. Convenient to downtown Helena, with shopping and restaurants. Along interstate, but well away, so no traffic noise. Nice lounge, open 24 hours, for tv watching, reading, and equipped with a modem hookup. Streets are wide and sites are easy to pull through. Each site has a table and grassy area. Large trees all around the park and smaller ones inside, at the sites. Wifi did not work from our site, but worked ok, but slow, in the lounge. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for an overnight. Nice place. The staff was among the best we have ever seen anyplace. Even though they were packed with people, they worked it out so we could have a spot for the night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean campground. Would have earned 10 if there were some shade, but you can't have everything. The laundry room was very clean. There was vacant land next to the campground where we walked our dogs and cleaned up after them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is very clean, easy to navigate large rigs with tow vehicles and adequate room between sites.Park has wifi but still no cable therefor a 9.Laundry costs are $2 for a wash and .50 for 10 minutes of dryer time.We stayed 2 nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Facilities were clean and modern. Spaces are long and have adequate room between them. Three modem hookups in lounge for internet service. It is open 24 hours/day. This is a well designed park that is easy to navigate through. I would have given it a "10" rating if they had cable and WiFi. Easy access to the interstate and convenient to restaurants and stores. Will stay here again every time we are in Helena. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park, friendly check-in. Roads and sites are gravel with grass in between sites. Park was full day we stayed there. Park was quiet. Good stopover if in Helena area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the nicest BLM or National Forest Service campground I have seen. Dry camping only but several water faucets are in the campground. Beautiful setting overlooking Hauser Lake. Sites are large, level, and spaced far apart. Roads are paved and big rig friendly. A few immature trees. Lots of green grass. A nice sandy beach is nearby. Senior Pass holders camp for $5 a day. If you don't mind boondocking, this is a very nice alternative to the more expensive RV parks in Helena. From Interstate 15 about seven miles north of Helena, take the Lincoln Road Exit (exit 200) and travel east for 5 miles to Hauser Dam Road. Turn left and continue for 3 miles to the entrance to White Sandy Recreation Site at coordinates N46° 44.6214' and W111° 53.3103' We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.