For dry camping with vault toilets, this was a nice spot with lots of shade from tall pines and soothing sounds from the creek. Rate is with senior discount, but we paid an additional $9 online reservation fee - a mistake since we had the place almost to ourselves. This is a good location to visit the cute town of Red Lodge 12 miles away, or to head into Yellowstone on the famous Beartooth Highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent host and the cleanest vault toilets I've seen in awhile. Great wildlife: moose and deer. Sites were along a creek. Great hiking. It's not far from Red Lodge and at the base of the Beartooth Highway. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a pleasant surprise! The Chamber recommended and did not disappoint. From the entrance it is not possible to see the waterfront spaces. But we stayed nose into the river view which babbles and bubbles. Beautiful clear water. The owner was quite helpful. Verizon access was good. We had easy access down the road behind the office in a 37' class A...and a tow. Pump station available on the way out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In the Red Lodge area there is little to choose from for parks with hook ups. This place on the surface looked a little disappointing. Then we met the owner, what a nice person. There are a few sites with pull-through; I think a couple have full hook up, otherwise it is water and electric only. We had no problems with a 40ft MH gettting to our site . Lovely venue on Rocky Creek which is great for trout. There tends to be a line for the dump station so plan accordingly when leaving. We will stay again in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Steep road going down to the sites near the river and the sites by the road (don't have to go down the hill) didn't look very inviting. The pull through sites by the river are a little tight (width and height) and aren't on the river. The river front sites are all back in and wider. Great tent sites are available, but we were disappointed in the other sites. The owner is very nice and is working to improve the sites, so next year may be a different experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice campground. A little rough around the edges but still a nice little place. The owners couldn't be nicer. Gravel/dirt pads and pretty level. Sites are a little close together. If your in a Mega motor home it may seem a bit tight in spots, but we had no problem. Some sites are right on rock creek. We've seen deer in the park and we hear that moose are in the area. This park gives the appearance that it is right on the road and there are some sites that are, but the majority of the sites are down in back by the creek with nice shade trees, we heard very little road noise. We would come back here if we are ever in the area again. It has water and electric and no sewer but they do have a dump station and my internet came in very good also very good Verizon cell service. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There is not much to choose from in Red Lodge when it comes to RV Parks, but this place is probably the better choice. There are two camping areas in the park. Up top, right next to the Hwy. with no shade, but at least there are pull throughs for big rigs. The second area is down a narrow, rutted, dirt track that requires a sharp turn at the top to get in or out of the place. Campsites are randomly placed in a grove of cottonwood trees. The place is dusty. I saw some larger rigs come in and I wondered how they would ever get out without the use of a chainsaw. Our site did back right up on the banks of Rock Creek, which was beautiful, but darned near overflowing due to heavy snow melt run off. When we checked in the owner cautioned to be careful with our dogs because a bull moose had come into camp a couple of weeks earlier and killed a dog. Next night my grand daughter and I literally walked into a cow moose while walking our dogs! With all the negatives, we still enjoyed our stay because there is so much that we liked about the Red Lodge area. If we return, we would consider staying here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The owner works hard to make this park nice. Arriving only days after the park opening for the season, I could tell that a lot had been done to make the park ready. I don't suggest using email to make a reservation since I did and arrived without them expecting me. It appears to be CASH only as well. A sign on the highway advertises full hook-ups, but I could not find any while at the park. I also did not know that they had 50 amp sites, though they may, but was not told, nor offered one. I was quickly offered a nice long site that backs up to the creek which roars during early season. It was very nice down there with plenty of space and fire rings and fires allowed at many of the sites. Nobody seemed to care about other campers with their unleashed dogs in the park. There is a very tight and narrow curve on the hillside leading to the section below: Beware. If you like to keep your indoors clean, I would not recommend staying near the creek in late May/early June being that all of the trees drop sticky seeds and leave stains. I needed to use a scrub brush to clean my shoes every time that I went inside. And forget about it if you have pets. It is gorgeous though, just outside of town and down the road from the scenic start of the Beartooth Hwy. The park was fogged in for most of my stay, though sunny toward the Beartooth just a few miles down. Forget about using a rooftop satellite down below: too many trees, and no local TV antenna reception. That being said, I would go back again: just later in the season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 3 nights as it was the closest park to the Beartooth Scenic Byway. The staff was very friendly and informative. This campground has an upper level with pull-through and back-in Water and Electric sites (50 amp service, no shade) and river-side sites with mostly 30 amp service. We elected to stay on the upper level where we could get satellite reception. The campground is well maintained as the owner has put in a lot of sod and gravel. However, we did have difficulty in leveling and had to move from site 6 to site 4. We never could get "real" level" however. The upper sites are very narrow. The lower ones appear to be somewhat larger. The prime sites on the lower level back up to the river. Overall, the park is very attractive because of its location south of town and there are great views in all directions. We will return here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent RV park and campground with plenty of sites right by Rock Creek with electricity and water hook-ups. Convenient public restrooms and showers that are very clean. Convenient RV dump station and trash receptacle on the way out. Lots of shade. The only negative is that there are no fire rings and no wood fires allowed. But there is a common area close to a couple of the cabins with two grills and a fire pit. Also a swing, meant for really little ones. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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New owner has done lots of work on sites, trees trimmed, new gravel in pads and on road. Camping area near the river is out of sight/sound from highway, lots of trees, not cramped. Relaxing, enjoyable experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Definitely a campground. W/E sites, no sewer. Dump station available. Dirt roads and gravel sites. Lots of trees. River nearly unaccessable. Trees and limbs need to be trimmed back at all sites and entrance to creek side sites. A very quiet setting. Wildlife in the park. Bear was reported just down the creek. Recommend big rigs stay on upper level. Upper level has daytime highway noise. Park is on Beartooth Scenic Highway! Verizon wireless worked good here! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here two nights. We wanted to visit the town of Red Lodge and ride on the Beartooth Highway. It is a must-see! The highway is AWESOME and unbelievable! Red Lodge is a fun town with lots to see and Cooke City is a good stop for lunch on the Beartooth before you turn around to drive back. The site we had was up front near the office. It was OK, but we would ask to be put in the back section next time where there is more grass and space. The staff is friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Easy check in. Very good 50 amp, water pressure, and WI-Fi. No problems with septic hookups. Very quiet this time of year, but some traffic in and out for one nighters. About 4 miles on the Billings side of Red Lodge, which is a really nice little town. Pool looked clean. Really needs some sprucing up. It is run down to the point we didn't even want to sit outside. Gravel and dead grass. Park is run by nice work-campers. Owners live on site, but must not be real interested, although there is some evidence of a few recent improvements. No views from lower campground area. Had to laugh at local publication touting the park being surrounded by mountains etc...don't expect scenic wonder here. I would not hesitate to overnight there again, but would perhaps consider another campground in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground needs "refurbishing". Getting old. Our site was out in the open. One of two stools in men's room was slow to flush, though they did have a plunger handy. Sewage dump "bubbled" out the top and would have overflowed if I hadn't shut off my drain. Staff was friendly. 4 miles north of Red Lodge. There is a dump site at the visitor center in Red Lodge. Stayed here due to family reunion. Will not stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed overnight on our way to Yellowstone. We had a full hook up site with 50 amp electric. Everything worked well. The staff was friendly and the campground clean. The little town of Red Lodge was enjoyable to visit. This place met our needs and we were very satisfied. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Under relatively newer ownership. This is a quiet campground with wonderful hosts. I'm excited to see what this campground can become. We stayed here versus West Yellowstone because it tends to be 10-15 degrees warmer in Red Lodge than West Yellowstone. And that really matters in June. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed two nights in a 35' RV and not our first time. Our site was not level, but had blocking for this purpose. It took 3" to level. We were located on back side of park. Our site had only power (50amp) and water. The owner is slowly improving campground. Sites have not been touched in numerous years. Some KOA's are spending lots of money to upgrade and some are not. They currently only have one site with a patio. We will come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived here on a weekday in mid-August and were able to get a FHU site. Since there is no cable or antenna TV we asked for a roof satellite friendly site. Only a few of the dozen or so FHU sites appear to be satellite friendly. The site we were given was satellite friendly if I kept the front of the RV at the front of the back-in site. The problem was that both the electric and sewer were at the far rear of the site. For the first time in years I had to bring out my 30 amp extension cord since my on board 30' would not reach. Their WiFi worked OK and the pool was nice. The park is OK but lacking in enough FHU sites, and those they have are a bit deficient. The park is about 4 mile north of town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We almost didn't stay here due to the previous reviews, but we found this park to be very well maintained. Our grass was cut and we had a nice spot across from a flowing stream. Down side is there is no sewer hookups, cable TV, our satellite didn't work here and we were unable to get any local TV stations out of Billings, but we really didn't miss it. Although the pull-through wasn't quite long enough for our 38' motorhome along with our 12' trailer, we were able to put our trailer across the road (not sure we were suppose to, though). We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park for 3 nights. Only a few sites are level and they are full of weeds. No picnic table on our site. Staff was nice and helpful. We feel it was overpriced for the amenities that are offered. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are very few full-hookup campgrounds in this area. We did not miss having cable TV because of the beauty and attractions of this area. This KOA had everything else that we look for in a campground though. The owner was very helpful and made sure we liked our site. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a typical aging KOA with owners trying to pocket a few more dollars before investing anything back in the facility. At first glance you could mistake the place for a junkyard. Sites are poorly arranged, unlevel, and often muddy. We had a reservation and after seeing the place opted to leave. Refund? - you must be kidding!. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is only useful because it is the only game in town with full hookups and at that had to take a 30 amp site because not many have 50 amp. I have been on the road for 3 months now and this is the most unsightly and dirty campground I have stayed in. This place looks like no one has done any maintenance around here in years. Right next to my RV site was where they do work such as repair picnic tables,etc. It looked like a junk pile with all the trash and parts laying around. The only grass I saw was dead grass. Sites where others had stayed still had trash laying around after they left for the 4 days I stayed there. Only good thing I can say about this place is that owners were friendly and helpful on check-in and if you like to ride motorcycles on Beartooth and Chief Joseph Hwy like I do, it is a place to stay. Otherwise, I would be embarrassed to bring a guest out to the motorhome because the place looks like a dump. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff very friendly. Sites minimal at best, little grass/weeds, only 1 with concrete patio, well spaced. Be aware entrance one lane and very few full hookup sites, even fewer 50A. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground with good shade trees, we were next to a small brook which added some nice ambience. The pool was very clean as were the bathrooms. We pulled in late after the office closed and another camper was in my brother's site, he contacted the owner, who promptly got the other camper to move to his correct site. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very tight to get into the so called pull through with my 40' motorhome. Had to unhook tow car. Sites were dirt. Staff was very friendly. No sewer hookup were available. I wanted to dump my tanks when I left but the dump station tank was full. I was directed to a full hookup site that was just vacated and was able to dump there. However I had to back up 60 feet while hooked to my tow car to be able to access the full hook up site to dump. I was not a happy camper. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed in this KOA for the past 3 summers. It is our favorite KOA, and it has new
owners in 2004 who are just as nice as the previous family. Everything is spotlessly clean. We have a large motorhome and while getting in and out can be slow, parking is readily accomplished. Nice plae to stay in Red Lodge or to use as a jumping off point for the Beartooth Pass area - to see America's most beautiful drive. We camped here in a Motorhome.