Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground

Basin, Montana

Basin, Montana
Phone: (406) 225-3220

Sites: 40
Recent Rate: $22 9/2015

Latitude: 46.2684656481552
Longitude: -112.263238576721

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

7 Reviews

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Located right off I-15 between Helena and Butte makes this a convenient overnight stop. The campground has two parts. There are nicely shaded level back in sites near the creek. If you want pull thru sites with no shade, those are available in the front of the campground. The manager is very friendly and accommodating. While sites are close together, the park was only 20% full when we stayed there. We spent two nights and attended the Wednesday night pot luck dinner which was enjoyable. Many of the campers are here to take advantage of the health mine. This is an interesting concept! Hookups are good but the sewer is located way in the back of the site so you may need a sewer extension. Pretty location, nice people, and reasonable rates make this place a winner! We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Worth a visit to Butte which has a large historical district.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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The Borgs

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a great time at this unique RV park and would be happy to visit again. We were granted a Good Sam discount and our 40' RV was assigned a fairly level gravel site which backed onto a lovely creek. There was plenty of space for our tow car and outdoor chairs. A picnic table was provided. Pull-thru sites are available, but are not as nice as the creek-side spots. A short walk up the hill from the RV park is the Merry Widow health mine. Gold, silver, zinc and uranium were previously mined at this location, but now it (along with several other mines in the area) is known as a "health mine" where folks come to take a series of hour-long treatments. There seems to be a rather dedicated clientele, with many yearly repeat customers camping and taking treatments. We were allowed a free walk-through of the mine, and noted a monthly state check of the mine water quality was in progress. A highlight of our visit here was the weekly Wednesday night potluck, where we shared in a delicious feast and met some of the fascinating people drawn to this area. A nearby gravel road which passed through some national forest service land proved great for jogging. A piano and other amenities were provided in the large recreation hall (where the potluck dinner was held). Guests are also reportedly welcome to use the cooking facilities here. Internet service was included with our site rental, and worked quite well in conjunction with an external antenna. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Motorhome.

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RV Cat

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We parked nose in, right on the Boulder River – most beautiful site we’ve ever been in! Very friendly and helpful staff, level site, full hookups with 50 amps. Best kept secret in the West! We'll definitely stay here again next time we're in the area. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Walter Cullop

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful little campground along the river. The pull thru spots are not on the river but more than half the other was. We had a electric only right next to it and listened to the babbling brook continuously. It is pretty much bare bones but there is a great deal of trees along the river side and they do a Wednesday potluck that is well attended. Everyone is very friendly and we have enjoyed all our stays. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was right by the river. Could hear the water rushing by all night. Huge trees. The bathrooms and showers were clean. Free Wi-Fi. Right off the highway. The Health Mine was really a great feature. Would love to stay here again. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Park was updated in 2005 with new power, sewer and water. All sites are nice and level. Park is open March 1st to November 15th. We arrived November 6th, and they kept the water on for us. You can come here for just camping and not be obligated to use the health facility. Everyone was very friendly. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Fred Griffin

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Part of a health mine spa. You do not need to participate in the health mine activities. Great trout fishing on Boulder River. Rec hall w/pot luck on Wed? and Church on Sunday. Wi-Fi in rec hall (works in some close by sites). Very small town - nice coffee shop and art gallery in town. CG has small old playground equip. Local school house has new play ground @ 1/2 mile from CG. Nice level valley - good for daily walks or bicycle rides. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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