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Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground

Basin, Montana


29 I-15 Frontage Rd
Basin, Montana 59631
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 40
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.26936
Longitude: -112.25036

Elevation: 5286' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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15 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

We stopped here for an overnight visit on our way to Idaho. There were plenty of spaces available and we used the self-check-in option. The park is very clean and quiet with very few occupants at this time. The hook-ups are well-placed and fairly easy to use. I would be willing to stay here another time and learn more about the mine, but we're on a schedule so...... We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We didn't have time to explore the area beyond our campsite as it was cold, rainy, and getting dark when we arrived. I would be willing to come back in the future to learn more about the health benefits of the mine.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Small park with easy access to highway. Difficult to locate check-in area but the staff was very friendly once I found them. WIFI as the best we had during the 2 months we were on the road. Fine for a 1 night stay. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

This is a hidden gem! The park is small and quiet. I had a lovely level shaded spot with full hook-ups. The park host was on hand when I arrived and helped me back-in to the spot (my first time!) as was available if I had any questions. The bathrooms were private and showers were coin operated and cost 0.25 for 2 minutes. Portable space heaters were provided in the bathrooms and were needed since the nights were cold! I will revisit this campground. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

The mine is an interesting attraction and I took advantage of it during my stay. Met many devotees of the healing power of this radon mine, folks who have been coming for years and swear by it's restorative therapy. I enjoyed driving the surrounding area and photographing the landscape and old mines.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Our atv club goes there ever year and they always take good care of us. Provides us with a community hall for us us for pot luck dinners . will keep going back. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Always go into boulder to the River and have pizza and ice cream

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Everything was wrong, dangerous and caused us damage to vehicle and to leave with no place to go. We reserved 50 amp, shaded and back in. They directed us in wrong way. It was not 50 amp. The site could not accommodate us, owners moved us in wrong direction nearly over a boulder, tree limbs hit and hurt top of RV, 2 hours of them tying to kick someone else out to give us their spot and people who tried to help, then owner decided to cut tree limb down where it hit floor 3 inches from our car. If we took the vehicle up the hill to office we never could have turned around, probably would have needed a tow truck. Worst place ever in 3 years, left in tears with a sick spouse. After they tried to double charge us for a single night as we cancelled the 3 nights, she offered us for free. We chose to have nowhere to go at night in busy season rather than be next to open cook fires and all the laundry lines with exposed underwear. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

we left with no where to go,so we do not know

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is a fairly clean park, though I found trash at my site. There's distant traffic noise, even at night.

The 9 pull-through sites (30-39) are long, wide, unshaded, near-level gravel and dirt. Each has a concrete pad with a picnic table. There are also dirt back-in sites among the trees along a creek. These are in various sizes, shady, and not level. Not all the back-in sites have sewer connections or picnic tables. Voltage is good.

Roads are gravel or asphalt, in fair condition with some potholes.

Verizon LTE works well.

WiFi is strong at the recreation hall; I measured 126.8 kB/s down. WiFi was not usable at my site.

Terrestrial broadcast TV: CBS, CW. No VHF weather radio.

Laundry: 2 top-loaders ($2), 2 dryers ($1 for 45 minutes). The dryers are slow; I needed 2 passes to get my clothes dry.

There are 2 private showers for the park, one accessible, meaning a seat and rails, not roll-in. $0.25 buys 3 minutes in the non-accessible shower but 2 minutes in the accessible shower. There is no way to adjust the water temperature. Sometimes I put in my quarter but got no water.

One morning the sewer overflowed. This was very quickly fixed, but I'd avoid site 30, which seems to be a low point.

Owners and staff are friendly and helpful.

The park is on the opposite side of I-15 from the town of Basin. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Nice overnight stay. Be sure to call the office before going to your site and don't try to drive up to the mine in your RV. We would stay here again. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is not much nearby as far as shopping or food.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here on our way up to Glacier and again on our way back. Nice large spot for our 38 ft 5th wheel. Backed right up to a little river that the kids played in. We did not realize the office was in back up a hill. But that had a drop box out front so it was very convenient to just pay in the drop box. We loved our stay here and plan to come up again just to stay here for a few nights! My only recommendation is that they have more signs near the drop box to point people up to the office. And maybe a map of the facilities there as well so people coming with tents and also those who only need electric know where to go. We had three different people ask us if we knew were to check in at. We camped at Merry Widow Health Mine and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 14

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

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

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 25

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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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

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: 3
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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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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