Bear Canyon Campground

     


Bozeman, Montana
Phone: (800) 438-1575

Sites: 92
Avg. Rate: $33

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Latitude: 45.6514208385372
Longitude: -110.94644844532

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 15
  • Good 39
  • Average 9
  • Poor 7
  • Terrible 1

71 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

JIM & JACKIE

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

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Would not stay here again. Sites were very tight and unlevel. They first parked us in a gravel back-in area that sloped off so bad that we could not get our motorhome level. Then they moved us to another back-in spot and after finally getting it leveled we found that the 30 amp did not work. So they put us in a pull-through site which wasn't much better. Could not sleep because of all the train noise. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

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ctk3

Review Count: 83
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

One has to just love the surroundings to stay here. The park is surrounded by mountains, has a nice pool and laundry room, and very friendly young adults running it. We stayed here two years ago and our critique really hasn’t changed. The Wi-Fi is basically nonexistent. Even taking one’s computer to the office it runs more like an old LAN connection – slow! Be sure to bring plenty of blocks for leveling and stabilizing though some sites are better than others. Water pressure is very low. Dogs are a dollar a day. Big rigs beware – branches bad when pulling out – that too, has not changed. Electric worked fine. I was told satellite would work at our site – not! Others had no satellite reception as well. TV was basically 3 channels. On a positive note, restrooms and the laundry room were clean. The negatives do not mean much to the owner since nothing has changed in two years. Staying here depends on your priorities and what is important to you. Good for overnight; a week…? We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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traveling

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is under major construction. The restrooms and showers were clean but there was no hot water in the shower early in the morning when I went to shower. The Internet was poor and the cable kept cutting in and out. Way overpriced for what we got under the circumstances, with the mess of the construction and things not working well. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Dr. Moreau

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a pretty good RV Park to stay at when you're visiting Bozeman. It's not close to town, about 5 miles outside of town so make sure you have a vehicle to explore Bozeman in. You will hear some train noise at night and some Interstate traffic. The spaces are tight, but they are full hookup pull-through. There is a very cool pool with a very large slide. The playground could be better but the bathrooms and showers are clean and well maintained. The Wi-Fi here is lacking, it never worked very well but this is something we have came to expect from RV campgrounds. The cost to stay here is very competitive which helps us overlook some of the minor flaws. Will we come back? Yes. Would we recommend it? Yes. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

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User2228

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Gravel sites are uneven and if you have a big rig (37ft 5th wheel). We found that tree limbs needed to be trimmed as they were in the way, making it difficult to put out slides and awnings. Our neighbor in a large motorhome, had to move as the site was not acceptable for their RV for the same reasons. Love trees, but their placement made it difficult to maneuver in and out of the site. Ladies restroom had curtain instead of doors on the 3 stalls and unsanitary trash noted on floor beside 2 of the toilets. Though we did not use the showers, they appeared semi-clean. No cable but the reception with air antenna was good. Train whistle blows often in the wee hours of the morning, but we don't hold that against this park. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Drgnfli

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Woo-Wooooo! Train lovers, welcome! Light sleepers stay away! On one night, there was a train whistle blowing at 2:15 AM, then another train came the other way at 2:30 AM, then another in the opposite direction at 2:45 AM; each blowing at the road crossings down in the valley (which may amplify the sound). And then there was a loud train at least every hour after that and on most nights. The tracks are less than a third of a mile from this camp but it really sounded like they were coming thru the camp. I have to go along with the previous reviews as the West side sites were close & uneven. All roads/sites gravel/dirt and dusty. I did not get our RV in close to the electric box so I couldn't park our truck next to the site. We parked it at the tent parking which, according to the list of instructions, is a no-no. Many sites on the West and East sides were permanent and needed weed/grass cutting. East and West sites have little or no shade in the hot afternoons although they had nice views. Full hookup sites had some shade and a bit more room or so it seemed. Our site had only W/E as most on the West side. A ridiculous pet charge $1/day - I was not going to pick up our pooch's poo but I decided otherwise. We never did see anyone from the park staff picking up poo - what was the $1 charge for? 4 washers/$1.50ea & 4 dryers @ $.75/35 minute. Wife said the washers really spin the clothes dry! Nice bathroom/showers! Wi-Fi was great or lousy depending on... I don't know! Luckily we have a etpack for times like this! We stayed here a week. We would avoid this RV park in the future if possible but there are not many good choices in Bozeman. The above price reflects the weekly cost. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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ctk3

Review Count: 83
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I agree with the previous reviews as to the negatives. I would add leveling is an issue at some sites with a drop in the rear. Toy haulers will have an extremely difficult time with the angle. We had to unload our motorcycle on the road before pulling into our site. This is our second stay here and can report all negative issues have not been addressed. At least they could cut the grass. But, with the prices of RV parks around Bozeman, the owners really aren't concerned, as their park was full. On a positive note, the camp workers could not be nicer, and the sunsets from the top of this hill are outstanding. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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quineey

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The office and pool area are nicely maintained, but once you get beyond them, the site area is overgrown and unkempt. The sites are way too narrow, and we couldn't put one slide out or the awning. I really have to disagree about the potential that exists, as mentioned in previous reviews, because nothing could improve on the trains whistling all night long that sounded like they were coming right through the campground. We got no sleep at all. I also resent paying extra for a pet that I always clean up after. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

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franandken

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older campground - built before motorhomes got to be big. We are 45' and was put on a corner site and no one was parked next to our other side and that is good because having slide-outs and awnings it would have not worked. Sites are fairly level. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

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sheltieRV

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This park could be something, but the owners must have lost their passion. As mentioned the sites are pretty narrow, MHs may not have issues but 5ers with multiple slides are limited. We ended up with slides right next to a couple of trees, and had to do some trimming. No chance of getting an awning out, but at least the trees make the awning less needed. Sites have not been graded in years, but are somewhat level. The grounds are kept nice, but the sites could use some TLC with their landscaping. Seems to be a lot of perms. As stated before, during the day their is a large neighborhood pool party, though they reserve mornings and evenings for campers and the pool is heated. With a new dedicated owner this could be a stellar park, which Bozeman appears to lack. If you stay here with slides, insist on a corner site, and inspect it before accepting it. Saw a 36+ 5er just barely make it out of their slot after much back-n-forth. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Idletime

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The site we had was very narrow (#2) and our picnic table was over top of the next site sewer connections. We had about 3 or 4 feet of space outside our door because the neighbor's slide out in these narrow sites took up most of the room. There is also a lot of train noise. We would not stay here again. We found others comments about the pool and lots of kids to be true and somewhat annoying. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

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June from Savann ahb

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with lots of big trees. A little tight getting into our site due to the closeness of the trees. Lots of pretty summer flowers. The only negative was the amount of children in the small pool. The owners open the pool in the summer for local children to pay to swim. No room for the campers from noon to 6pm. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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LeeH

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Crowded, close sites. Not easy to get in or out of sites. Many full time people here. Pool must be open to kids from town judging from the number of them. Owner rarely on site and at the time of my visit it was managed by very young adults. Had there been an issue I'm not confident they could have handled it. Laundry was clean, Bozeman center easy drive. I drove past the only other campground in the area and it appeared far worse than Bear Canyon, so if I have to be in Bozeman again, I will stay here again. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

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cameocamper

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Okay, the views are pretty nice. However, the sites are tight for big rigs. The rate for the site was $33, but we were charged $1 additional because we had a dog. First time that has happened. Wi-Fi was fine. Had a 4G connection on the Verizon phone and the ATT phone had a good signal as well. This park has more "Don'ts" than "Do's" on it's information sheet. Lots of kids in the pool, but that was fine with us. The "pet area" is a field with tall grass behind the last row of sites. Don't think we would stay here again. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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stacijo

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Awesome owners/managers, clean park with decent size spaces and easy to get in and out of with large fifth wheel. Nice views, good laundry facilities. Only bad part is the pool. There are no less than 10 small children in it all day long as they use this for additional revenue. After 6pm the pool is for campers only, however there are a lot of children in the campgrounds, apparently. Unfortunate as the rest of the park is awesome, and the management is top notch. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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