Bozeman, Montana

Bear Canyon Campground

Bozeman, Montana



Bozeman, Montana
Phone: (800) 438-1575

Sites: 92
Recent Rate: $40 5/2015

Latitude: 45.6514208385372
Longitude: -110.94644844532

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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 yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • 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 ?
Recreation
  • 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

73 Reviews

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Joan and Bill

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Host and hostess were very friendly and accommodating. We had a back in site which slanted to the back. Sites are all gravel with no grass except if you were tent camping. View was great, there was a train you could hear but it was in the distance, kind of nice. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Just outside of Bozeman, MT right off I-90. Very easy to get to.

We didn't have sewer but water and electric were easy access. Close to Yellowstone and downtown Bozeman. Would stay there again.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Melodycthomas

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

There were permanent campers on the perimeter and transients on the inner circle. The sites were roomy and all hookups worked just fine. The outdoor pool was not open yet. The wifi was v.e.r.y.... slooooow. And I kept getting dropped because the connection timed out. There is an AT&T cell tower just behind the campground. The views from the hilltop were beautiful. The staff was very friendly. The laundry room and bathrooms were neat and clean and in good working order. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the American Computer & Robotics Museum or the Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. The Montana Grizzly Encounter was also interesting.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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ctk3

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $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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JIM & JACKIE

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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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traveling

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $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: September, 2013 - $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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ctk3

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
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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: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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Drgnfli

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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franandken

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

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $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: 70
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $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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Porkchopfatboy

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Average campground. Staff is very accommodating and maintains the park very well. Sites are tight for larger rigs, but do offer full-hook up and picnic table. The pool area is nice; however, be prepared to deal with A LOT of children from Bozeman. The park is landscaped well and the office sells basic provisions. Satellite reception was good, Wi-Fi was reliable for the most part; Sprint, Verizon & AT&T worked also. My biggest complaint: there is a large population of black billed Magpies hanging out in the campground, and they are nearly as annoying as the train going by all of the time. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

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LeeH

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

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $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: August, 2012 - $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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