Bozeman, Montana

Bear Canyon Campground

Bozeman, Montana



Bozeman, Montana
Phone: (800) 438-1575

Sites: 92
Recent Rate: $42 8/2015

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 yes
  • 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 ?

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77 Reviews

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grandflic

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $42.00
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We spent an overnight here on the way east and also when returning west. It's conveniently located to the highway, and although close there is little highway noise. But there is train horn noise until late in the evening.

The campsite is older and space is tight for using slide outs and awnings. Space is also critical when entering a space to park or exiting with your RV. And the spaces are so close together that extended awnings almost touch extended slide out rooms.

Utility hook ups are fairly conveniently located. There is "wifi," but the signal is usually weak due to the many campers using their system. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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on the road 65

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $47.00
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We only spent one night here. Sewer connection was at end of site and difficult if not impossible to level coach at this spot. Children under 14 could not even leave the campsite without and adult. Was told could not even wash windshield at site. Will not be returning here. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

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adsaxs

Review Count: 175
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
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There is an archway just beyond the exit ramp from I-90 that leads to the campground. We barely were able to go under it. Our rig is 13 feet 2 inches and our radio antenna hit the top of the arch. On the right side of the pole were faded numbers that were barely readable that stated the archway had a height restriction of 13' 3'. Way to close for comfort. If that was not bad enough, the freeway underpass going west bound had a height restriction of 13 feet 2 inches. Had we known about the height restrictions we would not have stayed at this campground.

The interior roads within this campground and the sites were on packed gravel. All of the sites were definitively not level. Our site required 5 inches of wood to get our rig leveled. We never experience this much trouble leveling (front to back - side to side) in a private campground before.

The back-in sites (E/W only) were not very long. We were told in the office that they usually accommodate a 25 foot rig. We were not told this when we talked to them on the phone. Their pull-thru sites (FHU) can accommodate just about any size rig. There were a number overgrown trees and hanging branches on some of these sites.

The campground was full and it looked it.

The electrical voltage was good - hovering around 121 volts. The utility box was on the appropriate side. All sites had 20/30/50 amp service.

The outdoor pool was heated and clean. The bathroom and showers were also clean and very usable.

The campground had Wi-Fi but we did not use it. Verizon air card and cell phone work reasonable well.

The height restrictions are enough for us not to return to this campground.

We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

The American Computer and Robotics Museum is very interesting

The archway into the campground is 13 feet 3 inches. I-70 underpass going westbound is 13 feet 2 inches

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rv4rob

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
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The sites are pretty close to one another. We were in site one and our neighbors sewer connection was right by our steps. A lot of the sites are uneven and require extra blocks/boards to level properly. As mentioned before if you leave the park and want to go west on I-90 the bridge restriction is just over 13' so a lot of RV's can not clear this.
When we arrived the tree limbs by the office were way to low. I brushed against them. I told staff and they did trim them a bit but really needed more attention. Local folks have access to the pool so at times there are more folks here with their kids that are not camping. I would not stop here again. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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agesilaus

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
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Right off let me post a BIG WARNING about getting to this CG. It sits right next to I-90, on the south side, and the underpass is TOO LOW for large RV's. If my son hadn't noticed the sign just before we went under I would have removed our a/c and other roof items. So you have to stay on the south side of I-90 to use this cg. We had to go east on the Interstate to the next exit and turn around and come back to get off on the south side.

OK the CG itself is excellent. Well landscaped with grass and lots of trees. Very clean and with moderately large pull thru sites. The people working there were pleasant. It's a bit pricey but not compared to the KOA in the area which was $65 with the KOA discount. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

We stopped for my son to visit Montana State University. There are lots of restaurants and other shopping opportunities in Bozeman. Yellowstone isn't that far away and we made a day trip visit.

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Joan and Bill

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
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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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Melodycthomas

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $40.00
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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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ctk3

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

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $31.00
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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: 83
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $53.00
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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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JIM & JACKIE

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $28.00
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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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User2228

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

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $37.00
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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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Dr. Moreau

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $35.00
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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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Drgnfli

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $24.00
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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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quineey

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
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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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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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