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Bozeman, Montana

Bear Canyon Campground

Bozeman, Montana



Bozeman, Montana
Phone: (800) 438-1575

Sites: 92
Recent Rate: $40 7/2016

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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $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 yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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 yes
  • 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 no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

84 Reviews

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Unmarked entrance is uphill between two posts. Exiting is tricky with blind view of other roads and 13 foot 3 inch Interstate overpass will cause big rigs concern. Sites are close so that pull thrus neighbor's table is close to sewer drop and your RV. First time in all our years of rving, it took an hour to level which we later determined that leveling is a problem on most sites because the park is built on a hill. There are great views of the valley. Noise is minimal except for the freight trains horns. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Museum of the Rockies is a definite as well as many restaurants close to museum and downtown.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Good park. Had seen several reviews pointing out the low archway over the entrance into the park. It has been removed! There still are some low limbs right at the office that they have clearly worked on. I opted to drive through the very large dump site just to the left. Had also seen in the reviews (and in person!!) there is a low underpass where you get off the interstate. It's marked 13'3" (Will try to post a picture.) You want to come off the south side if that's too low for you. Next exit going W is 3 miles with no underpass and the next exit going east is 3 miles as well with an unmarked underpass. Looks plenty high and I went under it with feet to spare in my 45' MH at 12'7". So underpass is an easy work around. Park has no control over that regardless!!! Park is very convenient to Bozeman and why we stayed here. There are train tracks across I-90 with a lot of traffic, but did not bother us. The park is adequate but sites are pretty close together. We could put out our slides but not the awning. We could easily hear the family next door. Also woke up our first morning to a sprinkler running right at our door and nice puddle. I found the young lady moving sprinklers and she was very appropriate and fixed the problem. Pool looked nice and was pretty busy. We did not use. Overall pretty good place to stop and convenient to Bozeman. We were here 6 nights. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We had a great lunch at the Co-Op in Bozeman.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Our usual stop in this area and it will continue to be.

This campground is further from the interstate than the other one in the area and quieter as a result. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

About 5 miles from downtown Bozeman. Site was a bit narrow; flat on top, but more of an angle out the steps. Very clean restrooms and laundry. Checked out the showers, but we didn't use them. Our friends were in Space 8 which was wonderful. Lots of grass and a picnic table. We also had a table, but not near as much grass. Easy in and out. Trash is as you exit. Beautiful views of the mountains. Pool was always busy, and it looked very nice. Lots of trees. We would definitely come back here. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Costco, Target, Walmart, Kohl's, Home Depot and Lowe's....pretty much anything you want. The Pickle Barrel up on College by the campus is amazing. Great subs. Downtown has loads of little shops and a great quilt store. Must see is the Museum of the Rockies. Three Forks is the headwaters of the Missouri River and Yellowstone 90 minute drive there. Gallatin Canyon is beautiful.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We were just spending the night, so did not take advantages of the amenities.

The park is on a hill, so I was a bit surprised at the level of road noise - not terrible, but present. There are several trains that pass by at odd hours.

They have a nice off-leash area for dogs and the staff are very pleasant. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Type
Pull through
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
No

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Review Count: 184
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Signage to reach the park is not good. After you exit the expressway you will wonder where to go. It is straight up the hill between the 2 large wooden posts to the right of the temporary sign. Do not go down the "dead end" road. On top is a nice, flat campground. If you are a tall vehicle (5th wheel or big rig) be aware that the trees have not been trimmed in front of the office. They crashed into the side and top of our rig. I could not get the front door open. When I mentioned it at check-in they did not seem interested in resolving the problem. Our site (#1) is a large pull-through with plenty of grass and privacy (on the corner). The back-in spaces are without grass for the most part and are very small. The site was level. The sewer hookup is below grade and difficult to attach to as evidenced by the mess left at the sewer connection next to us. They have a nice pool and playground. It is a good location for visiting Bozeman. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Downtown Bozeman is very quaint, with lots of coffee shops, boutiques, etc.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Pleasant, nice laundry facilities. Clean, quiet. We camped at Bear Canyon Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 195
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 17

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 9

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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