6 Parks near Cardwell, Montana
Aug 2016 - $39.00
After staying at crowded RV parks for several weeks while we visited Yellowstone and Glacier, it was a refreshing change to come to this state park and finally have a large site again with plenty of space to spread out and not feel crowded by neighbors. This park is a little on the expensive side for a state park, but I think that's because we had to pay the non-Montana resident rate and a reservation fee. Anyway, it was only for 2 nights and we really enjoyed it. We also visited the caverns while we were there which was awesome. Verizon coverage was pretty weak there, only 3G and sometimes not even that. But we have a booster which helped get it to a weak 4G. - Love2Camp777
Aug 2016 - $28.00
The rate is for a dry-camping, no hook-up site, expensive because of out-of-state status. The campground is a bit off the interstate, but on good roads, so not that hard to get to. There is fresh water fill at the dump station.The main attraction here are the caverns, so many are one-night stands. There are few trees in the campground, so plan on sun. Your solar panels will be happy. The spaces are open but well-separated and the views of the surrounding hills are very pleasant. It was wonderfully quiet and dark at night, good sleeping. Generator hours are from 7 am to 10 pm, like it or not. During our visit, no one abused this by running a generator continuously, so not a problem. We were easily able to get satellite with our roof-top dish. Verizon data and voice were sketchy and required our Wilson amp with roof-top antenna. We would certainly stay here again. - TheJim
Jul 2016 - $34.00
Regularly a convenient stop on our way to the Midwest and to Yellowstone NP. Family friendly and very quiet. Pay for showers. - rvYoungster16
May 2016 - $45.00
Stayed overnight first part of May was treated well, paid $35.00, A little high for overnight but WiFi was good and could stay hooked up. Came back the end of May was charged $45.oo and was treated very rudely. The lady that was behind the counter basically accused me of lying when I said I had only paid $35.00 two weeks ago. She told me to park in the number 2 spot, it had a full time trailer in it, I took number 1 spot went back to tell her where I was and she said that can't be the computer shows #2 empty. We would have gone on down the road but we were done in. We will not be staying here again. - lennet
Aug 2015 - $35.00
With all due respect to the previous reviewer, I think/hope he was joking giving this place a ten. It's way overpriced, probably because it's pretty much the only RV park around and they can get away with it. It's not much more than a parking place for the night. Buggy as hell so we couldn't sit outside even if we wanted to. Of course who WOULD want to sit outside and listen to the deafening sound of all the traffic speeding by on the highway right out front? And to top it all off they don't even let you walk your dog in the park. I guess you're supposed to walk them along the highway! Plan accordingly when you are in this area and find another place to stay. We didn't and that's why we got stuck here. Oh yeah, the wi-if did work good. At $35/night for this dump it should! - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Services for price charged are inadequate. Bathrooms and showers antiquated and dark. Require a key deposit. Most of sites are pull-through but because of road design, some numbers can be confusing to patrons as well as office help. Did not find the grounds to be very well maintained. We had a hole on our site that just had an orange flag stuck in it. Chose this campground so we could make a day trip to Helena. Might suggest checking out campground behind Wheat Montana which we discovered on our way east. - shadowrider
Jun 2012 - $35.00
Small clean park located on the edge of town. Mature trees and within a short walking distance of a creek. Folks are friendly and helpful. Handy is that there is a propane refill station and also an RV dump and laundromat. It is within walking distance of restaurants. We would stay here again. - Jill1963
Jul 2006 - $26.00
This is a great place for an overnight stop. Friendly office personal. Nice shaded sites that are fairly level. Close to interstate but the noise was not a problem. - sl11744
Sep 2016 - $38.00
We found the staff and owner very good to work with. Reservations were made the day ahead, but a maintenance issue delayed us so that we would arrive after closing time. They were most gracious, watched for us and even drove us to our site - really helpful as the layout would have been a little difficult in the dark. A site without sewer saved a little $ and the holding tanks worked fine. The state park was full due to a festival and this was a very satisfactory exchange and cost about the same for out of state folks. Sites are a little close, but didn't feel that way because of all the trees. Website said closing 9/15, but stayed open through following weekend. Only con - had to use blocks to level one side. Our MH is 35' but several 40' there. - BandD
Sep 2016 - $48.00
Restrooms and showers were not clean. Sites were very close and mostly shady. Site surface was gravel and featured a picnic table. Friendly owners with strictly rules.
I asked to clean my windshield with water from the water tap by using my water hose and a nozzle.
The answer was clear: "You can clean the windshield only by using a bucket and a sponge!"
I responded that I maybe need less water with the nozzle, than with a bucket which I didn't have. There was no way to talk about exceptions. - Columbus
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This has been another FANTASTIC stay at Camp Three Forks (see 2015 for park details). Owners and park hosts worked tirelessly to improve grounds and ensure we had a pleasant RVing experience. Mom & Pop park with no affiliations basically gives EVERYONE a great discount vs area competitors.
Many low-hanging limbs have been trimmed which was concerning some big rigs. Newly updated 50-amp, extra-long sites in back of park, can accommodate up to 45' coach with toad. 14 FHU sites; easy access dump station reserved for registered guests.
Owner takes great pride in keeping grass watered and landscaping was always lush. Park rules are clearly outlined at check-in and observed. Inexpensive firewood, ice and ice cream for sale. We used this as home base to travel to: Glacier, Phillipsburg, Yellowstone, Virginia City, and ALL places in-between. Days are mild and nights are cool, making this a great retreat from the 100+ degrees in Texas. Our 4th visit; we vacationed here several weeks in July-August and will be back next year! - texasgal54
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is an over night camping spot for self contained rigs: there are no showers, toilets, laundry facilities or TV hook ups. This is an large open field around a grocery market where they have put down grass sod, picnic tables, sewer, water and electric connections and airport mix (packed gravel) down for parking pads. There are a few trees around the parking pads but no real shade. There is no TV cable or satellite connection provided, but your own Direct TV satellite connection is very easy. The area is fenced off and quiet. Obviously it is very easy to walk across the lawn to the market if you need anything; they do have a snack bar. We were in site 9 which is the farthest site away from the market and closest to the surrounding neighborhood; there was a chained up dog at a house across the street from our campsite which barked almost non-stop while we were there, it was sad and really quite irritating. Not the RV park's issue, but it did taint our stay. I think the $40.00 overnight charge is a bit steep for what they provide but it was easy and convenient from the highway; it was a pull through site. There is no highway noise. We would stay there again but would ask for a site away from the barking dog. - Hikinjack
Aug 2016 - $28.00
The rate is for a dry-camping, no hook-up site, expensive because of out-of-state status. There is fresh water fill, but no dump station and no showers, only pit toilets. It is only a few miles from interstate, but feels worlds away. It is very quiet and is wonderfully dark at night. In the summer it fills on the weekends, but there are usually sites available during the week. A few of the sites are isolated, but most are fairly open. Some are very close and almost "buddy" sites. There is little shade, so we had no problem getting satellite. Verizon voice and data were very strong. It was very quiet at night. We would stay here again. - TheJim
Jul 2015 - $24.00
The price is a bit steep for dry camping but the park is well maintained and the Montana sky is amazing. Vault toilets but they are by far the cleanest vault toilets I have ever seen. They clean them daily and they actually don't stink. Sites are almost all pull thrus, most with lots of space. Beautiful park. - Wendle123
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Despite telephone conversations with this Park's Staff and the Reservations Representative we ended in a site that our 36' RV just fit into. The Toad ended up parked so close to our rig's side that we couldn't fit between them to walk. Fire pit was weed choked. Table was in good shape but filthy. Not a shade tree in site and the sun just bakes the area. Campground is nothing more than a gravel and dirt parking lot with most sites being double bump-outs that you share with your neighbor. Despite daily spraying, mosquitoes are horrible! Towards evening the would-be campers coming and going to check for a site stir up the dust to the point that one can really feel for the early explorers who suffered here. Its a shame as the history and beauty of the area screams to be explored and enjoyed. $30/nite is over-kill for conditions like these. Central water, one M/F combined pit toilet, no dump. All the mosquitoes you care to feed, all the dust you can eat, all the sweat you want to pour out. Noise until well after mid-night goes unchecked from late arrivals, chopping wood, drunks and, for some reason, most think that you came here to hear them singing or playing their fiddle, banjo or violin thru the early morning hours. Two Hosts and One Ranger who all go home or into their air-conditioned RVs (they have FHU) at dusk. - RVFRab