9 Parks near Darby, Montana
Jul 2012 - $13.00
Great find. Highly recommend. Planned on stop. Rate reflects Senior 1/2 off plus $5 nightly utility charge: not $2.00 as indicated on web site. A locals favorite and they are very protective of 'their' park! We had numerous knocks on our door asking when we were going to be leaving, even though our tag showed our check out date! The nearby lake is gorgeous and very busy during the day, even though the water is chilly. Saw deer in our site. Only wish they had a dump station on site. No AT&T cell/internet. If you drive a short way toward the main road, you can get a bar or two of Verizon cell: if you're lucky. Even with the trees, we were able to get a shot for DirecTV. We biked here, enjoyed the beautiful scenery and found it very peaceful. Great camphosts, clean vault toilets. Most sites fairly level and large. Plenty of room for the largest of rigs. With so few available sites, I recommend arriving on a weekday by noon. Definitely would return. - Brujomar
Sep 2011 - $16.00
Wow!! What a great site! Trees, huge boulders, nice quiet yet friendly neighbors, almost level pull-through asphalt pad in the shade, with water and electricity at the site. A nearby town has a dump station, so extended stays (about 1 week) would not work for me. I had a great drive over the nearby mountain roads, even though I did not find Twin Lakes. I absolutely will return!! - AluminumCloud
Jun 2011 - $16.00
Absolutely the best USFS campground I've ever seen. Vault toilets only, but clean as a whistle. All pull through sites. Plenty wide in and out at the sites we saw. Nice trees, but not too many. Bears, wolves and elk rumored in the area but all we saw was a wild turkey and some squirrels. Would be an 11 with sewer hook-ups, but hey, it's a national forest CG. $5 to dump at Angler's Roost RV on the way north on US 93. - gs2rt
Sep 2016 - $35.00
This is a very very small RV park combined with cabins. It is not fancy but it is very nice and well-maintained. There are about 6 sites and then an area where I think they might let people dry camp. They have full hook ups, the wifi is good for 1 maybe 2 devices, the cable tv is good too - ananlog not digital. All the hook-up sites are back in but plenty big enough and easy to manage. The utilities are fine except the sewer hook up is kinda raised so it was difficult for us to get drainage. The managers (owners?) are great, friendly, and helpful. The restrooms are individual shower/toilet/sink. They are older but well-kept, neat, and clean. They supply bath mats. There are only two but that should be sufficient even if the park is full (6 RV's.) Darby is a very cute sort of western town within walking distance. We would stay here again. The only reasons I wouldn't give this a 10 is because it is so small and the raised sewer connection. - NiMo
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Nice little park, friendly owner/staff, not on river or anything, but clean, good WiFi, nice to have cable. Grassy sites with table. Also great that they have recycling. The Montana Cafe across the street had good food and very reasonable, although not open for dinner except Fridays. - BandD
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We have stayed here twice and it's a very nice small park with a few RV spaces and several cabins. Very convenient to Darby and the Bitterroot Valley. - Shadowberr
Oct 2014 - $25.00
This is a very well laid out campground. Lots of room. Picnic tables at each site. Gravel pads and paved interior roads. There were 3 nice and clean dog runs. Free Wi-Fi but we didn't use it. No cable but very clear signals with digital antenna. Super water pressure! Our site was not quite level but good enough. Very nice staff. Rate reflects Good Sam discount. - The Griffins
Aug 2014 - $8.00
This is real camping. No hook-ups, no cellphone service, no Wi-Fi, no TV (though a dish might work). Just you and nature. This is a beautiful little campground on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River in the Bitterroot National Forest, about 34 miles south of Darby. Sites are level, spacious, and widely spaced. They can take rigs up to 30 feet. The campground has vault toilets, potable water, and a camp host. It's quite secluded and away from everything. We've never seen it crowded, even in summer. One night we had one whole end of the campground to ourselves. Nearby is a hot spring and the oldest ranger station (a cabin really) still standing in a National Forest. This campground is not for everyone, but if you really want to get away from it all, this is a great spot. - Thriller
Jul 2016 - $6.00
I would have rated this Forest Service campground a lot higher if it wasn't for the campers who used Spring Gulch as their private ATV course. A large group, with at least four ATVs, decided to use the interior campground road for their ATV usage. The noise level was terrible and you were not able to safely enjoy the campground less you hit one of them with your vehicle or they compromised your safety while walking. The peace and serenity of a beautiful setting was ruined by these inconsiderate campers. Forest Service personnel were aware of this situation, but failed to stop the ATV usage. This went on for at least three days.
On the positive side, this is a very nice campground with well placed sites with plenty of trees and privacy along the Bitterroot River. It should have been a great visit but it just goes to show how a few can ruin a good time for the many.
Although I made it with my 5TH Wheel (about 55' total), I had a tough time clearing the tree limbs around the cul-de-sac upon exiting.
Price reflects Senior/Access Pass. - jopa
Aug 2014 - $12.00
This National Forest Campground is located on US 93 2.9 mi north of Sula (1/4 mi north of milepost 15)! It has 10 sites, plus 1 bicycle site, with picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets. It also has a picnic area and handicapped accessible facilities to include a fishing pier on the river. Campground can accommodate trailers and RV's to 50'. There are no hook-ups but water is available. We booked 2 nights and found it to be so pleasant we booked 8 more nights. Sites are level and all close to the creek flowing through the RV park. We cannot wait to visit this campsite again! The camphosts were friendly and helpful. - ournextstop
Aug 2016 - $25.00
This park is filled probably 75% with long term residents, many of whom have units that likely are not even roadworthy. The owner (who is onsite often) is tired of running the place and depressing to talk to. He has let the place go, and just shows up and goes through the motions. The park is for sale but the owner says any sale will have to be approved by the other two partners, who has not spoken to in 5 years. So the place limps along kept in business by the long term residents.
We were going to stay down by the river but the trees have not been trimmed in some time, and they expected me to drive a 13' tall 5W through tree branches that began at say 6' above the ground. They need to trim the trees if they expect people with nice rigs to go down and camp by the river. They relocated me to one of the parking lot style spots. The owner says not to back up too far because the water line is buried very shallow. Our site was in a depression that filled with water when it rained. The sewer connection was almost as high as the outlet from the camper, because it was up a hill from where we parked. No thought went into this design.
Too bad what happened to this place, might have been nice at one time. - Stax
Jul 2016 - $34.00
The park has no for sale sign now. We were parked in a pull through on
grass/dirt. Electric good. The area was clean. The person that checked us in was courteous. The restroom was clean and the showers looked good.
We would come back if in the area again. - carold
Jun 2014 - $23.00
The marquee sign said the property was for sale, so owners may be hesitant to invest much more in the resort. The campsite was fine -- they placed our Class B in a quiet corner along the river. But the waterfront is also publicly open to fishermen who roam the campground during the day. Wi-Fi was quite patchy and the restrooms were the worst we encountered on our trip. The ceilings were peeling and mold was growing from poor ventilation. Most perplexing were the toilets mounted in the center of the stall, with only a shower curtain hanging a few inches in front of the bowl. As soon as you sat down, your knees stuck out and the curtain didn't provide much privacy. The resort also charges a $5 dump fee, regardless of your camping status for that night. - RVNed
Jun 2016 - $24.00
This is a small "Mom & Pop" RV park. We had their only 50 amp site. The campground was not busy so we had the run of the place. It is a beautiful setting in the pine trees with the Bitterroot River running right by the park. This is a good place to spend a night or even two. If we were to pass this way again we'd stay here if we could get the 50 amp site. - Trackman
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Calling this a "resort" may be a bit of a stretch, but it's a great little park under tall pines and next to a stream. Only a few sites, and only one with 50A, but they're fairly level gravel pull-thrus with adequate spacing. No cable or WiFi, but surprisingly a few OTA stations. Lots of trees, but a few holes for a tripod satellite mount. Verizon cell/data worked well. Some truck noise from the highway, but fairly quiet at night. The store has basic items but the restaurant wasn't open this early in the year. - Meanderman
Sep 2014 - $24.00
Very nice small park. Gravel roads and sites with some large pine trees at the rear. Our rooftop dish worked in site 1 and the 50 amp power, water, and sewer worked fine. Friends in site 3 had to move as their EMS showed bad power at that site and would not allow AC power to their RV. We planned for 1 night but enjoyed the peace, scenery, birds and fishing. 2 members of our group fished and caught a few in the stream. We had a good breakfast at the store's restaurant and went to Big Hole Nat'l Battlefield. - big greg
Jul 2014 - $1.00
This is a campground in the forest just 5 miles from Hamilton. The host is conscientious and helpful and keeps the pit toilets reasonably clean. The campground has only six sites and is within walking distance of two hiking trails. There is NO charge to use this campground. - cactuslady
Oct 2016 - $30.00
This was an overnight stay and the park fit that just fine. The sites are close and all gravel. They have various size pull troughs some are long enough to stay hooked up others are not. The people are friendly. There are many longer term people at the park but the park is clean and well kept. - JDR
Sep 2016 - $36.00
Seemed to be several full-timers on one side, and visiting campers on the other. The full-timers had treed sites, the passer-thru folks (like us) did not. Worked for us, as it was not scorching hot. River ran behind the property, and saw lots of birds (quail) and small wildlife on property. The bathroom, while generally clean, had 1 logistic issue: the knob to exit was difficult to use and both times I had to use my sleeve to grab and turn it. - samchev
Oct 2014 - $32.00
Friendly and welcoming Hosts - very nice newly remodeled bathrooms. Older Park with large trees in nearly every site. A little noisy with the nearby highway, but not overly so. Would stay here again! - User1969
May 2015 - $43.00
The campground is beautiful, under all the pine trees. There are also cabins you can rent but, I didn't see them. There was one outhouse that was a "REAL" outhouse. The only showers and real bathrooms were available at the pool.
Campsites are small with only one pull-through. The rest of the sites are small and would be okay for 15-20 ft trailers, although the plumbing and electric and water placement didn't make sense.
The hot pools were warm. I was surprised at how beat up the pool was. Also, there was a hot tub on a shaky platform and there was mold all over the ceiling and it smelled like mildew. I was really disappointed in the pool and hot tub.
After seeing the hot tub area I didn't even go to the showers. My son said the shower area was kind of rotted and the floor was broken up.
If you want to be self-contained in your camper and don't plan on swimming, it was beautiful. We saw a deer even.
As for the staff: Mind you we went on their off season, but we were told by the guy there that the site we had was $35 a night, and he had no idea about the discount. He couldn't take our money and we pretty much had to chase them down to pay them. When we found the guy (that knows about paying) we were told it was $43 and then a $5 discount per night. We had already spent the night there so there was nothing we could do. - meemers