7 Parks near Deer Lodge, Montana
Aug 2013 - $1.00
Stayed here 2 nights on our way east to Minnesota, and 2 nights on the return trip 4 wks later. We are "boondockers" at home, and wanted a mountain spot to relax for a couple of nights. Very nice, quiet NF site at about 5500 ft elevation. Hand pump for water, vault toilets, and bear boxes for food storage!! A bit off the freeway on pretty good gravel roads, but not difficult to get to. On weekends, it is used by locals and ATV's. We never felt they were obnoxious, and pretty much only used the campground roads to go in and out from the main road and up into the mountains. Great spot for thunderstorms in the hot summer!! Spaces are fairly short, our 24ft TT fit in one spot well but a much larger unit would have some problem finding a adequate site. Forest Service states 22ft max for sites. Fire rings and solid picnic table at each site. Sites are free, but had to put in something for the review!!! - GLB
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Campground nestled just off a city street. Turning into the CG looks like you're entering a junk yard but right behind is the CG. Entrance road narrow so swing wide in the street to help align your entry. Take exit 187 from I-90, into Deer Lodge, MT, turn left on Milwaukee. Watch for little "KOA" sign high up on a lamp-post on left side of road - turn right. Friendly staff. Credit cards accepted. CG roads are crushed gravel, no trees, no obstacles, gentle turns. FHU-20/30/50. Sites vary, some back-in "shorties", longer pull-thrus, well-kept grass between sites, level with pedestal slightly forward of mid-rig. Sewer cap below ground level. No patio. Picnic tables. Good satellite reception. County prohibits fires due to dry conditions. No firewood sales. Good water pressure and taste. Small office store with snacks, trinkets, some RV necessities. Restrooms/showers - not inspected. No propane sales. Laundry available 24/7. No playground. No cable TV. Free Wi-Fi with good connections. Good Verizon coverage. Cabins available. No noise. Bug Report: Tree wasps (look like bees) getting ready for their winter die-off (nuisance). No recycling. - StephenK
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Interior roads and site pads were gravel with relatively adequate spacing. Since the CG wasn't full, they left empty sites between campers. Restrooms and laundry were clean and the staff was pleasant and friendly.
They have a recycle container. Noise was low and security wasn't needed (small town). The CG is right in the town of Deer Lodge just down from their only traffic light. - FreeWheeler
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Nicest owner we have ever met , very clean, bad entrance, but great once you're in , would stay again for sure. - Sjo
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Price reflected includes Good Sam discount. We were here for only one night, so didn't check out the amenities. Check-in was friendly. Coupons were given for the Conoco station next door (2 cent discount on fuel) and 4Bs Restaurant (think it was 10% discount). Park is big rig friendly, easy in/out. Interior roads and sites are gravel. Long, pull-throughs available. New gravel had been placed in some of the sites, but it still needed to be compacted a bit more. Our front leveler punched through. Not all sites have picnic tables. Verizon service, both data and cell, worked well. We didn't use the park internet. Cable TV is $3 extra per day. Park looked clean and well maintained. If you have a not so well insulated rig, the sound from the trucks at the truck stop might bother you. We would stay again if passing through the area. - Guinness
Sep 2016 - $32.00
There have full hook ups, with very clean bathrooms. Chose 30 amp site because it was cheaper than a 50 amp site. Good power. We received coupons for a nearby gas station (Conoco) and restaurant (4Bees). Open sky for TV reception (could have used cable at 50 amp site). Free WiFi that worked pretty well. Easy access to level sites. Well cared for campground. Helpful staff, they even let us choose a site of those available. - TJElser
Sep 2016 - $35.00
$35 price reflects inclusion of $3 fee for cable TV...$32 bucks without it.
Surprisingly nice camp next to a truck stop as others have said. Level, long sites, clean bathrooms and good wifi & cable. Walk to dinner at 4B's in the Truck stop or pick up McD's across the street. This is a good stop between Yellowstone/Grand Teton's western entrances and Glaciers Western entrance. - Camaraderie
Sep 2016 - $31.00
This was a pass through park on our journey west. Easy enough to get to but next to a major highway so constant road noise. We were greeted immediately and escorted to our site. Registered and paid without having to go to the office. While it looked like other sites may have been available we were parked right next to a big rig. We shared a post and faucet with our neighbor. There was not more than one type of power i.e. 1 20 amp, 1 30 amp, and 1 50 amp Service at the post. With his and our slides out we could have passed the grey poupon between us through the windows. There was a picnic table but not much else. A fire ring could be rented for a fee. Free Wi-Fi. Also free cold showers but if you wanted hot water it would cost you a buck (bring quarters). Nice game room. - JABMPM
Aug 2016 - $31.00
When we arrived a gentleman met us at the front and led us to our site. He was very friendly and informative about the RV park. There was no TV signal so our antenna didn't work just like we were told. But they do have WiFi that worked well enough with some slow downs of course during the evening hours. Took the dog for a hike to the river and he enjoyed all of the grass areas that we explored. Even when the sites next to us got filled we didn't feel cramped. - Tagil
Aug 2016 - $29.00
Spacious sites, friendly staff, easiest hookup ever to facilities-will definitely stay again. - Greyduck05
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Driving up to it, I almost turned around. It looks kind of trailer parky. But we decided to spend the night and I'm glad we did. Full hookups with wifi and cable tv. There is a big cliff on one side rising above the park, and the other side has a nice little creek. The owner was very nice and it's right by downtown Anaconda. - Russell G
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Decent place. Some shade along street at backside of sites. Bathrooms were clean. My three issues were with the pet area (full of excrement), the extra fee for each person after the first two ($1.50 each), and the torn US flag at the top of the pole. (I'm a vet and believe the owner is too based upon the USMC hat he was wearing.) It's near a nice park and walking path. Not a bad place, but just don't step into the pet area without looking down. - Hawkdriver
Jul 2016 - $18.00
This is one of the "Best" RV Parks we have stayed in, in our 8 years of travel. The owner is one of the nicest owners we have encountered. He takes great pride in his park and ensuring his customers have everything they need. The grass yards are wonderful! No need for a mat. All amenities work as stated on website. Great internet! Thank you for a wonderful place to call home! - cepelfrey
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This RV park is in a beautiful location with views of the mountain ranges surrounding the park. Our site was flat, utilities were easy to reach and the park was exceptionally clean and quiet. Many sites are pull through with ample room for your rig plus a tow car. The spaces are a little close together but there was plenty of room for the picnic table and slides out without feeling you were invading your neighbor's space. - The Regans
Sep 2016 - $40.00
There wasn't any shade at our site but we had a beautiful of the mountains. Bathrooms were very clean. There was a nice game room with a pool table and other games, and a good outdoor playground for the kids. Very close to the hot springs pools which we also really enjoyed. Was nice for one night, would stay here again. - Sasquatch2
Aug 2016 - $39.00
Sites are flat but not always level front to back. Leveling left a pretty big step to the ground. Would have preferred a longer site just to get it level easier. Water, Elec, and Sewer are at opposite ends of the site requiring multiple hoses one direction or the other. - DMcKitt
Sep 2016 - $21.00
Our atv club goes there ever year and they always take good care of us. Provides us with a community hall for us us for pot luck dinners . will keep going back. - leftyrogers
Sep 2016 - $24.00
Everything was wrong, dangerous and caused us damage to vehicle and to leave with no place to go. We reserved 50 amp, shaded and back in. They directed us in wrong way. It was not 50 amp. The site could not accommodate us, owners moved us in wrong direction nearly over a boulder, tree limbs hit and hurt top of RV, 2 hours of them tying to kick someone else out to give us their spot and people who tried to help, then owner decided to cut tree limb down where it hit floor 3 inches from our car. If we took the vehicle up the hill to office we never could have turned around, probably would have needed a tow truck. Worst place ever in 3 years, left in tears with a sick spouse. After they tried to double charge us for a single night as we cancelled the 3 nights, she offered us for free. We chose to have nowhere to go at night in busy season rather than be next to open cook fires and all the laundry lines with exposed underwear. - rvalways
Aug 2016 - $24.00
This is a fairly clean park, though I found trash at my site. There's distant traffic noise, even at night.
The 9 pull-through sites (30-39) are long, wide, unshaded, near-level gravel and dirt. Each has a concrete pad with a picnic table. There are also dirt back-in sites among the trees along a creek. These are in various sizes, shady, and not level. Not all the back-in sites have sewer connections or picnic tables. Voltage is good.
Roads are gravel or asphalt, in fair condition with some potholes.
Verizon LTE works well.
WiFi is strong at the recreation hall; I measured 126.8 kB/s down. WiFi was not usable at my site.
Terrestrial broadcast TV: CBS, CW. No VHF weather radio.
Laundry: 2 top-loaders ($2), 2 dryers ($1 for 45 minutes). The dryers are slow; I needed 2 passes to get my clothes dry.
There are 2 private showers for the park, one accessible, meaning a seat and rails, not roll-in. $0.25 buys 3 minutes in the non-accessible shower but 2 minutes in the accessible shower. There is no way to adjust the water temperature. Sometimes I put in my quarter but got no water.
One morning the sewer overflowed. This was very quickly fixed, but I'd avoid site 30, which seems to be a low point.
Owners and staff are friendly and helpful.
The park is on the opposite side of I-15 from the town of Basin. - wjzcbn