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
The owner was great, very friendly and answered all our questions about area and our next leg. We spent 2 nights as a break from long travel days. Pretty quiet area once the city works shop next door shut down for the weekend. Campground is in town so there wasn't any highway noise. There is a rail line but I never heard a train so it must not be a main line. Entrance is a bit odd as it is a city Street shared by surrounding residents and their vehicles/RV's narrow the road. Their dogs bark at all hours which is a disturbance. This is a small campground and about half the sites back to a river and are shorter then needed for larger rigs. So while we were there that part had only 1 rig while all the larger sites were full, thereby making it somewhat crowded. Owner does a fine job keeping the place up and appeared to be alone doing it. - RV'er
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
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Just an overnighter. This is a wide and comfortable park. - BL Ford
Sep 2016 - $32.00
We have stayed here before and always appreciate the long sites and good access to them. Some highway noise but not to bad at night, mostly depending on site location within the park. Pleasant check in and the park is very neat and clean. The only the small annoyance was discounts for memberships in various groups are featured in the park web-site and then find out at check-in that the discount is only available if you take a small site with only 30 amp service. Not a deal breaker for us because we think the value is still OK for the amenities offered. We just think that it is a little misleading. That being said, we would stay here again. - run2
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Used this as an overnight stopover, but weren't disappointed. Close to I-90 but not as noisy as might be expected.
Would stop again. - grandflic
Sep 2016 - $35.00
What a nice surprise; nice grassy treed area at a great price. If you're looking for a place to relax for a few days, this is a great spot. - FOSJ
Sep 2016 - $32.00
We parked here overnight on our way to Glacier Nat'l Park. The sites are level and we weren't too close to our neighbor. There is a building with showers, laundry, and game room but there really isn't an office. As we drove up we were greeted by a guy who led us to our site. A little later the nice lady who apparently was the manager came to our site to collect the site fee. It is close to a highway and RR tracks but the noise didn't bother us. If they had Wi-Fi the code wasn't offered to us. There is no cable or air reception so bring some DVDs. - jconnally
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
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
Oct 2016 - $39.00
We stayed at this park for 6 nights and used it as a jumping off point to explore this part of Montana. Day trips to Anaconda, Phillipsburg, Helena, Bozeman, and Butte were well worth the time. We were on site 55 which was a pull thru (almost all sites were) and easy to access and exit. Roads and site were gravel. Site was mostly level and long enough for rig (38') and truck. Utilities were fine except for wifi which was weak. Bathrooms/showers were very clean. Park has a small store that carries the "essentials". To the rear of the park is farmland with cattle and a few passing deer. Adjacent to the park is the Freemont Hot Springs Resort complete with indoor and outdoor hot springs pools, tennis, an 18 hole golf course and dining facilities. - whodat
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Gravel roads and pads were easy to negotiate. Some grass between sites, which are mostly sunny and open. Basically it's a gravel and grass parking lot on the Montana prairie. Two blocks away is the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, which has dining, a bar, and natural hot springs pools (both indoors and outdoors). - 42lena
Sep 2016 - $41.00
This is a fairly well maintained, family oriented campground, staff were very friendly and helpful at check in. Interior roads are gravel and showing end of season wear and tear, big rig access is fine. Our level back in gravel site was spacious, with plenty of space for our towed, privacy between sites and a picnic table. There were shade trees around, but not on our site, it was very quiet. We had a wonderful view of the mountains from our RV. The bathrooms and laundry were a little dated but very clean. Very pet friendly with a pet walk, pick up bags and disposal station. Wifi was good and AT&T signal was fair. Food stores and restaurants are to be found in Anaconda or Butte, only a short drive in either direction. Very easy access on and off the 1-90 and there is plenty to see and do in the area. We would stay here again. - tobyjug
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