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6 RV Parks near Dillon, Montana
Jul 2016 - $19.00
We came to see the ghost town and pan for gold in Bannack City. The campground is on the state park grounds. The campground was full.
It is not the nicest campground that I've stayed in, but it is still nice. Even the young campers, drinking beer, were polite enough to keep it down after dark.
I would not call this campground a destination location, however, Bannack City is a destination location. It is nice to have such a pleasant campground available on the grounds.
Highly recommended if you want to see the Bannack City ghost town. - griz326
Oct 2014 - $20.00
There are two campgrounds at Bannack State Park, Vigilante and Road Agent. We stayed at Vigilante campground which not only has slightly more sites but ones that are larger. At this time of year we pretty much had our pick as far as campsites went and so chose site #9, right along Grasshopper Creek. The campground is quite pretty, but primitive. You do get a picnic table and a fire ring and I think they sell firewood during the summer. I believe there is also water available in the summer but there is no dump station so come with full fresh water tanks and empty holding tanks. Our $20 camping fee included the entry fee to the historic ghost town of Bannack, which is the real draw to the park and well worth a visit. - BruceandKathyWA
Oct 2013 - $20.00
For a dry camping state park, this was an excellent campground. The main draw, the ghost town of Bannack is an absolute treasure. You could walk around for hours exploring the abandoned buildings all over this town. The visitor center is a wealth of information and great reading material about the pioneer/gold rush days in early Montana Territory history. This is the perfect overnight stop if you find yourself wanting to cut the drive from Idaho Falls to Missoula in half. Keep in mind that the campground is really there to be a base to explore the park, but there are some BLM areas adjacent to the park with hiking trails if that's your interest. Seriously, if you're at all into old west history, this stop is a must! - ringworm
Jul 2018 - $1.00
We dry camped here for 4 nights on our way home from Glacier National Park after having driven by the site for over 30 years and it was a worth the stay. Operated by the Bureau of Reclamation there are 3 back in sites for RV or tents and a large dirt parking lot where you can stage as well. Tent sites are offered a large grassy area along the Beaver Head River with majestic shade trees and very clean pit toilets and water. Across the river on a classic suspension bridge is the day use picnic area complete with covered veranda, plenty of shade trees and ample front on the Beaver Head River to fish or float. This area is the end of the line for floaters/fisherman coming from miles upstream so the traffic around the "take out" ramp can get congested but all in all we found the folks to be friendly and once the sun set the whole place really quieted down. Only downsides is some traffic noise from I-15 and the nearby train tracks but we only heard 1 train a night during our stay. - MtnBroker
Sep 2018 - $40.00
My wife and I stayed at this RV park on numerous occasions in the fall during football season. The park is in a great location not far off of I15. We have a 5th wheel trailer and the park is well designed to accommodate large RVs. There are plenty of trees and other cover that give this part plenty of seclusion from the surrounding area. There is a nice creek that runs through the park that gives it a nice camping feel. While staying at the park we were within walking distance of one of our favorite places to eat "Sparky's Garage". The staff are friendly and very helpful for all of your needs. I highly recommend staying at this park on your way through Dillion. - Kent Miller
Sep 2018 - $39.00
We were delayed due to Mechanical Problems and needed a place to stay. We called Southside RV Park late afternoon and they were able to squeeze us in. Our site (#9) backed up to the stream that runs through the park and worked out great for us. Dillon looks like a real neat college town and everyone was very friendly. Site was level and cell service was fine. There were 3 OTA channels available. The office provided Wi-Fi and had DVD's available to borrow. Very easy on/off of Interstate. Owners very helpful in getting us backed in to site. - Davishouse2
Sep 2018 - $43.00
Very nice clean park with gravel roads and camp spot. Bring earplugs because the railroad tracks a right behind the RV park. They blew their horns at least ten times about 10:30pm. The vibration from the train is enough to wake a sound sleeper. - Hermankc
Apr 2016 - $1.00
We stayed at this free BLM campground by the reservoir. There are no hook ups and only vault toilets. Each campsite had a newer picnic table with a roof for shade and a fire ring. Views were gorgeous. Plenty of space between sites This was one of our favorite stops. - minnieannie
Aug 2013 - $30.00
Admin. Note: As of May 2014 all campgrounds are open according to BLM district office.
Park is closed until further notice due to very low water. We just drove by today. Will add more info if I hear from anyone in Dillon. - Jeff S
Aug 2011 - $30.00
This reservoir is managed by Bureau of Reclamation and there are several campgrounds all around the lake. The pay camp is at the Marina and has full hookups for $30.00 per night and 1/2 price for National Senior Passes. Many other campgrounds around lake are all free with tables and firepits and some even have cabanas. Beautiful historical setting for Lewis and Clark's expedition. - happy trails
Oct 2018 - $25.00
Very clean. Quiet at night. Conveniently located just a few miles south of the town of Dillon. Beautiful views of surrounding hills and mountains. Plenty of well-maintained grass throughout park. Despite their website saying winter rates (a flat $25 per night) go into effect Nov 1st, we were pleasantly surprised to find they started mid-October. The downside is the office is closed for the winter and water has been turned off to ALL the pull-through sites. There's an easily overlooked sign at the self check-in desk (located just outside the office door) which explains overnighters can only park in the pull-through sites and water is available for filling tanks at back-in site M1, which is directly in front of the office. In actuality, any of the unoccupied back-in sites located on rows B and M can be used to fill your tank, but then you must move into one of the pull-through sites. We watched numerous overnighters get settled into a site only to discover there was no water then trying to figure out what to do about it. We made several new acquaintances by explaining the solution, so I guess there's an upside to the confusion. Since the interior gravel roads are somewhat narrow in places and the pull-throughs at a shallow angle to the roads, long unhitched rigs can sometimes barely fit into the sites and stay clear of the roads on each end. This isn't a show stopper and maneuvering through the park is easy due to the road layout. Voltage and water pressure (at sites which have it) is excellent. Very s-l-o-w AT&T data. Fast Verizon data. - Gyropilot
Oct 2018 - $40.00
We stayed for 3 nights to visit relatives and get ready for the next leg of our trip. The sewer connection is a bit high making it difficult to get a good drain. - FatDash
Sep 2018 - $36.00
Stayed just two nights. I did laundry and it was fine - $6.00 for two loads. Didn't use the restrooms or showers. The park is in a very lovely location and there's plenty of room between you and your neighbors. It's near a small overgrown creek and the bugs were definitely everywhere, although as far as my dog is concerned, they're just little treats. They don't have cable and we weren't able to get any stations on the antenna, but it's open so satellite should work well. However, they had one of the very best wi-fi signals we've had so far - and we were able to use the firestick both nights, no problem. You're about ten minutes from the downtown area of Dillon - and within driving distance to a couple of ghost towns. It's a cool little area. This was a nice place for just a couple of nights and we would definitely come back if we're in southwestern Montana again. - Ellistea
Aug 2018 - $43.00
We only stayed one night.The park was easy to get to and friendly staff. We did laundry but the laundry room was very dirty. The machines were older and also dirty. One washer and one dryer was out of order. I was surprised at how dirty the office area and the laundry room was for a KOA. The parking spot was okay but a little tight. - sandih
Jul 2018 - $42.00
I was not crazy about this park, but it did have some nice features that some people would enjoy if they can overlook the issues. On the positive side, the park is easy to get to, has lots of grass and trees, is quiet, has a nice pool, and the service is friendly. The wifi is excellent and the Verizon signal strong. There are three o/a tv channels, and there is free cable included, although you have to set up a set top box to use it. It is less than a mile to walk into downtown Dillon, a charming little town. The negative aspects of the park all have to do with the sites. All but a handful are buddy sites, and if you are in a motorhome, and not in the pull through section, you have to pull forward into the site and then back out. The pull throughs are very long, though kind of close side to side. However, I observed two big rigs having serious trouble trying to get into the sites, as it is a little difficult to navigate through the park for big rigs. The back in sites have nice wide front yards (though they are shared), but are very short and highly unlevel. I had to move from the first site they put me in because I was on such a serious side to side slant, and my rig barely fit into the site. The second site was somewhat more level (still pretty seriously slanted to the side), and I fit in there with not an extra inch to spare, front to back. I looked at the website later to see how long the sites were supposed to be, and I discovered they do not list the site lengths at all. So if you tell them you have a 30' rig, you will get put into a 30' site, with not an inch to spare. The gravel pads for the sites are much smaller than the sites themselves, which is part of the problem with leveling, since you may only get two wheels on the pad. I would recommend this park to rigs of 27' or less, if you're ok with the leveling issue. If longer, get a pull through site (they aren't as nice, though). Big rigs, just stay away. - KAP99
May 2018 - $43.00
Great little place and fun people working there. The park borders a great river that is reportedly good for fishing. We saw a group of whitetail deer grazing in the back picnic area. There is quite a herd of small goats in front, but I don't know the story on them. When we walked out to see them after dinner, they had been taken inside the barn. Our site was really nice and roomy. The restrooms were clean and the pool had not yet been filled for the summer. We had dinner in town at Sparky's Garage and it was fabulous! We did make it out to the ghost town at Bannack State Park. This is the most well-preserved ghost town we have ever seen. It is a long drive out there (26 miles SW of Dillon) but we thought it was worthwhile. - Sharon and Gary