7 Parks near Emigrant, Montana
Aug 2016 - $58.00
Very nice park off of 89, about 30 miles north of the North entrance to Yellowstone, and 18 miles south of Livingston. A little pricey, but typical for the area. The park is quiet although it's near the road, and right on the Yellowstone River with great views of the mountains across. The staff was great, and they host a bonfire each evening.
Book in advance. People come year after year and stay for a month or even the whole summer. - Busy Camper
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This is a well kept park and the staff was nice. We had a nice pull-thru site with grass and a picnic table. The park is right next to the highway but the road noise was not too bad. We stayed here 4 days to visit north Yellowstone (40 miles down the road). Even though it is located right on the Yellowstone river there is no good, convenient & easy access to the river. As nice a park as this is we thought the price was a little steep. - cwousa
Jun 2016 - $32.00
This RV park has a loyal following that returns every year and stays for several months, if not the entire season. The park sits in a beautiful setting in Paradise Valley along the banks of the Yellowstone River, flanked by two magnificent mountain ranges only 35 miles from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The park is immaculate. Lots of neatly mowed green grass. The restrooms, showers, and laundry are spotless and in new condition. A fellowship around the campfire starts at 7:00 PM every evening. The park is only 81 sites and some of the campers are here most of the season so it is easy to make friends. The owners of the park are friendly and treat their campers like family. WiFi is free and much more reliable that is typically encountered in RV parks. Fast but not fast enough to stream all but the lowest definition video. This is good because it discourages the Internet hogs. But, when the park is full, I was often disconnected and had to use my air card.
Rates are high - $55 a day or $885 a month. This is higher that the full-service resorts in the snowbird areas of the country where these rates would get you a full range of amenities. Because of the brutal Montana winters, this park is open less than 6 months of the year and revenues must be earned during that limited period. My site was not quite long enough to provide adequate parking for my RV and tow vehicle. This park is in an Over-the-Air TV dead zone and cable TV is not available. Your only option is your own satellite TV. The office has a huge selection of DVD movies. Roads and sites are gravel but it is a good layer with no bare spots. There is a section that offers concrete patios at an additional cost. The park is isolated. Nearest town is Livingston, 17 miles away. Bozeman is 44 miles away. Some campers prefer this isolated location.
The rate is the monthly rate and a Good Sam discount for the 4 days beyond the month. - Comdac
Aug 2016 - $53.00
Recommend getting a river site. Sites are tight, that said, I had no difficulty in backing my 37 foot motor home into a river site. WiFi was acceptable. Cell phone connectivity was good as was satellite reception.
ATV was excellent. Staff were very helpful. The value in this CG is it is located 1 mile from Yelllowstone entrance. - Russ60
Jul 2016 - $53.00
Sites are tight, gravel but level. Nothing fancy. - venice
Jul 2016 - $53.00
Very nice lady in office, was a bit expensive for what you get but was good after dry camping in Yellowstone for a week. Bathrooms clean . - gray nomad
Jul 2016 - $14.00
Red Cliff National Forest Campground is one of our nearby, "go to" weekend campgrounds. They have a loop of electric hookup sites most of which are reservable (recreation.gov), but with a generous number of "walk up" sites available.
The campground is on the Gallatin River, which separates from the campground from Highway 191. There are two loops, one with electric-served sites, and another for standard sites. The electric sites are in a lightly forested area, with the regular sites looping around an open, grassy space. The latter loop was completely redone by the Forest Service last year, and is beautiful, with large, mostly back-in sites. There is water available for RVs, but no dump. All the sites have fire rings and robust, fixed-in-place picnic table. Site separation is superb. Most sites are very level.
Big Sky is about 10 miles away, and there is a pleasant rustic restaurant/bar about a mile away (great pie!).
One of our faves, and an example of why the Forest Service should be better funded so this caliber campground could be available more commonly. - jclifton
Sep 2015 - $15.00
Simple campground along Gallatin river. Some hook up sites but we liked the others better. Gravel roads and sites. Pit toilets. Nice space between most sites. Great stop on the way to Yellowstone. - 2blondes
Aug 2014 - $24.00
This is an excellent forest service cg. Liked it so much last year, we reserved an Electric site for a weekend, but the $9 fee was unsettling. However, the base rate was just $24, then half off for Passes. Nice place to relax, with no internet, cell,etc. But the daytime highway noise gets loud. No dump station, but 2 water spigots available. Go to Big Sky for a cell signal, stop at the Hungry Moose for great eats, and many recycling bins nearby. - Annie's Song
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Friendly and efficient staff. One of the nicest and cleanest laundromats I have seen. Easy access to Yellowstone. Sites were a little close with just enough length for rig and truck. Very good wifi and cable. Easy satellite setup. Rather pricey but you are paying for location. We would stay here again. - vmi1962
Aug 2016 - $64.00
Friendly staff and well maintained park. Had a back in site with full hookup and 50 amp service and had plenty of room to get into site. WIFI was very good and had no problems with hooking up to all services. This park is right at the border of Yellowstone and is a very busy park but it is well monitored and not any distractions. - Jim Moyer
Aug 2016 - $70.00
This is in a great location for visiting Gardiner and it's right at the north entrance to Yellowstone. But the sites are really close together, and they charge a "kid tax". Kid tax is what we fulltime RV'ing families call it when an RV park charges extra for kids. Hotels do not charge extra for our kids to be in the room with us so it makes no sense for RV parks to charge extra for our kids to be in our RV. Plus my parents joined us for part of the week and it was extra for them to stay in our RV also. That made this park very expensive and considering how close we were to our neighbor, we just didn't think it was worth $70 a night. But, the location was where we wanted to be so it worked out. If we're in the area again though, we would probably look for some place else that doesn't charge extra for kids. Verizon 4G coverage was good here. - Love2Camp777
Jul 2016 - $8.00
A hidden gem 30 miles south of Bozeman about a mile off hwy 191. Scenic and quiet is what you get at this class Forst Service campground. It has sites that are in shade part of the day, but the sun peaks through too. All the sites are next to Swan Creek which will sing you to sleep each night. We had a 30' rig (tip to tail) and had no problems with out site, but I wouldn't recommend anything much bigger. Dry camping, no cell service at all, but a gorgeous place to recharge. Campground host kept the sites very clean. Note the road in is a one lane gravel with pullouts. - UTTransplant
Aug 2016 - $20.00
We stayed here 4 nights and are happy campers. We were visited by the elk herd 3 times during our stay. The days were warm, nights quite cool never used the A/C did use the heat in the AM to take the edge off. This is a first come first serve campground and the sites usually are full by noon. The booking shack opens @ 8AM. The line starts to form much earlier than that however. We arrived @ 10:30AM on a Saturday and got one of the last remaining sites. The roads are narrow so care must be exercised. There were all class units seen during our stay HDT & MDT May be iffy due to height. Our 13' 1" unit came through unscathed. This is a great location to tour the upper portion of Yellowstone National Park. There can be a faint sulfur odor depending on wind direction. We would stay here again. - SCClockDr
Sep 2014 - $20.00
Mammoth is at the north entrance and is first come first served, no reservations. Even in the shoulder season of September, it has filled everyday by noon or earlier. It is much more open than we expected, with lots of lower height trees, but not a high canopy. Many sites easily accommodate big rigs and we had good solar generation plus dish satellite reception in site 12. Sites have good separation and lots of room for slideouts. We later drove through Slough Creek and Pebble Creek campgrounds. Both are much smaller, fill rapidly, and have only a couple of suitable big rig sites ( site 1 in Slough Creek is fantastic). This means if you want a sure space for your big rig, you are better off getting in early to Mammoth or reserve at another. As NSP campgrounds go, Mammoth is great. We stayed here for 3 nights in a 39' motorhome. Be aware, no dump station, come in with empty tanks or drive to the Yellowstone RV park in Gardiner and pay $6. Good Verizon phone, spotty 1-2 bar 3G. No AT&T reception. Good Verizon Internet at the top of the hill at the Visitor center. We would definitely stay here again. No electric, but water was available at our site with a threaded connection, you just can't stay connected. - CharlieS
Aug 2014 - $20.00
This is our overall favorite CG in the park since it has some almost-level sites, unlike the CGs elsewhere, and there is a cell phone tower nearby. Plus it's at 6200' so not as cold overnight as the others. Elk herds are always around, here or by the Lodge. Bathrooms in good shape and water nearby. Too bad there's not a dump station but it's a small CG. A shower house would be great too, but for the $10 half-rate (if you qualify), this is a deal. Hosts very nice and helpful. Try not to camp by the lower highway. - Annie's Song
Aug 2013 - $12.00
We stayed here for two nights and it was lovely, far from the bustle of tourist-y Yellowstone. There are lots of trees and the sites are fairly level. We moved here after one night at the rv parking lot that is Fishing Bridge CG and were happy to give up full hookups for real camping. The vault bathrooms were very clean and well supplied. The campground hosts were on top of everything, including a black bear and her two cubs that came through one evening. We'd stayed here about 25 years ago and were delighted to find it was as good as we'd remembered it. - pdxcamper
Jun 2012 - $12.00
Price was very good for a NPS CG in the middle of Yellowstone! Pretty CG that fills up very fast. No generators are allowed here. - Full-Time Roamers
Jun 2011 - $12.00
Beautiful campground. Well treed. Away from road. Quiet. One has to cross a wood, 6 ton bridge. (The bridge is rated to 10 tons, but restricted to 6 tons.) Most sites are spacious. Very rough road in campground. Most pull through sites are not level. Site 35 is level but on the inside. Big rigs will find the campground tight. Inside sites require one to drive the "wrong way" to set up properly. Ask the campground hosts (volunteers) if you can drive the other way. They will close the road or drive in front of you. The Park Rangers will not let you drive the "wrong way." The Park Rangers will not allow most Class A motorhomes to cross the bridge (as most are over 6 tons). However, you will see Class A motorhomes in the campground. No dump station. No generators. No showers. We would stay here again. - FTRVTC