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Fort Peck, Montana

Downstream COE

Fort Peck, Montana


Highway 117 Judith Road-Stillwater Road
Fort Peck, Montana 59248
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Sites: 85
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 48.011834917668
Longitude: -106.44625295782
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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33 Reviews

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Concrete picnic table and fire ring were towards the rear of our site and we did not use them. We arrived early and were able to choose a great spot in the nonreservable loop. We had plenty of shade although some sites were not as lucky. There are two shower houses for 3 loops; we used the one on the most distant loop since fewer campers were using it. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Glasgow is only 30 minutes away with 2 grocery stores and a laundromat. Ft. Peck has the Northeastern Montana Veterans' Memorial as well as the Ft Peck Theater with weekend shows throughout the summer.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a spacious well-kept park. The ponds and trails are great. We didn't have a chance to tour the facility. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed here 3 nights in site 27 while passing through in a 27 foot motorhome with a tow car. Yet another lovely COE campground. There are no bad sites. Open and grassy with lots of shade trees. The sites are paved and are long and level and widely spaced and most have an open area behind them. Plenty of room for an RV, a truck, and a boat. There is a separate pull through site area at the end of the campground and also a separate tent camping area. There are several playgrounds and a day use area. My rate reflects a 50 amp site with a Senior Pass discount. I did not use the restrooms or showers. Verizon was nearly perfect. Very easy campground to maneuver around in. There are several miles of wide paved nature trails that circle and loop around the exterior of the park and along the river which are perfect for dog walking. Yes, there are LOTS of mosquitoes and some biting flies. Bring repellent. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The interpretive center was excellent -- dinosaurs, nature exhibits, history of the construction of the dam. The power plant tour was a dud. The gravel road immediately to the left after you cross the spillway going away from the park and power plant leads to an overlook where you can stand in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and look out across the Missouri and Milk River valleys.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice COE park. Sites are well spaced, Electric only, table & fire pit. Restrooms are dated but fairly clean. On beautiful Missouri River with great nature trail. Only stayed overnight while traveling to North Dakota. Would definitely recommend. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30 FIRS
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

I don't give any park with no water to site or sewer a 9 or 10. Even with those this would not have been a 10. I do recommend visiting this campground. I found it because AAA had the Fort Peck dam as a "gem" in their tour book. The area around this campground is a "gem" to visit. Beautiful scenic views. Very good and free tour of facility. Very very nice museum right next to camp ground. When we were here, this campground and the whole area was infested with mosquitoes. They bite during the day here. Bring OFF. Once I put on the OFF lotion the mosquitoes stayed away.

This is a very nice and spacious campground. Try and get a site with a water view. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For some strange reason they put water fill ups (two of them) so you block the road when filling up. So if you can come with a full tank. Put on bug repellent before going outside if you come in summer. Be sure to go up at sunset to see the views up top of the dam. Bring your best camera. Take route 24 in. Other road is under construction. For miles.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Wanted to see Fort Peck Dam and didn't even know this park was here. Looked like a nice park. After going to the dam and refuge visitor center we decided to stay as it as getting late to travel very far. This was a very nicely maintained park, with some pull thru's. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
84
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visitor center at dam was extensive. Only got to spend about an hour there but could have spent 2 or 3 going through nature exhibits and wildlife displays.

Fantastic restaurant at West end of Dam, with inside and outside seating. Did not fish, but that seems to be the main attraction for this campground.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park with large, long, well-spaced, clean, paved sites. Picnic tables and fire pit are on concrete. Lots of large trees and grass. The staff has been very nice and helpful. We originally planned on two nights but added a night because it's such a relaxing place. The Fort Peck Dam interpretive center is nearby and very interesting. It's a cooperative effort between the Army Corp and Fish and Wildlife because it's also part of the Charles Russell NWR. Very nice, paved nature trail around the park. The road coming from the east (Hwy. 117) is under construction so be patient. $10/night is Senior Pass rate. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fort Peck Interpretive Center and tours. If you are a fisherman, this would be perfect. Fort Peck Lake is huge.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a large, level, and clean site surrounded by mature cottonwood trees. I would definitely recommend this campground. Sites have an electric hookup, water is from faucets scattered throughout the campground, and the dump station is just outside the entrance.

As of June, 2016, route 117 between the campground and US route 2 is being rebuilt. It is a temporary dirt road and barely usable. Even if you are coming from the east I recommend using route 24 from Glasgow which is a very good road. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

As of June, 2016, route 117 between the campground and US route 2 is being rebuilt. It is a temporary dirt road and barely usable. Even if you are coming from the east I recommend using route 24 from Glasgow which is a very good road.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice COE campground with electric hookup, picnic table, and fire ring. My site was a back in that was plenty long next to a large shade tree. There are lots of large trees here. Grounds are well maintained. Campground host was nice and sold firewood. There are several ponds and a nature trail, one pond is supposed to be stocked with Bass. Very quiet and peaceful place to stay when crossing the east half of Montana. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

They give free tours of the hydroelectric powerhouse nearby. There is an interpretive center connected to the park by a trail that has large glass aquariums with some large speciments of the fish found in the resevoir and river. There is a restaurant and bar on the lake if you take the road that goes over the dam to the Fort Peck side.

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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

If you love water sports this is a must stop. $10.00 per night with Senior Gold Pass. 50amp and 30 amp sites available. Dump available. Very dog friendly, swam dogs at boat ramp on Bass Lake. They keep a loop available for overnight drop ins, get in early. Site #62 worked for our Direct TV. Office staff very helpful.Will stop again. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
62
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Senior Gold Pass $10.00 per night.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We've never stayed at a COE park before. This one was great. Spacious sites with no one on our passenger side at all. Electric 50 amp only. No water or sewer. Quiet and peaceful. There are great walking, paved walking paths around the park to see the lake, birds, wildlife (deer), wildflowers, or exercise. No Wi-Fi. Water pressure was fine. Men's showers were too used and old for me. One toilet only for men. When I informed the host that there was no TP, he told me it was taken regularly by children to start their fires. Nice place. We'd come again. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure you take in the Visitor's Center and the Dam tour.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Vary nice Park will be back to stay again. Wide open spots. Restrooms need some updating but I would say they are good enough, you are camping not staying at a SPA. They need to trim some of the old branches next to the RV spots. All of us enjoyed the walking path. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
05
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Take in the tour of the Dam, Glasgow is a nice town, also drive up to Saint Marie ( old Air Force Base) then you can cross that one off the Bucket List. Will be Back !!!

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

We were assigned to the "No Reservations" area to site 63. After setting up it started to rain lightly and shortly thereafter the 30 amp circuit breaker popped and could not be reset. Since we don't need 30 amps I tried the 15 amp ... same thing. I then cabled over to site #62 to the 50 amp and all was well. So after talking to the host, moved to site 62. I suspect the problem is water/resistance related. l asked about AT&T signal there and was told probably not, and Verizon would be spotty. Nevertheless since I had tiny intermittent signal on my Nexus 5 phone I set up a Wilson Amplifier outside, ran a cable inside to an amplifier and small antenna and we had Internet for the rest of our stay. My dollar of course, since it was using my data. However ... this is vacation and this is where I want to stay. The sites are immaculate and water spigots are close by. The walking trail I loved ... around the perimeter of the park, about 2.3 miles and perfect for dog walking. We camped at Downstream COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Walk over to the Interpretive Center .... easy walk.

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Review Count: 164
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is with Senior Pass. Our GPS misdirected us but we eventually arrived at the campground. The campground is about 14 miles from US-2. Downstream COE is in a very nice location on the Fort Peck reservoir. The park staff was very helpful. The sites are paved with lots of room between neighbors. There are several paved hiking paths within the campground. We would have enjoyed several days here, but it was just an overnight stay on this trip. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park with large and well spaced sites. Satellite and Verizon air card and cell service was adequate but not super fast. Trees were trimmed high and hosts were very friendly. 1500 miles of lake shoreline to explore. There is a two lane dump station just to the right as you leave the campground entrance. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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