13 RV Parks near Helena West Side, Montana
We did however find 13 campgrounds within 25 miles of Helena West Side. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Helena West Side in the left hand column.
Jul 2017 - $21.00
Lady we called for reservations was excellent. Site was level gravel, utilities all worked fine. Key from office needed to unlock electric. Be sure to get exact directions for entering base. - hug448844
Jul 2014 - $21.00
We reserved only one night due to the negative reviews, but after being here, we regret that we didn't stay longer. All the sites have been completely redone. I could tell by the new concrete and the new trees. The sewer and the electric are on the same side. The sites are gravel and they are still not level, but it still was not that bad. The weather was cool and no mosquitoes. No WiFi, but our Verizon hotspot was super fast! Very peaceful with an occasional sound of the trains going by, but not that bad. The fitness is within walking distance. We heard about an issue with a volunteer saying that folks cannot leave pets in their RVs unattended. The front desk told us that's not true and if the volunteer has any problems, tell him to take it up with them. - BigRigFulltimer
Sep 2013 - $11.00
"Build it and they will come." The RV'rs arrive and the most commonly heard remark is: "What they heck were they thinking?" The sites are far from being level. The sites are very close (too close) and extremely tight with high cement curbs that look nice and make no functional sense. CAUTION as tripping/falling hazards are found at nearly every site. Half of the sites have water/sewer hookup on one side while the electric hookup is on the other side rendering the previously referenced campground map obsolete. It makes no sense. It is a beautiful little campground ideally located between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. No bathrooms, no showers but the latrine (pit toilet) is clean and well kept. No management, no information and when calling to make a reservation, expect to leave several unanswered/unreturned phone messages. The grounds are maintained by a volunteer and the pride of ownership shows as he and his efforts has made an appreciated difference. A great campground for a short/overnight stay for those who are strong and steady on their feet. - danw1125
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Prior review still applies, but to reiterate a few points: Make sure you fill up your water in the parking lot where you register. If you have a large vehicle, you may want to shop around for the best site before committing to one. We had an end one with a good drop to into; it was pretty level once in. Fire pits, picnic tables and trash barrel at each site. When we pulled in, we were disappointed with the depressing landscape of mostly dirt and some weeds, but there was hardly anyone else around, the view was amazing, and it was very quiet except for the occasional train. Within minutes though, we were loving it. Locals walk their dogs (almost all off-leash) here resulting in more much more activity than just the campers. Excellent location for seeing the Helena sights. Loved being able to do a loop around the fairgrounds with our dogs. If you've got kids, there is a pond where children-only can fish and a great huge playground. If full, then I can imagine it feeling much more cramped. - MichelleKry
Jul 2015 - $20.00
The review of this campground is slightly distorted since we were the only campers in the park.
The campground is way in the back of the fairgrounds and a little difficult to find. Basically follow the racetrack but you will need to register at the front office first. They will turn on the electricity.
Some of the interior roads within the fairground have pot holes but the interior road within the campground is OK. All of the sites are back-ins on packed gravel. The length of the sites varies as does the electrical service. Some are 20/30 while a few are 20/30/50 amp service. The utility box was situated on the appropriate side. Half of the sites are angled on the blind side. The front office has a map indicating the length of each site and their amperage. Some sites are more leveled then others.
There is water available within the fairgrounds but not at the campground. There is no dump station within the fairgrounds. A dump station is available at the Exxon station (I-15, Exit 194).
There are two pit toilets within the campground. Each site has a fire pit and a picnic table. There are no showers and no Wi-Fi. Verizon air card and cell phone worked well within the campground. There was some rail road noise at night.
The freeway was about 2 miles away and about 3 miles from town. We would come back to this campground if we were in the area. We were in a 32 foot rig. - adsaxs
Aug 2017 - $43.00
We did wind up getting a free night after staying for 6, as we wound up staying here a week because of motorhome issues. Would never have chosen this as a week's destination; initially thought we were only staying 2 nights to visit the area and it was quite convenient to shopping considering we had to be here for so long. Did not tour the whole campground but I think there were several/many long term folks as I saw monthly bills on the desk in the office. It's only saving grace was that we had 50 amp service and full hookups while getting our motorhome issues managed. The lady in the office (when she was there) was quite friendly and helpful as we needed some major cleaning done inside our rig. She claims new owners have taken over and improvements will be made this Fall. Private shower stalls looked quite nice although we did not use them. Laundry facilities were filthy and ancient. Went to a laundromat up the road instead. Sites are very close together - we couldn't open awnings or use a picnic table which was falling apart anyway. Landscaping was non-existent. I would never come back here. - RVtravelers2
Jul 2017 - $0.00
We drove through this RV park to see an option to another local park. We would not stay here. It is really a trailer park with residents stacking whatever items they want around their site. Evidently, they don't own a lawnmower. Park is considerable disrepair. Better to stay in the Walmart parking lot! - 2SimsNanRV
Jul 2017 - $40.00
Not many choices in Helena. Was OK for a one-nighter. Make sure you stay up front by the office. The back part is for long term folks. Most expensive rundown park we have ever stayed in. I don't believe they have spent a hundred dollars on improvements in the last five years. If necessary we would stay here again. Never did meet the office person. - whit gentry
Aug 2017 - $45.00
I would have rated this park higher if only they had good WIFI. Even at 6:00 AM we could not get any connection to the Web. At $45 per night, other parks in Montana offer excellent WiFi. We pull a 43' fifth wheel with an extra long F350 truck. Entry into park is very easy. Staff is nice. Lanes are wide. Park is surrounded by lovely tall trees. Sites are gravel surrounded by grass. Some sights have a tall tree. Utilities are placed well and work well. No Cable TV. Satellite reception is good. Propane is sold in the park. WiFi is pitiful. AT&T Cell service good. Verizon Broadband is good: No Dog park No Pool No Play area for kids No Bugs - JanneC
Aug 2017 - $41.00
Nice, clean campground with easy access from the interstate but far enough away to not hear the interstate traffic at night. Gravel sites and roads with grass patches between sites. Concrete pad for picnic table. We have stayed in other campgrounds on this trip where the sites were just as close together and more expensive. This is probably the nicest campground in the Helena area. - ForzaDude
Aug 2017 - $45.00
We are full-time travelers with our 43' 5th wheel. An OK RV Park in that sites are quite long, but very close together. Adjacent site power pedestal and water is at the edge of each patio/picnic table at the next site. Wi-fi was one of the worst we have ever experienced in over a 100 locations we have been in. We ran several transfer rate tests. Best we observed was at 10:21 pm 8/26/2017 with a 7.5kbps download transfer rate and a 3.8kbps upload transfer rate. This was pretty consistent across 4 days. These were terrible transfer rates via a dial-up modem 20 years ago. Also, several nights we experienced complete water failure in the park. The management folks seemed nice, but these amenities were pitiful. Thus, wi-fi was unusable. Clearly we won't be back! - fredcrowley
Jul 2017 - $25.00
New owners took over 3 weeks ago. Very nice guy working hard. Previous owners let it get very rundown. Presently only electric but good and strong. All other parks in Helena were full so I was looking at spending a 100 degree afternoon on Wal-Mart's blacktop parking lot. I saw the sign for this park about 9 miles south of Helena so pulled in hoping for the best. Only 2 trailers in park. I called number posted on bathroom and owner said pick any site and he would be by later. I picked site K right next to a flowing creek that was big enough for my 37' 5th wheel unhooked with truck parked next to it. 6 sites along creek. Some sites are around a grassy area that could also fit longer trailers. A.C. is working great and keeping me cool. No water and sewer right now but owners working on getting fresh water well working. 1 outhouse that I didn't check out. For self contained vehicles this is an easy overnight stop with great electric. Lots of weeds and long grass in park right now but should be taken care of by new owners soon. You have to drive across a little bridge to access park. My trailer weighs 12000 lb plus dually F350 and bridge is still up. There are also a few sites before bridge if you think you are too heavy. Or check with owner on weight rating of bridge. The Interstate is very close on one side and a two lane road on the other side so turn the fan or ac on for white noise. Again nothing fancy here but would work if FHU parks are full. I would stay here again. - Saddle Tramp 65
Mar 2016 - $30.00
A recent detour on our way to South Dakota brought us to the attention of this small RV Park. The owner and manager were extremely hospitable. While mostly a self service park - perfect for overnight guests - we planned a much longer stay. Many of the park residents appear to be of the permanent variety, but most appeared friendly. Clean showers, rest rooms and laundry facility exist, but with heavy rains, the gravel sites and roadways transform into rivers and lakes.
A generous cable lineup along with more than adequate Wi-Fi round out the few amenities, but overall, you really can't beat the price for a monthly stay ($360).
Should fate ever again send us a detour this way, we'd certainly stay here again. - Todd and Heather
Jul 2015 - $40.00
We came through Helena on a Saturday looking for a campsite. Well, the fair was in town and all of the sites were full. We found this place on the map and phoned. The gal had site 1 available for 2 nights. This is the only full hookup site. The site is uneven and wide open. Water pressure is good and this is a 50 amp site. To get into the site we had to take the trailer over a rickety bridge, through a bunch of low hanging branches, and around a loop to get faced in the correct direction. There was no place to turn around without making that move. We have a 36' trailer. It is a bit overpriced for what you get but it was quite satisfactory. They do not have showers and just an outhouse for a restroom. However, it's clean, does not smell, and is adequate. The location is very good as it's right next to a river. The manager is wonderful and very helpful and friendly. We would stay here again. Keep in mind that this place is perfect for small RVs but very difficult for big rigs. - Toby Maxx
May 2015 - $7.00
We were the only campers on the lower level of the campground for two nights. It's a nice spot, but we moved the trailer across the road for the second night because the wind is intense there in the spring. The sites on the side of the road away from the reservoir, and up against the hillside, are less windy. That made sleeping easier. The basic pit toilets were clean and well-maintained. - User2873
Sep 2014 - $8.00
Price is half of the full price per night with an Intra-Agency NP pass. Other discounts available. Rated a 10 based on accuracy of services. Very clean, very wide sites. Fire pits at every site and lake front views almost everywhere. Beach is clean and available in season for swimming. Fishing seems to be the big draw! Boat ramp right at the campground. No utilities, WiFi, cell coverage or TV reception. Bring your generator but only use between 7am-10pm. - Craig H
Jun 2014 - $8.00
Rate reflects senior NP pass. Wonderful BLM site with paved roads, level sites and good location. However, last 2 miles of the road to get here is dirt, but it's the Best dirt road I've ever seen! New residential property along the way and I bet it's all paved soon. Stayed here 3 nights. Very easy drive to Helena with good grocery and fuel. No phone service or TV at campsite. Sites are easy back-in with good space. - SailorGolf
May 2017 - $35.00
I'm sorry to say that this park was a huge disappointment. We arrived anticipating trees and semi private spaces, like most national parks. The sites are side by side with no separation, and not many trees. Sites were gravel with a fire ring and picnic table. There was no feeling like being in a national park at all. Proximity to the lake would, I suppose make it good for people with kids, or those fishing. - Two Travellers
May 2015 - $20.00
This is a great spot for fishermen. The campsites here are right on Hauser Lake. Campers can even rent boat slips so they don't need to take the boat out of the water when they aren't in it. The only problem here is that there are 2 campsites per space, so you are really close to your neighbors if the campground is busy. We were here during a slow period, so had plenty of space. This campground is very busy in the summer, so reservations are a good idea. Park rangers are excellent and even got us an adapter so we could hook up our hose to put water on. - Bobbi1948
Jun 2012 - $5.00
We would still be here, but our fridge decided not to run well on propane and we needed to plug into electric. This is a very nicely maintained BLM campground. Wide sites that will allow 2 units (side by side) in some and ample room for other vehicles. The camp Hosts are lovely people who make sure that campers turn off their generators at 10 PM and are visible every day keeping things neat. Boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, bike and walking trails are all here. Close to Helena for trips to Walmart, Costco, etc. This is a great place to stop on your way from Glacier to Yellowstone. We will surely return. Come on a Monday or Tuesday to get a spot. This campground begins to fill on Wednesday, and by the weekend it is full. - dqcarol
Aug 2011 - $10.00
This is a wonderful spacious BLM campground located on Lake Hauser (a reservoir) on the Missouri River about 15 miles NE of Helena. Almost all the RV sites have incredible views of the lake and are gravel, very large, level, and each features a fire ring and a large picnic table. The BLM allows up to two RV's and two additional vehicles per site (yes... they're that big) for only $10 per night (as of August 2011). All sites are dry camping only with no hookups. Potable water spigots and clean pit toilets are located throughout the campground. There is no dump station in the campground, but one is located a few miles south of the campground on York Road at the Lakeside General Store. The campground has a boat dock, boat slips, a small swimming beach, paved and dirt bike trails. When we stayed here the seasonal campground hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. - Gyropilot
Jun 2016 - $18.00
This is one of the nicest, no hookup places that I have ever stayed at. It is located next to a dam on the Missouri river. Our site was next to the river. I would recommend it to anyone.
The road to the campground was a little difficult and required crossing on top of the dam. - mpruet
Sep 2015 - $15.00
This is the nicest campground with no services we have ever stayed at. It was immaculately clean, on the water, and there is a huge dam within sight. There is water throughout the campground , stone picnic tables and really nice fire rings all for $15 a night. Crazy!! We loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone passing through the area, but I will warn you the drive to get to it is a little steep and curvy. There is water in the campground in a few places, and the only major drawback is no dump. They really should put one in. I don't know what the noise is like when the dam is running, but since I like waterfall noise I think that would have been a plus for me. - Lee and Trace
Jul 2014 - $8.00
This is a Bureau of Reclamation campground along Canyon Ferry Lake. There are no hook-ups but the sites are paved and level. Reservations are accepted. The day use area is part of the actual campground and it is very busy. Prepare for a lot of boat noise as it is right on the lake. There was a host but he didn't seem to enforce the leash rules as several dogs were left off leash. The campground was average and about what we expected. Look out for low branches. Our RV was too tall for some of the trees. I asked the camp host to let the park management know so they can be trimmed before someone's roof gets damaged. - RosieandThumper