7 Parks near Laurel, Montana
Aug 2009 - $27.00
You are lucky if you find this park on the first approach. There are no signs. You will see a blue camping arrow on the 437 exit stop sign. Nothing after that until you realize you better call the park. The park will tell you, you are going to Billings. It turns out the park is at the Sinclair gas station by the stop sign. You will pull into a tiny, weary, old park made for 26' trailers. The sites are gravel and level. The electric is good for 30 amps. We are fortunate enough to have a 34', three slide motor home. We had a snug fit. We unhooked our tow and parked it in front as not to impede traffic. There are permanent people living in 26' trailers. It is a comfortable park. Grass but no shade. - mycelia
Sep 2013 - $1.00
This park is closed for the season and camping is prohibited by signs. The web site for the park shows it as open Memorial Day through Labor Day. The park is across the road from a large refinery and BNSF railroad. This review w ill say we camped in a motorhome, but we didn't stay at all. - Jay Rutherford
Aug 2010 - $12.00
There was 3 different pricings $12 for dry camping, $15 for electric only sites (said to be 3 but the one we found looked not safe for electric hookup) and $20 for electric/water site which was the majority of the sites. There was a shower house. We chose to dry camp. Said to be 7 day max stay, but some looked to have been there longer with their big fridges outside, workers with their campers and tents all laid out, there was no one attending the window once you finally find the office, shower house was not kept very clean, some of the ones staying there looked a little on the iffy side. We did not feel comfortable allowing the kids (15 12 10) to venture even to the shower house alone. We stayed here 2 nights 1 day out of necessity of a stop over but wouldn't stay there again. Did not feel safe walking to the shower house due to some of the people staying there. Guys and Girls going to the same side together and my son walked into the men room while a couple was doing their thing in the shower, not impressed esp. when they told him it was OK he could watch, fortunately my son (10) came back out. Park was quiet enough but wasn't willing to leave the rig unattended. - moosemama3
Jul 2009 - $15.00
We spent 5 nights here holed up over the 4th of July holiday. 30amp service and water for $15 a night. Lots of mosquitoes. The lots are irregular in size & layout, but they're OK. Some will easily take big rigs, some are pull through. Bathroom wasn't clean. There were 2 or 3 homeless individuals & families living there in tents or small older trailers, they were very nice & friendly, no problem. CG across the Yellowstone River from water treatment plant & refinery but no odors, a little noise. Some train traffic but not bad. - big greg
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Watch out for big rocks at the entrance to this park. It is also not clear exactly where rigs should park for checkin at the office. Otherwise this is a nice park with trees, grass and level paved pads. Neither picnic tables nor fire rings were provided, but the grass was lush. Park WiFi worked pretty well, but frequently requires a time-sensitive code that limits the number of devices. This park does not recycle. Service was friendly and we were permitted to have a package of mail forwarded for pickup on arrival. - The Borgs
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Right off I-90 so a good place to stop for the night, if ya don't mind the railroad trains & whistles. The park is older but well kept and each site is all asphalt and level with plenty of space, but all back ins so you will need to unhook. Cable and internet worked well and the bathrooms were newer and very clean. Not an area you want to walk around in so you need your car but the park is safe & secure. Good value for this area and we will return when passing through again. - Camaraderie
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Looked online for an RV park to overnight in Billings on our way west and was rather surprised by the going-rate commanded in this town? Since we could do without the KOA's or Yellowstones high-season $60-$80+ prices for a pool, hot tub, mini golf course, picnic table, swing, fire-pit, dog-park, ice-cream social, etc; we opted for BVRV and a somewhat less expensive $45 Good Sam back-in. Their roads and site pads are all paved, so were level but very close together. The trees and grass were well watered. The shower/restroom buildings were security-code locked and very clean. The railroad lines and I-90 were just a block or so away but was not overly noticeable the night we stayed. - OTR-again
Sep 2016 - $47.00
This is the first KOA in America. It is beautiful. Our site gravel with concrete curbs. Nice patio with swing and table. The park has the typical KOA fun time feel to it. Our only complaint is that there aren't many sites with sewer hookups. Be sure you have reserved correctly if you need one and don't just assume! - The Griffins
Sep 2016 - $30.00
I was pleasantly surprised by this beautiful campground. Usually KOA's are very expensive but this one was very reasonable. We stayed at a water & electric site. - Smokinghawk49
Sep 2016 - $69.00
This is the original KOA. Our price reflects parking in their premium (sites 1-6) section. Restrooms are "private" and each one is as nice as one would have in their home. If one has a stationary satellite dish, it may be difficult to get a signal. However, the Park's cable has a full array of channels. We have stayed here previously and would return when we are again in the area. - kurtk
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We had no reservation, but in October there is not much competition for sites. Nice space between sites. Well kept bathrooms. Wifi and cable worked well. Big mature trees. Level asphalt sites. - AZtravelers
Sep 2016 - $52.00
Billings RV parks are way overpriced. But as one reviewer put it...They charge high prices "because they can".
Yellowstone River Park was nice. The spaces are a bit tight. Two RV's per site, opposite facing. Many of the sites were taken by long-term/permanent residents. Propane tanks, wheel covers, even a couple attached decks. It's the owner's right to sell long-term sites, but we travelers would like the bigger spaces, too.
The dog run needed better cleaning. Upon arrival, we called and asked if someone could pick up the unpicked up poop. They sent someone out, but it would be nice if 1) dog owners would be more respectful and pick up after their dogs and 2) the management would ensure the cleaner-up-er person did a better job. We actually watched one morning when the gentleman in the golf cart drove up, opened the poop disposal, closed the poop disposal and drove away. He didn't empty the container and he didn't pick up any poop. One morning a nice lady, while watching her dog, actually picked up poop from other dogs. Our site was across the road from the pet area, so we got a good view of all the happenings.
The check-in ladies were very nice. We would stay here again if if the area. - rlhoge
Aug 2016 - $78.00
After reading prior reviews, I was really unsure what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised the moment we pulled in. The entire appearance is first class, neat, manicured lawns and gardens, and tons of antiques to decorate the grounds. Management was great to work with. Had to switch sites last minute. Not a problem. Nearly every site is a pull through. Very level. Wide paved roads in perfect shape. Gravel sites but very neat, level. The most sites are setup as pull thru's with 2 RV's to a site facing opposite directions so utilities are on the outer sides of the site. With today's big 5th wheels and motorhomes, it is candidly a bit close. But we had no issues with slides or neighbors. Everyone was very respectful. Beautiful mature Cottonwood trees throughout the park pruned with very high canopies so no problems there. Our Satellite worked just fine. Very convenient to Billings downtown and the interstate without any noise issues. It is a very well run place. It is a bit on the pricey side even for all it affords campers. But it is competitive with other clean, well maintained campgrounds in the area. I would definitely stay here again. I'd stay longer if it weren't for the cost. A few days to a week, definitely try this campground. - DMcKitt
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Park is just a block or so North of the highway and easy to get to. However, this also means that you hear road noise through out the night. Our site only had electric which is all we needed for an overnight stay. Pull through sites with full hookups were available. Our back in site was not bad. Level side to side and front to back. It was a bit narrow but not too bad.
The only incident was that we were not given the codes to the bathrooms. The explanation given was that the showers are an extra cost ($2) and when asked if we wanted to shower we said 'no' and the clerk assumed we did not need the bathrooms. The next day the clerk was not very "customer friendly" about the situation - enough said. - JABMPM
Sep 2016 - $29.00
Good overnight right off I90. Some interstate noise. Dirt/gravel pads with grass and picnic tables. Many pull throughs. Fhu and e/w. 50/30 amp. Some sites shaded. Some more level than others. Very clean laundry, bathrooms and showers. Helpful hard working on site managers. - bluesnugs
Aug 2016 - $33.00
Personnel was cheerful and check in was efficient. The park appears to be a little neglected. The site we were in wasn't level and the picnic table needed to have the wood replaced. The advertised WiFi was not very good where we were located, but we witnessed people on their devices on the benches outside the park office. - Paul Elliott
Jun 2016 - $5.00
Wow, we were not sure what we would find based on previous reviews. But this park and campground far exceeded our expectations. Located along the banks of the Yellowstone River and bordered by woods and a golf course on the other, this place had a COE feel to it. All sites are fairly level, some are subject to puddling after a heavy rain. Some have a stone pad to park on and others are simply gravel or dirt. There are two campground areas, an upper and lower area. You enter the upper area first, you can move freely from one to the other in any large RV, but do not go past the boat launch in the lower campground without scouting it out first. That is where you could have trouble with trees and branches. The lower campground has better river access and seemed to be more poplar with younger campers. We stayed in the upper, and some people were driving by way too fast headed for the lower campground. OTA was good with 4 stations, NBC & CBS included. Verizon cell and broadband both excellent. There is a threaded water connection available at the upper campground bathroom. - Bob and Inga
Sep 2015 - $1.00
Totally free and along a river. The people were nice and sites were very large and well spaced. There is water, but no dump and the bathrooms are very basic but it is definitely priced right. The campground was a bit overgrown and definitely needed some TLC, but the price was great and certainly good for a short stay. My AT&T cell coverage was very good. No wi-fi and there is a train track behind the campground and the occasional train did go by. - Lee and Trace
Sep 2015 - $5.00
A city park that should be a model for all small towns! Over 30 sites - many pull through. They have a caretaker who will greet you shortly after arrival and provide you with an envelope to make a donation - I encourage you to do so to keep this area open.
You are welcome to stay up to 10 days. It is all non-reservable and no electric. There is water along side the bathroom building accessible by hose (you provide the hose!) It is safe and well kept. There are sites along side the river (Yellowstone River?)
Great proximity to town. The McDonalds has at least 2 tables with electric (if you need to charge things up!) There are two restaurants in town worth visiting - the 307 Bar and Grill and the Cafe. The IGA market is new and quite well stocked.
Columbus is about 40 miles west of Billings and is a far better place to stay instead of staying in Billings itself. - alansills