8 Parks near Livingston, Montana
Aug 2013 - $30.00
Previous reviewer is right- this place is a mess. Vicious dogs in the Manager's mobile home act like they'll eat you for knocking on the wall (the door is blocked off). Other dogs roam around the park. Resident kids on bicycles ride through all sites, even if you are standing by your rig. Kids and adult residents are outside partying late at night. Cigarette butts and trash are all over the grounds. Fire in one mobile home brought out the entire city fire department. Bathrooms were frequently trashed with cigarette ashes and dirt in sinks. Constant noise from nearby Interstate. Sewer and water hookups are poorly placed, into the next site. We used to stop here for the convenient location and cheaper price, but the place gets worse every year. Could be okay for an overnight desperation stop, but wait to find the manager (who's a nice woman) in the morning. Don't knock on that home/office/dog kennel at night. - Annie's Song
Jul 2013 - $30.00
The management was poor. Upon arrival we had to go look for the manager in a run down mobile home where we couldn't get to the door because it was fenced off. The sites are long but very, very close together. Water, electric and sewer are poorly laid out. Dogs are left outside unattended. I tried to walk my dog but there were large, unattended aggressive dogs all over the place. I didn't go near the restrooms, and the wifi did not work. I would not return. - Myrt & Gordy
Jul 2012 - $25.00
Place looks like Dogpatch but it somehow works. Good price and cable TV, close enough to town to walk or bike. Management is accommodating. Sewer hookups are mostly inconvenient, water is great, sites are tight but long. Bathrooms are ancient- can't close the door when you're on the toilet. Single machines in Laundry room are worthless, city laundromat and grocery store nearby. - Annie's Song
Aug 2016 - $34.00
I've reviewed this park before and we just stayed 3 nights again. This is a very nice Park, big sites, lots of shade, good power and water, friendly staff. The had an ice cream social last night. Yummy ice cream, $2 a scoop. Very kid friendly pool and play ground, bikes for rent. The deluxe back in sites along the river are lovely. My only 2 criticisms are slow WiFi and not much for sale in the store for groceries, beer and wine. Best to get that stuff in Livingston as this park is 10 miles south of town. We will return here again. - Islandgirllil
Aug 2016 - $54.00
This is a wonderful park. It is about 1 hour from the northern gates into Yellowstone NP at Gardiner. The park staff are friendly and the grounds are kept clean. We had the best breakfast we have ever had at any KOA! They have an off-leash dog area near the front entrance to the park. The pool is an indoor/heated pool. WiFi worked well for our stay. They have an ice cream social ($$) every evening. The park is about 1 mile off the highway so it's nice & quiet at night. We would definitely stay here again. - 69636
Jul 2016 - $55.00
Almost level sites. Nice paved patio with table & chairs. Didn't use indoor pool, but looked nice & many campers were enjoying it. Sites are pretty close together, so that nice patio area is about 1 foot from your neighbors sewer hookup. The showers could be a bit better (nicer shower head, some sort of shelf for shampoo & such would be nice). Shower water pressure was almost too good! The location is wonderful: lovely mountain views, well off the highway, & nearby Pine Creek Trail is a great hike. - 2togoNebraska
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Rules, rules, and more rules ! If you like rules and regulations, then this is your park. It was a clean and peaceful place but the staff was checking on you constantly. You cannot keep your dog outside unless you were with them at all times, even to be clearing your outdoor table. The bathrooms and showers were clean but needed to be aired out with the doors open after use. We and our two couple friends that stayed also always drove 5 mph or less but we're always told to slow down. It got to be kind of a joke. Next time we visit Livingston we will find somewhere else to stay. We were there to relax and be on vacation not to be reprimanded like children. The dog run area was great. - Nana Col
Jul 2016 - $43.00
This is a tough park to review because the size of the sites vary as do the shade and grass areas. Our site was under a big tree so we had great shade but no satellite. The utilities where well placed (although we did not use sewer). The lady who is in charge of the landscape did a beautiful job with nice grass and potted plans. It has all gravel roads with gravel sites with grass between the sites. Better to unhook your toad before entering the park, the turns can be very tight, they lead you to your site. The park was quite and like others have mentioned the staff/owners run a tight ship we did not find it over the top but it was close. We would stay here again. - sjones
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Office personnel are over the top with the rules. Explained dog policy twice and also the grass policy. Almost wondered if I would get reprimanded for walking on the grass. Dog policy not evenly enforced. - Bamagolfer
Aug 2013 - $14.00
Gallatin National Forest campground south of Livingston off Hwy 89. Narrow winding paved road to campground and easy to navigate with truck and 22 ft. trailer. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful with local knowledge. Trailhead to beautiful waterfall with easy hike right from campground. Free flowing Pine Creek behind many sites to listen to under the clear mountain stars. Wonderful dry camping site to explore the area and within 2 hours of Yellowstone National Park. A hidden gem! Deer wandering through camp and owls hooting at night, wonderful! - The Grizz
Sep 2015 - $42.00
Kind of spendy for what you get, but it's on the way to Yellowstone so that's probably why. Wonderful owners; very helpful. - Senior Camper
Sep 2015 - $37.00
Very small RV park with about 20 sites. Some are pull-through and most are long enough to allow a fifth wheel or toad to remain hooked up. This place was very clean and well maintained and is right on the river making it exceptionally peaceful. Each site had a new or recently refinished picnic table. Even though it is right next to the road that was not at all noticeable from our site. Both the Mens and Womans facilities were single seaters making for lines in the morning. There was also only a single shower in each and the laundry contained a single washer and dryer.
The wifi, for me, was unuseable. The signal was mostly below 80 dbm (one bar or less) and kept fading in and out. The wifi router's were set to not assign IP addresses so the only thing you could do was surf the general web. My bet is that the three wifi routers that were visible were only desktop devices intended for covering a room or two and not intended for use outside the building they were in.
The cable TV coverage was outstanding, delivering 60 or so channels but nothing local. Verizon cell was borderline weak and my Galaxy 6 kept switching between 3g and 4g which was disruptive to my using it as a hotspot.
The downside is the owner/manager was very domineering and overbearing. I might have met a more obsessive control freak at some time in my 72 years but I really cant remember when. It made what could have been a very enjoyable 5 star stay very unpleasant. The guys adversarial and confrontational attitude escalated one or two trivial situations into unnecessary conflict. You cant sugar coat rudeness and disrespect with "Sir", "Please", and "Thank You's"; rude is still rude and completely uncalled for. - hotsauce
Sep 2015 - $43.00
We really enjoyed our stay here. Owners were very helpful and friendly. Laundry and bathrooms were very clean. WiFi worked best in laundry room but was weak at campsite at times. Cable TV was great. We had a full hook up. - webbsafari
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 - $38.00
Gravel roads and sites. Our site was sloped and situated next to a big spruce, so we had to maneuver the rig to get satellite access. Power was situated well forward and sewer all the way at the back, so it was a bit tricky. Good water pressure. Two bars signal strength on the wifi, so when we could log in, it was unusable. Our hotspot worked fine. - The Hilts
Jul 2016 - $40.00
About 5 miles from downtown Bozeman. Site was a bit narrow; flat on top, but more of an angle out the steps. Very clean restrooms and laundry. Checked out the showers, but we didn't use them. Our friends were in Space 8 which was wonderful. Lots of grass and a picnic table. We also had a table, but not near as much grass. Easy in and out. Trash is as you exit. Beautiful views of the mountains. Pool was always busy, and it looked very nice. Lots of trees. We would definitely come back here. - WSKeifer
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Our usual stop in this area and it will continue to be.
This campground is further from the interstate than the other one in the area and quieter as a result. - wetterwashington
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Site was fairly level, I think we used one 1 1/2 board. It's very convenient for visit Bozeman and the University. - Shadowberr
Aug 2016 - $33.00
Verizon cell worked well. Sprint MiFi worked slowly if at all. Likewise the campground WiFi was slow if it worked at all. We used our Verizon cell hotspot for Internet access. Able to obtain DirecTV signal. Our Site #35 had open sky but many sites have trees which might affect satellite set-up. Easy reservation process over the phone. Efficient check-in and personally led us to our site. Very-very-very friendly staff. Hookups worked perfectly. Excellent location to downtown Bozeman. Central spot for exploratory day trips outside of Bozeman. The negatives are: 1. Noisy location due to nearby Highway 90 and train tracks. Train blows its horn during the night and it's loud enough to wake you up (and I consider myself to be a sound sleeper). 2. Sites are front-to-front and back-to-back so your awning and picnic table faces your neighbor's awning and picnic table. All neighbors were very nice so it wasn't a problem. Overall - for us - the location and service outweigh the negatives. We would stay here again. - GottaGoNow
Jul 2016 - $33.00
This is a Mom & Pop campground located between train tracks and the interstate, so there is a noise factor. That is the down side. But the owners are the nicest people and bent over backwards to help us with directions, local activities and helping us extend our stay. We would stay there again if passing thru the area. - Carol Warren