5 Parks near Malmstrom AFB, Montana
Aug 2016 - $24.00
This has become our default campground in the area. Cleaner and quieter then the other two. Since I'm "from" GF I know the area well and this is certainly in a better neighborhood then "one" and easier "big rig" access then "two". Plus base security comes through a few times a day.
We've never found the "no reservation" thing an issue as we don't try to stay here during "busy" times (like the Fair).
We found the campground access easy and the WiFi usable. - wetterwashington
Jun 2016 - $24.00
Compared to other Famcamps, we rate this location below average largely for the inane policy of not taking reservations or having a phone contact. Getting there requires a six plus mile drive off the interstate through the heart of the business area, and if they're full your option may be the on-base annex, except you can't get through the main gate with a large RV. I feel sorry for the hosts, who were very professional, when they have to turn people away. The park itself is average; paved interior roads with unusually sloped concrete pads that are difficult to level on without raising the front wheels off of the ground. Hookups were good, no cable, little OTA, but no obstructions to satellite TV. The park WiFi was unusable, but Verizon cell/data were strong. An unusual rule was that tow vehicles could not be hooked up on the pads, which was inconvenient and made no sense. Opposite facing sites resulted in better than average space, but overall a mediocre location. - Meanderman
Jun 2016 - $24.00
Nothing has changed from my Sept 2015 review but I wanted to pass along occupancy info since they don't take reservations. We arrived in mid-June and stayed for a little over a week. The campground got pretty full but everyone got a spot during this time. I suggest you arrive early afternoon to improve your odds in peak season. The campground on base (Gateway Annex) only had about 6 RVs occupying 30 sites so that's a very good backup in a less modern campground. One other note, the Gateway famcamp does have wifi but the signal is intermittent so don't plan on doing much on it. - Danno
Sep 2016 - $28.00
First off, this is the MOST expensive KOA I have encountered. Regular cost for an electric/water site is $59.00!! I would have never booked if it wasn't for a KOA 2 nights for 1 special plus the normal 10% discount. The location is convenient to the city and the campsite is fairly nice, lots of trres for shade and privacy; at least in the old section. I didn't see the new section. The bathrooms and showers are nice and private (each shower room being a full bathroom). Free firewood is good. Staff were nice and helpful, allowing us to change sites when we asked.
Now for the bad stuff (besides the price). The wifi is iffy (as it is in most KOAs) and barely worked half the time. For the cost of camping, it should have been lightning fast. The people from the adjoining property (which shares the road) constantly used the campground as a shortcut, driving through in trucks, ATVs and dirtbikes which was very annoying to say the least; like camping on a residential street. I think the KOA owners also own that property or at least employs some people from there. Needless to say, it kind of ruined the ambiance. The old section could prove a tight squeeze for big rigs. - MSSW
Sep 2016 - $75.00
This KOA is run by students. We were put in the most terrible site and the furthest from the washrooms. There was at least 50 to 60 % empty sites. We had to ask......no beg for another site. The value for Canadians works out to over 100.00 per night for camping. KOA Is not the same anymore. Too bad, it used to be the best.
This place should be avoided as to camping here. Very very very tight space to park. We were a bit on the road and no place for the truck if we had to disconnect. - Bev L
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This park is very hard to rate. If you have a small trailer or motorhome you stay in the old side which is a bit overgrown but very nice. Lots of flowers, nice pool, pancake breakfast and so on. But we have a big motorhome so we stayed in the new section which has none of those things. The new section is mostly dirt with some gravel, and some green. I say green because it is not grass it is dense weeds. Some of the weeds are the ones with sharp points that make shoes better than sandals.
Thankfully it did not rain when we were here. It was close but just missed us. If it rains this place will turn into a mud bowl. When the weeds are removed and replaced with grass and the roads paved or graveled the new section will be fine. Until then the new section is not really a good place to stay. - RFCN2
Apr 2016 - $1.00
Called today to get info for a stay later this summer and was told by their administration that they no longer provide campsites to the "drive by" public unless it is associated with an Expo event. Their campground is still open, but only for their events. - readontheroad
Jun 2011 - $35.00
This park has shady sites. The campground is located on site at the Montana State Fairgrounds. The roads are gravel, the sites are not level, but usable. The sites are not paved and this year they are muddy. The bathrooms/shower are located in the livestock pavilion. They are adequate at best, there is a lingering odor of livestock and we just cleaned the showers ourselves before use. There are many permanent residents and workers. We stayed here because the other affordable park was booked and another quoted us a $95/night price tag. This one was $150/week. - Joann26
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Large, busy campground in town. The sites are close together with grass in between. Wifi works great. Bathroom was clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Price was good. Stayed here twice during August and September. There are some shade trees and some long term campers. - mntraveler
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Not easy to find; you must pay attention to detail. Entry is via a narrow passage under a railroad bridge, making you think "holy cow, I'm lost," but then it immediately opens up into a reassuring sight with plenty of room at the entrance. This park, while not fancy, is adequate in all respects for a transient stay. The sites were level, roomy, and with conveniently located hookups. Cable and WiFi work well. - MSTraveler
Sep 2016 - $39.00
This is a pretty large park. There are a lot of permanent tenants. Utilities are well placed and good. The site is unlevel. They are very strict about how fast you drive through the park which is a good thing. It looks a little run down but ok for an overnight stay. - The Griffins
Jul 2012 - $34.00
This park is quaint and rustic and a good spot for small RVs and tents. Their idea of a big-rig spot is the road next to their building. Laundry room was filthy and 2 of 4 driers were out of order. Owners have only been in business one year. Park needs much grooming, trimming, etc. We would not likely stay again. - Ramblin' Duo
Jul 2012 - $35.00
Ok for an overnight, but would look elsewhere if possible. Full hookups have no shade. Partial hookups are shaded. While the owners/managers are friendly, there are a fair amount of long term stays in this park, with their trailers in various states of (dis)repair. Clean laundry room is a plus. The train is definitely loud and close. - Maltaman
Jul 2012 - $30.00
This campground was neat and tidy, the owners helpful and friendly, washrooms clean, sites spacious. We had some difficulty (our own fault) parking in our assigned site. The owner was very accommodating in getting us situated. Quiet and peaceful - a wonderful, relaxing place to stay. - Peg-Garry