8 Parks near Manhattan, Montana
Nov 2015 - $45.00
Host was rude and hateful. Facilities were filthy. Campground was dirty with animal feces every where. Train noises all night. - Sherry_C
Jul 2015 - $30.00
This park is by the train tracks so you hear the train all night long.
Its an older park only has 30 amp service so you can not use the air.
Spots are tight so you can not use all your slides if you have a big rig.
You can not use your awing either. The bathrooms were not very clean and most of the washers were out of order.
One of the full time residents had a dog off the leash he was running around pooping every where and the owner did not clean it up. - B mack
Jul 2012 - $20.00
OK for overnight stop. Friendly office staff. Many permanent residents. Narrow sites, some too close for slides on one side. Tight for big rigs, but we were able to get our 38' 5th wheel in without too much trouble. - FTRVwCats
81123 Gallatin Road Bozeman, Montana 59718 (map) | (406) 587-3030
Sites: 175 | Latest Rate: $53.00 | 67 Reviews
Sep 2016 - $53.00
This park is an older park with some modernization. Signage from the road is poor. Entrance from narrow 2 lane road into narrow driveway could be tricky for large rigs with tows, pay attention to your mirrors. We were able to navigate without unhooking or backing, but careful planning was required (43' MH with full size PU toad) Pull thru site not long enough to leave toad connected without crowding roadways. We disconnected and parked the PU sideways in front of MH.
Utilities were easy to hookup to. Dish and Verizon had good signals. Nightly fee includes access to hot springs next door, but good luck finding the right path to get there. Signage again is a problem. - Bucky Beaver
Aug 2016 - $75.00
This used to be a KOA now just a very expensive campground. Staff is friendly but they just work here. The Hot Springs are ok but too many people. The sites are filthy for the overpriced value. The sites are gravel unless you pay $125.00 for concrete. Definitely try someplace else. Will not be back. - Bev L
Jun 2016 - $113.00
This park seems very over priced for what they offer. Another review from a year ago, says they are under going renovations. Well, they still are! Lousy entrance road. Bad customer service. I complained about the price for a 10 hour stay. The gentleman said it wasn't his fault I arrived at 10 pm. So I paid $112.87 for a little electric and water. The park attractions close at 10 pm. Rude and uncaring! Go someplace else to enjoy yourself. - randy lay
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is a new little place that has about 8 spaces, that the owner and his wife of the fully supplied food market put in next to their store and the rodeo grounds. It has 30/50 AMP, water, sewer, grass area, picnic table, plenty of room for your pop outs. Spaces are pull thru's so it made it really easy to get in and pull out. - 2nightzrv
Jul 2010 - $25.00
Quiet and peaceful to a point. We stayed here on a monthly basis for several months as it was the cheapest decent option in the area. There is no Wi-Fi, cable etc, but is right by the river. We had a tree shaded lot. Ended up next to rude neighbors that would leave their dog out all the time and prevent us from doing things on our own rig. Finally ended up calling animal control a couple times. Managers said to have talked to the man many times issue finally was resolved as we neared time to leave the park. Nothing is the same for every RV'er in the park. What is good for one is not good for all, seems to be rules made up as they go along. Electric is not grounded and there were many surges that took place and we now have some electrical issues as a result. This is the 2nd park we had ever stayed at so we were still learning what to look for. If I had no other choice I would stay here but on short term basis only and not hooked into electric. No issues with water or sewer. Management changed hands, first managers seemed pretty good and hard working, 2nd set not sure wasn't there long enough to know them well enough. I would look around however and stay elsewhere. They did allow kids and up to 2 pets. We were here in a 5th wheel and had enough parking for 2 pickup trucks. Was approximately 10 miles out of town, but on the way towards West Yellowstone. - moosemama3
Aug 2016 - $28.00
The rate is for a dry-camping, no hook-up site, expensive because of out-of-state status. There is fresh water fill, but no dump station and no showers, only pit toilets. It is only a few miles from interstate, but feels worlds away. It is very quiet and is wonderfully dark at night. In the summer it fills on the weekends, but there are usually sites available during the week. A few of the sites are isolated, but most are fairly open. Some are very close and almost "buddy" sites. There is little shade, so we had no problem getting satellite. Verizon voice and data were very strong. It was very quiet at night. We would stay here again. - TheJim
Jul 2015 - $24.00
The price is a bit steep for dry camping but the park is well maintained and the Montana sky is amazing. Vault toilets but they are by far the cleanest vault toilets I have ever seen. They clean them daily and they actually don't stink. Sites are almost all pull thrus, most with lots of space. Beautiful park. - Wendle123
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Despite telephone conversations with this Park's Staff and the Reservations Representative we ended in a site that our 36' RV just fit into. The Toad ended up parked so close to our rig's side that we couldn't fit between them to walk. Fire pit was weed choked. Table was in good shape but filthy. Not a shade tree in site and the sun just bakes the area. Campground is nothing more than a gravel and dirt parking lot with most sites being double bump-outs that you share with your neighbor. Despite daily spraying, mosquitoes are horrible! Towards evening the would-be campers coming and going to check for a site stir up the dust to the point that one can really feel for the early explorers who suffered here. Its a shame as the history and beauty of the area screams to be explored and enjoyed. $30/nite is over-kill for conditions like these. Central water, one M/F combined pit toilet, no dump. All the mosquitoes you care to feed, all the dust you can eat, all the sweat you want to pour out. Noise until well after mid-night goes unchecked from late arrivals, chopping wood, drunks and, for some reason, most think that you came here to hear them singing or playing their fiddle, banjo or violin thru the early morning hours. Two Hosts and One Ranger who all go home or into their air-conditioned RVs (they have FHU) at dusk. - RVFRab
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is an over night camping spot for self contained rigs: there are no showers, toilets, laundry facilities or TV hook ups. This is an large open field around a grocery market where they have put down grass sod, picnic tables, sewer, water and electric connections and airport mix (packed gravel) down for parking pads. There are a few trees around the parking pads but no real shade. There is no TV cable or satellite connection provided, but your own Direct TV satellite connection is very easy. The area is fenced off and quiet. Obviously it is very easy to walk across the lawn to the market if you need anything; they do have a snack bar. We were in site 9 which is the farthest site away from the market and closest to the surrounding neighborhood; there was a chained up dog at a house across the street from our campsite which barked almost non-stop while we were there, it was sad and really quite irritating. Not the RV park's issue, but it did taint our stay. I think the $40.00 overnight charge is a bit steep for what they provide but it was easy and convenient from the highway; it was a pull through site. There is no highway noise. We would stay there again but would ask for a site away from the barking dog. - Hikinjack
Sep 2016 - $38.00
We found the staff and owner very good to work with. Reservations were made the day ahead, but a maintenance issue delayed us so that we would arrive after closing time. They were most gracious, watched for us and even drove us to our site - really helpful as the layout would have been a little difficult in the dark. A site without sewer saved a little $ and the holding tanks worked fine. The state park was full due to a festival and this was a very satisfactory exchange and cost about the same for out of state folks. Sites are a little close, but didn't feel that way because of all the trees. Website said closing 9/15, but stayed open through following weekend. Only con - had to use blocks to level one side. Our MH is 35' but several 40' there. - BandD
Sep 2016 - $48.00
Restrooms and showers were not clean. Sites were very close and mostly shady. Site surface was gravel and featured a picnic table. Friendly owners with strictly rules.
I asked to clean my windshield with water from the water tap by using my water hose and a nozzle.
The answer was clear: "You can clean the windshield only by using a bucket and a sponge!"
I responded that I maybe need less water with the nozzle, than with a bucket which I didn't have. There was no way to talk about exceptions. - Columbus
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This has been another FANTASTIC stay at Camp Three Forks (see 2015 for park details). Owners and park hosts worked tirelessly to improve grounds and ensure we had a pleasant RVing experience. Mom & Pop park with no affiliations basically gives EVERYONE a great discount vs area competitors.
Many low-hanging limbs have been trimmed which was concerning some big rigs. Newly updated 50-amp, extra-long sites in back of park, can accommodate up to 45' coach with toad. 14 FHU sites; easy access dump station reserved for registered guests.
Owner takes great pride in keeping grass watered and landscaping was always lush. Park rules are clearly outlined at check-in and observed. Inexpensive firewood, ice and ice cream for sale. We used this as home base to travel to: Glacier, Phillipsburg, Yellowstone, Virginia City, and ALL places in-between. Days are mild and nights are cool, making this a great retreat from the 100+ degrees in Texas. Our 4th visit; we vacationed here several weeks in July-August and will be back next year! - texasgal54
Oct 2016 - $42.00
This is our second time staying here. The park is conveniently located off the I-90, and has minimal freeway noise. Trains run past the park throughput the night, blowing their horn, this certainly can and does wake one up. The park is looked after by the owners quite well. Good interior roads, well maintained with gravel, sites are level. Dogs are welcomed and have plenty of area to potty. Bathrooms and showers are bright and very clean. - Dksnapshots
Sep 2016 - $38.00
We stayed one night on the way to Yellowstone NP. The staff was very friendly and showed us to our site after getting registered. The sites are gravel but were level front to back and side to side. The park was full because of a college football game the next day. The sites are a little close together but there was enough room for a picnic table. All of the utilities worked. The wifi was adequate but a little slow. - Cardinal owner
Sep 2016 - $33.00
We stayed here for 4 nights in September of 2016. I have never stayed at an RV park, where we were so close to another RV. The sites are front to back, and you share a strip of weeds, with 2 picnic tables. The people next to us on one side, had to back up because there slide almost hit ours. This made for no privacy, and you didn't want to sit outside at all. This is not even good for a one night stay. I would like to mention the girl in the office was extremely nice. - Humble
Sep 2016 - $52.00
Stayed for 1 night, nice campground with lots of trees. When I checked in they stated I would need to drop my 12' trailer as it wouldn't fit in the site. But when I got to the site there was room to stay connected as well as squeeze our jeep into the drive site. - FOSJ
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This is an older park, with sites pretty close together and a bit worn down. The person that greeted us was very friendly and the store was decently stocked for a camp store. This is a great place for an overnight stay, but I don't think the train whistles would let me stay more than a night.
This is kind of a hard place to find, we drove right past it, circled four miles around to the exact same spot until we noticed a tiny little sign for the camp.
I saw some pretty decent sized rigs here so I think that even though the spots are close together, they are more than accommodating length-wise. A little tight getting in and out of the spots, but nothing too bad.
The trains are really the main detractor from this, but you can't get away from them at any of the Bozeman RV parks from what I understand, so apparently this is the best you will get. The trains run pretty much all day and a good part of the night and it's pretty close to the camp.
I saw plenty of people that seem to either live here or have camped for a good while (our neighbor had been there a couple weeks), so those trains don't bother everyone.
Honestly the only really "bad" thing about this place is the trains. When reviewing a camp site I take into account how "nice" a place is to stay as well as everything else, the trains make this a bit less "nicer" than other places, but doesn't mean the campground itself is bad.
I do, however, think that $45 per night for full hookups at this particular spot was pretty high. - CORockies
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