7 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: $75.00 | 66 Reviews
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
May 2016 - $55.00
When we called the day before to inquire about the campground, we were under the impression that this was a KOA campground. When we drove to the campground there was no sign signifying that a KOA existed. Not until we entered the building did we find out that it was no longer a KOA. They did, however, take our KOA card discount but we were told that after this season they will not honor the KOA discount or any other discount cards.
While we tried to check in, the clerk apparently had no idea how to use the "new" computer system because not once but 4 times she tried to enter in our information. After the 3rd time, I suggested that she write the information down and bring our receipt out to our site once she was able to figure out how to enter it.
The sites are very close together. When I went to use the laundry facilities, I found out that the washer costs $2 and the dryer costs .50 per 10 minutes. We travel all over the country and this was the most expensive laundry we've ever come across.
The WiFi is terrible! There were very few RVs at the campground so there shouldn't have been any problem with the WiFi. When I reported the problem to the clerk, I was told "oh sorry" but nothing was done to fix the problem.
The only good thing about this campground is that it is close to the hot springs. The campground gives you a "free" wristband for one day's use. Sorry, I don't think that justifies the cost of this lousy campground.
The final straw was when I reported a strong skunk smell near our site to the office clerk, I was told "Yes, there is a family living somewhere near you". This is ridiculous, why isn't the problem being remedied. - Sue H
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 - $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
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Beautiful setting and landscaping, but grumpy hosts. And they lock a gate at 10:00pm and, at the same time, turn off the WiFi router! - CampTramp
Aug 2016 - $33.00
Fine for a one night stop in Bozeman. Easy access from highway; we weren't bothered by highway noise. Close to downtown. Sites were tight. If we had out out our awning, it would have been over the neighbor's car. Unable to use wi-fi. Hook-ups were fine, no amenities. - Bunci
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
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
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