5 Parks near Roberts, Montana
Sep 2015 - $18.00
Understand what this place is - it's a state park that is "off the beaten path". I stayed at a non-electric site and tested out my new solar panels. During the week after Labor Day, it was very quiet.
The water front sites are truly water front (I stayed in Marshalls Cove) - a great place to bring a Kayak. There are also electric sites available. You will need to drive about 1 mile on a gravel, wash boarded road to get to Marshalls Cove. Longer if you want to get to the other campgrounds that comprise Cooney Dam Reservior. The place has a spirit of adventure about it. Phone service is limited to Fisherman's point - about 1 mile from Marshalls Cove. - alansills
Sep 2011 - $20.00
Don't have to worry about me coming to this park again. First off it is DUSTY, and again nobody slows down going through campgrounds, and the dust boils. The only thing I can say is we came in on a Sunday and by Sunday night everyone was gone, and I mean everyone, not even a host so then the dust finally settled. If I knew it was on this type of entrance I probably would have opted for the another park. But I must say if you are set up for water sports then this seems like the place to go. - monaco cruiser
Jul 2011 - $28.00
First off...Do NOT trust your GPS to get you there! We ended up on a dirt road (not a gravel road) with ruts in the middle of nowhere Montana with nothing but fields and fields for as far as the eye can see. The only reason we didn't turn back was because we couldn't! There was NO place to turn it around with out getting into a soft shoulder. Thankfully a farmer passed us and she told us that although there is an "easier" way to get there, we are okay to continue on. So we did. Once we got there it was clear that we were going to enjoy ourselves. It's right on the lake, very quiet and peaceful. The only drawback was trying to find the ONE park that has electric and water. They are not identified on their maps and their are five (state) parks around the lake. So we had to go to each of them...and as luck would have it the farthest one and the last one was the one that had electricity and water. Oh and it can get quite windy in the afternoon so leave put your awning away when the wind starts. Oh and the park host was a sweetheart. I lost my check book in Glacier Nat'l park and there is NO cell service in Cooney and she let me use her "booster" enabled cell phone to have all my lost checks cancelled. - Triple D
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Nice quiet park. Some shade at some locations. Creek and river access. Nice pool. - PodnUs
May 2016 - $41.00
We chose Red Lodge for our stay because we wanted to tour Beartooth Highway on our way to Yellowstone NP. This KOA is about your only choice if you want or need sewer hookup. Our impression of the park may be tainted by the fact that it was Memorial Day weekend and very crowded. Check-in experience was good, but I think the park is over-priced for what you get. The park is on level terrain with some hardwood shade, gravel roads with pot-holes, sites gravel. Our site level. No cable but was able to pick up CBS out of Billings (good HD). 50 amp electric good, septic good, Wi-Fi excellent. Water was another story. Our connection had a defective faucet caused by cross-threading; impossible to make a leak-free connection even with staff help. Rather than replace the faucet, their decision was to just live with the small geyser (for our 3 night stay). This was a very messy solution; our street-side neighbors really appreciated that! I later found out that the three or four sites in our area all have the same problem. It was reported at the end of last camping season, but management has chosen not to deal with it. - long ball
Aug 2015 - $38.00
Rude owners who were very unfriendly. Our site didn't have hookups even though I booked a site with hookups. We could not connect to the internet at all. The bathrooms were very far from our site and the area to them was not well lit. The pool was tiny. The drive over Beartooth Highway was amazing but there is not much to Red Lodge. - MandTinSF
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
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Internet did not work the entire time we stayed there. Would have given it a 1, but they did have sewer. The picnic table was broke, I mentioned it to the manager, he said he would look at it. Maybe he looked at it, but it was not fixed or replaced. Did I mention the rattlesnakes and power outages. We had to run our generator, even though it was against the rules. Have you ever stayed in a RV with no air when temperatures were in the 100's. - eileenb
Jul 2016 - $33.00
This is our second year in as row staying here. I would advise ignoring the 4/16 review that tells you nothing about the park. The older woman who owned and ran the park sold it this past year and it is now managed by a couple who seem to be doing a good job of keeping the park up to previous standards. Since there is no cable TV, we had requested a satellite friendly site when making our reservation and were placed in a nice open site right across from the office. Since many sites are not satellite friendly, request one when making reservations. I would suggest reservations in season since this park filled up on the July weekday we were there. By 4 P.M. customers without reservations had to settle for W&E sites and several were turned away later that evening because the park was full. The 11 back in sites on the west side of the park are W&E only. The rest of the sites are fairly level, gravel, pull through, FHU sites. There is about 15' of grass/weeds between sites. The woman at the desk advised that the WIFI would probably not work well once the park got full. She was right - it worked OK for our minimal needs until about 8 P.M. The main building houses the office, bathrooms, showers, and a nice laundry. I think there were 2 or 3 of each machine. I saw no sign of any recycling. - Jerry S
Apr 2016 - $40.00
Quoted us a price for electric hookup that was lower than the full service hookup, but it turned out that the only space given us was right next to the freeway and very loud. The whole place is right next to freeway. When we asked if we could take a space further away because the place was almost completely empty, she said she would have to charge us the full hookup rates which were a lot more. When we said we would need to think about it, she told us to hurry up as she had better things to do! The place was small, well worn, and right next to freeway noise so we decided to continue down the road. Actually, we were so tired we may have stayed even for additional expense, but her attitude and rudeness made up our mind. - Fidchik
Sep 2015 - $30.00
I have stayed a number of times here, always in late September early October.
I usually camp off grid but stop at a full service campground now and then for a shower. At least in the fall this is a very nice quiet campground and at that time of year not crowded. I love the sites down by the roaring stream.
This one is always on my radar if I'm passing through Redlodge. - Twinpups
Sep 2015 - $33.00
A great location to begin an adventure! Located on the south side of town - that's the side that is past Red Lodge and at the beginning of the Beartooth Highway.
There are two sections to this park - above and below. The "below" section is along the Rock Creek. You can hear the creek from almost any site in that section. I travel in a 38 ft fifth wheel and was definitely able to navigate the lower section.
The manager is friendly and helpful. She has much information to share - especially about the Beartooth highway and Yellowstone National Park. They are installing new bathrooms. Each site is water and electric but they do have a RV dump.
Red Lodge has great restaurants - I recommend the Red Box Car (at south end of town) and Bogarts (for GREAT pizza) - and originating from NJ, I KNOW great pizza! - alansills
Aug 2015 - $34.00
The lower campground is along Rock Creek. Every campsite was well kept. Would go back there in a heart beat. - mpetroske