Three Forks, Montana

Missouri Headwaters State Park

Three Forks, Montana



Three Forks, Montana
Phone: (406) 285-3610

Sites: 25
Recent Rate: $24 7/2015

Latitude: 45.9199902562881
Longitude: -111.499729156494

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

12 Reviews

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Wendle123

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Missouri Headwaters State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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RVFRab

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Missouri Headwaters State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Early morning hiking on park trails with beautiful views, wildlife and history. Trip to Virginia City for the renovated 1800's buildings is worth it.

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docmkk

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

The scenery at this state park could not be prettier. Sites are well spaced and most have plenty of trees for shade. The campground was largely empty for our stay, but would be difficult to maneuver around and possibly noisy if all were full. Camp hosts and state staff were very friendly. Although there are no hookups of any kind, Verizon cell service was excellent. We camped at Missouri Headwaters State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

There are walking paths to the river and confluence, biking paths into town and to the interpretive exhibits and plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities. Nearby Three Forks has a challenging 9-hole golf course and you can drive easily to the exhibits if walking and biking are not your preference.

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Clean Restrooms

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mockturtle

Review Count: 149
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are mostly large and level and many are quite private. Very scenic setting with well-groomed trails to the rivers/river confluence. My only complaint is the nonresident price of $23, which I feel is high for a no-hookup state park. Five dollars was the entry fee which can be used again in another Montana SP if you happen to be going to one. Good Verizon signal. We camped at Missouri Headwaters State Park in a Motorhome.

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Myrt & Gordy

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $18.00
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We both really loved this spot. There is really only one site that can handle a large rig. We are 38 ft and were in site 15. We had plenty of space and it was a very beautiful private location. All of the sites are lovely but some are very small. The park is very well maintained by the fantastic hosts who have spent many hours improving it. No one told us about generator hours so we ran ours during the day hoping it wouldn’t bother anyone. There are nice walking trails and a paved biking trail that we took into Three Forks for lunch one day. There is so much history in this area I would never tire of returning. I would go back in a heartbeat! We camped at Missouri Headwaters State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Littlebigrv

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $15.00
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As a non-resident of the state, I would have paid $20, but I happened to mention that I had been at Lewis & Clark Caverns that day so they said to take off the $5 parking fee from there and write a little note on the green envelope. Good deal! The campground is small, but pretty. The pull throughs are more like pull offs and vary in size. But each has a bit of lawn, kept clipped by little brown rabbits, and a picnic table. Pretty close to I90, but quiet just the same. We camped at Missouri Headwaters State Park in a Motorhome.

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Greg Wittsche

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $18.00
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Park Ranger and camp hosts were friendly and helpful. Being able to walk to the nearby rivers to go fishing...was a nice "plus". We were able to run our generator with ease...although we were "disturbed", one night...about when we were going to turn off our generator even though we were well within the campground's rules for running/using our generator. I probably wouldn't camp here, again...simply because of tight squeeze we had with our 38 ft. fifth wheel and/or our 36 ft. motorhome. We camped at Missouri Headwaters State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Red Wolf Deux

Review Count: 121
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

A gem of a campground if you aren't afraid to dry camp for a few days. Fresh Montana water is available along with the beauty of our home state. We're older and residents, so the fee is dirt cheap. We camped here decades ago in our Westfalia, but now the CG is much more developed and a real beauty. We camped at Missouri Headwaters State Park in a Motorhome.

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vayaconperros

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $23.00
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We rate this park as a 4 in terms of facilities. It seemed like a lot of money to pay $23 for no facilities whatsoever. Camping at this park means boondocking. However, we rate this park as an 8 for its trails and scenery. Hence, our overall rating of '6', we averaged those two numbers. There were some really nice walking trails, the bathrooms were clean, the rivers were pretty. But there were no hook-ups and the pull-through sites were basically part of the road. In most cases there wasn't even a little patch of grass or anything separating the pull-through sites from the road. We lucked out by getting spot number 17 down at the end of the road and ended up staying for a few nights. If we had been in one of the other spots we probably would have only stayed for one. We would stay here again if necessary, but not one of our favorites. We camped at Missouri Headwaters State Park in a Motorhome.

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BJcampDK

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. Very friendly campground host. We stayed here in July and it tended to be windy. Also the mosquitoes are a problem. Lewis and Clark camped here 205 years ago and complained about the mosquitoes too. We camped at Missouri Headwaters State Park in a Truck Camper.

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evadu

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $8.00
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Lovely, (no hook-ups) otherwise a 9! Our 38' 3-slide Moho backed in fine, 2-3 other pull-through sites would have worked as well. Need to release your dinghy first as we got stuck on the end loop (just unhooked, no big deal). Vault restroom was spotless. There's moose and bald eagles, no skeeters (could have been with all the marshes). Located only 4mi NE of Three-Forks, MT. $15, 1/2$ GA. There is cell phone service, so we also had internet. At least drive in to the interpretive site and great picnic! We camped at Missouri Headwaters State Park in a Motorhome.

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BruceandKathyWA

Review Count: 157
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2005 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is located at the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers which form the headwaters of the Missouri River. It is rich in history as Lewis and Clark camped very near here in 1805 with the Corps of Discovery. It is a beautiful, relatively undeveloped park that features outdoor interpretive signs explaining the geological history as well as that of the Native Americans and white settlers who came through this area. There are many scenic hiking trails and a nice day use area. Some of the campsites lie right along the Madison River. My indication of the number of campsites is an estimate - there are not very many. It is open May 1 - September 30 and is not suitable for big rigs. We camped at Missouri Headwaters State Park in a Motorhome.

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