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Overview of Carbella Recreation Site

Carbella Recreation Site is situated along the upper Yellowstone River and is a popular place for free camping and fishing. This BLM camping area is located 18 miles north of the Roosevelt Arch in Gardiner, Montana (north entrance to Yellowstone National Park). Carbella campsites are first-come, first-served with a maximum stay of 14 nights, there are no hookups or potable water spigots available but this recreation site does offer vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings.

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads. Learn more: Boondocking 101

Pad Type gravel

Elevation 4,986 ft / 1,519 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Carbella Recreation Site

Howie asked on 2/4/2021

Can anyone tell me what the odds are of getting a camping site in Early August of 2021 based on others experience. Th...

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Reviews of Carbella Recreation Site 42 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 26 Users
Last reported 9/10/2020
Confirmed by 6 Users
Last reported 9/10/2020
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 7/4/2020

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets


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We were late getting a camp site in Yellowstone.

- Jeff, Pam and the pugs

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Boondocking opportunity at Dailey Lake.

- FourFeetFourPaws

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Amazing Lakeside Mountain Camping

- TheTravelingTaubs

LaDuke Springs Campground

Good base camp... but nothing more

- Cristina_Serenity

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