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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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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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Mward asked on 9/6/2021

Does anyone know if Carbella Recreation Site is open in November? Thanks!

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Boondachshunds asked on 8/19/2021

Has anyone worked off their Verizon data plan here? Just checking on speeds/experience attending Zoom video calls etc...

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Debbie asked on 5/4/2021

How many campsites are there at Carbella Recreation Site?

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Reviews of Carbella Recreation Site 57 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 34 Users
Last reported 10/30/2021
Confirmed by 12 Users
Last reported 11/3/2021
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 4 Users
Last reported 11/4/2021

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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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