Carbella Recreation Site

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Tom Miner Creek Rd.
Emigrant, MT 59027
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GPS: 45.2124, -110.9005

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 4993 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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13 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon Voice Only
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
0bars
T-Mobile
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18 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Hannah would stay here again

“Great BLM spot! ”

Reviewed Sep 29, 2018

Overall Rating

After spending all day in Yellowstone we just needed a basic overnight stop before heading to Billings the next day. Mammoth campground was full by the time we rolled by around 7pm. We assumed Eagle Creek Campground was also full so we headed for Carbella. We’re glad we did! There were a few spots left around 8pm. We chose a private si... more

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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gregnroxietravels

38 Tiffin Allegro Bus
2009 Honda CR-V
18 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 13
“Great dispersed camping!”

Reviewed Aug 13, 2018

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We just loved being here over the last 2 weeks! We arrived to Carbella while the area was still a bit busy but found a few sites we could have fit in. It wouldn't have been hard, the sites are less than defined. A few had picnic tables and fire rings but most were just "pull-over" type sites. I realize that other reviewers were a bit t... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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SurrenderSuburbia

Grand Design Reflection 311BHS
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: N/A

SurrenderSuburbia would stay here again

“A Little Too Excited About This Location”

Reviewed Jul 17, 2018

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We were all very excited pulling into this site. We had found a great spot just next to the Yellowstone river. I was so excited in fact that I disconnected our fifth wheel and then proceeded to pull away WITHOUT first dropping the landing gear. This location is THAT great. So yes, that damped my experience and I blame this beautiful ca... more

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3bars
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0bars
T-Mobile

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

meagandanker would stay here again

“Close to Yellowstone!”

Reviewed Jul 05, 2018

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Great location, has a toilet. Heaps of space. Just up the road is a local's secret - great place to view grizzly bears!

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 6
“ Easy to find campsite. Great views. No hassle with getting in or finding it after dark. ”

Reviewed May 30, 2018

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Easy to find campsite. Great views. No hassle with getting in or finding it after dark.

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0bars
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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
“Not open yet, apparently”

Reviewed May 27, 2018

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Got good att signal on the road leading up, but it isn’t open yet. Wish I knew when it did.

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7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: dispersed

rvdoc would stay here again

“Great place to camp”

Reviewed Sep 17, 2017

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We stayed 2 weeks in August. I found that other reviews were accurate, but if you take it slow getting in & out, you won't have any problems with the rocks. They are well rounded and no sharp edges. We met other Campendium members while there, and had a great time.

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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RoadNoise

34 Newmar American Star
2013 Chevy Silverado
11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

RoadNoise would stay here again

“Busy area but plenty of space for all”

Reviewed Aug 17, 2017

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We stayed at Carbella in late July. We arrived on a Thursday and had no trouble finding a space. The sites run along Yellowstone River and most have a fire ring and picnic table. The spaces are very rocky but we just took it slow and had no problems. When we arrived, there were 4 other campers and still plenty of room for several m... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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SonjaB

38 Monaco Diplomat
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8

SonjaB would stay here again

“Quiet BLM area with awesome views”

Reviewed Jun 30, 2017

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Easy access by dirt road, sites are parallel to the river and some under trees, most of these spaces have picnic tables and a fire ring. The north side is accessed via a dirt track but the south side is across a rocky field though that didn't deter travel trailers and 5th wheels. AT&T 2 bars to non existent, the iPhone 6+ got enough... more

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2bars
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4bars
Verizon Voice Only

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TinCanPlan
Austin, TX
27 Airstream CCD International
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
23 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
“Nice, relaxing spot on the Yellowstone River”

Reviewed Aug 27, 2016

Overall Rating

We found this area by using the GPS listed on Campendium. If you look on Google Maps, there is a "Carbella Campground" on the map, but this is not the right location. Follow the GPS on Campendium. First, you cross over a cattle guard and you'll see the Carbella sign. The road is fine but it does get BUMPY on the way in and there ar... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Free Camping North of Yellowstone National Park at Carbella Recreation Site

There’s a great free camping location north of Yellowstone National Park. It’s located about 17 miles of the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in between Gardiner and Livingston, Montan...

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

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