Devil's Elbow Recreation Area

BLM

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5981 York Road
Helena, MT 59601
406-227-3570
406-533-7600
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GPS: 46.7001, -111.8057

Last Price Paid: $15
Number of Sites: 42
Pad Type: gravel
Open Seasonally: April-Nov.
Elevation: 3694 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

5 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
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Zamia Ventures
Hobe Sound, FL
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2015 Ford F150
62 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 7

Zamia Ventures would stay here again

“Huge sites, many with great water views”

Reviewed Aug 23, 2018

Overall Rating

This BLM campground is perched on a bluff above the Missouri River / Hauser Lake, so the campground and many of the sites have excellent views across the water to the mountains beyond. The campground is a boater's paradise, with a boat ramp and fish cleaning station on site, and all of the sites are long and wide enough to fit boats / ... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI
25 Airstream International
2014 Ford F150
104 reviews
Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 1

AlVie AlBums would stay here again

“Wonderfully peaceful - on a Monday”

Reviewed Aug 08, 2018

Overall Rating

This campground was very quiet on the Monday we were there, silent at night. Lovely overlook of the river from several sites. Sites are very widely spaced, gravel, with picnic tables and fire pits. Unfortunately they have lost a lot of trees in the past couple years, so there is not much shade. The pit toilets were pristine, but th... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Chad

30 Outback 5th Wheel
12 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 3
“Nice clean large sites with great views of the water and mountains! ”

Reviewed Jul 28, 2018

Overall Rating

This is nice BLM dry-camping with freshwater on-site. The hosts were fantastic. The spacious sites and views of the water are awesome. It has a lot of boat traffic and some boat noise for sure. We had a lot of wakeboarding and skiing to watch. We enjoyed the paved paths for walking and bicycling around the area. With our Weboost ... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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The Dog Is Driving

38 Fleetwood Revolution
2008 Jeep Wrangler
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 13
Site Number: Loop A, Space 1

The Dog Is Driving would stay here again

“Popular with boaters, dry camping, nice sites & dog friendly. ”

Reviewed Aug 12, 2017

Overall Rating

Dry camping, but the are RV friendly potable water spigots on site and a $10 dump station a few minutes down the road at a Lakeside General store. Pit toilets, no showers. We showed up on a Monday afternoon, which was a great time to arrive. Summertime, this seems to be a really popular weekend spot for boaters. We noticed people d... more

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zo.roy
TX
30 Grand Design Reflection
2013 Ford F250
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 5

zo.roy would stay here again

“Back to basics right on the lake”

Reviewed Oct 06, 2016

Overall Rating

While the facilities are basic (no hookups) Devil's Elbow can't be beat for spacious sites (most with waterfront views), close location to town, helpful hosts and clean facilities. We were looking for a cheaper place to stay close to Helena for a few days to catch up on some errands. This place fit the bill and as we arrived on a Tuesd... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


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RV park review: Devil's Elbow Recreation Site

We chose to stay at Devil's Elbow Recreation Site in Helena for several reasons. It was about a 20 minute drive to town, the location was known to get windy, which we thought would help in the current...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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