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Overview of Goose Bay Dispersed

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Pad Type dirt

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/24/2019
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RoadPickle.com
Menifee, CA 28' ATC Toy Hauler 2017 Chevrolet 2500 HD
35 reviews
“Gorgeous sunsets, lakeside boondocking”

Reviewed 7/24/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Overall Rating

Goose Bay Dispersed is the free alternative to nearby Goose Bay Marina & Campground. The dispersed area is on land owned by the Bureau of Reclamation. While the Bureau doesn't mention this area on its official literature, they have added some development to it, including a pit toilet, an ADA compliant camp site, and signage with rules.

This is probably the best free camping along Canyon Ferry Lake. There is a wide, reasonably smooth, firm-packed dirt road into this area. The sites are huge, mostly level, and all situated on the shoreline. There are no campfire restrictions. You get the standard 14-day limit.

In terms of cleanliness, you can see some trash spottings around, but not anymore than the typical dispersed camping areas. It's mostly quiet here, even on the weekends. The only noise you're going to hear are people riding their personal watercraft, or floating on inflatables. There are children here, but I never saw them wandering into my camp or hearing them make unreasonable noises.

It also seems pretty safe here. I often left my trailer unattended to go into town, and never encountered a problem.

Verizon 4G comes "so so", getting 3 bars of signal. I did note that upload/download speeds seem to be slower here despite the 3 bars.

If you plan to camp here, try to arrive before Thursday night. I noticed locals will get here on Thursday, and hold down a site and then wait for their friends and family to arrive by Friday and Saturday.

Next door, at Goose Bay Marina & Campground, they have an RV dump. They also have potable water, but the water is located in the parking lot. They also have a camp store, and they sell gasoline and propane. If you camp in the dispersed area, you can still use the boat ramp at the Marina, and then anchor your boat next to your camp site.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
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Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

RoadPickle.com would stay here again

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Menifee, CA 28' ATC Toy Hauler 2017 Chevrolet 2500 HD
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Goose Bay Dispersed Area, Montana - Free Camping - Road Pickle

Goose Bay is an area along Canyon Ferry Lake, at its eastern shore, about 30 minutes east of Helena, Montana. There’s actually two campgrounds at Goose Bay, this one, the dispersed area,...

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation
  • fishing
  • water access
Facilities
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
Pets
  • pets

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