Nelson Creek Recreation Area

Army Corps Of Engineers

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Nelson Creek Road Circle, MT 59215 406-526-3411 406-526-3493 Official Website

GPS: 47.558, -106.226

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 25
Elevation: 2287 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
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RoadPickle.com
Menifee, CA 28' ATC Toy Hauler 2017 Chevrolet 2500 HD
27 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 1003

RoadPickle.com would stay here again

“Amazing lakeshore camping”

Reviewed Jul 17, 2019

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This is technically part of Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, and as such, you're camping out in the wilderness, immersed into nature, but easily accessed by hard-packed gravel road. As the first reviewer pointed out, the strongest Verizon 4G signal is at the first arm, which leads into the south-eastern most section of t... more

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3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

MeyersTravelJournal would stay here again

“Gorgeous Lake View!”

Reviewed Feb 01, 2018

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This is a very beautiful and secluded camping spot overlooking the Fort Peck Lake. As you drive in Nelson Creek Rd there are multiple roads that lead to multiple different camping spots. Each one has a concrete picnic table and fire ring. There are also vault toilets. We had good Verizon cell service with our WeBooster. It is very far ... more

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3bars
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webster
Minneapolis, MN Winnebago Micro Minnie Volvo XC90
50 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

webster would stay here again

“Beautiful, peaceful, and free”

Reviewed Feb 15, 2017

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I stayed at Nelson Creek Recreation Area on a summer weeknight, and it's perhaps the best boondocking spot I've ever been to. This is not just one campground! The main road (Nelson Creek Road) has a bunch of forks and sub-forks that bring you to individual camping areas with anywhere from one to four spots in each. So, if someone else ... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


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Free Camping at Nelson Creek Recreation Area, Montana - Road Pickle

Fort Peck Lake loomed large on Google Maps, taking up a huge chunk of real estate in the north-east quadrant of “Big Sky Country”, otherwise known as Montana. I wanted to camp there. Seem...

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

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