Nelson Reservoir Recreation Area

Bureau of Reclamation

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Unnamed Road
Saco, MT 59261
406-759-5077
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GPS: 48.493, -107.532

Last Price Paid: $0
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 2228 ft
Max Stay: 7
Tent Camping: Yes

5 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon Voice Only
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
5bars
AT&T Voice Only
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1 review
“Beautiful place but mosquitos terrible”

Reviewed Aug 01, 2018

Overall Rating

When we drove up, we were amazed at how pretty the place was. Right on the lake, and FREE as well. But things that look too good to be true usually aren't, and as soon as we set foot out of the coach we found out why. We were covered like a blanket with mosquitos and swarming ones around us. There is no way to do anything outside the c... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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46 reviews
Days stayed: 1
“Skeeter central...”

Reviewed Aug 07, 2017

Overall Rating

Clean, easy access, waterfowl, uncrowded, no ATV (ie, no dust), but the skeeters absolutely swarmed us. Even a steady 10-15 mph breeze didn't help. In August this place was uninhabitable...

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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SonjaB

38 Monaco Diplomat
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

SonjaB would stay here again

“Lovely view but a bit smelly and lots of mozzies.”

Reviewed Jul 19, 2017

Overall Rating

7/19/17 lots of spaces, very clean and neat. Great views of the reservoir, everything mowed, some picnic tables, some covered group picnic tables, boat launch, pit toilets. Pack it in and pack it out, also no water. There are a number of rigs left here week after week. We were the only people here, all the other rigs had no one in the... more

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5bars
AT&T Voice Only
5bars
Verizon Voice Only

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PnL
Great Falls, MT
36 National Tradewinds
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

PnL would stay here again

“Fall Color & Snow Geese”

Reviewed Sep 19, 2016

Overall Rating

We agree with the other review. We were the only ones there Sept 18, 2016. Beautiful views of the Reservoir. Altho it was very low at this time. The geese were coming and going while we were there. Enjoy listening to their honking! As far as a level site: we rolled over a slight hill until we were level and worked out great. I could se... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI
25 Airstream International
2014 Ford F150
104 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Wonderful spot with lakeside sites”

Reviewed Sep 13, 2015

Overall Rating

This free, primitive campground is not far off Hwy 2, with just a short stretch of gravel before the access. The 9 sites (1 handicapped) are complete free of any litter(!), and very open, but there are a lot of trees in the area, as well. We were here almost by ourselves and were able to drive right down by the water's edge. The reserv... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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


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

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