Hipcamp host Crystal B.,
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Pitch a tent or pull your smaller camper to a valley with views of the Elkhorn Mountains.   Cow Dog Camp is almost exactly half way between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, located at the cross roads of Hwy 69 and I15 . Picnic tables are at each site,  Porta potty, water, and trash bins are also on site. Your pets are welcome!  Depending on time of year/fire danger, t

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Pitch a tent or pull your smaller camper to a valley with views of the Elkhorn Mountains.   Cow Dog Camp is almost exactly half way between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, located at the cross roads of Hwy 69 and I15 . Picnic tables are at each site,  Porta potty, water, and trash bins are also on site. Your pets are welcome!  Depending on time of year/fire danger, the use of a fire pit is available at individual sites and the Communal Fire Pit may be used.  You are always welcome to sit at the communal pit in the shade with the Adirondack chairs and enjoy the views!   Cow Dog Camp can be described as more of a "primitive camping experience". Sites are first come, first served, self serve. (Season is May to end of September.  Message me for availability outside of those dates, sometimes Mother Nature accommodates & I can open a site for you.)   Stroll to a small Aspen thicket with seasonally active stream through the prairie on a level path, sit on the park bench and enjoy the mountain view in the shade. Sites are in the prairie, thus, not shaded, (baby trees are growing!). Please remember that because we are in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains, inclement weather/high winds can happen at anytime and certain times of the year, mosquitos are abundant. We have found that white clothing, along with other deterrents to be effective against mosquitoes, you can also rent citronella table torches as an add on.  The night sky at Cow Dog Camp is uninterrupted to the east and perfect for star gazing at the Milky Way.  Enjoy prominent views of Crow peak, Bull Mountain, and Sugarloaf Mountain.  Active ranch land borders the north, east, and south sides of the property with views of cattle year round. Cow Dog Camp is a hobby ranch with chickens, turkeys, and yes, a rooster who likes his voice from time to time. Farm fresh eggs are for sale when available, just ask us via text, messenger, or when you arrive to check availability and to purchase, (there is an intermittently active gravel pit bordering the north end of property, it is supposed to be fully reclamated & decommissioned within 2 years. Most of time it has been of little bother to campers, but I will give status upon booking, it is very intermittent, but when in use does produce some daytime noise, and definitely not a worry if you are using us as a landing point for day adventures elsewhere in the vicinity or as a quiet, safe night layover & early on to the next adventure, activity during the day generally ends by 6pm and starts at 7am when active).  Being we are at the cross roads of I15 and Hwy 69, some low level noise from the interstate can be heard from time to time, especially dependent on the direction of the wind.  An irrigation canal borders the east side of the property encouraging local animals, especially birds of all sort.  Bald & Golden Eagles,  Sandhill cranes, Magpies, Ravens, Snipes, and other variety of birds are often seen.  Meadowlarks sing songs all day long.  In the late Summer/early Fall expect to hear elk bugling. Year round you may see owls, fox, deer, and prairie dogs.  Our land is situated at the edge of town. Within walking/biking distance to all your needs: L&P grocery store, two bars,  (Nothing beats the locally raised steak at the Windsor Bar), Montana Cash liquor store, Beer/Wines available at The Town Pump gas station, bowling alley, three restaurants,  laundry mat, gift shop, library, post office, gas station. To the west you will see the town of Boulder, but turn any other direction and it feels like open land!  Day trips from Cow Dog Camp include Ghost towns: Virginia City, Bannack & Elkhorn, (great photographic opportunities), Ringing Rocks, Old Prison Museum and car museum in Deer lodge,  Lewis and Clark Caverns, and Gates of The Mountains for a great ferry ride.  Several Hot Springs are within a days trip:  Boulder Hot Springs, (must make reservations prior, 5 minutes away), Fairmont outside of Butte, Broadwater in Helena, and Jackson Hot Springs.  There are many trailheads, old railroads/tunnels, and boundless opportunities in the national forests surrounding Boulder, MT. Fishing opportunities also are abundant in  Boulder River & Basin Creek, and let's not forget the breweries!  Several breweries make for different day trip loops one can make going in any different, stopping every 1-2 hours at a new brewhouse.  Boulder is also home to the Free Enterprise Radon Health mine and several more just 8 miles down the road in Basin. Basin is another interesting town with The Silver Saddle: local bar/restaurant, and health opportunities.  Cow Dog Camp is situated between Butte, Helena and Whitehall with lots of opportunity to drive to the "city" and explore the rich historical heritages of each, enjoy food, and shopping then come back for the night at camp and feel like your are getting a little Montana outdoors.  Day trips to Bozeman, Missoula, and Great Falls are also very doable from camp.  We frequent Bozeman, Butte, & Helena for lunch/shopping as day trips often.  Ennis is also a great little Montana town to explore only 75 miles away.  Architecture in "uptown" Butte is particularly interesting.   Plenty of birding opportunities in the lower valley.   Maximum stay is 7 consecutive days.  Visit us on our Facebook page. Think of any thing else we can do for you?  Just ask!  Safe Travel, Happy Journey!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Crystal a message!
  • Check in: After 8AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Paddling

Near by lakes in the Helena Area: Canyon Ferry, the overflow reservoir, Holter lake, etc. Approx. 40 miles away to Canyon Ferry.

Snow sports

Great Free groomed cross country trails in Elkhorn, MT (37 miles), great trails in surrounding national forest, not groomed, b...Read more

Wildlife watching

The lower valley offers ample opportunities especially for birding: Checkout Quaintance lane, a short loop with beautiful view...Read more

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cow Dog Camp, Boulder MT in Montana.

Forest

National forest access less than 5 miles away.

Hot spring

Boulder Hot springs, 5 minutes away. Call them directly for reservations.

Farm

A large portion of the property is surrounded by active ranch land. We have three cattle dogs, whom are good dogs but occasiona...Read more

Ranch

A large portion of the property is surrounded by active ranch land. Additionally, we have chickens which are contained but are...Read more

Driveway

One can pull a trailer in a complete circle through property.

Mountainous
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Hipcamper Amanda

Lovely camp!

Amanda R.
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(Dispersed site)
October 1st, 2021

We loved staying in Boulder at Cow Dog Camp! First off the hosts were wonderfully accommodating, and answered all our questions in a prompt manner, and gave many recommendations for places to visit. The porta potty was clean and water fresh. We spent time exploring the cute town, and went to a highschool football game. Beautiful views and lots of privacy. My only con was the dusty ground which made it hard to keep clothes and our camper clean. Thank you for a great time Cow Dog Camp!

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on October 2nd, 2021

Thank you for the nice review; yes, being a drought year, we have seen more dust than in years past. Here is hoping for more rain next year. I'm glad you enjoyed the town.

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Hipcamper Kevin

Primitive and pleasant

Kevin S.
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September 30th, 2021

Crystal was super helpful with directions! Very quiet and low-key. The horses were good company.

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on October 2nd, 2021

Thank you! Have great travels!

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Hipcamper Alicia

Loved it

Alicia S.
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September 25th, 2021

Beautiful land abs great views. Awesome hosts - could not be kinder and more accommodating. We stayed near a week… had campers at the other site twice but didn’t even notice because of the distance and privacy. We would definitely stay again.

Lots of trails for riding and exploring. Close to Helena and other activities.

Thanks to our hosts!

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Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on September 26th, 2021

You were great guests! I'm so glad we were your launching pad for your weeks adventure! Hope to see you again. Thanks for the great review!

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Hipcamper Jared Ray
Jared Ray E.
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September 23rd, 2021

Camp was excellent and in a cute location. Host was very communicative and helpful. Thank you so much!

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on September 24th, 2021

I'm glad the trip went well, thanks for choosing us! Happy Travels!

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Hipcamper Ingrid

Beautiful, dog friendly camp spot.

Ingrid W.
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(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2021

Crystal was a wealth of information regarding things to do in the area. We really enjoyed our day trip into Helena.
I loved waking up in the morning and drinking my morning coffee while watching the nearby cows and horses.
My dogs enjoyed their time running around. We would stay here again.

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on September 21st, 2021

So glad you had a great start to your grand adventure. We would love to host you again!

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Hipcamper Gretchen

Great stargazing!

Gretchen N.
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September 15th, 2021

Wonderful place to stay! Peaceful view with horses and chickens. View of the mountains. Handy stopover close but not too close off the highway. Crystal has done a great job providing water, a clean portapotty, fire ring and new picnic table. Sites are far enough apart for a peaceful stay. It’s just on the edge of town in case you need some takeout while you gaze at the stars. Chickens will enthusiastically greet you at the fence in case you want to share your table scraps (which is encouraged by the host).

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on September 21st, 2021

It brings me so much joy to hear you had a fun time. Thanks for the great review!

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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah F.
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September 13th, 2021

Wonderful, peaceful site just far enough from town to enjoy the quiet. Site had everything I needed.

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on September 14th, 2021

You were a lovey guest. I'm so glad it fit your needs.

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Hipcamper Brooklyn
Brooklyn V.
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September 11th, 2021

Good communication & beautiful views❤️

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on September 14th, 2021

Safe travels and happy journey. If ever this way, feel welcome.

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Hipcamper Sam

Awesome value

Sam B.
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September 10th, 2021

Amazing views and very private. Easy to get to, beautiful sunset, cute little town.

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on September 14th, 2021

Feel welcomed back at any time! Be well!

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Property
Cow Dog Camp
State
Montana
Country
United States
$15/night
2 Sites