Hipcamp host Kent H.,
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Pitch your tent under the cottonwoods along the West Boulder River, with spectacular views up the valley.

Or pick a site among the windswept pines at the top of the reef.

Perhaps you'd prefer the aspen grove along Elges Creek.

And there is even a place higher on the mountain where you can see six different mountain ranges.

All sites are located on a r

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Pitch your tent under the cottonwoods along the West Boulder River, with spectacular views up the valley.

Or pick a site among the windswept pines at the top of the reef.

Perhaps you'd prefer the aspen grove along Elges Creek.

And there is even a place higher on the mountain where you can see six different mountain ranges.

All sites are located on a real working cattle ranch. You'd be welcome to stop by the ranch house for a shower and some conversation.

The ranch is located 22 miles SE of Livingston by gravel road, or 22 miles SW of Big Timber on mostly improved highway.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Kent a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ellison Ranch Camp in Montana.

Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Ranch

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Hipcamper Thierry
Thierry M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 15th, 2021

Beutifull place ,peacefull , river next to site was the best welcome .

Hipcamper Sara
Sara E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 10th, 2021

The Ellison Ranch was beautiful! We were greeted by Kent and his friendly dog (and a few cattle) and tent-camped in a nice area by the river. It was more than we could have asked for - very welcoming host and a perfect, secluded area with big-sky views during the day and star-gazing at night! The smoke haze even cleared a bit for us. Hope we can find a reason to come through this part of Montana again!

Hipcamper Elaine
Elaine T.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
September 7th, 2021

View was beautiful. Site was very nice. Instructions of where to park were vague. Never did meet Kent but had a great conversation with Eric who very nice but ten minutes into the conversation he informed us he “was just getting over covid.”I did not appreciate the exposure.

Hipcamper Jean
Jean B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 7th, 2021

This spot is everything you're looking for if you want a quiet spot to camp. Kent was a great host, and the bulls we shared the pasture with were non-stop entertainment for our puppy. We can't wait to stay again!

Hipcamper Paul
Paul D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 6th, 2021

Beautiful, peaceful land and a great place to stay to unplug, even for a night.

Hipcamper Nicki

Fantastic

Nicki S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 31st, 2021

Beautiful land and right next to the water. Off the beaten path—which makes it fantastic!! Lots of wildlife in the mornings and at dusk. Saw mule deer, elks and a skunk from our van while leaving early in the morning. Lots of privacy. First Hipcamp experience!!

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Hipcamper Jo'Rinda
Jo'rinda J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 17th, 2021

Such a beautiful place! Everything was perfect! I would definitely come back and recommend it to every one!

Hipcamper Bernard

Big sky amazement

Bernard A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 15th, 2021

Breathtaking scenery down a long dirt road. So peaceful and quiet. Would absolutely love to stay here again!

The views on the drive in!The sign you will see when you get to the campsites.The creek we camped next to.
Hipcamper Max

One of my favorite spots

Max D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 13th, 2021

This was the one spot on my cross country road trip where I felt truly peaceful at camp after a long day of driving. Watching the sunset over the hill from the camp site down by the river was just what I needed. You are camping in a pasture so you will have some dried cow manure as your neighbor, but it didn't bother me at all.

Awards

Best in 2021 Montana
Finalist
Best of 2019 Montana
8th place
Property
Ellison Ranch
State
Montana
Country
United States
$40/night
4 Sites