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YNP & River Basecamp

· Montana
3 acres
1 site
1 RV
Ken and Debbie DeGraaf purchase the land and built the house in 2004 Learn more about this land: Our home is located in Emigrant, Montana. We are approx. 34 miles from YNP and less than 10 minutes to the nearest Yellowstone River access. As the name implies, our campsite provides a convenient "base-camp" for exploring YNP or experiencing the Yellowstone River through Fly Fishing or water sports such as kayaking, white water rafting, canoeing and or SUP. Our campsite provides the perfect retreat after hiking and experiencing Yellowstone. After spending the day doing whatever you please in Paradise Valley or the surrounding areas, come back to your campsite and relax in the hot tub and prepare dinner on the BBQ & Star Gaze. In Emigrant, there is a bank and a post office as well as a bakery and a BBQ restaurant and The Old Saloon. Additionally, there is a small gas station, laundromat and a general store. We offer 20Amp electrical-hook up.  We do offer water hook up through a hose. The nearest dump station is 1/2 hour in either direction ( Gardiner or Livingston). There are no on site outdoor showers or bathrooms; you must be totally self sufficient in that area. We Have a 15 yr. old deaf beagle on premises. Ken Leaves for work Sun.- Thur. around 4:00 AM. We also rent a room in our house, so other guests may be on site.
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Hosted by Debbie And Ken D.Joined in June 2021
Response rate: 100%
5 ratings · 5 reviews
Karl M.recommends
July 24, 2022
Yellowstone NP & River Base Camp
Debbi and Ken's location was perfect for us to stay for a one-nighter. We enjoyed the peaceful and quiet location with splendid views. We stayed with our 43ft Motorhome which was easy to get into the level space Ken had for us. We didn't use any power or water as we are self-contained. Getting to their location is easy. Folks with larger rigs should just take it nice and slow. All in all, the stay was just what we needed and Debbie and Ken made it possible with their great location.
Joshua G.recommends
July 9, 2022
Yellowstone NP & River Base Camp
Best campsite views in Paradise Valley. Very nice and welcoming hosts. Close to amazing bakery, BBQ, hot springs etc. A great place to stay!!
Lydi L.
August 22, 2021
Yellowstone NP & River Base Camp
Expensive Boondocking
PROS: Yellowstone NP North Entrance was an easy drive, about 40 min away. Cute general store in town with most things you could need and yummy bbq/bakery very close by. Debbie was friendly and welcoming and gave clear directions to their property. CONS: The slope of the driveway and yard were such that it was impossible for us to get anywhere near level. It was so extreme that our baby couldn’t even walk inside our RV without falling. This would have been a major issue if we had spent any real time there, but was manageable because we were at the NP each day til dark and then went to bed. The electricity is just running an extension cord to their house and was barely able to power our fridge, let alone anything else. Power went out at the property for the entire second day/night of our stay. The hosts didn’t call or message us to let us know this had happened, so we came home late at night to no power. Luckily we have a good generator so we were able to use that until bedtime, but it made for a hot and stuffy night not being able to turn on a fan, or open windows due to the smoke/terrible air quality. They had a hot tub but we couldn’t use it since we’d have no way to shower after (nowhere to dump tanks, and showering 4 people would fill the grey tank instantly so I can’t speak to that. We had to drive almost 30 miles out of our way to find a place to dump our tanks. Overall this felt more like “moochdocking” or boondocking. This was our first stay with Hipcamp and not at all what I would expect for $65/night (Plus fees). If I were the host, I would have offered to comp the second night since we were without power, which is essentially what we’re paying for I guess? We wouldn’t stay here again and would not recommend, especially for anyone with a larger rig.
Alicia O.recommends
August 19, 2021
Yellowstone NP & River Base Camp
Close to an Yellowstone NP entrance
Debbie & Ken were such sweet and kind hosts! They introduced themselves as soon as I parked and showed me where the water hook up was. They even gave my dog a toy that she has absolutely loved playing with! Would highly recommend staying here if you’re traveling through this area!
Sherry C.recommends
July 7, 2021
Yellowstone NP & River Base Camp
Beautiful views of Paradise Valley, short distance to amazing bbq, bakery, and live music.
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