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Welcome to Good Old Camping by the Creek!

A trip to Montana is not complete without a stop in Historic St. Ignatius.  Nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Mission Mountains is this quaint, historic, little town with a “river running through it”.  Well, actually it is a creek and is it ever a beauty. You must stop for the night and enjoy some GOOD OL’ CAMPING BY THE

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Welcome to Good Old Camping by the Creek!

A trip to Montana is not complete without a stop in Historic St. Ignatius.  Nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Mission Mountains is this quaint, historic, little town with a “river running through it”.  Well, actually it is a creek and is it ever a beauty. You must stop for the night and enjoy some GOOD OL’ CAMPING BY THE CREEK. Our direct access off of Highway 93 allows you to easily pull your rig right down among the willow trees bordering the creek and claim your favorite camping spot on our 30 acres. Here you will enjoy an old-fashioned fire pit and table for your hot dog and marshmallow roasts! What’s for breakfast? How about a pan-sized trout pulled from that pristine mountain runoff- Mission Creek!

 

You will be in awe of the spectacular Mission Mountains and the beautiful sunsets over the National Bison Range. Wildlife abounds so you are likely to see some deer grazing in the field and hear owls hooting at night. You can walk or bike ride to the Historic Mission, the local grocery store, the Amish country store, and the local bank or post office.  Allard’s Stage Stop, a stone’s throw from camp, issues recreational permits and fishing licenses for all the river, lake and waterfall hikes in the area.   

 

If you stay for a few days you will know why St. Ignatius is referred to as a “hiker’s paradise” and why Montana is called the “Big Sky Country”!  You will see unforgettable sunsets against the backdrop of the spectacular Mission Mountains.  You will enjoy the kind, country folk that live in rural Montana. If you stay more than a few days they will start referring to you as family.  However; If yours is just an overnight stay, when the sun crests the mountains in the morning, just hop in your rig, loop around, and you are headed down the highway for more adventures. Whether you stay for a day or several really doesn’t matter.  You will surely tuck away treasured memories of the little town with “the creek running through it” and the night you enjoyed GOOD OL’ CAMPING BY THE CREEK.

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Mission's Best RV retreat

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Heidi a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Good Old Camping by the Creek in Montana.

Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...

7 Reviews

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Hipcamper Jamie
Jamie R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 7th, 2021

We attended a wedding in Saint Ignatius, so we honestly didn't do much but sleep for the evening. The creek is lovely i would definitely stay again. The highway was noisy, but hey if you read the description you already knew that! 😉

Hipcamper Hailee

Easy stop off the highway

Hailee G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 22nd, 2021

This site is right off the highway, which of course has its pros and cons. We chose site 4 in order to be furthest away from the highway. You definitely get a good amount of road noise and light from street lamps and surrounding businesses, but that didn't bother us. It was a very convenient stop off. We enjoyed the creek and the views (which I'm sure would be even better without all the smoke). Thanks!

A view from site 4 to the highwayThe creekSite 4Sunset
Hipcamper Sean
Sean S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 9th, 2021

Wonderful camping spot. Under the mountains and next to a creek. Close to a town with groceries and hardware store.

Good Old Camping by the CreekGood Old Camping by the Creek
Hipcamper Sam

Convenient except for two things

Sam L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
July 8th, 2021

PROS: Convenient to the highway and interesting local attractions like the National Bison Refuge and Garden of a Thousand Buddha’s. Heidi has also gone out of her way to make the sites pleasant with fire rings, firewood, and a table which is much appreciated! Being by the brook is also nice but...

CONS: the noise + lack of privacy. I was traveling in my rooftop tent and the sites themselves are in an open field with the nearest site maybe 100 yards away from a busy highway with big trucks and traffic, a brightly lit gas station, motel, etc. All 4 sites are out in the open with no privacy between them (I personally wouldn’t mind and no one was there for my stay, but thought I’d mention it). If you have a relatively soundproofed RV or don’t mind the noise, the site works well and the area has plenty to do! For me though, I didn’t even really want to stick around to make breakfast because of the road noise so close by and lack of privacy.

I don’t mean to knock the site — the hosts are very kind and thoughtful, and it’s great if you have an RV and simply want to stay overnight close to the highway, or don’t mind a bit of noise and want to explore all the area has to offer for longer. I just had an impression from the reviews and photos that it was a peaceful secluded site by a babbling brook and wish one of the other reviews had mentioned these two drawbacks before I arrived late in the night!

The rest of the field and sites, facing away fr the road, from site #3View from the sites to the road
Hipcamper Darrel

Creekside base camp

Darrel F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 2nd, 2021

This was a lovely creekside camp right off a main road but private and full of wildlife (we saw lots of deer, birds, an owl lives right there).
The owners are great and easy to contact- they provided a table, fire pit, wood... they are developing a few more sites along the creek.
The location is a great base camp to visit the Bison preserve, Missoula and nearby parks and trails.
We had pretty good WiFi with Verizon. Gas and food are nearby - water and dump station for trailer/ RV was right up the road at Cenex in Ronan.
I’d definitely stay here again

Hipcamper Rita

Loved good old camping by the creek

Rita T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 29th, 2021

It was a wonderful place to camp- so private yet so accessible!. I felt like I was in the woods yet I could walk to the local grocery store, post office, restaurant and hardware store. The owners, Alan and Heidi, catered to our every need. They were amazing.. They even brought us over a marshmallow welcome. The camp sites were well marked and it was easy to pull in and out of. The creek provided the perfect setting. We even tried our luck fly fishing. Fried up a couple Brookies! Yum!

Took a hike to McDonald Lake. Lots of hiking, biking and historical sights around. Also, took a peek at the National Bison Range. We took a picnic lunch and had a wonderful time. Nice setting.
Hipcamper Sean S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 16th, 2021
Property
Red Barn Farm
State
Montana
Country
United States
$25/night
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