This camp offers seclusion and beauty in the mountains surrounded by old growth Douglas Fir, Spruce, Lodge Pole Pines and Aspens. You have a choice of staying in one of our 2 wooded tent sites - Sites #1* & 2**. All sites have a fire pit and grill grate. The first bundle of firewood is included with your site fee. Additional bundles available for $7.00 per bundle. You must b
This camp offers seclusion and beauty in the mountains surrounded by old growth Douglas Fir, Spruce, Lodge Pole Pines and Aspens. You have a choice of staying in one of our 2 wooded tent sites - Sites #1* & 2**. All sites have a fire pit and grill grate. The first bundle of firewood is included with your site fee. Additional bundles available for $7.00 per bundle. You must bring your own water, and toilet, and you must pack out your trash and waste. NOTE: THIS IS PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTY AND NOT A "CAMPGROUND," PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS!
*Tent Site #1 is located closer to the road for easy access and your tent sits directly on the ground. NOTE: There is a Yellow and Black pole to indicate where the site is located.
**Tent Site #2 is a closer to the road and you pitch your tent directly on the ground. NOTE: There is an Orange and Black pole to indicate where the site is located.
Hipcampers are welcome to Hammock Camp in the tent sites as well!
A. THERE ARE NO TRESPASSING SIGNS LOCATED ON TREES. THESE ARE TO KEEP THE GENERAL PUBLIC OFF OF OUR LAND, BUT NOT HIPCAMPERS.
B. DO NOT FOLLOW GPS TO GET TO PROPERTY. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW THE CAMP SITE LISTINGS. GPS WILL TAKE YOU THE WRONG DIRECTION. WE HAVE ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT THIS MANY TIMES WITH GOOGLE MAPS , BUT TO NO AVAIL.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
River within 1 mile of camp. Pontoon and motorboat access.
River within 1 mile of camp.
Many hiking trails available within 1 - 3 miles of the camp.
Eagle Ridge Ranch is within 3 miles and offers great horseback riding in the mountains.
Canoe and kayak.
Plenty of OHV trails and roads.
Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing available in the winter.
Available within a 30 min. drive
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Not what we expected
The directions provided had a wrong turn and were not very detailed. The site is not marked at all and the private property signs made us worried we were in the wrong spot. The site is directly next to a road heavily trafficked by ATVS and dirt bikes. We were only approx 25 yards away from neighboring houses giving little to no privacy. We also never met the host so we were unable to purchase fire wood from them. On the positive side the fire pit was well built and there was a great spot for a tent. And the site is a 30 minute drive to the west entrance of Yellowstone.
The directions to this remote site were far from clear. On arrival, we still weren't sure if it's really the place. Also not sure if we used the right one of the two campsites as nothing was marked.
Value for a short stay
It was cheap, so it worked for us. Most impt thing to note, hosts directions are wrong and GPS is useless.. Turn Left not Right into Juniper. Note it is close to a road that ATVs use, but quiet at night and pretty setting.
Site was remote but not private. It was great for us, but if you're looking for quiet private woods, this isn't it. It was quiet, but you can see 3 cabins from the site. Definitely right on a dirt road with mostly 4 wheeler traffic. Dry firewood provided! Including kindling. We had room for two tents.
The drive from West Yellowstone was gorgeous. 30-45 min.
Follow Google maps and the given directions together. Google gets you pretty close. There was no house number.
Good for a last resort
We ended up arriving after dark. This is a dirt road with lots of pot holes. You need good tires to make it up the hill, luckily we have a Jeep Patriot because when we got lost there was a lot of gravel we had to turn around in in the pitch dark. When you take a right on Beaver Springs you are going to want to take a left on Sugar Pine?( I can't remember the exact name but I know it has the word sugar in it) before you take a right on Juniper Dr. You are going to park right after the shuttle bus if you're staying in site #2. The directions say right before. If it was light out we may have found it easier but I would have appreciated a review like this to work from. No service but there was a lot of fire wood provided with a pit and a grassy spot to lay your tent down. When we woke up there were houses within view all around us making it hard to go to the bathroom without anyone seeing you. Prior to finding the place we text the host but didn't get a response until two hours later. I would recommend this place as a last option until they make the directions and contacting the hose easier. It was nice to have a place to pitch a tent and make a fire but that's about it.
Just a forest. 🌲¯\ (ツ) /¯
Honestly so bad it actually reached the point it was funny.
Both the host and google maps directions are wrong, other people who have reviewed it here have given the correct directions. We spent an hour trying to find it and didn’t make to to the camp until midnight.
Post the first phone call the host was unresponsive to all my messages saying we were still lost and weren’t sure where to camp, until the next morning I sarcastically said “thanks for everything, truly unforgettable” and then he replied saying great I’m glad you had a good time, lol!!!
Even when you do find it there’s nothing to indicate you’ve arrived, (no signs marking the campsite, tent site or general address) just general forest.
We ended up camping in what we think may have been someone’s garden, as everything was so overgrown we genuinely couldn’t find our tent site, even when we finally knew we’d reached our destination.
We found some other guests in the morning who thought it was equally hilarious.
We think the host doesn’t live there and so probably doesn’t maintain it and subsequently know how overgrown it’s gotten.
Book this as your last possible option if you’re prepared to risk sleeping on other people’s private property and up for a general laugh.
Honestly it’s my bad as I should’ve read the reviews, the photos alone speak volumes 😂
P.s. If you want to ruin your treasure hunt - the shuttle bus is parked here :