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Pitch a tent in an open valley with views of the Elkhorn Mountains. Enjoy prominent views of Crow peak, Bull Mountain, and Sugarloaf Mountain.   Land is undeveloped at this point, except around the main house.   A Seasonal stream flows through the north side of the property with plenty of Aspen.   Active ranch land borders the north, east, and south sides of the  property with Continue reading...
Pitch a tent in an open valley with views of the Elkhorn Mountains. Enjoy prominent views of Crow peak, Bull Mountain, and Sugarloaf Mountain.  Land is undeveloped at this point, except around the main house.  A Seasonal stream flows through the north side of the property with plenty of Aspen.  Active ranch land borders the north, east, and south sides of the  property with views of cattle year round.  Elk, fox, Bald Eagle, and variety of birds are often seen.  If you have a special or general request, just ask us! We may be able to accommodate and are looking for ways to make your stay enjoyable!  Our land is situated at the end of town. To the west you will see the town of Boulder, but turn any other direction and it feels like open land! We are accessible year round and have many out buildings that reflect just a bit of the history of the property and local area. Although we are at the end of town, it is extremely quiet with 360 views of the Elkhorn Mountain Range.  Porta potties are available seasonally in the two city parks just a 2-4 minute walk from the property: Baseball diamonds and the East Side Park, (head north west on Sherman to access both, East Side Park  is intersection of East 2nd and Parsons), with maintained lawn, playground, and the developing forest garden. You can refresh yourself at The Boulder Hot Springs just a 5 minute drive to the south. Enjoy the rich history of that building: indoor and outdoor pools. Borrow one of our bikes and enjoy a ride to The Boulder Hot Springs through beautiful ranch land,  take a cruise and play tennis at the free seasonal tennis courts, (ask & we will lend racquets and balls, we will also lend a croquet set for use!), cruise to Downtown Boulder, bike along the Boulder River or around the beautiful country roads all accessible from Cow Dog Camp.  Two ghost towns within an easy drive of location:  Comet, (10 miles) and Elkhorn, (18 miles),  that offer history and photographic opportunity. Both open year round and not the touristy type. You often will be the only one soaking up the space, the quiet, and the moment.  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 an amazing pizza joint, another local bar/restaurant, and health opportunities.  Situated between Butte and Helena, lots of opportunity to drive to the "city" and explore the rich historical heritages of each, enjoy food, and shopping.  Architecture in both are amazing, especially "uptown" Butte.  Boulder is almost exactly half way between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, located at the cross roads of Hwy 69 and I15.  Many trailheads just miles from Cow Dog Camp:  Muskrat, old railroads and tunnels, plus others, and boundless opportunities in the national forests surrounding Boulder, MT.   Plenty of birding opportunities in the lower valley, (Sandhill cranes, magpie, Western Tanagers, Eagles and other raptors, etc).  During the winter free cross country trails and snow mobile access abound.  Hunting in the Boulder Valley and Elkhorn area is considered some of the best in Southwest Montana as is the fishing. Get lost in the quiet on your own little stretch of the Boulder River or among the many quiet roads and national forest.  Boulder has a diverse population of approx. 1200 that has an active community of volunteers,  a developing forest garden just a few minutes walk from Cow Dog Camp, a short walk to an amazing library, a grocery store, a heritage center, a few restaurants, two bars, an active fairground with old fashioned carousel that comes alive for events, Tai-Chi classes, free seasonal tennis courts, several city parks, skate park, and nothing beats a Windsor steak! Boulder is amazingly active for its small population with too much to list any given week. Boulder is a quiet town with great night sky views and a very welcoming population of locals.  We will gladly provide a gas grill upon request, tables, and camp chairs.  Bicycles, tennis racquets, and croquet set also available upon request. Safe drinkable water is provided and you will be shown where and how to access.   Your pets are welcome, including horses!  The entire property is fenced. Depending on time of year/fire danger some fires may be permitted. Please ask first. Think of any thing else we can do for you?  Just ask! 
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
20 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, hose
No fires
Bring your own camping stove, access to a propa...
No toilet
Pack it out
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send Crystal a message!
  • Check in: After 8AM
  • Check out: Before 8PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Property
Cow Dog Camp
State
Montana
$15/night
20 Sites