Hipcamp host Crystal B.
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Pitch a tent or pull your smaller camper to a valley with views of the Elkhorn Mountains.  Stroll to a small Aspen grove with seasonally active stream through the field on a maintained path.  Cow Dog Camp is almost exactly half way between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, located at the cross roads of Hwy 69 and I15. We will gladly provide a gas or charcoal grill upon

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Pitch a tent or pull your smaller camper to a valley with views of the Elkhorn Mountains.  Stroll to a small Aspen grove with seasonally active stream through the field on a maintained path.  Cow Dog Camp is almost exactly half way between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, located at the cross roads of Hwy 69 and I15. We will gladly provide a gas or charcoal 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! Seasonally, a preset up tent with full size mattress is available.  (Check for availability when you message me so can get clean sheets on for you if available. Use your own sleeping bags/blankets. This tent is not considered one of the three sites, nor represented on the site map. We can chat about it or you can decide when you get here).  Depending on time of year/fire danger, the use of a screened fire pit is available at individual sites and the unscreened Communal Fire Pit may be used.  Sometimes fire wood is provided, but not guaranteed.  Porta potties are available seasonally in the two city parks within walking distance of  the property: Baseball diamonds directly across from land and  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. Please remember that because we are the Rocky Mountains, and certain times of the year, mosquitos are abundant. We have found that white clothing, along with other deterrents to be effective. You can refresh yourself at The Boulder Hot Springs just a 5 minute drive to the south.  The night sky at Cow Dog Camp is uninterrupted. 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, accessible by maintained flat trail,  flows through the north side of the property with  Aspen.  Active ranch land borders the north, east, and south sides of the  property with views of cattle year round.  An irrigation canal borders the east side of the property.  Elk, fox, Bald Eagle,  sandhill cranes and other variety of birds are often seen.   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!   Day trips from Cow Dog Camp include Ringing Rocks, Bannack, Virginia City, Old Prison Museum in Deer lodge,  Lewis and Clark Caverns.  Several Hot Springs are within a days trip:  Boulder Hot Springs, (5 minutes away),Enjoy the rich history of that building: indoor and outdoor pools. Fairmont outside of Butte, Broadwater in Helena, and Jackson Hot Springs.  There are many trailheads, old railroads/tunnels, and boundless opportunities in the national forests surrounding Boulder, MT. Let's not forget the breweries!  Several breweries make for different day trip loops one can make going in any different, stopping every 1-2 hours at a new brewhouse. 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 The Leaning Tower, The Silver Saddle: 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.   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,  library,  grocery store, thrift store, heritage center, a few restaurants, two bars, and gas station all walkable from Cow Dog Camp. To the south, an active fairground with old fashioned carousel that comes alive for events, free Tai-Chi classes at the library, free seasonal tennis courts, several city parks, skate park, and nothing beats a Windsor steak!    Think of any thing else we can do for you?  Just ask!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
2 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Crystal a message!
  • Check in: After 8AM
  • Check out: Before 8PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Paddling

Near by lakes in the Helena Area: Canyon Ferry, the overflow reservoir, Holter lake, etc. Approx. 40 miles away to Canyon Ferry.

Snow sports

Great Free groomed cross country trails in Elkhorn, MT (37 miles), great trails in surrounding national forest, not groomed, b...Read more

Wildlife watching

The lower valley offers ample opportunities especially for birding: Checkout Quaintance lane, a short loop with beautiful view...Read more

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cow Dog Camp, Boulder MT in Montana.

Farm

A large portion of the property is surrounded by active ranch land. We have three cattle dogs, whom are good dogs but occasiona...Read more

Ranch

A large portion of the property is surrounded by active ranch land. Additionally, we have chickens which are contained but are...Read more

Driveway

One can pull a trailer in a complete circle through property.

Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at Cow Dog Camp, Boulder MT

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Hipcamper Joe
Joe M.
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(Site 20)
July 27th, 2019

Great view ,great grounds . I can’t recommend this camp enough

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on August 21st, 2019

Thanks, Joe! It was nice to get to know you!

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Hipcamper Katherine
Katherine D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 20)
August 14th, 2019

Cow Dog Camp exceeded our expectations! Crystal met us on arrival even though we got in late in the evening and showed us everything we needed to know about the site. It was such a welcome surprise to sleep in a big tent on a super comfy mattress Crystal had already set up after weeks of sleeping in our tiny two-person with our dog. Crystal and her husband were so hospitable, and we would love to stay there again!

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Katherine! We welcome you any time!

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Hipcamper Kara

Great hosts, beautiful place!

Kara U.
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(Site 20)
September 1st, 2019

Crystal was absolutely wonderful! Because of a traffic jam, we didn't get there until much later than expected. She was communicative and patient with us and was there to greet us and show us around despite the late hour. The property is BEAUTIFUL and immaculately maintained. We truly had a wonderful stay- 10/10 would reccomend.

The morning view from right outside of our tent!
Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on September 11th, 2019

Thanks, Kara. Safe Travels!

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Hipcamper Emily

Beautiful, dog-friendly spot!

Emily C.
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(Site 20)
September 30th, 2019

We had a perfect overnight here on our road trip to Colorado. We came in later than expected and didn't get to explore much, but Crystal was very welcoming and went above and beyond to make us comfortable. We went to the hot springs, which was nice on a cold/windy night. Outhouse was nice (it's not fully-equipped yet, but you can pee in it for now!), and my dog had the time of her life running around. :)

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on October 1st, 2019

Thank you, it was a pleasure to meet you and we very much enjoyed your dog, Arrow! Such a fun, happy girl! Glad your stay was good, even if it was a cold, Rocky Mountain Fall night! I very much appreciated our communication throughout the process.

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Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer W.
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(Site 1)
May 26th, 2020

It was quiet and relaxing. Crystal was very welcoming and helpful.

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Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on June 1st, 2020

It was our pleasure. Looking forward to seeing you and your family again!

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Hipcamper Ann

Beautiful montana view

Ann B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 26th, 2020

The host Crystal is super awesome- she made us feel very welcome and was extremely accommodating. The sites themselves were a good place to unwind after driving all day. They are close to the small town but still feel plenty private and have a really great view. Our site got a little buggy but we put on some bug spray and did fine.

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on June 27th, 2020

Ann, our pleasure! You are welcome back anytime! Unfortunately, you came during prime skeeter season, but I am glad you managed. Safe travels!

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Hipcamper Brad T.
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(Site 2)
April 26th, 2020
Hipcamper Neil M.
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(Site 20)
August 25th, 2019
Property
Cow Dog Camp
State
Montana
Country
United States
$15/night
2 Sites
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