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Pitch your tent in big sky country at the base of Two Top Mountain range. The open area makes it possible for you to enjoy the beautiful sunsets of Montana. Just look west of this campground and find Lions Head Mountain. You will be camping like a true cowboy on this open range just 20 yards from horses.

In accommodation to COVID-19 distance standards, we have a no-c

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Pitch your tent in big sky country at the base of Two Top Mountain range. The open area makes it possible for you to enjoy the beautiful sunsets of Montana. Just look west of this campground and find Lions Head Mountain. You will be camping like a true cowboy on this open range just 20 yards from horses.

In accommodation to COVID-19 distance standards, we have a no-contact check-in process. Just create your booking online, then when you come for your stay with us, just drive on into your camp spot.

All camp spots are suitable for tent camping.

To enter the campgrounds, please drive through the gate directly across the road from The Diamond P Ranch arch. You will then take an immediate right and follow the road. Take the left turn just before the arena where you will find campsite number signs. Please set up camp at your assigned campsite number. You can find a map of these directions in our Hipcamp photo gallery. 

For recreational activities, hop over the Diamond P Ranch for family horse back rides through the Gallatin National forest, or test your skills against your friends and family in the Cowboy Fast Draw.

You will also find many pristine fishing, floating, hiking, and biking locations.

Drive just 7 miles east to find West Yellowstone Town and National Park.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
10 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

From your campsite you will be able to access the national forest trails with a ton of single track trails for you to choose fr...Read more

Fishing

Lot of good fishing in the area

Hiking

From your campsite you can access the forest service trails. which provides tons of opportunity to see wildlife including deer ...Read more

Horseback riding

Just across the street you'll find The Diamond P Ranch which provides horse back rides and cowboy fast draw. See thediamondpran...Read more

Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Diamond P Campgrounds in Montana.

Forest

This campground sits in front of Gallatin National Forest, and is 7 miles east of the west gate of West Yellowstone Park.

River, stream, or creek

Buttermilk Creek.

Ranch

Come Ride with us!! book horse back riding experience with us and let us take you up on one of are many beautiful horses!!

Lake
Mountainous
Field

The vibe at The Diamond P Campgrounds

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Hipcamper Morgan
Morgan M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 26th, 2017

Diamond P Ranch Camping is located conveniently just off the highway (but far enough from the road that you won’t hear too much traffic noise), and is on the boundary of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Blake's lovely wife Megan met us, gave us an overview of the land, and got us situated. This location provides plenty of fresh mountain air and nearly 360-degree views to enjoy. Relax at your easy and open campsite or explore the bountiful offerings of the region.

From the campsite you can be in Yellowstone National Park in just over 10 minutes! It’s hard to find such laid back and spacious camping anywhere else in the region, and the park’s 2,000 campsites are usually all occupied by the end of the day, especially during summer season. We found it far more preferable, relaxing, and enjoyable to spread out at the ranch and not feel like you are camping on top of someone else.

From the ranch, you have great access to surrounding features like Earthquake Lake and Hebgen Lake, with their stunning views, ample and world-class river fishing, a truly relaxed vibe, and a lot less people than you’ll find inside Yellowstone. Seriously, a LOT less. You’re also within spitting distance of the Continental Divide, Lion’s Head Mountain, and endless national forest hikes and all the accompanying activities of such terrain.
If you’re interested in a horseback tour of the area, Diamond P Ranch has been operating rides for over 60 years and has trail rights throughout the region -- even going up over the Continental Divide. Their staff is wonderfully laid back and friendly and will definitely take good care of you.

The campsites themselves are generously spread apart, nice and flat, and sit next to Diamond P Ranch’s horse motel, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet interesting folks who are corralling their horses for the night and are perhaps even exercising them in the arena. A number of ranch horses also live 200 yards away in the open space, so you can go feed them apples and make friends with them if you’d like.

Amenities are basic, but you’ll have access to potable water and nice clean port-a-toilets. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound, including red tailed hawks, great blue heron, peregrine falcons, elk, moose, and foxes. Pleasant background sounds are provided by a small brook that runs behind camp, but the location really comes into its own during sunset and after dark. The magnificent sunsets will blow you away, but once the stars come out you’ll really begin to understand why Montana is called Big Sky country as you’re dazzled by the superb tapestry that engulfs you from above.

So happy to find a flat and peaceful spot for the vanThe morning trail ride heads out into the forestSunset was gorgeous despite haze from local wildfiresButtermilk Creek runs through the ranch while Lion's Head Mountain watches above
Hipcamper Rusty
Rusty L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 3rd, 2017

Super easy process, Blake and his dog escorted to a nice grassy area facing the trees and mountains. Water and power available. Horseback riding and hiking nearby. It is right off the highway but little noise at night, slept great.

Hipcamper Marcos
Marcos M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
July 9th, 2019

Basic camping with toilets and water. The sites were big enough for our 7 person tent. Highway 20 is about 300 feet away but it never bothered us enough to prevent us from sleeping. For the price I'd highly recommend it!

The Diamond P Campgrounds
Hipcamper Joe

Pretty but...

Joe S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 7)
August 21st, 2020

Although this place was pretty and had a good location close to West Yellowstone entrance, it wasn’t all that we hoped for. The roadway was noisy, there was a rodeo stadium with loud speakers at night, no privacy and our site was covered with horse poop.

Hipcamper Blake and Meagan
Response from Blake and Meagan, the Host, on September 15th, 2020

Sorry about the manure. I thought it was removed after a large group stayed on the property with horses. When I returned to the property two weeks later to find the manure on the grounds, I shoveled it away myself. The rodeo does run until 10pm, though some nights it can go until about 10:30pm. We are not affiliated with the rodeo, but they do respect curfew hours and never run late into the night. Thanks for mentioning this for others to understand, Joe.

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Hipcamper Elisabeth
Elisabeth B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 8)
August 22nd, 2020

Camping slots are very close to each other :/ just stopped here to sleep after long day at Yellowstone. Super convenient to west entrance. Rodeo next door was pretty loud until ~10:30. Road noise was real. Bare bones camp site, port a potties were pretty clean.

Hipcamper Blake and Meagan
Response from Blake and Meagan, the Host, on September 15th, 2020

Thanks, Elisabeth! The rodeo does run until 10pm, though some nights it can go until about 10:30pm. We are not affiliated with the rodeo, but they do respect curfew hours and never run late into the night. And we are excited to announce that we have added 15 addition feet between sites! Sorry that added space wasn’t available during your stay.

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Hipcamper Olha

Meeh

Olha M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 6)
August 27th, 2020

If you don't have much of a choice, I'd say stay here. Otherwise you better find another place.

All you get is a parking spot on a lawn with a very clean porta potty. There are about 10 campsite next to each other without any separation whatsoever.

We literally had a horse shit on our campsite. 👀
You can imagine the smell.

Hipcamper Blake and Meagan
Response from Blake and Meagan, the Host, on September 15th, 2020

Sorry about the manure. I thought it was removed after a large group stayed on the property with horses. When I returned to the property two weeks later to find the manure on the grounds, I shoveled it away myself. We have also added an additional 15ft between sites to give campers a little more privacy. Thanks for bringing these points up, Olha!

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Hipcamper Marina
Marina F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 4)
September 18th, 2020

The campsite was more of a lot off the main road wit assigned spots to each car/tent. Spots are small and you are VERY close to the neighbor, no division of spaces or privacy, just literrraly car-tent-car-tent. You are super close to the road so expect to hear cars driving by.
It is very conveniently located 15 mins away from Yellowstone West entrance and 5/10 mins away from shops, gas, restaurant. If you are looking for a place to set your tent and just sleep and leave early to explore this is convenient, if you like more of a camping experience, cooking etc, then this might not work.

Hipcamper Blake and Meagan
Response from Blake and Meagan, the Host, on September 23rd, 2020

Yes, this is not a forested area, and is open from space to space, though we do send messages to all of our guests specifying where to set up in their campgrounds to make sure people are staying within their spaces. I am concerned that adding devision markers in between campsites would reduce the spaces even more, so I don’t think that is something we would do. We do appreciate suggestions though, and invite more. Many changes we have made this past season have come through the suggestions of our guests. Thanks for the review, Marina!

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Hipcamper Rachel

Use as last resort...

Rachel M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 3)
September 21st, 2020

PROS- You’re only 10 minutes to the West Yellowstone entrance of the park. The host was very responsive and accommodating. Very clean port-a-potties. Reservation process was easy and convenient.

CONS- You’re camping in a field very close to other campers, and right next to horses. Our site (#3) actually had horse poop all over so the flies & smell were unpleasant. The highway was much louder than I expected.

It just doesn’t compare to other camping in the area at all.

Hipcamper Halle
Halle D.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 7)
September 23rd, 2020

The directions that were shared and hooked up to Google Maps were completely inaccurate. Additionally, we parked in an open field. There was zero privacy or sense of security. To pay the amount we did to camp in an open field off the highway, seemed completely absurd.

Property
The Diamond P Campgrounds
State
Montana
Country
United States
$45/night
10 Sites

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