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“Relaxing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spring Creek Campground and Trout Ranch

Spring Creek Campground and Trout Ranch
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P.O. Box 1435, Big Timber, MT   |  
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Tappahannock, Virginia, United States
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“Relaxing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

From our phone call to make reservations to the night before we left the employees at this campground were over the top friendly and helpful. They had no problems accommodating 65' overall length and there was even room to park our car on our spacious site. Situated on the Boulder River, the sound of rushing waters lulled us to sleep at night, and it was just a short stroll from our campsite (on one of the trout ponds) to sit on a log bench and enjoy the water close up! The grounds are neat as a pin, the bathrooms, although dated, were clean and fresh smelling. Spent several hours just sitting outside our rig, toes in the grass relaxing in the cool breeze and quiet surroundings. The town of Big Timber is a quaint little town, completely untouched by WalMart or chain restaurants, and we enjoyed several hours tooling around town, the nearby Natural Bridge and McLeod. We are looking forward to staying again, next time as a destination, not a 2 night stay!

Room Tip: Sorry, made a mistake above....there is no pool.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Our experience was wonderful! The campsite is beautiful from the trout ponds to cabins nestled next to the rushing Boulder River. The staff was extremely hospitable. We arrived after the office closed, but we were still welcomed at our cabin. They brought us firewood and left our key in the cabin so we could get in, asking if they could do anything else for us. The cabin, restrooms, and showers were all clean and in great condition. I would highly recommend anyone stay at Spring Creek if they are going through Montana and looking for a place to camp!

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Bozeman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We just stayed here AGAIN, in a 42 ft Motor Coach and tow. One of our favorite locations. Friendly, helpful staff (we had a mechanical issue both of our last two stays and the help was extremely helpful, volunteer basis!) Our spot had satellite blocked by one of their many mature trees and it was totally full, so no option available to move. But our spot was nicely shaded and right next to one of their ponds. Some kid caught a 22"+ Rainbow there......not sure if from the adjacent Boulder River, or the ponds. Boy, was HE and his Dad (or Grandpa) beaming! The staff provides rods, bairt and even cleans your fish for you (@ a bit pricy $.50 per inch, as I recall). We had Root Beer floats for cheap at an ice cream social. Restrooms and showers are kept clean but not totally "modern". LOTS of play areas for kids on site! Plenty of room for walking our three dogs. The late eve' volleyball game got a bit rowdy...but HEY, it is vacation. We'll be back again. :-)

Room Tip: Spots 1 & 2 are RIGHT facing the river and will nicely accommodate big rigs....but no satellite...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greenville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We planned to stay at Spring Creek just one night but ended up staying three. Camped by the river. It was so hot - early July- that the river looked inviting but it was too swift to jump in!
There is really not another campground close to Big Timber that compares to this one. Very nice big grassy sites. We had a motorcycle trailer and biked south on HW 79 to Boulder Canyon Falls, and horseback riding with Rolling Boulder stables. Wonderful!
It was nice to come back each night to our pleasant site.
One morning I ran along the deserted road south, facing the mountain range - felt like Forrest Gump!
Not muck luck fishing in the trout pond!

Room Tip: If the water level is high, the river is really LOUD. Might want a site a little away from the edge...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed 2 days at Spring Creek in a big rig. We had a great time thanks to the people who work there. We were parked facing Boulder River, so when you looked out the front windows all you saw was river. We attempted trout fishing for the first time and caught 2. The camp hosts, Rob and Tammy were there to walk us through the cleaning of the fish and the cooking of the fish. Fresh trout is the best. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and plan to go back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Billings, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We wanted a quick overnight relaxing camping experience where our 7 year old & husband could fish! We have an 18m too so I wanted electricity this time. Big Timber is just under 2 hrs from Billings & the Boulder river area is beautiful so why not. The map they show on line is BLOWN up, it is not nearly as big as it looks on the map. The "ponds" are super small, you have to be careful when you cast it could end up on the other end of the bank! It costs $0.50/small cup for fish food & $0.50/inch for the fish!!! ROBBERY plus all you catch is little 8-10 inchers because what big ones are there have smartened up. Don't sneeze too hard either cause you will sneeze on your neighbors camper!!! Plus you have to buy their firewood! Kids are too noisy when they are playing, unless they are in the specificed playground spot. NOT IMPRESSED!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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just outside of St. Louis, MO
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

My husband and I found this place on-line while planning our two week road trip from Missouri to Oregon and back. He wanted to camp, I didn't want to drag along all the gear for camping. A sleeper cabin was just what we needed. At first I was a little discouraged because they didn't take online reservations. I took a chance and called and made a reservation in one of the sleeper cabins for two nights. Upon arrival I figured out that I didn't need to be discouraged at all! It was clean and easy to find. It was kind of refreshing to just send a check for a deposit and pay the balance on arrival. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They seemed to be the kind of people that are there if you need them, as long as you are respectful to thier place they leave you alone and let you enjoy your time! Our cabin was quaint and rustic but clean--it contained two beds and two lamps, with extra outlets for our electric devices and fan. We brought sheets and sleeping bags and we were completely comfortable. The campground toilets and showers were also clean and conveniently located about 50 yards away. The beautiful Boulder River was about 10 feet from the back of our cabin, at night we fell asleep to the sound so rushing water over the river rocks. This seemed to be a popular place for RV'ers, there were a lot of them. It is dog friendly, if you leash your dog, they even had a dog play area set aside just for the four leggers to get some excercise! It is only about 3 miles out of the town of Big Timber but the way it feels is much more secluded. We found some hiking trails in The Gallatin National Forest near by and really fell in love with Montana. We enjoyed our stay here and would gladly stay again if we get back to the area.

Room Tip: RV people can get a spot right next to the river--all four of the cabins border the river as well...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: P.O. Box 1435, Big Timber, MT
Location: United States > Montana > Big Timber
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Big Timber
Number of rooms: 56

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