Carbella Recreation Area - FREE | Informal Campsite

United States

Details

Last Visited: 23 days ago
GPS: 45.212170, -110.900730
Altitude: 1524.9 masl
Place Website:

Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Natural Source
Toilets: Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Description

Nice Recreation Area with Picnic Table , bear food storage and fireplace. Its a 14 day limit to camp here. FREE

Camp in numbered spots only. Sites big enough for two vehicles all spots are along the river. Been recently renovated. Previously use to have lots of spots , more restrictive now.
Easy to get to, Pit toilet available.
3 bars Verizon LTE. Not buggy at all for being so close to the river. All rig sizes can fit.

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Stayed here 5 nights. it a great spot. It was full every night and had to get a spot. Cell service is pretty good for being where it is. Verizon and Att. depending on the spot you get. pit toilets great view of the river. Trash cans just out side the entrance. Picnic tables and fore rings.. level spots.I would stay again.

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Unbelievable. Got in at 7pm and there were two spots open. Plenty of room for all to come and park. Cell service for xfinity mobile is 3.
This is one of the best FREE camp sites I’ve been at.

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It is open, all beautifully redone! 14 days stay allowed. Pick nick tables, fire rings and bear proof storage.

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This place has been renovated and open again, a lot less camping places than previously. Now you can only camp at numbered sites. The sites are very large and big enough for two vehicles. All sites are on the river with picnic tables and bear food storage boxes.
Maybe someone will share a site if crowded.

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Still closed for construction as of 6/9/2021

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looks like a great place to stop but they have a road closed sign across the entrance. imagining it may be due to covid or something else? not sure. doesn't look like a permanent closure

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Closed as of Monday 9/14/2020 for construction. unsure of reopening date.

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Great little red area off the main highway. Pretty quiet, decent Verizon service and a gorgeous river. Plenty of random spots besides a the obvious ones.

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As described. Paved gravel lot at a picnic area. Can accommodate rigs of all sizes. Pit toilet and a few picnic tables. ATT service in and out, but mostly out. 10 mins to Yellowstone. Please be considerate!

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Great place right on Yellowstone river! Almost drove right by it

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Easy to get to, road is a bit bumpy just watch for deep potholes. Lots of spots, got here around 8pm and i took the last “spot” on the left of the bathroom. No toilet paper in there btw.
3 bars Verizon LTE. Not buggy at all for being so close to the river, might be the temp though. 46° in the middle of June, yikes.
Fire rings already at a lot of the “spots” and horses across the river. Picnic tables at some spots not all. Not very private at all, but works. All rig sizes can fit, I car camp.

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bumpy but short drive in! sites are very Rocky but not am issue to drive over. lots of people here but not to crowded.sites are right on the Rivers edge!

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Great Spot but as we are here was really windy.
Pit Toilets, picnic Tables, near the river, big place and you can stay here 14 days.
We make new Fotos.37 km to the entree to north Visitor Center.
Great!

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Awesome free spot. Heaps of sites and great views.

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lot of room but lot of people to. We dont hear to much on the road noise because of the river noise.

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Stayed there one night before entering Yellowstone NP. What a nice place ! Picnic tables, fire rings, a pit toilet and lots of room. We had no issues with our low clearance.

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nice free camping sites. we stayed one night here.

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We love it here so much!! Highly recommended!!

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What an amazing place. Perfect free camping just outside the Park. Some amazing views and the beautiful sounds of the Yellowstone River. Plenty of room for big rigs but only issue is low clearance vehicles will have to go slow as some rocks are protruding out of the ground. Other then that it is amazing.

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Everything as mentioned below. Still open and a beautiful place to stay. Easy access.

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Nice spot , free , 14 day limit with fire rings and picnic tables . Big rigs are parked here also . Pit toilets . Also a boat ramp entrance .

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As described, location correct (going from the app to gmaps) road leading there good for any vehicle. Some noise coming from a generator/engine on the other side of the river, but hey its america, there always seems to be some motor running. -1 star for that 3,5 probably just a temporary thing.

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A few campsites not far from the highway. Pit toilet as well. Right near the river. Camp spots are a little in the open but it is nice to have a free spot so close to Yellowstone!

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Assez éloigné de la route, avec toilette, table à picnic et cercle pour le feu. Parfait.

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Site was 5 stars, I knocked off 1/2 a star because the rough gravel road and pot holes for the mile in from the road were tossing around our belongings in our school bus conversion- maybe not an issue for others. Boaters ramp. Quiet with lots of space for camping and overlanding. 14 day camping limit sign. Beautiful views, picnic tables and fire pits and right on the river.

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great free place on the Yellowstone river. elk and antelope everywhere.

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kostenlos, nahe der Nordeinfahrt zum Yellowstone, gut für die Nacht vor dem Parkbesuch

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Great place to stay! Next to the river, easy access through a short gravel road. Pit toilets (not maintained). Very quiet!

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The descriptions and comments are accurate. Nice, next to the river. Many non-biting bugs at night. No att coverage.

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After driving through Yellowstone for hours only to find out there were no campsites, this was a gift from God! A beautiful view of the mountains, and located along the river which you cannot see but can hear, and there is a path that will bring you down to view it, pit toilet, near a highway but very quiet and I expect it’ll be even quieter in the evening.

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All good. Easy access and nice place for us to stay on our last night in Yellowstone. River access, table, and toilet. Many non-biting bugs/flies.

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As described before. Good place for a night before or after Yellowstone, nice, legal and free. Right by the fast flowing river and some trees for shelter in the open area with views to Yellowstone mountain range. Boat ramp by the pit toilet.

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great place. I had a very quiet night here.

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Right turn after you turn off the highway. Dirt track a little bumpy but ok access. Great sites alongside river with a clean pit toilet.

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Great peaceful spot. Free is a very good price!

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Good option if you want to camp near Yellowstone NP!

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Huge spot with lots of nice places along the river. Pit toilets and fire spots available. Free and only 30km from the Yellowstone NP

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Very nice and quiet place. 20 miles from north entrance of yellowstone. Good place to stay when you visit that section of the parc.

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nice... two days here. Clean restroon and no fee. localization near river.

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We stayed here three nights. Clean bathroom, table and campfire place. Near the Yellowstone River. Very quiet and incredible place. The entrance is next door and not on Highway 89. When you see the recreation area sign stay tuned and enter a small passage next to a power station. For those who come towards Yellowstone to Livigstone. Free for 14 days. take your garbage with you.

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Nicely away from the highway next to a river. Good place to stay for free before heading into Yellowstone Park

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we stood there for 2 nights. Coming from Livingston it's difficult to find it. you need to turn right to a road just before a power-station, around 1 mile away from the point.
if you see a camping called canyon campground on the left, you have been too far, u turn. On this way (from Gardiner and the park) it's easier, you are going to have a signal aiming to Carbella Recreational area.

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at 45.21217, -110.90073

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at 45.21420, -110.89936

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This place is in the wrong location, but I'm not sure where it is!

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Nice Recreation Area with Table and fireplace. Its a 14 day limit to camp here. FREE

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