In the last entry we were exploring the ghost town of Comet, Montana. While the gravel road up to the town site is suitable for any two wheel drive vehicle, I wouldn’t recommend taking your RV. Therefore, you will need a campsite to drop your RV while you explore town in your tow vehicle or dinghy. As my regular readers know I would typically boondock somewhere in the vicinity but, as I noted last week, the town is on private property along with all the suitable places to boondock nearby. Fortunately there is a BLM campground near the same freeway exit to Comet and it’s free. Being the same price as a boondocking site (free) I deemed it an acceptable camp. Galena Gulch Campground offers nine official campsites along the Boulder River. The campground contains, picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets. Campsites are spacious fairly level graveled spaces with grass and some shade trees. Two graveled loop roads offer access to the campsites and are big rig friendly along with the sites. Sorry, but there are no pull throughs.
Seven of the sites have direct river access and my neighbor (you meet the nicest people RVing) says the fly fishing is pretty good.
Free camping, near a free attraction (Comet), just another adventure in RVing! Who says RVing has to be expensive?
When you go:
Take Exit 160 (High Ore Rd) from I-15 and travel east / southeast on the paved access road along the north side of the freeway for about three-fourths of a mile, then turn right (southwest) on Galena Gulch Road passing under the interstate, then crossing a bridge over the Boulder River to the campground on your right.
– There is a 14 day stay limit
– Those of you navigating by GPS will find the campground at: N46° 15.257 W112° 11.025
– There is no potable water or dump station at the campground, you will find a free dump station (donations encouraged) and potable water in the nearby Boulder City Park at: N46° 14.310 W112° 07.060