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
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.