We spent a week camping at the Horseshoe Bend Campground and boating on Bighorn Lake/Yellowtail. The improved sites are very nice. They are level with a nice crushed gravel pad. The shade arbors are very large and well built. The water is of good quality and pressure. No need to worry about the electric hookup having issues as they are new and well built. They do have several plants and trees planted with sprinklers feeding them. The only issues to be aware of is there is no cell phone service or reception, the mosquitoes will carry you off each night if you didn't bring strong bug spray and you have to be aware of how you are backing your rig into spots. Pay close attention to the top of the shade arbor and your camper. Not all of the sites are set up where it will be an issue, but ours could have been if we weren't paying attention when we were parking. We will gladly go back next year. The road into Lovell from 212 South of Laurel is wonderful especially when compared with the road into Fort Smith or the Tongue.
One of our favorite state park campgrounds to stay at. There have been numerous upgrades to the park in the last year. Some being added electrical sites, added handicap accessible sites, two camp host sites and new potable water fill stations. Their vault bathrooms are as neat and clean as possible, although all the hard work the staff does goes out the window as soon as a disrespectful camper walks in. The staff has always done their best to let people camp in peace, but rules do have to be followed including keeping ones pets in control. Most of the time people are pretty good when the occasional mishap (pet off a leash or barking) with a pet happens as the majority of us who camp there love dogs. We love being there over the 4th as the staff does a little parade with water guns, the kids love to try to get them back with ice cold water from the cooler. The cell signal this year seems a lot worse than last year. I used to be able to check the weather report (important thing when you are boating) before we would go out but not this time. There was no signal strong enough to load my Weather Underground app, and the radio stations out of Sheridan were quite a bit fuzzier than last year. The only major improvements I would love to see would be another dump station on Pee Wee, updated launch dock that does not have splinters, day use boat slips so the boat launches are not impeded with people going to the marina and a shower facility.
This is a primitive Forest Service campground. It was relatively clean and the site we chose was nice and level. Some improvements could be made to some of the camp spots like filling in pot holes and mud holes. When we stayed there were no fire restrictions in place, but as this is a National Forest, one should always check before starting a campfire. This is also an area that is quite popular on weekends, so go early if you want to get a good spot. We will camp here again.
This RV Park is clean. The shade trees are growing and are starting to provide some very good shade. The restrooms are super clean. The staff is very helpful, this was our first time staying in our travel trailer and they helped us get everything hooked up. The giant sandbox was a hit with our kids. While we did notice that there was noise from the train, it did not interfere with our sleep and it was quieter than the traffic in our neighborhood. The road leading up to the campground is gravel and if one drives up it under 20 mph it is not that bad, once in the campground the roads are all gravel, but much nicer than the county road. All in all a very nice place to stay with plenty of room.
While this was not the park that we wanted to camp in, it was a nice spot to stay that provided all we needed. The owners were nice and the park was clean. The playground (public) behind the park was in need of mosquito control, but that was beyond the RV Parks control. The park was a little dated, but it more than served our needs and it was quiet.