We stopped at 7th ranch on our way through southern Montana to check out the memorial for the Battle of Little Big Horn. True to its name, the park is located in the midst of a large ranch and has a fun character to it.
RV Park Cost: $75 ($37/night) tax included
Discounts Used: Escapees Club
Address: 7th Ranch Reno Creek Rd Garryowen, Montana 59031
GPS: 45.491033, -107.378245
- Nice view
- Full hookups
- Clean Bathrooms
- A bit expensive
- Sloping grounds
Due to its remote location, you have to travel up an unpaved road to get to 7th Ranch. There is some washboarding so you want to keep your speed low. Otherwise, it wasn’t a problem for our large rig to navigate. When you go to park your rig you will discover the sites are on a large slope. The gravel pads are cut flat on the slope so your RV will sit as level as most parks, but your lawn is at something of an angle. While that can be inconvenient it does make for a lovely view of the surrounding countryside.
I was delighted to find the bathroom clean and in good order. These folks prove that you don’t need a new bathroom to have a nice bathroom. The showers are closed for cleaning for two hours each day and the result is no cobwebs, mildew, or other grime I’ve come to find in at least half the park’s we’ve visited.
There are scattered trees in the park but it is primarily hillside prairie land. A good number of birds flit about the property and sing in the evening. The owners have seeded wild and cultivated flowers on the property. I found it a very peaceful environment. There is some train noise from a nearby freight line. It is not especially close but we heard it in our trailer in the late evening.
Wireless at the park is about normal, which means not very good but you can at least stay in touch by email and do a bit of web surfing. Upload speeds are especially poor and it becomes about useless in the evening hours. The price is a bit higher than I’d like but after really getting stung at our last site it feels more reasonable. It’s fair but no bargain.
In total, I give the park a recommendation as a nice place to stay. If you are bargain hunting, look elsewhere, but if you want fair accommodations at a fair price, it’s a good choice.