Fans of rafting or fishing will have a great time in Spire Rock Campground. The surrounding Custer Gallatin National Forest provides some spectacular opportunities for nature spotting, and the assortment of hiking trails are a great place for Fido to run around and soak up the smells.
If you're looking to be a future camper at Spire Rock, you'll have to make your reservations quickly as these 19 sites tend to fill up quickly. Every site in Spire Rock is primitive, so if you're camping in an RV, you'll need to be prepared to "ruff" it. Firewood can be purchased on-site for the provided campfire rings, and you'll find free storage lockers and outdoor tables at your disposal as well. Make sure to spend some time outside during your stay here, as the stargazing is some of the best in the area.
If you're brought a dog or dogs along for your vacation, make sure that you've packed all the "bear" essentials as there isn't much offered nearby. This means packing leashes, waste disposal bags, and plenty of fresh water as Spire Rock offers no potable taps.
Speaking of Fido, if you need to stretch your legs with your companion, the excellent Storm Castle Trailhead is just a short walk away from the sites and offers a 3-mile stretch that provides some truly stellar views of the water and rock formations in the surrounding area. Be sure to pick up any messes your dog leaves on the ground, as these are public-use trails. Leash rules apply here as well, so make sure your dog is restrained throughout your hiking activities.
River rafting and kayaking can be done in the adjacent Gallatin River, provided the levels are high enough. For up-to-date information on water quality in Gallatin River, make sure to check out the USDA Forest Service website. Sorry dog lovers, but the waters here are generally too swift to allow canines in for a dip.
Be aware that any costs outlined here are for the campgrounds themselves, and do not accurately reflect additional costs for outside recreational opportunities.