Lowry Bridge Access Site is probably one of the few choices for free RV camping in the Great Falls, Montana area, and even at that, it’s not necessarily one of the better.
Run by the Bureau of Land Management, is effectively a place to launch your boat on to Sun River and do some fishing. But, it does offer 5 campsites. At least one of these sites looks large enough to accommodate a long RV, while two more seem only big enough for medium sized rigs. The other two are for small RVs, vans, and car campers.
Lowry Bridge Access Site is still 36 miles west of Great Falls, not exactly close to town, but when you consider there’s practically no free camping anywhere else near there, this is probably the best free camping there is.
Making matters worse, there is no Verizon 4G data coverage here. There does appear to be voice and texting, just no way to use the Internet here.
And if that wasn’t enough, there is a short, 3-day camping limit here.
Oh, and they have bear problems here too.
On the other hand, there’s lots of shady trees along the banks of the Sun River. You could have a really nice time sitting in your camping chair, under the shade trees, sipping a beer, and enjoying the sounds of song birds.
And if being away from your phone, away from civilization, is what you’re looking for, then Lowry Bridge Access Site is where you want to be.
I came here on July 2, 2019, hoping to find a place to set up camp for a week or two while in the Great Falls area, only to discover the 3-day camping limit and the non-existent Verizon 4G signal. I figured I could probably get away with staying longer, and I didn’t even mind the bear problems. It was the lack of Verizon data that nixed this for me.