The Bureau of Reclamation campground (www.usbr.gov/gp, free) at Barretts, five miles south of town on the frontage road, sits right on the Beaverhead River as it leaves its canyon. Head 20 miles south of Dillon to Clark Canyon Reservoir, where more Bureau of Reclamation campgrounds line the shore and are conveniently, but not annoyingly, close to I-15. Right in town, the Dillon KOA (735 W. Park, 406/683-2749, RV $33, tent $25) has a pool, showers, and restrooms. The Southside RV Park (exit 62, 104 E. Poindexter St., 406/683-2244, $27) has a lovely location on Blacktail Deer Creek.
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