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Bears On Fence

Space for 1 Rig
30 ft max
2 nights maximum

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1 month max
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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Not Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • 15 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Pull-Through Parking
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • Off-Leash Area
  • No donation requested for hookups


Most people comment on how peaceful the place is and we think it is near perfect, but here are the gritty details——
We offer a flat part of our 1.5 acres in the woods to park on. The site may have grass until the summer heat cooks it. The place is fenced so pets may run. The neighborhood is in an area of “mini ranches”. Neighbors have chickens ( and at times roosters) and sheep, but they are good neighbors.

We offer an Extension cord for household electric. No generators, please, in respect of the neighbors, but it cools down nice at night and AC isn’t necessary for sleep.
There is water but not to the site.

Decent Verizon- we use them for WiFi. We hear ATT is good.

Pets OK in fenced except gate yard. We have a large, friendly dog. Neighbors have chickens.

Campfires in our ring ( as long as fire danger is low) - we even supply firewood. Nice covered deck for camp chairs.
1 mile to supermarket, 1.5 miles to river access, 3 miles to awesome trail into Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, 3 miles to Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge.

House Rules

No outside smoking for fire danger.
No generators, but electric cord offered.

Access Road Conditions

We are less than a mile from US 93. The last 1/2 a mile is narrow, private dirt road that can have potholes at times and has a high culvert right at the county road. There are 2 sharp curves. A friend came in with a 40 foot motor home and toad just fine. This is not to scare you, but warn you if you only do pavement.

Once you get there, we have a turn around and spur. The shadiest spot is a bit of a backup on the spur.

More than 1 guest is welcome but it blocks the turn around and you must back in.


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Stevensville, MT, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Explore Missoula.
Drive through Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge. Bitterroot bike trail is 3/4 mile away.

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August 2020

Great experience

Hosts shared their wealth of knowledge and love of Montana. Bears on Fence was an easy, comfortable and beautifully put together place. We have met so many wonderful people through BW and this couple are at the top of the list!


August 2020

Fantastic location nestled at the base of the mountains

What a lovely location & host. The fragrance of the pines, local sound cloud of chickens, sheep & birds. Graciously welcomed by Kayakin & her black lab, Molly. She gave me great directions & location ideas for the next steps to Glacier. Nothing like a local who is familiar with location & the road. Rhodie & I have enjoyed our sweet respite here. There was some concern by others re the dirt/gravel road- absolutely no issue. We would love to come back. 10 out of 10 for BW location😎🚌🐾❤️


July 2020

Lovely piece of property!

Wonderful piece of property and gracious hosts! As others have said, watch for the first ditch as you turn in but otherwise very easy!


July 2020

Wooded & Quiet in Historic Area

We had the best time here and our hosts were absolutely amazing! B greeted us and helped us setup our electric hookup, as well as provided us with some potable water for our stay. She also provided a nice packet of information which we referenced to find things to do in the area. We slept well both nights, and the second day she even brought over some fresh, homemade bread. We enjoyed talking with both of them about Glacier National Park, the area’s attractions and more. Note- the entrance of their neighborhood is bumpy and narrow, but if you go slow and follow the instructions they provide you should have no problem.


May 2020

Thanks, BoF!

Very nice stay. The hosts were very helpful and informative. The short section of dirt road to reach their place was pretty rough, though completely doable - other than that, a great location.


September 2019

Great Rest Stop

Kayaking is great couple, interesting stories and good travel tips. As soon as we arrived, we joined them at local brewpub to get to know each other.

They set us up on a nice spot with a 20 amp power cord. On our second night, an invitation to sit by the fire and chat. Tremendously enjoyable.

When we weren’t visiting with them, they left us alone. We did respect each other’s privacy. We would stay there again if in area, and would be glad to host them.


August 2019

Good overnight spot

Pleasant helpful hosts.

Plenty of flat parking. Easy to find. Close to highway 93.

Our dogs got along nicely.

Road in ok but has a culvert right at start that might be an issue for long units with low clearance. My 26 ft w hydraulic jacks cleared it...but probably not by much.

Dusty parking and you have to like neighbor’s chickens.


July 2019

Warm, friendly, welcoming folks!

Kayakin were gracious hosts, with a great spot with room to choose sun or shade. It’s located minutes from Stevensville and only 30 minutes from Missoula. Our hosts invited us to a lovely dinner and we talked about our respective experiences on the road. Great people; we were sorry to say goodbye, but we’re sure to cross paths again!


July 2019

Perfect respite after a long day!

We contacted our hosts very last minute after a long day and a change of plans of where we had planned to stay. They responded quickly and we were about 1 mile from their road when I got the message, it was so awesome. After a short drive to their lovely home and property, we drove in and met them. Chatting easily about this and that we soon were directed to our spot for the night, after filling our rig with water which we really needed. We were invited to coffee at 8 am the next morning which was very thoughtful and sweet of our hosts.
After a peaceful and quiet nights rest we went in and had yummy fresh baked blueberry muffins with great coffee and continued our conversation. We found we had much in common, they even knew our friends in the valley we were meeting later that day, small world. They gave us good travel information as they are seasoned campers, much more than us, but what we want to someday be. We parted an hour or so later heading to our friend's house with the invitation to come back for a second night if our accommodations there didn't work out.
Very nice, helpful couple. We wish them well and hope to see them again on our next trip up to their neck of the woods. Thank you for a lovely time Kayakin !

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