(Late July, 2017) From Missoula, Montana, we moved on to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, for an eight-night stay at the Blackwell Island RV Resort on the scenic shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene. We had heard many good things about this jewel of a lake and were anxious to spend some time there exploring the area – we were not disappointed.
The Blackwell Island RV Park is a lovely RV resort on the shores of scenic Lake Coeur d’Alene. This is a large, privately owned, nicely landscaped and well-maintained campground featuring swim and dog beaches, as well as a boat launch, dock and moorings. This campground is a great place to relax and play while visiting Coeur d’Alene and exploring the area.
The Mountain View RV Park and Restaurant is a small, lovely, privately owned, and nicely maintained campground on the outskirts of Arco, Idaho. The campground makes for a pleasant stop while travelling through the area or as a base to explore nearby Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve or Sawtooth Mountains to the north.
Riding Out the July 4th Holiday in Arco, Idaho
(July 1-6, 2017) From the Salt Lake City area, we moved on to Arco, Idaho, a small town with a rich history, including the proud distinction of being the “First City in the World to be Lit by Atomic Power”. While in Arco we stayed at the Mountain View RV Park, a small, privately owned, well shaded and very nicely maintained campground. We had planned for a week-long stay at Arco but were delayed for two days due to truck repairs in Utah. We contacted the RV park about the delay and the park owner/manager very graciously held our site reservation without charging for the extra days, despite the short notice. We liked having a quiet place to ride out the busy Independence Day holiday weekend and enjoyed watching the town’s and other independent firework displays right from our campground.