Montana – Part II – Vanishing Glaciers & Wide Open Spaces

Glacier National Park, Montana

(Late July – mid August) From Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, we wound our way east and north to Coram, Montana, for a two-week stay near Glacier National Park. Our route took us through lovely mountain country and past scenic Flathead Lake – an otherwise gorgeous drive marred at times by heavy smoke from forest fires burning somewhere to the south and west. While in Coram we stayed at the North American RV Park, a nice private park within just a short drive to the west entrance of Glacier National Park. The park made a great base for exploring the area and we enjoyed our stay there, although this was not the quietest campground – the park receives a lot of road noise from busy highway US-2 and a nearby railroad. Continue reading

Campground Review – Hardin KOA, Hardin, Montana

Hardin KOA, Hardin, Montana

Description

The Hardin KOA is conveniently located just a short distance off interstate I-90, north of Hardin, Montana. This nicely shaded park is set in rolling farmland along the Bighorn River valley. This campground makes for a nice stop-over while traveling the I-90 or as a base to explore area attractions, such as the Little Big Horn Battlefield or Pompey’s Pillar National Monument.

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Campground Review – Great Falls KOA, Great Falls, Montana

Great Falls KOA, Great Falls, MontanaDescription

The Great Falls KOA is conveniently located just off US-87 on the eastern outskirts of Great Falls, Montana. The park is beautifully landscaped and features an impressive water park for the kids. The park has recently expanded, adding a large new section to the campground. This campground is a peaceful place to stop for a few nights while passing through the Great Falls area.

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Montana – Part I – Big Skies and Ghost Towns

Bannack Saloon and Hotel, Bannack State Park, Montana

On to Dillon, Montana – Big Skies & a Ghost Town

From Arco , Idaho, (See post: Atomic Dreams in Arco, Idaho) we moved on to Dillon, Montana, for a five-night stay at the Countryside RV Park. Our route was now taking us through gorgeous, scenic lands – following winding river valleys, passing through rolling farmland with pastoral hay and wheat fields, and in the distance, vistas of sage and forest-covered foothills and snow speckled mountains, all under a dramatic summertime sky of scattered cumulus. It is easy to see why Montana is known as Big Sky Country.

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Campground Review – Jellystone RV Park – Missoula, MT

Jellystone Park, Missoula, MontanaDescription

Jellystone Park is a fun, Yogi Bear™ themed, family oriented campground featuring many family friendly activities and amenities. The park is well-maintained, nicely landscaped, and has lovely views of rolling grassy hills and distant forested mountain foothills. This campground is a good place to stay while exploring around Missoula or just passing through the area.

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Campground Review – Countryside RV Park – Dillon, MT

Countryside RV Park, Dillon, MontanaDescription

The Countryside RV Park campground is large privately owned park set in lovely Montana Big Sky Country. The park is in a peaceful rural area with sweeping vistas of distant foothills and mountains. This campground is a great place to stay while exploring around Dillon, fishing the Beaverhead River and other local streams, visiting Bannack ghost town at Bannack State Park, or just passing through the area.

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