Montana provides nature-lovers with a variety of different terrains ranging from mountains to great plains. It even shares the Glacier National Park with Canada, placing it in a unique position to offer plenty of different RV camping grounds to explore.
I've traveled across many states in my RV and have found a lot of beautiful landscapes. It's interesting to me that when I mention Montana as one of my favorite sceneries, people often seem confused.
Typically, when people think of Montana, they think of ranches and the country lifestyle with cowboys.
Yet, what they don't know is that there’s much more to the 41st state than meets the eye. In fact, if you're lucky, you’ll be able to witness the northern lights.
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I've compiled a short list of the top RV campgrounds I’ve visited on my travels to Montana.
Glacier National Park
This national park is well-beloved by all nature enthusiasts and is known to be one of Montana's biggest attractions.
Their peak season lies between July and August for maximum summer fun. However, I have to say that I love to visit the park at the beginning of Autumn. Nothing beats the stunning array of browns, yellows, and reds that cover the walking paths.
Of course, each person is different and might be interested in activities that are better suited to different seasons. Yet no matter if you're chasing the sun or like colder climates, I recommend the following two places.
Mountain Meadow RV Park
I found Mountain Meadow RV Park on a trip where I was in desperate need of some time alone with my thoughts. I'd set out to center myself and be surrounded by nature.
Luckily, this campground provided just that. Their RV stations are rather isolated, allowing me to mind my own business without being rude.
Though I must admit that meeting people and getting to know the other campers wasn’t hard. This was, in part, thanks to our shared love of biking, hiking, and exploring nearby lakes.
One of the most striking aspects of this campground is how large it is. As a matter of fact, it's the largest one in the national park.
The extensive nature of Apgar Campground allows the owners to position each camper station among the trees to guarantee privacy. With over 190 sites, I was both provided with time to myself and the ability to meet new and interesting people on a daily basis.
While there are no hiking trails to be found within the campground, plenty is available within a short drive.
The only shortcoming I found during my stay here was that they have a seven day limit on how long guests can stay.
Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park
This is one of the most deluxe campsites I've ever visited. With more than 50 RV campsites available, they offer seven different hookup sites. I find that this way, anyone from more rustic to glamorous campers can join in on the RV fun.
For me, one of the great joys of going on an RV adventure lies not only in nature but also in the people I meet. Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park provides ample opportunity for getting to know others on the campsite with their bathhouses and incredible pavilion.
Another great thing about this campsite is the endless entertainment in the area. This includes:
- An IMAX Theatre
- A museum
- A historic center
- An aerial ropes adventure course
But enough about the facilities. For those days where I wanted to connect with nature, there were ample lakes and rivers I could explore in the Yellowstone National Park as well as the nearby Gallatin National Forest.
Not a day went by where I wasn't entertained by the surrounding nature of the available activities.
Choteau Mountain View RV Campground
This family-owned campground was first built in the 1970s. A simple cabin at the foothills of the mountains that soon grew into a spectacular and all-encompassing campsite.
Just a short drive from the Glacier National Park, Choteau Mountain View RV Campground offers a beautiful and unforgettable stay.
Of course, the campsite also offers some entertainment. A friendly game of mini-golf is always great to play with friends and family for some R' n R'.
Something I can never forget is my visit to Freeze Out Lake, where I watched the geese start their journey back home. I was visiting in early spring, and a few people recommended to witness the spectacular migration of the birds.
The Adventure Starts Now
The beauty of traveling by RV is that no matter if it's with friends or family, there's always plenty to do. Montana is a wonderful state to explore, especially with access to the Glacier National Park.