3rd RV Park stay was at Rocky Mountain “Hi” RV Park, in Kalispell, MT, spot #12. This RV Park is off the beaten path a bit. The area seemed a little sketchy to us at first, but once we actually drove down a bit of a driveway into the park, we knew we had picked a good place.
There are lots of trees and each spot has a grassy area with picnic table. We had trees on either side of us so the privacy was great. The view of the mountains was also amazing. We had a pull through site with full hook ups. $40.45 was the cost each night with our Good Sam’s discount.
We arrived a bit early and the office wasn’t open yet to check in so we had a chance to look around. There is a playground area, swimming area in the creek and they do have canoe rentals. There are basketball hoops towards the driveway entrance near the storage units. There is WiFi which worked pretty well. I looked into the bath house, but didn’t actually use them because they weren’t close to our site. My husband used them and said they were good. There were 2 separate areas for the women as well as the men. The first bath house had 3 showers and 3 stalls. The 2nd bath house had two showers and two stalls. The laundry facility is open 24/7. You can get change in the office. The cost was $1.50 to wash in regular washing machines, they had 9 of these. There was one large capacity washer that cost $4.50. There were 9 dryers and it was 25 cents for 8 minutes. Though one of the machines seemed to be more like 10 minutes per 25 cents. There was an area for folding clothes, a table with bench seating and magazines for reading and also an area with books. It had a sink area that said you were allowed to wash dishes. There was also a bathroom inside the laundry area. There were a couple carts with a basket and rod to use for hanging clothes. I had an uninvited 8-legged friend which I smooshed.
There seemed to be some people that lived here. We did hear dogs barking and kids playing. There was a bit of noise one of the nights with a child screaming, a loud vehicle and a dog barking.
We went up to Glacier National Park on two separate occasions. We drove the Going to the Sun Highway and ate dinner at Lake McDonald Lodge on Sunday. I had a huckleberry elk burger: 1/3 lb elk burger, huckleberries, organic goat cheese, bourbon glaze, wheat Montana potato bun, lettuce, tomato and onion $16.95 We were also able to go with Chad’s Aunt Marge, his Uncle Frank, and Frank’s girlfriend Kathy on Tuesday.
We ended up getting an Interagency Park pass for $80 which is good at any of the National Parks for a year from purchase date. Entry fee for 1 day is $20, a 7 day permit is $35. We chose to get the Interagency Park pass because we already have a trip planned to see Bryce Canyon as well. Cost for one day in Bryce Canyon is $35. We know that over the next year we will be going through more National Parks so we will get our use out of this pass.
Pros: very nicely forested and shady, paved roads, good adequate bath house, nice laundry facility
Cons: none that we experienced, except the spider