Of all the states in the United States that you should visit in your RV, Montana should be at or near the top. Everyone deserves to witness the grandeur and beauty of Big Sky Country, and there are some of the most awe-inspiring mountains there, too. If you’re looking for a good trip to take in the Western United States, then consider visiting Montana.
With Montana being so large, you may be wondering where to go. Well, just about anywhere in the state can provide you with a beautiful natural landscape, but here are a few destinations that come highly recommended. These are the places that will give you a generous bang for your buck, so to speak.
1. Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
Tour the first and best-known state park in all of Montana. The Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is home to some of the most interesting geologic wonders. It offers some of the most amazing limestone caverns in the entire U.S. You can take tours of the caverns and see all of the amazing wonders of the park. The park is also a great place to go hiking, mountain biking, fishing or canoeing. Located right next to the Jefferson River, there’s plenty to see and do here.
One of the best things about Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is that you can camp right at the state park in your RV. However, spaces are limited, so definitely make a reservation ahead of time. If the state park’s campground is full, the Cardwell RV Park isn’t too far of a drive away.
2. Flathead Lake
One of the most picturesque bodies of water in the Western United States, Flathead Lake in Montana is the largest body of water west of the Mississippi River that’s still in the lower 48 states. It offers pristinely clear waters and plenty of activities in and around the water. There’s some of the best hiking and camping the state has to offer. Also, fishing is huge here and there are few better places to do it.
Camping at Flathead Lake is easy. There are numerous campgrounds that accommodate RVs all around the lake. The Polson / Flathead KOA campground is an excellent choice and so is the Eagle Nest RV Resort, though there are several others in the area that would be perfect.
3. Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is an obvious choice, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s one of the most amazing places on earth. Make sure to take the Going-to-the-Sun Road in your RV at some point. It’s one of the most iconic roads in the country and provides some of the best views ever. From there, you can hike trails, do some biking, try backcountry camping, go boating, or fishing. The possibilities and list of places to see inside the park seem to be endless.
Bringing your RV to Glacier is a great idea. There are several different campgrounds within the national park not all of them allow RVs. Many are first come first serve but for some, you can make reservations. If you can’t find a campsite in the park or don’t want to stay right in the park, you can check out Johnson’s of St. Mary. It comes highly recommended and has been around for over 60 years.
Are you planning a trip to Montana? Have you ever been before? Any destinations you would recommend? Leave a comment below!