There are many wonderful places to visit in Montana, like exploring Glacier National Park, Lolo National Forest, Blackfoot River, and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. There are also fantastic cities to explore, including Billings, Missoula, and Great Falls. With so much to see and do, the best way to explore Montana is in an RV.
Billings has numerous RV choices, including Class A motorhomes starting at $150 per night, Class B campervans, starting at about $300 per night, and Class C campers, starting at about $200 per night. You can also find great choices in towable campers, toy haulers, and fifth-wheel campers, beginning at about $75 per night. The most popular option is the travel trailers, costing about $100 per night.
You can also find many options in Missoula, from RVs to popup campers. The most popular choice is the travel trailers here as well. Some are small enough to be pulled by most cars and start at about $112 per night. Other trailer options are big enough to sleep nine and rent for about $250 per night.
Billings lies in the Rimrock area of the state. Bring your camera to catch images of this unique scenery. You can also visit the Moss Mansion, constructed in 1903, and see how many people have worked to restore and decorate it with period furnishings. Families will want to visit ZooMontana, which focuses on wildlife native to the state.
Missoula is a great place to go on a bike ride or a hike on the Clark Fork Riverfront Trail. You may also want to consider hiking the M Trail at Mount Sentinel to see the stunning city views. Learn more about the firefighters who parachute into areas near forest fires by visiting the Smokejumper Visitor Center.
Enjoy seeing the Old West by viewing the works of Charles M. Russell at the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls. Learn more about Lewis and Clark's time in this area by touring the Lewis and Clark Discovery Center. You will also want to see the rotating art displays at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art.
You may think you hear dinosaurs roaring when you visit the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. On Main Street, you will find many fantastic small businesses where you will want to shop. Custer Gallatin National Forest surrounds this city and offers many fun activities, including fishing, hiking, and stargazing.
A great way to start a visit to Glacier National Park is to drive along the twisty Going-to-the-Sun Road. One place that you will love discovering while driving this road is Logan's Pass, which is the highest point in the park and part of the Continental Divide. This is also a fantastic place to go for a hike, but there are even more great options throughout this park. Consider hiking to see Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Glacier, and the Two Medicine area. Lake McDonald, the largest lake in the park, is a beautiful area to explore.
At various locations around the park, especially at the campgrounds, listen to programs presented by Native Americans. Many of these programs occur in the evening, so plan your schedule accordingly. If you want to fish, you do not need a license in the park, but be sure to check local regulations about where you can fish and what you can keep. There are height restrictions in many areas of this park, so you will want to consider taking tours if you drive a taller RV.
There are fantastic options for an RV adventure in Montana's state parks. Options include:
You may want to consider visiting some of these landmarks and monuments:
An outstanding way to stay close to the attractions you want to see the most is by staying in one of Montana's fantastic RV parks. Many offer special activities while others offer a quieter atmosphere.
If you want to explore Glacier National Park, consider staying in one of this park's nine campgrounds. If you are looking for a quiet location, Kintla Lake Campground or Bowman Lake Campground on the park's north end fit the bill. Alternatively, if your primary purpose in visiting this park is to go hiking, think about Many Glacier Campground as many hiking trails start nearby. Fish Creek Campground is centrally located, which makes it an excellent choice for those unsure what they want to do once they arrive. Right outside of the park are two campgrounds that are also great options. North American RV Park & Yurt Village offers stunning views of the mountains while West Glacier KOA Resort offers more upscale amenities, including a swimming pool.
While most of Yellowstone National Park is in Wyoming, part of it also lies in Montana, and you can find terrific Montana campgrounds nearby. One option to consider is Yellowstone Park/West Gate KOA Holiday. This campground is about six miles from the national park entrance near West Yellowstone, Montana. It has a seasonal swimming pool and a miniature golf course.
You can find many RV dump stations in Montana. If you are near Billings, consider using RV & Mini Storage, Big Sky Campground, Yellowstone River Campground, or Pierce RV. Alternatively, if you're closer to Missoula, think about using the ones at Jim & Mary's RV Park, Deano's Travel Plaza, or Exxon Town Pump. There are RV dump stations at Dick's RV Park and Great Falls KOA Campground if your travels take you closer to Great Falls. Head to Bozeman Bear Canyon RV Park & Campground, Bozeman Campground, or Sunrise Campground if you are near Bozeman.
Something exciting is always happening in Big Sky Country. Consider attending upcoming festivals:
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Montana?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Montana from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Montana?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.