Friday, July 29, 2016

Mountain Meadow RV Park, July 20 to July 27, 2016

Rating: 4 on a scale of 5

Location: Mountain Meadow is located on Highway 2, a mile or two from the middle of Hungry Horse. There are large flags and a sign marking the entrance.

The West Glacier Entrance to Glacier National Park is about 10 miles from here. It is one of two entrances that provide access to the Going-to-the-Sun Road (the 50-mile engineering marvel that crosses the park from east to west.) I selected this park because of the high ratings on-line and its proximity to Glacier NP. It worked out very well for us as a home base to explore the park and the Hungry Horse Recreation Area. 

Lot Size: The lots here are some of the nicest we have seen in our travels. Many are unique with lots of trees and privacy (we were in #56). Each has a picnic table and fire ring. Some areas of the park, however, have sites that are closer together, but we were in the wooded section with pull throughs sites. 

Amenities: There are full hook-up sites and and some with just water/electric (which is what we had). There is, of course, a dump site for guests, but they also provide a pump out service (for $10) on Fridays and Tuesdays. Since we were leaving on a Wednesday, we did utilize this service (you must schedule/pay for it in advance). Wifi is available at most sites but there is no cable TV. We were able to pick up a some local stations by air during our stay. Bear-proof trash cans are dispersed throughout the park for your trash. 

The office has a camp store and sells firewood ($5), ice, RV supplies, soda, ice cream, and souvenirs. In addition to the bathrooms in the office building, there is a second one in another part of the park.

At the rear of the office building is the laundromat (4 washers/4 dryers). We did our laundry here before our departure. Our doggy, Sadie, is patiently waiting for us to get it done!

There is a large area for pets with both a fenced in area and a large field where pets can run off-leash.

There is a small lake (stocked with rainbow trout) where guests may fish from the dock or banks. 

Nearby is a communal fire ring and wooden swing. This is a lovely spot to enjoy the sunset. 

In addition to the 56 RV sites there are tent sits and 4 cabins (of various sizes) for rent. 

Cost: $282/week

Management: This is a very well run park. Check in was efficient and the staff are friendly and helpful. The grounds are very well maintained and both the laundry room and bathrooms were very clean. We would definitely stay here again.

General Comments: We really enjoyed the ambiance of this place, probably in part due to its location in beautiful northwestern Montana. Also, our neighbor works for the park and had the one of the nicest dogs we have ever met. His name is Run-a-muck and he is a large golden retriever. His owner found him abandoned in the Arizona desert two days after his wife died. He says they saved each other. He frequently rides around with is owner in his golf cart as he works in the campground. This dog is so devoted to his owner, but he also came to be good friends with our doggy, Sadie and us. After they first met, he would come over every morning to our door to see her. And when we got home in the late afternoon from sightseeing in the area, there was Run-a-muck waiting to see her. We sure miss him, and so does she!

Sadie sure misses him, and so do we!


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