Date of Stay: August, 2012
We stayed here in our fifth wheel for two weeks and found the park to be a great spot for a short or long term stay. Our site was level, grassy, great view of the river and all site services worked fine. This is a great park if you have a dog. Large areas are provided for walking or off-leash play but reasonable restrictions are in place for all the other areas. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Communications info: Verizon 4g voice and data work fine, satellite access is good in the "open" area sites and Wi-Fi is available. We will most certainly stay here again on our next visit to the Kalispell area.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
This is a very nice park next to the Noxon Reservoir in Trout Creek, MT. We stayed for over a week in one of the more open sites along the back of the park and found it to be spacious, very well maintained and the power was excellent. Noise level - Yes, a train goes by in the distance occasionally but it was not bothersome at all. Otherwise very peaceful. Communications info: Cell - Verizon voice and data are not available, AT&T - Strong voice and data. DirecTV is available to roof mount dishes in the more open sites (11 to 15) at the back of the park. The staff is extremely helpful and were always available to assist with any problems. We had a medical emergency and had staff assistance immediately and an ambulance within 10 minutes of the call. Very impressive for a town as remote as Trout Creek. Our rate reflects the Passport discount. We would certainly stay here again.
Date of Stay: December, 2011
We stay here on a monthly basis, hence our rate is lower than the normal daily. We have stayed here for the past three years during the winter season and are very satisfied with the park, the management and the owners. We like this park because it is not an asphalt parking lot but is truly a campground in the trees but very close to town. I agree it is not for those who demand fancy amenities but it is for those who love the outdoors and a sense of adventure.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
We stayed at Wheels West RV for 3 months during the summer of 2011 and had a very enjoyable experience. As a previous reviewer noted, the sites are situated for common patios and common hook-up. We really liked that arrangement since you never have to look at your neighbor's sewer and utility hook-up while enjoying a fine summer day on the patio. The sites are grassy and lots of trees in the surrounding area which provide excellent Deer and Wild Turkey watching. No power issues during our stay, the water quality is excellent and pressure was OK, but on the low side. Bathrooms are clean but small. We did not notice any road noise except during Sturgis Week when the entire Black Hills is noisy by design. As a previous reviewer correctly noted, the hosts are the nicest park owner/operators we have ever met. Great people, very accommodating and they also have a fine cafe on site that is way too convenient. Our palates were very happy but our waistlines suffered a bit. We used this park as a base camp to explore all that the Black Hills have to offer and recommend it to anyone who does not require all the so called "amenities" of a more commercialized RV Park.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
This is one of the nicest parks we have stayed in lately. Very friendly staff, outstanding site layout with paved pads and grassy patio areas. The location on the Avenue of the Giants is excellent for ease of access. Their gift shop is full of top notch redwood products and also has the basics such as ice and munchies. If you are looking for an excellent RV experience in the giant redwoods with quiet surroundings and none of the usual "RV Resort" chaos, this one is for you. We will most certainly return whenever we are in the area. A bit more water pressure would be my only suggestion for improvement.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
Payson Campground and RV Park is aptly named. It has the flavor of a campground with most sites tucked into the trees and some a bit more open for bigger rigs. The sites range from small tent sites to large RV sites and the current staff make a good effort at keeping them reasonably level. As previous reviewers have noted, the roads are dirt and wind through the trees but are certainly navigable by big rigs with drivers who possess an adventurous spirit. If you are looking for a RV parking lot, this is not for you. However, if you like the feel of camping in the forest, with full hookups, but are still in town, it's great! The laundry is fine (although a bit pricey), Wi-Fi is adequate at or near the clubhouse and the restrooms are very clean. Depending on your site choice you may need to drag out the portable TV dish for satellite TV. The only negative I noted is the water system. Water quality is great, water delivery pressure suffers frequently. We plan to camp here again in the future. It is VERY convenient to everything in town.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
A very nice park. We have camped here before and will do so again. The sites are well spaced and the setting is wonderful. Close to all that the Black Hills have to offer. It has none of the so called "amenities" (pools, spas, giant rec rooms etc.) the larger RV parking lot parks offer which is why we like it. Much more like camping should be.