5 Parks near Chinook, Montana
Sep 2015 - $25.00
Update to previous review...owner stopped by on several occasions asking me to unhook my water at night because he feared it would freeze. A fair request, only it never got below 40 degrees. I kindly obliged. They do NOT take credit cards. Dusty, dusty lot which means the inside of your RV gets coated in sand and dust. Some construction workers moved in and "made a mess" in the toilets, which I did not see so the owner who complained about cleaning the bathrooms CLOSED the showers and bathrooms! I couldn't believe it. After a few days he opened them again. Laundry on site was closed. Need to walk to neighboring business to do laundry. Owner stopped by one day and asked me to leave because the night before I did not disconnect my water. Did not know he wanted it disconnected EVERY night. The low temperature according to the National Weather Service in Chinook, Montana on the evening off 9/26/2015? 43 degrees. This owner is not suited to being a RV park owner in the hospitality industry. There's a new place between Havre and Chinook. Stay there. Stay anywhere. Just not here. - Johnny Blood
Sep 2015 - $25.00
It's really quite sad this RV park isn't better. Located in the heart of Chinook, it last even the most basic amenities. There is not a blade of grass anywhere. Slots are compact and there are no pull-throughs. They even force you to park your vehicle right next to your trailer so you have no area to hangout on under the awning. Very tight. Never received the pass code to the shower/bathroom. No one ever in the office. No Internet available. $150 for a week's stay and $350 for a month's stay, which isn't bad...if this place had something (anything) to offer. - Johnny Blood
Oct 2006 - $20.00
Standing water covering 1/4 of the lane in the park. One of the toilets was plugged and remained so even when reported to the office. Persons using restroom to smoke in. No venting for bathroom/shower. No toilet paper or soap in the restroom. Claimed there was wireless internet but it didn't reach to the RV park portion. Only RV park in town. - mtriverrunner
Oct 2015 - $15.00
This is a very small city park with a limited # of spaces. I had used the site the preceding year but had not been able to take advantage of the hook-ups because all the spaces were full. This time, myself and my traveling companions both found suitable hook-ups for power for both trailers. The area is grassy with pit toilets located fairly close.
The care taker is very friendly and she lives close by. - Lukes
Sep 2016 - $37.00
As other reviewer said, friendly owners, many sites are extra long. Fairly new park and cottonwood trees have been planted but will be a few years before they provide shade. Children would enjoy the many animals the Hansens have. Choose a site as far to the back as possible to lessen train noise, at least they do not blow horns near here. Park needs more gravel, especially the roads. WiFi much better than average. Have some recycling which I appreciated. Stayed here to go to Bear Paw Battlefield, Nez Perce final battle and couldn't find any decent parks in Chinook. - BandD
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We stayed here one night, unexpectedly due to bad weather (high wind) conditions.
The managers (husband and wife owners) were very friendly and treated us well. Every site is a pull through, and some are over 75' long. Roads and parking areas are gravel. Water, sewer, and electric services are available at the center every site. Some sites are 30 amp, some are 50 amp. Every sewer connection is about 12" above grade. I had some difficulty dumping my waste tanks. There is no CATV. There are no TV broadcast channels available. I had one bar on AT&T phone. Internet was better than average for a campground, though the night we were there there were only 5 other campers using the service.
The train track is just on the other side of highway US-2 from the park. Freight trains passing about once per hour are definitely noticeable, but no more than the highway noise. It did not affect our sleeping.
I would stay here again while passing by. - R V Camper
Sep 2016 - $40.00
The Havre Emporium & RV Park is a decent RV park but overpriced given its location and features. Its best feature is its showers. They are clean and super private, unlike most RV parks. On the downside, however, WiFi is sketchy. I think they offer WiFi now (unlike not offering it in the past), but you log onto a network called "$24.95 per month." Odd. The pull throughs are not really pull throughs unless the park is empty. You park along the side of a center "boulevard" of sorts. So if there's a camper in front of you and one behind you then your only recourse upon arriving is parallel parking your RV. Many RVers probably would find that more difficult than parking in one of the spots where you back in. Park is located next to a BNSF rail yard, so at night your RV will shake when they are moving cargo through town and there are railroad sounds all night. Also, the spots generally are not large enough for your trailer or rig and your tow vehicle. And lastly, the sprinklers come on in the middle of the night and given the narrow strip of grass where you park, the side of your RV gets a good washing. Getting in and out of your RV can be difficult at best. - Johnny Blood
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Large rigs park parallel to the medium, while smaller rigs park around the circle drive. It's a tight squeeze for 40 foot rigs. Just enough room for your tow vehicle. - bobbodean
Aug 2016 - $35.00
This RV park is right on Hwy 2. And immediately on the other side is a major train depot. So you get noise in stereo. And this park is an unusual design. Not in a good way. It is fully paved. All sites do have full hookups. But the sites for rigs over about 25' in length are all curbside on a median. This means that water and power are on the wrong side of the coach. There is a sewer on both sides. There are lots of nice regular back in sites on the perimeter, but only short rigs will fit.
When we were there most of the longer sites were occupied by long term trailers. These were occupied by agricultural workers. The ones we met were from South Africa and very nice. But they are in the 20s and do like to drink beer outside. Since all the rigs open into the middle that means you may have a late party right outside your home, like we did. And then left over beer bottles and other trash all around your site the next morning. However, the loud beer party noise was much drowned out by the engine brakes of OTR trucks slowing down to our left and many trains on the right.
Nice staff. Very friendly to me. There is a large gas station next door for fueling up and casino. - RFCN2
Aug 2012 - $20.00
The back in sites are quite short, while a 40' RV might fit, there would be no room for the tow or towed vehicle to park on the site. The pull through sites are curved and can hold a large rig. The electrical box was so far back we needed all of our 35' power cord to reach it. The 30A power was marginal with voltage fluctuations and large drops with any load. The back in sites are all satellite friendly but only one of the pull through sites is. No credit cards, but personal checks and cash are accepted. This is part of the county fairgrounds. I don't believe the previous review was of this campground, as there are no casinos nor a pool available. - Ned
Jul 2012 - $37.00
We needed a one night stop on our way to Glacier. This park did that for us and more. However, it's not perfect. The park is part of a large motel/gas station complex. They have done a great job of creating a nice park, but it is between a busy road and a busy railroad yard. If noise is an issue for you, this will be noisy. It was hot and humid when we were here and we ran the AC all night. I didn't hear any extra noise over that. Their pool is at the hotel (indoors so it's very warm and humid in there). There are at least two casinos on the property, so you have to walk in and amongst them to get to the pool. The people were very nice in the convenience store and in the hotel. The laundry worked great and the AC worked so well there that I really needed a sweater! The restrooms were clean but not as clean as they could have been. Overall, we'd stay here again with the expectation that it's a good one night place. - L. Miller
Aug 2010 - $20.00
Mostly correcting some information to others posts - The 50-amp sites are all back-in that offer both 30 and 50. When there is not an activity going on in the fairgrounds there is little for kids to do. Instead it is a good stopping point while passing through. It seemed to us that many buildings are marked as no smoking, but this must have been a recent change and the buildings still have a very strong smoke smell including the Super WalMart. Check your power outlet before setting up. - Workamper04