2 Parks near Hardin, Montana
Apr 2015 - $33.00
If you are driving through Montana during October or later or earlier than mid-April, finding RV parks that are open is dicey. There are very few open year round and even those are MILES apart. I came 300 miles from Anaconda in mid April and this park JUST OPENED for the season. Lucky me. Site #6 has the most shade, but that's not saying much. The sites are gravel but it's that REALLY LARGE SMOOTH gravel. As I backed into the site, my rear tires dug a trench in the gravel. Oh well. The camp host said if you want Wi-Fi, get a site near the front. The host said sites in the back of the park don't get the Wi-Fi as well. The Wi-Fi was S-L-O-W even though there were, maybe only FIVE RV's in the park. 30 seconds to load a page. By the way, don't use FIREFOX with their Wi-Fi. You will just keep looping around. Have to use Explorer, to my chagrin....... Verizon worked well here if you have Verizon. My site was L-O-N-G, but some of the sites are short. Had to go all the way to the back of the site to connect to sewer and electric, but the water was more to the front. So, you may need a long water hose. The electric box (50 and 30 amp) was very low to the ground, made it difficult to plug in a surge protector. The cable TV (analog) had oodles and oodles of channels, any channel you could want, and even some digital music channels. I was amused by their entrance sign. Nine point five (9.5)miles per hour. Ok......... Make sure you drive no more or no less than 9.5 miles per hour. It probably means to drive LESS THAN ten miles per hour through the park. - DXSMac
Oct 2014 - $35.00
The sites were nice and level, and well landscaped. We saw a couple of cats, but no big deal. They didn't bother us and we didn't bother them. Kind of enjoyed watching them patrol the perimeter of the campground. The rest rooms are clean. The lady in the office was pleasant and helpful. I have stayed in several campgrounds in eastern MT and this is one of the nicer ones. - Leon Webster
Aug 2014 - $36.00
This park has potential but there are cats and some dogs running free and they made our stay very unhappy. Our dog doesn't like cats, so we had to battle constantly to keep her quiet. Sitting outside in the cool evening air was a nightmare because of all the animals running free. The other big issue was the Wi-Fi. You could log on, but it wasn't long before you got dropped. It made working on the Internet rather hard. On the plus side, our site was great - very level and it had fresh rock on it. There was quite a bit of space between us and our neighbor, too. The lady in the office is terrific - very friendly and helpful. - Bobbi1948
Apr 2015 - $43.00
The park is less that a mile from I-90. Being that it is along an interstate I am sure there is a railroad nearby but we didn't hear them.
It wasn't atrociously priced for a KOA. The owners are on top of things. They weren't here when we arrived but the night registration was simple and worked well in the day as well. Soon after we got settled in the owners checked to see if we needed anything gave us our receipt.
It is a typical KOA in set up and amenities. But seems more spacious compared to most KOAs. You can still open your utility side window and shake hands with the person in the site next door but there is plenty of room on the entry door side. That is where you need the room. There are shade trees but a rig mounted dish will have no problem.
We used our own facilities so can't say what the parks facilities were like. You can usually tell by the appearance of the park what things look like behind closed doors. This park is spotless.
We shall return. - WestIsBest
Sep 2014 - $33.00
This is a fairly small KOA, surrounded by sugar beet fields. The park appears to have been somewhat tired & run down when the new owners took over two seasons ago; they are making improvements, but don’t expect fancy yet. We stayed during the sugar beet harvest, when the nearby processing plant periodically makes a rumbling noise (probably beets falling into a hopper or something) that sounds like a cross between distant thunder and a Tyrannosaurus exhaling. This blends with occasional traffic and train sounds to form a fairly constant, but relatively low-key, nighttime noise background. The roads and (relatively level) spaces are gravel, and most are quite long pull-throughs, so you won’t have any trouble fitting your big long rig onto a site. WiFi worked, but a bit slowly. Cell phone reception was fine. There are patches of grassy lawn, picnic tables, and some shade trees. The restrooms are also older, and are probably next on the list of things to remodel. I am told one of the womens toilets was out of order when we arrived, and will be replaced as part of the remodeling. The mens has a urinal, two toilet stalls, three shower stalls, and four sinks. The restroom was kept clean. The urinal space is narrow, and the shower stalls have low partitions so you can talk to your neighbor. The shower heads are positioned at just the right height for folks about 5 feet tall, but the water is hot, and flows well. Hardin is the logical stop if you are visiting the nearby Little Big Horn Battlefield. We travel in an Aliner popup, and we paid $33 per night for two nights (full hookups) with a KOA card, which I would say would be a good price when the place is a bit more fixed up. I don’t know that we will be coming back to Hardin, but if we do, there are two places to stay; this is the one that is not in the middle of town. Hardin also has a great museum, and a wonderful Mennonite(?) bakery (Oh’s, at the only stoplight in town. The bakery also serves tasty soups and sandwiches for lunch during the week days. - 796ccjohnson
Jul 2014 - $32.00
This park is away from interstate so noise is not a big issue, esp. once inside RV. Some train whistles off in the distance, sounded nice. Very friendly staff, apparently new but quite helpful. Sites are gravel, long & reasonably level with some grass between & some mature trees for shade. There is a pool & hot tub but did not use. Bathroom & showers look a bit old but but are clean. There is a store attached to office with some supplies. They have tenting sites with a shelter covering the picnic tables & small cabins with a swing on the porch. Will definitely stay here again. - Islandrvers