Polson, Montana

Polson / Flathead Lake KOA

Polson, Montana



Polson, Montana
Phone: (888) 883-2151

Sites: 41
Recent Rate: $56 6/2015

Latitude: 47.6998124131506
Longitude: -114.187463521957

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.25 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.25
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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35 Reviews

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Hutch333id

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate of $56 per night is the average rate for each night across a period of eight nights due to the higher charge for weekends. It also includes a $10 booking fee (because we asked for a particular site) and the KOA 10% discount. Our site was a premium site near the office and directly overlooking the Flathead Lake. The site measures approximately 71' x 30' which includes a large concrete patio. The pad is gravel as are the interior roads. We had a picnic table and chairs and a propane BBQ with gas included. There is 20, 30 and 50 amp power at this site, water and two sewer drops. We have two good sized trees for shade. As previously noted, there is a slight left to right bit of leveling but nothing drastic and one layer of orange blocks cures this. The WiFi was excellent last year and is again but is now through Tengointernet. It is free but limits downloads so will not allow the streaming of movies, etc. It is possible to upgrade to a higher level for a $15 per week. We have found two OTA TV channels. I don't bother with satellite and there is no cable available. All services are working flawlessly with good voltage and water pressure. Bathrooms and showers are the cleanest we have found. My Canadian cell phone is picking up a strong signal from AT&T. There is some minor road and light aircraft noise but not bothersome. The staff here is super friendly and we were actually escorted to our site before checking in. The host seemed to know who we were and led us straight over. Later I saw another site host explaining the intricacies of the black and grey tanks to a new TT owner before he then led them to a vacant site where they could dump and rinse their tanks under his guidance. Nice touch I thought. There is also a separate dump station but I guess he wanted to show the exactly what to do. We have stayed here several times before and will continue to return as this is the best campground/resort in the Flathead valley. We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Huge Wal-Mart Supercentre at the southern tip of Polson. Costco in Kalispell and Missoula. Flathead Lake is the largest fresh water lake west of the Mississippi. It gets quite breezy very quickly so don't leave for the day with your awning extended. Great views across the lake. Cherries and the upcoming Cherry Festival are not to be missed.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Hutch333id

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

Again, this review is for the KOA and not the Class A resort at the same location. While adjacent to one another, they are separate entities. The rate shown ($63) was for a super premium site and includes a charge of $5 per night for an additional adult above the KOA base price. It also includes the 10% KOA value card discount). We arrived early in the day during the mid week prior to the Labor Day long weekend. At that time the resort was pretty quiet and empty. I had made the reservation in early June but it was not site specific. To my amazement we were given a front row site with direct views across the entrance to the Flathead Lake. As in all of our previous visits we had opted for a super premium site that comes complete with a spacious concrete patio area and gas grill. The site itself is gravel, about 65' long and needs some minor adjustment to level left to right but nothing major or problematic. All of the staff are very professional, polite and helpful. You are escorted to your site and positioned so that you have access to either of the two sewer drops and the doors open on to the patio. The resort owner and his wife are very approachable and will take the time to introduce themselves and ask if everything is to your satisfaction. The resort has a number of social events ranging from Karaoke to ice cream socials and an all you can eat pancake breakfast. The cost of these varies from free for the karaoke to $7.50 for the breakfast. The laundry is clean and the machines work well. $2.25 for a washer load and $.25 for 10 minutes in the dryer. The showers and washrooms remain among the cleanest we have ever encountered in the six years we have been vacationing with our RVs. Wi-Fi is provided and during our stay worked perfectly. I don't use satellite and didn't deploy my antenna so I have no idea what the television reception is like. As the weekend approached, the resort began to fill gradually. With that said, the pool was fairly quiet and for much of the Friday afternoon I had it to myself. The pool and the adult only spa are clean and well maintained. During the evenings the camp workers drive around in a gator spraying for mosquitoes, wasps, and whatever other bothersome bugs appear to be in season. This all helps being able to enjoy the facilities without being plagued by critters. May not be environmentally friendly to the wasps but it works for me. Polson has several good restaurants and a brand new Wal-Mart Supercenter. There is good access to the lake for water craft and some clean parks for kids to play. On Fridays there is also a pleasant farmers market in the downtown area. We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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PokyRVer

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

Terraced campground on a hillside overlooking Flathead Lake & the mountains beyond - beautiful view! We were there over a weekend, and it seemed that most people stayed for the weekend or longer; only a few were overnighters. Friendly staff, very clean restrooms, but the only ones are inside the main office building (not on the end like traditional KOAs.) Not enough for the size of the campground, but then, they do seem to cater to bigger rigs. All sites are pull-through and only a few are not full-hookup, but have electric & water only. The dump station blocks one row's exit from the campground, with rig in tow. There is a small (tiny) store, lots of local tourist information, small (tiny) pool, putt-putt course, and one cabin (a "cottage," with bathroom, kitchen, hot tub, grill, fire ring and porch that faces the view; 2-night minimum). No tent sites. (There were a couple of pop-ups, though.) Sundays they have a pancake breakfast on the patio located by the office. There appears to be an unusual arrangement - there is a condo-style motorcoach "resort" on the lower slope of the hillside, behind which is located the KOA. (Same owners, I believe.) KOA campers are strongly discouraged from driving or walking through the resort, but are "welcome to take a tour." The resort appeared to be mostly full - and so was the campground, while we were there. This KOA may be the nicest option available in this area that is not a buy-in type of campground. A few other campgrounds we saw seemed less attractive, at least from the road. Our rate reflects a KOA member discount for a pull-through full hookup site with concrete patio, iron table & chairs, and grill. And view. We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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tdwms

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

Pleasant campground. Decent Wi-Fi and pool. Great view of Flathead Lake from our lot. We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Open_Ranger

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice place, staff was not too helpful getting us into our site, but someone else came along and did a better job. Very tight. Wi-Fi was slow at best of times. We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Rodriguez5

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park with kid friendly activities such as put put golf, movies on the deck each night, and ice cream social. Views from each camp site are awesome of famous Flathead Lake. We have stayed here in the past and enjoy it so much, we continue to come back. Owners take great pride here for sure! We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Hutch333id

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our third year at the Polson KOA, this time spending a total of eight nights split into three night and five night blocks with a break in between. This is however, our first time during a major holiday as we were fortunate enough to be there for the Independence Day celebrations. With that in mind I had booked very early but if I recall correctly, there may have been the odd site still unoccupied. As in our previous visits to this resort we were greeted warmly by the staff at reception and then escorted to our site. Again, we had selected to stay at a premium site over looking the Flathead Lake. The views remain stunning beautiful from our location. All of the services provided worked perfectly and having a gas barbecue as part of he site is a nice touch. The site is slightly uneven from left to right but again, use of the orange levelers cured that. The staff work tirelessly to maintain the resort and it shows. The grounds and individual sites are well maintained and there are trees to provide some welcome shade. These have been trimmed since our last visit and did not impede our awning or slides. The bathrooms, showers, pool, laundry and office/store are spotlessly clean, spacious and well appointed. Washers are $2 a load and dryers .75c for 25minutes, dependent up on the program selected. Despite being much busier than on our previous visits the resort remained calm and relaxing. Even the pool was not as busy as I was expecting, much to my enjoyment. The owner and his wife take personal pride in their property and their guests, always taking the time to ask about your stay and introducing themselves. The had an organized meal ($) for the July 4th celebrations but we did not avail ourselves of this. We did take advantage of the location to watch the town fireworks display which worked very nicely for us. The WiFi has been improved this year although I don't recall having a problem with it in years gone by. By far and away, this is the best KOA we have ever had the pleasure of staying at. The nightly rate reflects the KOA card member discount. We will most definitely return and also recommend this to family and friends. We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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bob lester

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground was as clean as could be, bathrooms the same. Sites were level and offered a great view of Flathead lake. I'm sure, when full, the campground might seem to be a little crowded, but that's to be expected in this area. It is obvious that the managers of the KOA take great pride in maintaining the campground in excellent condition. One last note, the managers are two of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. In fact, since my wife is the driver and she was ill; they actually did some grocery shopping for us. We'd definitely come here again. We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Motorhome.

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PegL

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a typical KOA with sites crammed so tight there's barely breathing room. Access roads between sites are barely adequant also. All that was available for one night when we called was a 30amp, water site and that was fine. We should have specified we wanted a farily level site also because the one we got was on the side of a hill! We had to use every leveling board we had with us and our auto leveler to even get close. Then our steps were so high that even with an additional step we carry, it was still a very steep climb into the trailer. I felt like we were going to roll down the hill at any time and that's not a comfortable feeling! The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had to have a tree trimmed so we could get our trailer out without doing damage to either our rig or the tree and they quickly took care of it. The store is lovely with a variety of very nice quality items. The laundry room was large with several machines. The dog run was large and clean with pickup bags provided. The entire campground sits on the side of a hill and the views of mountains and Flathead Lake are spectacular! We might stay here again IF we were given a much more level site! We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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norootsnow

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

While not a fan of KOA, this one can make you a believer that there is hope for other KOAs. The staff was excellent as were the work campers. There is a lot of maintenance being done and it shows. The roads are gravel and the sites have grass with room between sites. Not all sites have sewer and 50amp but it does not detract from a well run campground. Water and electric were good. Thee are great views of the Mission mountains and Flathead Lake This might be the only KOA we would come back to. We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Motorhome.

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Hutch333id

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a review about the KOA which is not to be confused with the Class A Motorcoach resort attached to the same facility. Right from the start I have found the staff helpful and courteous in every aspect.  They accommodated my request for a specific site and then took delivery of a couple of items even though they arrived much sooner than I'd expected and were there two weeks before me.  Our check in was seamless and only took about two minutes.  We were then escorted to our allotted site, with the staff calling back to make sure that everything was working to our satisfaction.  Our 25' travel trailer had no problem fitting onto the gravel site enabling both of our doors to open onto the concrete patio. Again, this year we had a premium site equipped with a barbecue and patio table with chairs looking out directly across the Flathead Lake and Mission Mountains.  The trailer needed leveling from left/right but nothing two layers of the large orange Lego wouldn't cure.  we had a couple of decent size trees that provided great shade during the heat of the day but still allowed us to deploy our awning.  Our site must have been about 60' long and 30' wide, including the patio and grass areas at either side between us and our neighbors.  All services worked perfectly and the Wi-Fi was excellent.  I don't know about TV reception because I didn't bother to crank up the antenna.  Even though the site was pretty full (we saw several 'walk-ins' being turned away) it remained peaceful and quiet. The pool was never busy and on occasion I had it all to myself for several hours.  The resort is a short distance away from US93 but there is very little traffic noise. The same can be said about the single strip airfield, a few light aircraft but nothing to fret about and no night flights.  The owner and his wife work tirelessly at this resort and it shows. The grounds and facilities are all very well maintained.  The restrooms and showers are spotlessly clean, even though the place was pretty full. The laundry was also clean and tidy. The restrooms and showers are big enough for the wheelchair disabled to have easy access.  What appears to be new for this year was a mini bus that was used to provide guests with a ride down to the local farmers market on a Friday.  I didn't use it but it appeared to be fairly well supported. This time around we did avail ourselves of the Sunday morning pancake breakfast. Bacon and/or sausage plus all you can eat pancakes for $7.  I fell at the first hurdle and couldn't complete the first round of pancakes let alone try for anymore. The office/Gift store is well stocked for those last minute items as well as complimentary coffee (charity donation box on hand if you want to make a contribution) and RV essentials such as fuses, water pipes, etc.  Polson itself is a nice town with plenty of restaurants and grocery stores.  Also good public access to the lake at a number of locations. We are already planning to return here next year. The rate reflects the KOA discount, tax and a $10 specific site request fee.   We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Milha Skelton

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

We LOVED this park! We camped in the class A part of the campground and had a magnificent view of Flathead lake and the mountains from our site. Park is immaculate, and lots of opportunities to socialize. We will definitely stay here again, hopefully longer next time. (We stayed here for 18 nights, and hated to leave). The staff is friendly, and very helpful. We had friends staying in the KOA, and they were delighted with their facilities also. We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Motorhome.

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ralar

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the better places to stay anywhere. Excellent and friendly staff. On site owners. Sites are excellent with plenty of space. We were able to stay in the new owner/rental sites which are superb. The area offers great attractions for visitors and the campground has a great handout on the area. We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Motorhome.

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ckhansen

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $52.00
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This is what an RV park should be about. The staff are friendly. The grass and roads are watered. They fog the area for bugs when needed. We upgraded to a front spot and had an excellent view of Flat Head. One work camper hopes he can keep coming back every year and that in itself says it all in my opinion. Its a well maintained park and it shows in every aspect. We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Hutch333id

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the third KOA I have camped at since buying a travel trailer and I have to say it is way ahead of the other two. We came here by default after checking straight out of our original location without having stayed a night.  That camp ground/resort was in a city about 50 miles from here, so not just around the corner.  Prior to just turning up we phoned and I expected to be told the resort was full or they could only accommodate us for a couple of nights which is why I only asked for that time, in order to give me breathing space to find somewhere for longer.  On our arrival the girls at the reception worked so keenly to find us a suitable site it got a little confusing.  They both wanted to help, but ended up working against each other and got mixed up with exactly what sites were available and for how long.  Once we got that sorted out we ended up with a premium site with uninterrupted views across the Flathead Lake to the Mission Mountains. The going rate for this site is just over $57 a night which includes a long gravel site, a large concrete patio, gas bar-be-que, and a coated iron table and chairs.  Services at this site included 50, 30 and 20 amp electrical outlets, twin water taps and two sewer drops. Our 25' travel trailer fitted onto this without any problem so that both doors opened onto the patio.  We had shade provided by a couple of well maintained trees. The remainder of the grounds are well looked after which easily shows when you view the resort.  Every site is level from front to rear, but we had to level slightly from side to side and I noticed that many others had to do the same.  The private showers are impeccably clean and provide ample hot water at a good pressure. The washrooms are regularly cleaned and maintained.  Both are tastefully decorated with tiles and are located in the main reception building, but are accessible 24/7.  The main reception remains open until 10pm and offers a good range of last minute provisions, gifts and RV accessories.  The laundry is located in the same building with washers costing $1.75 and dryers .75c a load.  I didn't use my TV so cannot give an account of that, but the free Wi-Fi worked very well and we could easily stream shows to our computer.  There is a small swimming pool and 'adult only' spa tub.  These appeared to close around 9.45pm during our time at the resort. Adjacent to this is the Green Bean expresso bar, serving an assortment of coffees, teas, ice creams and blended drinks throughout the day. A large, covered deck area looking across the lake is available to sit and enjoy these tasty offerings while taking in the stunning views.  You could also sit and watch the large flat screen TV if the mood takes you.   The staff are amongst the most friendly, welcoming and accommodating I have ever met.  There are several social events during the week although we didn't participate; these include an all you can eat pancake breakfast for $7 and live music evenings (free).  If there is one drawback to this place it is the close proximity of the Polson airport. Not a major problem for me as I enjoy watching light aircraft and helicopters flying around but some may find it more of an annoyance.  The town of Polson has several good grocery stores and plenty of local attractions to see as well as easy access to the lake.  The night before we were due to depart I was able to persuade my wife that we could stay another night and once again the staff came up trumps and accommodated this late change.   I would have stayed even longer, but something called work was beckoning and I had to return home. I will certainly stay here again when in the area.  We camped at Polson / Flathead Lake KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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