7 Parks near Shelby, Montana
Aug 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here for one night, on our way to Banff and Jasper, Alberta. Also stayed one night on the return home (to the Midwest). Easy to get to from the expressway, but far enough away that you don't hear any noise. Trains do go thru the area during the night, so if you are a light sleeper, this may be a problem. Very few people were camped here on our stays. It is owned by the city, and grounds are very clean.
Very strange and inconvenient set up though, as not all sites have water hook up (even though everyone pays the same nightly rate, even tenters). Those sites with water are very, very far away from the electric. Whoever designed this campground obviously didn't know a thing about rv-ing. So unless you have a really long extension cord, or an extra hose, you won't be able to use both water and electric.
Interior roads are mostly gravel and dirt, with quite a few pot holes. Some sites are back in, and there are some pull thrus as well. Certainly not a destination campground, but for an overnight stay it works just fine. In addition, even though $25 is very reasonable for full hook up, for a city park I think that's a bit high. Other city parks we've stayed at across the country charge anywhere from $12-$15 for full hook up.
Mostly open and full sun, a few sites do have a little shade.
Cg is on honor system, you put your check or cash in an envelope and drop it in the slot. - fly girl
May 2015 - $25.00
Nice little city campground. Spots are spacious and away from the highway, so it's very quiet. There are both back-in and pull-through sites. AT&T and Verizon worked well for phone and Internet. Most sites are level although there is a bit of a hill outside your door on a couple of the pull-throughs. This is a great place to stop on your way to/from Canada. We would stay here again if in the area. - Bobbi1948
Sep 2014 - $18.00
This is a pleasant city park located on the north side of town behind the ball field. Sites are gravel with water and electric. Some are pull through. Whoever laid out the park never camped in an RV. The water faucets are located about 100 feet from the electrical boxes. It took two hoses to reach the water. The park is located below a dam breast, but not to worry, there's not much water behind the dam. In late September there were only two campers in the park. Good for an overnight. We would stay here again. - Tetrode
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Right off the freeway and perfect for a one night stop on our way to Glacier National Park. End-to-end sites with room behind our 45' motor home to leave the trailer attached. - monamonaco
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Avoid this place!!!! Picked this park not being familiar with the area. But mostly because we needed to use the wifi to make reservations for the rest of the trip. When we checked in, we specifically asked if the wifi was good, and was assured it would be the best we ever had. Guy at desk even gave us a hint about putting the computer by a window in our motorhome as the fiberglass is what caused problems for any wifi. Turned out this was park owner speak for " OUR WIFI SUCKS BAD AND WILL BE UNUSABLE. When we first got there we were all alone and got decent wifi, but after 3 or 4 more campers pulled in it began to get very slow and unusable, so I decided to wait till everyone was sleeping to finish my wifi work. The park was empty except for 4 or 5 campers including us, and I thought that would surely work. I started trying to get back on at about 10:30 and kept trying till well after midnight. Could never get on. The next morning I asked the other campers there if they had any trouble. I got 3 "never could get on"s and 2 didn't try's. As you can tell I was upset... looking at the papers he gave us it says no wifi passwords will be given out after 9PM. I'm pretty sure he turns it off at 9, so it is not available for anyone. I had tried at 3AM when I woke up to go to the bathroom, and again at 6AM when I woke up. Ended up going to the Comfort Inn at 6:30am to use their wifi. When I got back to the campground at 10:00 in the morning the wifi was working again.
Other problems with this park are the layout.. all campsites are situated so that your front door and awning stick out into the interior drive so that if you want to sit in the shade of your awning, you are in the road and getting dusted every time someone comes or goes. I always like to end on a good note so "they had good water pressure". - flyfisher1
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Great park for laying over before going into Canada. Check in was easy with a very nice owner. Easy on and off the interstate. Hook ups worked great and were located at middle of site. Sites are all pull through along the interior roads in the park. - roaming around
Sep 2016 - $35.00
This place has good things going for it...and bad things. The good includes clean restrooms & solid utilities and amenities and a nice welcome at the Comfort Inn desk when checking in. Comfort Inn amenities were not used, but might be nice another time. Buffet breakfast is $6 if desired.
The bad includes some sites not level enough, stadium lighting in the park makes blackout shades a must. The sites are on a hill and exposed entirely to Montana wind and weather.
Due to proximity to the interstate and services provided we would stay again for a night. - Camaraderie
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We had originally intended to stay here only one night, but we were so pleased with our site, the service and the hotel amenities that we extended our stay. We had a nice little patch of green grass, a picnic table, a level site, cable TV and great WiFi. The park isn't very old and the plantings need some time to grow and give shade, but we thought the landscaping was very nice.
Shelby proved to be a very nice place to rest up after a long drive and stock up on groceries/supplies at the Albertsons and Shopko. The hotel allowed us access to the exercise room, sauna, hot tub (which was blissfully hot) and swimming pool.
There is an extensive breakfast bar available in the morning, but we did not partake. - Paul Elliott
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Surprised that this is another park associated with a hotel. Hard to find office which ended up being in the hotel. Sites are all gravel. First one we tried was not level at all. We had no problem switching. They are long enough for our 38ft 5th wheel & truck. Some sites don't have much grass and are muddy after rain. Utilities work well - even decent wifi! Cable works but not very good picture. The place worked for us on our way to Glacier, but not what we typically like in a RV park. - padre
Sep 2016 - $18.00
Nice park tucked in behind a Best Western just off US-2 next to a ShopKo store. Checkin is at the BW front counter so no problem for late arrivals. Quiet, most sites appear level or near so. Trains run east to west @ 1/4 mile away but were not a problem as it was cold and our coach windows were closed. - Greenfrogtrike
Aug 2016 - $33.00
Well. First impression: this new-ish hotel has absolutely terrible signage on the road and if you happen to re-enter the freeway its a ten-mile round trip to get back. Secondly, the hotel does not have its own driveway entry. You have to enter by way of the Shopko parking lot and watch out for potholes. One must go to the hotel service desk to check in to the RV park. The check in person was very sweet and tried to be helpful, but could do with some additional customer service training as she had zero clue exactly which sites were available and wrote out everything longhand (not on the computer). There's a beautiful pool inside the hotel, but we were told that it was for registered guests only (apparently being registered by their desk attendant for their RV park at their front desk doesn't count).
Our site was pretty level and its nice to have green grass. There isn't any shade. There are around nine pull-throughs, but our site was a back in and we could have used some additional room to do so. - Paul Elliott
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Nice, small RV park right behind the Best Western Motel. In fact, you register in the motel. Gravel sites with nice grass areas between them. They water the lawn over night so the grass was nice and green even in August. They also accept Passport America so you can stay for 1/2 price. - jprisbe
Sep 2015 - $35.00
This is a great layover point going to from Canada. Great pool, jacuzzi with breakfast as an option for $6.
Nice big pull thru sites.l
Man o man can the wind blow. - Lukes
Jun 2015 - $35.00
These level gravel sites are located behind the hotel. The utilities worked well but are located at the rear of the sites so have plenty of hose. The hotel is old and looks rough but the area seemed safe. Wi-Fi is available at the office. We would stay here again for an overnight stay. - dandg
Jun 2015 - $35.00
Very clean park, spaces were generous, with lots of grass, and picnic tables Only 2 washers in laundry. Access to motel heated pool and sauna. Park is on a hill, with good view of mountains and little road noise. - BertL
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Pondera is a pretty casually run park with grass and gravel sites. We used it for an overnight stop after crossing the border from Canada. A grocery store within quick walking distance enabled us to replenish the larder without unhooking our tow vehicle. Cash payment was requested. - The Borgs
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Quiet little RV park on the south side of Conrad, Montana. Place is clean and quiet at night. Laundry room has two washers and driers and like the showers/bathrooms, everything is open 24/7.
Hosts are friendly and accommodating, though they aren't always around. If you pay for 6 nights your 7th night is free: but be sure to pay in advance. I decided to stay longer and hand to wrestle with the hosts to get my 7th night free.
WiFi is satisfactory but not great. Coverage is OK, but during peak hours it crawls along. Better on both counts than many RV parks I have visited. There is a nice sized tree at just about every RV spot. Most are pull throughs. Overall a nice stay. - Johnny Blood
May 2014 - $32.00
On our way north to Alberta and stayed in the park for 2 nights. Small park but taken care of. Sites are gravel with grass in between. In town but quiet. The Managers are wonderful. Couldn't ask for better people. We would highly recommend this park. We will most definitely return in the future. - Richkost
Aug 2016 - $35.00
This campground is in town, it's mostly full of long term campers/workers. It was quiet and the bath/showers were clean. There wasn't much grass or shade, it looks shabby. The hostess was very helpful and friendly. Might stay again for one night. - mntraveler
May 2016 - $25.00
Rate reflects $175/week if paid in cash. Regular rate is $35/night. Don't be turned off by appearances. Stayed here a week while visiting E. Glacier, Browning and surrounding areas. The other RV park in Cut Bank only has water/elec...this park is FHU, the only one in this area. New owner is refurbishing the mobile homes in this park to accommodate long term residents. There are several, very nice/new one room cabins onsite. The owner is very nice and accommodating. Spaces are very wide, with somewhat unlevel grass, but each has ample gravel parking for your tow vehicle. Electric hookup is at rear, so we moved RV back and still reached water/sewer hookups midcoach. Wi-fi is a bit week; cable is down and no OTA signal. Verizon signal strong. Restrooms are extremely clean and spacious. Double curtained showers, each with a seat and ample hooks for hanging. Laundry is next door to bathrooms. Owner is considering hiring work-kampers to help with park upkeep. This will be a very nice park with just a few appearance tweaks to improve curb appeal. Definitely a 'no frills' park, but for the rate and tremendous views towards Glacier, it can't be beat! - texasgal54
Jul 2015 - $35.00
This is a no frills park, but very good for an overnight. The office was closed when we got there, but since we had a reservation, the owner had told another camper to let is know to take any site we wanted and that she would be by later to check is in. She came by a few hours later and checked is in. The showers and restrooms are very clean. The sites are grass, but we camped here right after a rain and had no problems getting into and out of the site. There was plenty of room between sites. This is a new park, so there aren't many trees. There was no Wi-Fi , but our Verizon signal was strong. There was a cable hookup back by the electric box, however we didn't have a cable to hook it up and see if it worked. The campground is very quiet, except for a few trains that come by on the BNSF line a few blocks away. We overnighted here in my hometown on our way from Glacier to Bozeman. We would stay here again. - Dale07