A country campground -- no pool or activities -- just the kind we like. Quiet, some road noise but not bothersome in the least. Occasional trains; again, not bothersome. BIG sites, although the gravel pads are narrow. Room for our 40' 5th wheel, 27' tow vehicle, & Jeep. Lovely chapel on site; Little Blackfoot River (more of a stream!) runs alongside. One of the few parks that will allow you to wash your RV, if you ask, and are reasonable. Closest town is Deer Lodge, 9 miles away. Been here before; will stay again.
Price quoted includes taxes. We've stayed here before; the new owners have cleaned it up, making it easier to access the pull-throughs. Very nice couple, who were quite understanding when we had to drive over part of their grass because of cars parked in front of our unit. There's not much to Reed Point, but it does have the Yellowstone River on the north side of town for the husband to throw a fly or two in, and dogs to get wet.
We really liked this campground. One loop has full hookups -- unusual for public campgrounds. The downside is that less than half are nonreservable. We came in on a Sunday afternoon & had our choice of 5, but found one that worked great. There are lots of big trees in the campground, but we managed to get our rooftop satellite aimed over the top of a smaller one. The sites are huge, and back up to a common area. The camphosts are wonderful people; they've been working at this park for 14 years. We paid for a week, but had to leave 3 days early due to a death in the family. We were given a voucher for those 3 days, that's good for a year. We would definitely return.
Rate reflects Passport America. This RV park is very clean, with decent sized sites. The sites are set up more for motorhomes than 5th wheels. There are concrete pads, but the pads are at the front of the site. The back is gravel/grass, and slopes at a pretty good angle behind the pad. Thus, we had to pull the 5W all the way up to the front of the pad, requiring us to unhook & park our tow vehicle separately. The interior roads are fairly narrow, which made it a challenge to hook back up without running over the grass. There are also small cedar trees scattered throughout the park; not big enough to give shade, but another challenge to dodge when pulling in and/or out of some sites.
Rate reflects Golden Age pass. The park itself is very nice, although it appears to be an older COE park. I'm basing this on the narrower roads than in many other COE parks, and the older restrooms and shower facilities. The entrance into the park itself is narrow, and the 4 miles of county road leading to the park is VERY narrow with patches and no shoulder. Parking pads themselves are narrow, though many are quite long. The biggest problem for us were the low-hanging tree limbs. At 13'6", we could only clear less than a dozen. Long rigs will also have a bit of an issue backing into the sites, which are also narrow. This is probably normally a very busy lake in the summer; this year the lake is down a ways, so there were quite a few available -- just few we could get into. Due to the low limbs and bad road coming in, we probably wouldn't stay here again.
The park itself is very nice. There is clearly a lot of pride taken in the park, and much time spent in keeping the landscaping looking wonderful. There are a few reasons I didn't rate higher: the roads are very narrow, and -- taking into account that we're bigger than what a "big rig" is considered, some of the curves are a little tight. The site driveways could be wider at the entrance/exit. We could not pull thru our pull-thru site because of the narrow exit, rosebush on one side, & sign right next to the narrow road in front -- we had to back out, with little room to spare. We hooked up our toad in the road after exiting the park because the exit turn is tight, partially due to the fence the Highway Dept put right next to the frontage road. We have stayed at this park before, and we knew all these quirks coming in. I would caution campers to be aware that the owner can be rude if he thinks you have done something wrong. We were very careful of his landscaping, to the extent that we did not park our truck on the grass -- where he told us to -- because we would have caused ruts when pulling out. The owner thought i drove across his grass during a rainstorm, which I did not and would not do, and it was not a pleasant interaction. The owner's wife is quite friendly and nice to work with.
We stayed here a year ago, and the owners have made a lot of improvements since then. They finished the sites they were working on last year, have done some cleanup of the grounds (which look beautiful!), and are putting in additional sites in the lower level that will be close to 80' long. They are in the process of installing a swimming pool, which should be open before much longer. The only downside (for traveling folks like ourselves) is that, starting a week from now, they will only have 3-4 overnight sites due to pipeline workers moving in. Don't take me wrong, I think it's great for both the park owners and the pipeline workers. We just may not be able to get in next time we drive through this area, which is a bummer! This is just the type of rural campground/RV park we look for.
Trees on entry road need trimming; also a number of the sites have low hanging branches. We have stayed at this RV park many times while visiting family, but never again. We arrived shortly after the flooding, expecting to find debris & signs of the creek overflowing. What we did not expect was to find dried sewage covering the pad and the grassy areas. Our site was closer to the creek than others, but the water had receded 5 days earlier. The water connection is underground (which I have always been a bit uneasy about), and the access "hole" was full of mud & likely sewage. Apparently every time the park floods -- which it does almost every year, to some extent -- the sewage comes up through the sewer connections. The smell was awful. We called the owner to come down; they were apologetic & said they'd get someone down to pressure-wash & spray chemicals on the pad in the next day or two and dig out the water connection. I'm not sure if they pick up the "sheets" of dried sewage; that wasn't mentioned. We had no idea this happened until this year, and has guaranteed we will not be going back to this park again because of the health risks, and the general "crawly" feeling we had once we realized we were basically parked in a sewer. There are children living in this park! The park is in a flood plain, but nothing was ever mentioned about sewage backing up into the park. The owner is a very sweet lady, but she's now in her mid-90s and just not able to keep up with things anymore. It's a real shame, because we always enjoyed the quiet, large sites, lack of traffic, and country "feel" (which is why I gave them a rating of 2). There are very few options for RV parks in the St. Louis area. If you decide to stay here and have pets, I'd suggest you buy a large container of disinfectant wipes to clean their feet every time they come back inside. We just could not convince ourselves to stay, although the majority of the sites are occupied.
Easy access. Wide interior roads. Huge sites with fire pits. Views of mountains all around. We stayed a week and used it as a base for exploring the Chiracahua Mtns. Super-friendly owners. Clean. Typical no-grass sites, but desert landscaping is nice. We're from this part of the country, so no grass is not a problem for us. Great little museum -- Chiracahua Desert Museum -- just a few miles south.