Great Falls, Montana

Dick’s RV ParkOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

July, 2016

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the money,
quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability and what
we believe other RV’ers in our situation would be looking
for) = 7 out of 10 stars

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The tree did give us some relief from the afternoon sun, and our satellite reception worked too.

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Not a bad place in big sky country

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Not too cramped, but not too roomy either

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
We stayed in the middle of the park, so exterior traffic noise wasn’t
really bad but we heard it.  This was a busy park with lots of folks
going in and out in a busy city, so forget about a quiet stay here.  It
may be a good place to stay for a couple of days if you want to check
out the area, but it’s not a destination park.  The office staff was
helpful and friendly.

Road and site access?
Interior roads were asphalt in bad condition with traffic humps, and
gravel sites.  The sites were easy to access.  Many were pull-through,
as was ours (#41).  We needed our leveling blocks to get level, and
we noticed many sites were not level side-to-side.

Condition of sites?
Spacing between sites was decent, there was room to walk on the
small lawn areas without intruding on our neighbor’s privacy.  Most
sites were fairly long, with plenty of room to park a vehicle in
addition to a large RV.  There was a gravel area along each side of our
site, then a grass space that was nice.  We had a small tree in our spot,
and it provided some shade in the afternoons.  The location of
utilities was good.

Utilities offered and their quality?
The full hookup 50-amp power was strong, and water pressure was
great.  The signal to our Verizon phones and hotspot worked well.
There was a cable connection at our post, but we were told there was
no cable service to the park.  We did not try the park’s WiFi since we
had our own.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
A good picnic table only, no fire pits here.  We also noticed there
were some sites that didn’t have a picnic table, so maybe they would
be provided on request?

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The facilities at this campground are old.  The restrooms were
clean, with small ledges to hold toiletries and hooks for towels.
Nothing fancy, but usable.  The laundry room consisted of 4
washers, 5 dryers and a folding table.

Pet friendly?
We were parked near the RV storage area, so many folks were
walking their dogs around there on-leash.  There was an exercise
area for dogs in the park, but not a great place for “doggies gone
wild”.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
There was a path out of the park that led to an extensive walking
path system, but it went along busy roads after leaving the
property.  However, it was a decent path for folks walking or
riding bikes from the park into town or other areas.  There were
many miles of paths for walking along the river and checking out
the falls and dams that we enjoyed.

Groceries & other services nearby?
Lots here!  A Smith’s grocery just up the street but an excellent
Albertson’s less than three miles away.  Many good restaurants
and other businesses to explore, we really liked the city and
what it had to offer.  Make sure to stop at the visitor center and
get a deluge of information regarding things to do in the area.
There were RV repair services advertised, but fortunately we
didn’t need them.  Most services are probably available in this
mid-sized city.

Comments:
Minus:
Plenty of road traffic  here, and generally a busy park.  Some
dust from the interior roads.  Tighter site spacing than we like.

Plus:
We found most of our neighbors to be friendly during our
one-week stay, and the office personnel were nice as well.  This
property was convenient to most of the dams and falls we
wanted to see while in the area, and convenient to grocery
stores.  Excellent utilities and good access to area walking/biking
paths.