Red Lodge, Montana

Perry’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 pull-through section is a bit tight, but trees between the sites gives some privacy

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These back-in sites are right on the edge of rushing Rock Creek – get one if you can fit!

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This is the long-term area at the front of the park and next to Hwy 212. Very tight with no tree cover

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The bathrooms and showers are modern and very nice

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
Being here on the 4th of July weekend was a true test of how noisy
this campground would be, and it fared well.  With only 50 sites, it
was small enough that the families and other rowdies were minimal.
Road noise at the front of the park was an issue during the day, and
we spent one night in a site there before moving down into the
lower tree-filled section that we liked a lot better.

The office staff seemed a bit confused when we arrived, unable to
tell us when we could get out of the “temporary” area in front and
into a better site in the park.  But they were very friendly and
ended up moving us to a nice pull-through site after only one night
by the road.  The distant sound of the river flowing through the
campground and nice neighbors made up for the cramped site we
had the first night.

Road and site access?
Interior roads and sites were gravel.  Levelness and length of sites
varied, and we needed to put out or leveling pads to get comfortable.
The road down to the lower section of the park was very narrow for
large rigs and could use some work, but once we got parked we liked
our new site (#34).

Condition of sites?
Space between sites was tighter than we like, as usual.  Ours was long
enough that we could park the car behind our coach.  Lots of trees for
shade, which was nice.  Utilities were well located and easy to access.

Utilities offered and their quality?
Full hookups at our site, but others for large rigs had only 30-amp
power.  Our 50-amp power had weak voltage, and we couldn’t run the
microwave with a heater on – not good.  Water pressure was fine.  No
cable, WiFi or sewer, but for the first time we were allowed to drain
our gray water out to a tree, and the office supplied a tote we could
empty our black tank into without moving – nice!  The Verizon signal
to our phones and hotspot was adequate.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
A decent table and portable fire pit were provided, and the office
sold firewood.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The bathrooms were modern and clean, concrete floors and nice
shower stalls.  No laundry room, but there was a nice laundromat
less than two miles up the road.

Pet friendly?
No off-leash yard available for doggies, just a walk around the park
and into some grassy areas.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
There were no trails right out of the park, and since it fronts on a
highway there was no way to take a casual bike ride from the
property.

Groceries & other services nearby?
There was a decent grocery store about 10 minutes away in Red
Lodge, and it was a cool little town with several restaurants and
shops on a nice main street.  No large businesses that we saw for
RV repairs.

Comments:
Minus:
It’s pretty tight here, we want more space!  But folks were nice,
and once we got parked it was an enjoyable experience.  We
enjoyed several afternoons sitting by the fire and reading.

Plus:
The campground was conveniently located right on Hwy 212 for
the beautiful drive down the Beartooth Highway, a fabulous “All
American Byway” that’s not to be missed.  It was also located only
3 miles from the quaint and fun town of Red Lodge.  The lower
part of the campground was somewhat difficult to navigate but
with nice sites among the trees.  Folks with smaller rigs that can
park right along the river would be very happy here.  The other
campers we met were mostly travelers and not “weekenders”, and
we got along well with them.  We would definitely come back here
again if in the area.