Your Montana RV Camping Guide

Your Montana RV Camping Guide

Imagine packing up your RV and heading out on the open road. Picture living on your own schedule, exploring the beautiful sights of Montana and camping under the stars. We have all the tips and tricks you need in this RV park guide to make this happen.

Owning vs. Renting an RV Unit

You will find many great reasons to rent or own an RV.


For RV camping beginners, renting is the way to go. You won't be responsible for maintenance and upkeep. If you don't plan to RV camp frequently, renting will cost less than buying while still giving you RV freedom. 


Owning an RV unit is excellent for those with extensive camping experience who want to minimize their long-term expenses. When you own an RV, you can customize it to your tastes and enjoy no restrictions on how you use it or what you do with it. You can also rent out your unit to other campers to offset costs.

RV Camping 101 — How Do RV Campgrounds Work?

If you are new to RV camping, you might wonder what hookups are. Here is a quick rundown of the basics:

  • Full hookups: An RV park with full hookups supplies access to water and electricity. You will also have sewage disposal facilities.
  • No hookups: If an RV park lists no hookups, you will not have access to any utilities. Campers need to monitor water consumption, electricity usage and waste production.
  • Partial hookups: Partial hookups will include some amenities, but not all of them — for example, the water supply may be included but not sewage disposal facilities. To avoid surprises, check with the campground before booking.

RV Camping for Beginners — General Tips and Tricks

Ensure you have a great time by following the tips in this RV camping guide:

  1. Have roadside assistance plans: RV breakdowns can cause stress and be expensive. Having roadside assistance provides peace of mind and help with just a phone call. 
  2. Know campground policies ahead of time: Some campgrounds may have rules about pets or smoking — or even whether you can cook over open flames. Read the guidelines before you depart so that nothing gets in the way of enjoying your travels.
  3. Practice driving an RV before departure: You will want to practice seeing behind you, turning, backing up and braking. Practice can help you feel more comfortable with your vehicle before hitting the road.
  4. Plan ahead with the campground staff: When you make your reservation, it's important to let the campground know what to expect. Inform them about the types of vehicles you'll be bringing, the size and type of your RV, if any additional vehicles or tows are with your RV and any other relevant information. They can help you find a site that is compatible with your rig.

Reserve Your RV Site Today

Missoula KOA Holiday has all the amenities you need for the ultimate Missoula getaway. Take advantage of full hookups and patios at our Pull-Thru Sites while enjoying the great outdoors. Reserve an RV Site at Missoula KOA Holiday to enjoy Montana RV camping.

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