Enjoy a trip to Missoula in your RV rental from RVShare.com! Nicknamed as the "Hub of Five Valleys", the city of Missoula is located along the Clark Fork River. The city used to be dependent on the lumber industry but as the demand for lumber waned, the city’s economy now relies heavily on being the home of the University of Montana and two major hospitals. Because of its topography and semi-arid climate, the city is a great place to visit at any time of the year. Its proximity to state and national parks makes it an ideal place to stay while enjoying its surrounding areas. The city is also filled with places to see, restaurants to enjoy, and friendly people to interact with in an RV rental Missoula MT.
If you are wondering if the city is worth a visit, we prepared a list of the best places to see in an RV rental Missoula!
Popular Tourist Attractions
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area
Located just north of the city proper, the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area has something for everyone in the family. Do not be deceived by its name, the area is not known for rattle snakes sighting. This 60,000-acre vast expanse is the perfect place to commune with nature. You can take a hike in one of its trails, view wild life in their natural habitat, have fun bird watching, enjoy its scenery, take awesome pictures, and enjoy a bike ride, although motorized vehicles and bikes are not allowed within the boundary of the wilderness. There are so many things to see in this recreation area which is just a few minutes away from the city.
Enjoy a vintage carousel ride right in the heart of the city! The Caras Park is a safe and friendly park which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The park, situated right beside the Clark Fork River, features a playground with a sound garden, picnic areas, and walking, jogging and biking trails. You can also enjoy river surfing or kayaking in the river. The park plays host to numerous public and private events, and at any given time, you can enjoy the gastronomical delights hawked by food vendors, listen to live music or watch a free concert, or just people watch. The highlight of your day in the park is taking a ride in its vintage carousel!
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center
One of the most interesting places to visit in Missoula is the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, the largest training base for smokejumpers in the country. It is also the perfect place for you to learn more about smokejumpers. The center features dioramas, videos and displays that chronicle the history of smokejumping, and the courageous men and women who risk their lives to fight wildfires. A guided tour will take you to its training facilities and parachute loft, and will provide more knowledge about the intricate details of its operation, from packing parachutes to jumping off the plane.
Campgrounds and State/National Parks
Jim & Mary's RV Park
Open all-year round, Jim & Mary's RV Park is about 11 miles from downtown Missoula. It is one of the best RV Parks close to the city. It has 69 full hookups spacious RV sites, which come with a mini-garden full of shrubs and flowers. The RV Park is well kept and maintained with lots of huge shady trees. Facilities and services include cable TV, internet access, restrooms, RV supplies, laundry room, and recreation hall for a camper rental Missoula. Although the park doesn’t have a pool or a playground, it is very near the city so you can enjoy various attractions such as the Caras Park where your kids can enjoy fun activities during your stay in a camper trailer rental Missoula MT.
Jellystone RV Park
A family-oriented RV Park, the Jellystone RV Park is your best option if traveling with the family. Your kids will be kept busy with lots of activities its offers. It has 110 RV sites, 81 of which are full hookups. Established in 1996, the camp was rated as one of the top 50 parks in the country and Canada by T.L. Magazine in 2012. Facilities include a heated swimming pool, family playground, clean and well-kept bathhouses, kid’s game room, adult lounge, championship min-golf course and an air-conditioned store for your travel trailer rental Missoula. Its friendly staff can assist you in planning sightseeing trips or day tours in your campervan rental Missoula.
If you have stayed in a KOA campground before, you know that their campgrounds are geared towards providing you with spacious RV sites, fun-filled activities, and well-maintained facilities. The Missoula KOA exemplifies what KOA campgrounds offer. It has 130 RV sites, 94 of which are full hookups for your travel trailer rental Missoula Montana. Three restrooms are strategically located around its campground. It also has 3 fenced large dog walks so you and your dogs can enjoy some exercise. Facilities are a grocery and gift shop, coin-laundry room and a heated swimming pool with 2 hot tubs for your motorhome rental Missoula MT. The campground is equipped with free wireless internet.
If you are a football fan, you will enjoy Missoula. It is the home of the Montana Grizzlies, one of the best college football teams in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). If you like basketball, you can watch a game or two featuring the Lady Grizz or the Grizzlies Men’s basketball team.
The River City Roots Festival is one of the most anticipated events in Missoula, drawing in more than 15,000 people annually. The two-day festival is held in August and features street dancing, live music and entertainment, art shows, family activities, stand-up paddleboard race, and a 4 mile run both for men and women. Aside from these fun-filled activities, the festival showcases a number of food and beverage stalls where mouthwatering food and thirst quenching drinks awaits you!
Come and join the fun in Missoula! Enjoy this vibrant city and what it offers. Hop into that RV today!