Five-star travel trailers start at about $100 per night, pop-up campers begin at about $75 per night, and fifth-wheel campers begin at about $115 per night in the Polson, Montana, area so you can start planning your camping adventure! You can also find Class C motorhomes for about $115 per night and Class A motorhomes for about $220. Grab the five-star-rated camper best meeting your needs and explore Polson and the surrounding area.
Spokane, Washington, is about 208 miles west of Polson. You will want to explore Riverfront Park, which is home to the world's largest urban waterfall. Go shopping for an afternoon with your favorite big-name retailer at River Park Square Shopping Center, which is within easy walking distance of Riverfront Park. There are over 100 miles of hiking trails at Mount Spokane State Park.
Helena, Montana, is the state capital, and you can find plenty to do there. This town developed after prospectors found gold in a gulch in the area, which now comprises this community's charming downtown area, and you will want to go shopping there. There are wonderful hiking trails at Mount Ascension Park and at Mount Helena City Park.
Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, sits on Lake Coeur d’Alene’s shores. If you love theme parks, you will not want to miss visiting Silverwood Theme Park. Consider visiting during the ACBS International Wooden Boat Show or watching performances during the Downtown Street Fair.
Polson, Montana, is a city of about 4,500 people on the south end of Flathead Lake, which is the largest freshwater lake in the Western United States. For thousands of years, it was the home of the Salish and the Pend d'Oreilles Native Americans. The first non-Native American fur traders arrived about 1820, and there was a growing demand for larger shipping facilities. Abraham Finley opened a ferry service across the south end of Flathead Reservoir in 1840. He sold the business to Baptiste Aeneas in 1869, and this merchant built the first non-Native American log cabin.
Governor of the Washington Territory Isaac Stevens signed the Treaty of Hellgate with the Native Americans in 1855, and the government created a reservation where Polson is now. Officials laid out the city in 1909, and in 1910, President Taft authorized non-Indians to settle on surplus reservation lands, so many settlers moved to the area. Simultaneously, Congress approved $6,000 for the deepening of Polson Harbor so that steamboats could use the facility. The railroad reached Polson in 1918. You can learn more about these events by touring the Polson-Flathead Historical Museum, which is part of Lewis and Clark National Park and the Miracle of America Museum.
Wild sweet cherries have continuously grown in the area. In the late 1900s, Lambert cherries were grown by over 90 producers on over 600 acres near Flathead Lake. Much of the demand for Lambert cherries has dissipated, but growers are still growing other varieties that mature around Labor Day. From July to Labor Day, you can find many cherry vendors lining local highways. You can also pick-your-own cherries at Fat Robin Orchard & Farm, Hansen Farms, and Spotted Bear Vineyards & Lavender Farm. Head to Good Grub MT, Lake City Bakery and Eatery, or Betty's Diner to find dishes created with local cherries.
Starting in the 1940s, many people from nearby towns built homes at Flathead Lake. You can easily rent a vessel or bring your own and launch it on this river. Flathead Lake State Park operates boat ramps in six different places. Other options include Elmo Fishing Access Site and Sportsman Bridge.
Great Falls – See the art that made Montana famous by visiting the C.M. Russell Museum in this city of 81,000. View the most extensive Lewis and Clark Expedition memorabilia collection by going to the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretative Center. Hike along the world's shortest river and see the world's largest buffalo jump at nearby state parks.
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Helena – Montana's capital city has about 32,000 people. You will want to learn more about the state's history by going to the Montana Historical Society Museum. Take a few minutes to see the Bavarian stained windows in the Cathedral of St. Helena, which workers constructed in 1924. You will not want to miss the wildflowers at Mount Helena City Park.
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Missoula – Lolo National Forest surrounds this town of about 73,000 people. This city is home to the University of Montana and Missoula College, which has a vibrant energy. Learn more about the history of fighting wildfires by visiting the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center and exploring nature at the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area.
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Glacier National Park offers 13 drive-in campgrounds and numerous opportunities for backcountry camping. Get an overview of this park by driving along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Explore some of the 700 miles of hiking trails running around lakes and glaciers. The Trail of the Cedars, Forest and Fire, Hidden Lake, Running Eagle Falls, and Swiftcurrent Nature Trails are outstanding choices as they offer interpretative signs so that you can learn more about this park's biodiversity. You will also want to explore some of this park's historic chalets and lodges.
West Shore/Flathead Lake State Park near Lakeside is a fantastic place to start a kayaking or canoeing adventure on Flathead Lake. The park's concessioner offers a variety of options to rent. Spend part of a day playing on the beach and swimming in the lake. You can fish from the shoreline or your boat. There is a campground located high on a bluff overlooking the lake.
Salmon Lake State Park near Seeley Lake is a gorgeous place to explore with its forest and mountain scenery. Bring your boat to explore the lake and dip a fishing line in the water. You will also want to hike along one of this park's numerous trails. The aroma of the fir trees near the campground will make you want to linger awhile.
Farragut State Park sits on the shores of Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille in the Coeur d'Alene Mountains near Athol. Start your visit by seeing the interpretative displays at the Museum of the Brig at this park that was a former World War II training base. This park is home to Tree to Tree Adventure Park, featuring zip lines, nets, Tarzan swings, and other fun obstacles. You will also want to spend time playing on the water and fishing. This location is a favorite of winter campers who love to come here to cross-country ski and snowshoe.
Head south from Polson about 11 miles to Pablo, Montana, to see the Eagle Circle Veterans Wall of Remembrance. The Mesabi Black stones at the center of this monument, designed to pay tribute to all people who served in the United States military, contain many etched drawings. There are 21 separate panels, with each one telling a story. Surrounding the stones is a tall wooden teepee with ribbons tied to the top of the poles. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation paid for this memorial created by artist Corwin "Corky" Clairmont. You will also want to check out other Montana landmarks.
Cherry Festival- Celebrate sweet cherries at this two-day festival in early August featuring sidewalk art contests, Montana-made products, pancake breakfast, and entertainment in the downtown area.
Flathead Festival of Art – This late July festival in Sacajawea Park features a juried art show and the chance to meet many Montana artists.
Sandpiper Art Gallery Festival – Participate in workshops and view art at this early August festival held on the Lake County Courthouse lawn.
Cruisin' By the Bay Car Show – See one of the largest classic car shows in the Pacific Northwest at this mid-August festival.
Wild Horse Island State Park – This park accessible only by water is a fantastic place to see bighorn sheep, mule deer, songbirds, waterfowl, bald eagles, and falcons.
Big Arm - The pebble-beach at Big Arm attracts swimmers and sunbathers to this park on Big Arm Peninsula.
Finley Point – While many people come here to swim and boat, this park is a favorite with anglers who often catch whitefish and lake trout.
Wayfarers – A rocky shoreline and large cliffs make this a favorite hiking destination.
You can find many outstanding campgrounds near Polson, and you should consider those near Kalispell, which is the largest town in Northwest Montana and close to Glacier National Park. Spruce Park on the River RV Park is a family-owned campground, and you will love the relaxed atmosphere. Another fantastic choice is Glacier Pines RV Park, where you can shop in the camp store, do your laundry, and swim in the heated pool. You may also want to consider Rocky Mountain 'Hi' RV Park and Campground. This secluded campground is perfect for those who are looking for a centrally located quiet campground.
When looking for RV dump stations in Montana, you can find outstanding choices in Great Falls and Helena. In Great Falls, you can find options at Pilot Flying J Travel Plazas #925 Exxon, Great Falls KOA Campground, and Dick's RV Park. Choices in Helena include Conoco Station, Cenex Gas Station, and Hauser Lake State Park.
RV storage in Montana is available at many locations. In Great Falls, you may want to consider West End Storage, American Mini Storage, and A1 Eastside Storage. Call the individual establishment to find out about prices, amenities, and availability.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Polson, MT, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Polson?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Polson from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Polson?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.