Columbia Falls RV park has an excellent laundry facility, showers and rest rooms.
The sites can accommodate large RV’s. There is a separate area for trailers if they do not fit in site. The sites are not real spacious but there is enough room to put out awnings and there is a picnic table at each site.
Pets are allowed with strict rules as to where they can take bathroom breaks. A large fenced in dog run is furnished for exercise and potty. As always, you are responsible to clean up after your pet.
There is a horseshoe pit next to the dog run.
Although there is no playground equipment on site, one block from the campground is an excellent playground facility.
Also, about a mile from the campground is a large community pool. They offer swim lessons,lap swims, and family time. The cost is $2.25 for non-residents.
This is a very quiet park and a nice place to stay while you go sightseeing.
The Nugget RV Park is surrounded by beautiful Montana mountains.
As you enter into the park you see a replica of the historic Nugget mining camp. There is an interesting legend of ‘The Nugget’ …..
Nugget RV Park, St. Regis, MTBLACKSMITH
The RV park has full and partial hook-ups.
Wooden cabins have water and electric . Rest rooms and showers are near by. The showers are rest rooms are exceptionally clean, maintained daily by staff.
Nugget RV Park, St. Regis, MT. Very clean and well maintained laundry facility.
On the weekends there are activities held for adults and children in the building below. It also has a pool table, large screen TV and library.
Class on how to make serviceberry sauce for ice cream was held while we wee there. They are small berries which are plentiful to pick around the park for those who want to try making one of the many items from the recipes provided for you at the class.
Outdoor area with ping pong tables, foosball table.
Nice size swimming pool. Volleyball and horse shoe pits also on the grounds.
A fenced play area for kids.
For golfers, there is a golf course right across from the Nugget RV park.
Nala made lots of new doggy friends
I even got to grill hot dogs on our portable fire pit. Some sites have pits but luckily we brought our own.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Nugget RV park and if we ever come back to this area, we would definitely stay here again.
During our stay at the Nugget RV Park in St. Regis, MT we took a trip into Wallace, Idaho. It’s an old silver mining town. This city is surrounded in history.
The highlight was a tour through a working silver mine.. Our tour was guided by a man who worked 20+ years in th mine, Needless to say, his extensive knowledge gave us a trued picture of how the mine works.
We toured a Bordello which was closed down in 1985. The lady who was our tour guide received her knowledge from the ladies who used to work there. They shared their stories of what life was like. In fact many o the rooms the ladies worked and stayed in were left in exactly the way they left them. For example, their clothes, makeup, books they read, etc. No pictures sere allowed inside but I can assure you it was quite interesting.
May of the historic buildings made of brick are original. Most of the wooden structures were destroyed in a fire.
The photo below is of the original rain depot.
The saloon we ate at had so much character.
Wallace Idaho Silver Mining Town
If you ever get to Wallace Idaho you will definitely enjoy the history.
The park is extremely well- maintained. Spacious sites with fire pit, picnic table and cement pads. Unfortunately during our stay fires were banned due to dry conditions.
Clean restrooms and showers available
Sprinklers are set around the park to go off at different times to keep the grass green. The park caretakers make sure the sprinklers don’t interfere with campers. As you walk around the park, you can get a glimpse of ‘sprinkler rainbows’
Two swimming beaches to cool off in the 100 degree heat.
Lonestar enjoying the shade
Huge dock area for your boat so you can enjoy your favorite water sport. There are spots for house boats, sailboats, and motor boats.
A variety of water sports–tubing, skiing, sailing
I always try to get a photo of the lovely sunsets.
There are trains located near the park which run only during the day so they won’t disturb anyone during the nighttime hours.
For my birthday Lonestar took me on a Sterneheeler Cruise on the Columbia River.
It was an elaborate brunch cruise including Mimosa’s and other beverages. Some brunch items were french toast, eggs benadict, fresh fruit, and much more.
Marvelous scenery as we traveled down the Columbia River.
We even caught a glimpse of some wildlife.
An Osprey sitting on her nest guarding her offspring
A California sea lion warming in the sun
Native American fishing village. Fishing docks line the river banks.
This is called the Bridge of the Gods. At one time it was a dirt bridge connecting Oregon and Washington. When it collapsed the steel bridge was built. The average water depth of the river is 50 feet, however, under the bridge the depth is 100 feet.
When you enter the docks this statue greets you. I liked it so I have added it to this post.
The cruise cost was $55 each but well worth the price and one fabulous birthday present. If you get a chance take the trip. They also provide a dinner cruise.
Lewis and Clark Campground — A very well maintained campground with friendly staff.
Pull through sites made it easy to get set up since we are pulling a trailer.
Fire pits and picnic tables at every site. The time we spent there, campfires were banned due to the extremely dry conditions.
Charcoal grills were okay to use. However, don’t buy the cheap grill like we did. We were shocked when the outside cover of our grill caught on fire. It is still usable but it looks really bad.
The only negative comments I read about this campground:
The trains run throughout the day and night however, they were not allowed to blow the train whistle through the Columbia River Gorge. Train whistle are quite annoying but all we heard were the trains rumbling down the tracks did not bother us at all.
The other negative review I read was that sites were not kept up well by campers. There are only a few sites in poor shape and they were only in one spot in the campground. The staff is working on cleaning up that area.
We enjoyed our stay at Lewis and Clark and would not hesitate to revisit this campground.
Utah State Line. We have never been to Utah and was amazed at how beautiful it is.
These rock formations look like sand dunes.
We stopped to camp at the Great Salt Lake Park. There were only five spots available for camping, a parking lot with water and electric hook-up. We were right on the shore of the Salt Lake.
Camping by the Great Salt Lake
The Great Salt Lake looks massive however it has receded in the past years. Where the water receded it left salt patches. It looked like snow or ice.
Salty shores of the Great Salt Lake
Rocky Shore/Great Salt Lake
The one popular sport on the lake is sailing.
If you want to fish or swim this lake is not for you. Only brine shrimp can survive is the extremely salty water. Also, there are hordes of brine flies that blacken the shoreline. The salt sticks to your body when you swim in the lake. However, the neat part is, that you can float in the Salt Lake without even trying.