I would expect nothing short of spectacular from the 1st ever KOA Kampground. Luckily, the Holiday KOA in Billings, Montana did not disappoint. The grounds were immaculate with ample activities. In true Smith fashion, we were on a one night stopover so we couldn’t do it all but we were able to tour it all.
I think my favorite part of RVing and homeschooling is my kids are best friends. They just love to hang out together.
Though the park itself is tightly packed, sites are an ample level size. We had a concrete deck, fire pit, picnic table, and swing. We chose a partial site with only water and electric. There is a dump station on site.
The office was well stocked and offered several souvenir type items for purchase as well as light groceries and snacks.
The bathhouse and toilets were unisex and incredible. Each shower facility had a sink, toilet, urinal, and large walk in shower. I counted 6 shower rooms and 4 bathrooms. It is a great set up for a family. The rooms were fully tiled and have a wooden residential door. And, unlike many RV park bathrooms, there was enough airflow (and air conditioning) you didn’t immediately start sweating once you turned off the shower water. Definitely a treat after being on the road for 6 days.
We debated staying in a Billings hotel to take a break from the RV life but decided to just KOA it again since we were all very organized and not tired of each other’s company yet. I am glad we did.
After having a couple days of above average heat in South Dakota (102’ in the Badlands), the weather was finally starting to cooperate and feel like we had headed north.
The morning was spent on the easily accessible riverfront skipping rocks and looking for treasures. The river water was a glacial temperature so there were no water sports but it was a beautiful place to rest your weary bones and sift through the kaleidoscope of river rocks. Free souvenirs anyone?
The evening before we stayed up late playing putt-putt golf for only $2 a person. We all had a blast. The course was great with water obstacles and an interesting layout.
There was ice cream and a BBQ plate dinner available for purchase that night we didn’t participate in. And the pool looked great. A big well-lit rectangle with shade and great loungers. We wish we had had enough time to take a swim.
Adjacent our campsite was a playground with activities for little people to approximately 10 year olds with swing sets and a spinning disk. There was also a climbing tower and slide for smaller children.
This park was clean and well maintained. We felt clean and maintained for staying there. The true Montana ambiance just couldn’t be beat either. Not to rustic. Not to modern. Just right.
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