Butte KOA Journey, Butte, Montana

We stopped here after a long drive from the Salt Lake City area. We had our eye on another park in the area, but with construction on the highway, we missed that exit and decided to go a mile or so further and check out the KOA. We pulled in without a reservation and found that this park was almost full. We snagged one of the last sites, which was in a loop that was currently under construction. We opted to take it even though it was pretty meager and bleak looking in its "under construction state" because we just couldn't trudge much further and a summer thunderstorm was coming in. The campground has gravel roads, common to KOAs. Sites are tightly packed together with small grassy strips between each other, picnic tables and hookups. Some are pull thru and many are back in. A few trees and shrubs spot the campground, but overall there is little privacy here. The staff is friendly and helpful. Many of the usual KOA amenities are available here: cabins, tent sites, laundry, a gift shop (a very nice one here!), convenience market, playground, dog run, wi-fi, and pool (drained on our mid-June visit). This KOA has an added amenity: The Chicken Shack. This little cafe is on site and is touted to have the best BBQ in the area. Meals are take out or eat in. We decided to head into the town of Butte, which is known as the largest historical distict in America and has some neat buildings and a mine. In the end, the downtown had potential, but lacked atmosphere. Most buildings were vacant and we only found one restaurant suitable for fanilies. This is a decent place to stop over for a night, especially in such a remote region, but not an ultimate destination.

Best Sites: None
Poor Sites: 1, 50
Hookups: Electric, Water & Sewer
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes