We departed Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park and paralleled the Jefferson River until we returned to I-90. We continued on through Bozeman and Livingston and on to Billings. The closer we got to Billings the more insects were hitting our windshield and they were big and hitting HARD! They were huge grasshoppers. Our windshield was covered by the time we made it to the RV Park!
We headed on to the Billings KOA which is on the east side of Billings. It is an RV Park we have stayed at before and quite enjoy and provides us a good stopping point along the drive. They have an outdoor swimming pool, a miniature golf course, and a Pistol Pete’s BBQ shack.
RV Park: Billings KOA
Location: Billings, Montana
Site: 55 (pull thru)
Comments: A typical KOA RV Park that we have stayed out before. It is easy in, easy out, good WiFi, close proximity to amenities, a tad expensive, but it gets better reviews than the Yellowstone River RV Park next door. But who knows, it may be better?
COVID Awareness: 5 out of 10. You have to go into the office to check in. I asked ahead of time if they could just text/email our site number but they said we had to come in to pick up a tow vehicle pass. Really? There was no limit posted to number of people allowed in the building. There were multiple people checking in with no social distancing. No hand sanitizer was provided. Employees were wearing masks. Our campfire pit at our site was full of trash (beer cans, trash, cigarette butts) therefore we assumed nothing had been cleaned or sanitized at our site. We asked them if they could clean the campfire pit for us and they did almost immediately!
The park offers tent sites and RV sites of different levels (back-ins, basic pull-thrus, and pull thrus with nice patios and porch swings) along with cabins. There is a small fishing hole, a bit of wildlife, and LOTS and LOTS of grasshoppers (they didn’t bother us – they are just noisy!
We took a drive up to the South Hills along the Yellowstone River to the motorcycle park and got some great views back north to Billings.
Billings made for a nice place to stop, run some errands (more DEF), and get some rest!