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Old 08-01-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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Craters of the Moon

Well we are heading on Monday with one of the first stops being Carters of the Moon NP.
Has anybody been there and is there room for the Monty. We where thinking of staying at the national park campgrounds.
What is the weather like there now

Tahnks for any help you can give.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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We were just through there (not with the Montana) about a month ago. It would be very tight even driving through the campground. There were only a couple of sites that you could fit in. The sites are first come, first served so you can't reserve a specific site. The park ranger told us that it's really not a big rig friendly park. Even if you don't stay there it's definately worth several hours seeing everything. There are several reviews at RV Park Reviews - http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions....html#CGID8687 . There were a couple of campgrounds between Arco and Craters of the Moon but none of them looked like we would want to stay there for a long time. There was a nice campground about an hour north of Craters of the Moon at the Mackay Reservoir on US 93. We drove through that campground and decided that when we retire we wanted to go there for a week or so. The weather looks to be in the high 80s and low 90s. While you are in the area be sure to go to the Experimental Breeder Reactor 1 (EBR1) just east of Arco on Hwy. 20/26 ~ 20 miles - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experim...eder_Reactor_I . We took the tour and it was very interesting. It was the first electricity generating nuclear reactor. Good luck and have fun on your trip!
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #3
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No electric at this NP CG. Even if you have generators, there will be limited, specific times when you can run them. At the last NP we visited, Coral Reef, the times were 8-10 am and 6-8 pm only.

We did get water and dump our tanks, though and used a spot for the day as a parking place for our Monty. The camping fee was not that much so we just paid it for the convenience of not having to find another place to park.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:08 AM   #4
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I don't mine the lack of electricity. But do like the convenince of location. But it sounds like it might be a little tight.
Thanks for the web site, nice to get the reviews.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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We stayed at the first park coming into Arco from the park. I believe it was called Mountain View. Nice family run park with a FREE breakfast. Visit EBR 1 for sure and be sure to see Number Hill.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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We stayed at the same one bigmurf stayed. We enjoyed the family feel to the place. Loved thier smoked baked potatoes.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:11 PM   #7
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We stayed in the Craters Of The Moon National Park a few years ago with the 2955RL. As mentioned above most of the sites are very tight for a Monty. We were lucky and got a good open site. It would be worth checking out the park for a site.
Be careful pulling around the roads in the park. There are places with the volcanic rock close to the side of the road.
Nice little place to see.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #8
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Mark, Joy and I went there last year, we stayed at Mountian View also it is a nice Park I belive about $30. but you get a free breakfast. We drove through the NP can't remember if there was room for a Montana but if one will fit I believe you could get it in.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:11 AM   #9
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Well we stayed at Carter of the moon. Roads were a little tight but not bad, sites were good size and there had to be at least 10 big rigs camping there. Stayed there 2 days and it was worth it.
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