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Tuesday, August 31, 2010


The entrance and office at Green ValleyOur Opinion: Recommend. This small, family-run campground is a convenient stop when traveling across Montana; the beautiful nearby state park is frosting on the cake.

Date of Stay: August 31, 2010.

Weather During Stay: Cool, dry, and pleasant.

Site Description: This small, shady campground is planted in the center of a corn farm, with tall trees for shade. Since we didn’t get (or need) a campground map, and I didn’t count the sites, I am guessing there are 25 or so. Definitely small.

The graveled entrance and exit roads are narrow, but since they are one-way, it isn’t a problem. Sites are level, gravel and grass, each with a picnic table. Most sites are pull-throughs, reasonably long and wide enough for big rigs with slides and awnings. Our site had a picnic table, as did most others.

Our Site at Green Valley in GlendiveRate: A bargain - $16.50 for a 50 amp FHU, $1 less for a 30 amp E/W. Plus tax.

Phone/radio/TV: Good Verizon signal for phones and aircard. No WiFi. No obstacles blocked our roof-mounted satellite TV, but this could be a problem in other sites because of the big shade trees (our site was long enough to maneuver past the tree). We didn’t bother with the air antenna. Local NPR available on 88.5 FM.

Elevation/landscape/terrain: The elevation is around 1,500 feet. The nearby area is somewhat hilly, but the park itself was flat and the sites level. Views are of other rigs, tall trees, and cornfields, very pleasant.

Lighting/noise: The park was reasonably dark. Traffic noise from nearby I-94 was noticeable but didn’t keep us awake.

Our row at Green Valley Favorite Sites: No favorites - pick your site based on orientation and utilities.

Hiking/Walking: No significant walking in the park, but we hiked the beautiful trails through the badlands of nearby (under 5 miles) Makoshika State Park, a treat.

Comments: Very easy access off either Hwy 16 or I-94. You can’t beat the price for 50 amp FHU in this pleasant, quiet, convenient park. Even if you don’t want to hike, take the drive through the nearby state park - fabulous!

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