We stayed here for a couple of nights in September. We were in town for a Pearl Jam concert, and we weren't the only fans staying at the KOA.
When we arrived, there were signs in the main office area warning us that there were would be extra security on for "Pearl Jam Weekend" and that anyone not following the rules would be kicked out of the park immediately. Upon checking in, without even asking if I was there for the concert or not (I guess it's because I'm young-ish, and he just assumed?), the man behind the counter pointed to the sign and asked if I "understood the rules".
Sure, I get it.. there are noise regulations everywhere, and when a concert of that size (about 6000, I think) comes into a small town, the locals might take extra precautions to ensure everyone's safety and happiness. What I don't appreciate is being treated like a small child—asking whether I 'understand rules' and whatnot, simply because of my age. There are exceptions to every rule, but for the most part, Pearl Jam fans are very respectable individuals who are not looking for any trouble. My husband and I had a fire, and were in bed fairly early... we certainly weren't a bother to our neighbours, and even though there were many other fans at the campground, we didn't hear anyone after 10pm or so. Nevertheless, though, security was out doing their (very frequent) rounds early enough—on the lookout for all of those s*** disturbers that rolled into town with the PJ concert, I guess!
I didn't appreciate the prejudice and stereotyping, but the campground itself was clean, well maintained, and in a great location. Probably wouldn't stay there again, though... I'm 30 years old and usually travel without parents, chaperones, or campground staff who act like them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the MISSOULA Montana KOA campground! We are located in the beautiful Missoula Valley in Western Montana surrounded by the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. We are your Family Fun headquarters for a perfect Western Montana visit! Camp under large shade trees with lush green grass. Our campground is located in Missoula right off I-90 (Exit 101) Reserve Street. Base camp with us while you explore Lewis & Clark's trail, Glacier National Park, the Bitterroot Valley, Garnet Ghost Town. Missoula is the area's hub for shopping, outdoor activities, history & culture to name a few! We offer a wide variety of activities including fun bike rentals, breakfast served daily and an ice cream social nightly($) during the summer season at our KOA Kafe and Gathering Place, mini-golf, game room, playgrounds, heated pool and hot-tubs, a wonderful gift shop and well-stocked convenience store and more. Within minutes you could be golfing, skiing, shopping, antiquing, hiking, riding a hand-carved carousel, visiting museums, and so much more! We welcome you to our unique and wonderful quality of life! Here you can forget your worries and have a safe, comfortable, clean and FUN vacation! Your hosts: the Frame Family ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Missoula KOA Montana