Posted by: cstrohmeyer | November 22, 2011

Montpelier Creek Campground KOA Review; RV Park Idaho (ID)

Montpelier Creek Campground KOA, Idaho, RV Park

Montpelier Creek RV CampgroundThis is a campground I have visited many times over the years, in part due to its convenience on the way to Yellowstone National Park and other destinations.
Please See: “Yellowstone Pictures 2011, more

We have lived in Grants Pass Oregon since December 2002, prior to this we lived in Hacienda Heights California; with both residences we have still found this a convenient place to visit (dating back to the early 90s for our first visit).
Reference: Hacienda Heights Information

While the previous ownership was very friendly, the new ownership is second to none (Kathy and Stuart Marshall became the new owners in November of 2006).
The new owners have improved the restrooms & showers to world class RV Park standards, with private showers and even a television in the restrooms as well.
The owners are also improving the sites and hopefully a couple more sites next to Montpelier Creek will be ready for the 2012 or 2013 season.

Another “shout out” to the owners is the day we were to leave south for our next destination (on the way home from a Yellowstone Trip); our teenage children were moving the slideout for our 29 foot travel trailer back into position for travel and although they are usually very good at checking, my daughter had left the bathroom door open at the last moment and this was ripped right off the hinges by the slide coming in.
The owner (Stuart Marshall) came to aid and repaired our door and re-hung the door and within an hour we were on our way.
Both Kathy and Stuart were awesome campground hosts and we cannot say enough about them.


This campground is set in a reasonably nice area at the mouth of Montpelier Canyon, with the conveniences of the City of Montpelier nearby.

As well the Oregon/California Trail Center Museum is only a few miles away and is worth the side trip is time allows.

The creek that runs by the street side of the campground is very pretty with a pleasant rushing stream sound in the night providing a nice ambience (outside of the occasional loud vehicle noise from the nearby highway). Fishing is also a possibility in this creek.


*50 Max Amps
*Pool (May 27 to Sep 05)
*80′ Max Length Total RV Length
*Cable TV
*Propane ($)
*Firewood ($)

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Montpelier Creek Campground PoolINFORMATION:

Montpelier Creek KOA
28501 US Highway 89 North
Montpelier, ID 83254

Reserve: (800) 562-7576
Info: (208) 847-0863

Montpelier KOA Campground Map
Map Copyright Google Maps

About the Hosts:
From KOA Kampground Snapshots; Montpelier Creek

Montpelier CreekAfter traveling to many places around the world, Kathy and Stuart Marshall realized that they haven’t seen most of their wonderful country, so they decided to buy a small RV and see the United States. They took their maiden voyage in May of 2006 to the KOA in Mount Rushmore when Kathy said, “We should buy a campground!” Stuart, a renovation contractor and Kathy, an IT professional in Boulder, Colorado started dreaming about the idea of owning a campground and began the search process. In November of 2006 they were the proud owners of the Montpelier Creek KOA. “This 40 year old campground was perfect for us” said Kathy. “It is located in a beautiful lush valley halfway between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park and was in need of Stuart’s magical TLC.

This has truly been a labor of love for both of us.” Over the last five years, The Marshalls have improved and upgraded most of the campground with beautiful tile bathrooms, creating large-rig friendly campsites, upgrading the electrical system, adding cable and lodges, and much more. “I love it when campers ask me if this is a new KOA,” says Stuart. “What we love most though, are our campers. We have a huge following of repeat campers, some that have been coming here for over 20 years – especially during hunting season” states Kathy. “It is really cool seeing several generations of a family enjoying themselves in our campground.
Creating family memories that last a lifetime, and we are thrilled to be a part of that.” “Our goal is to have happy campers, and we do this by trying to visit with every camper – whether it is Kathy, our work campers, or myself, at their campsite or around the park – we want to talk to everyone. We get great ideas from our campers that help us to continuously improve our campground; after all, they are the camping experts!” During the off-season, Kathy and Stuart head south in their fifth wheel to escape the snow and cold weather where they enjoy kayaking, hiking, biking, relaxing and dreaming of what they can do next to improve the campground.

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