Missouri River Canyon in the Adel Mountains (Big Belt) Volcanic Field & Prewett Creek RV Park

The RV lifestyle often finds Peg and I in unique places. We have boondocked, stayed in campgrounds that had met decay many years ago and lost, stopped in exquisite top of the line RV resorts and everything in between. Some campgrounds are special. There are many reasons for me to call a camping experience special. The people you meet, the places you visit or simply the location. Prewett falls into the latter. The location is very special and quite unexpected.

Driving out of Great Falls the land along the Missouri River is flat, as Lewis & Clark called, buffalo country. Ahead the Big Belt Mountains rise like a wall that the river cuts through. Just at the entrance to the canyon is the Recreational Canyon exit onto Old US91. This is where Tower Rock State Park is found with all its Lewis & Clark history and a short distance down the road is Prewett Creek and the campground. Sitting at the base towering volcanic mountains and just across the highway from the Missouri River is the campground. Frankly, the rv park is nothing special; however, the location is wonderful.

Floating and fishing the river is a big deal. I did not know how much this part of the river was used this way. The park was filled with people who spend the summer here fishing and doing float trips. Wild life is plentiful in the canyon with deer in the park in the mornings and long horn sheep in the evening. I took Scout over to meet the river and he had a blast playing in the crystal clear cool water. I really wish I had planned out a float trip.

Sunday afternoon I took a trip through the canyon on Old US 91, across Hardy Bridge to the other end of the canyon. I took pictures on the way back and talked with several people along the way who were enjoying the river and the wonderful weather. I definitely plan to come back here and spend some time. In the images linked below are also photos of some of the Great Falls of the Missouri.

From here we go to Billings to begin our Winnebago repair swing. First to the Billings MB Sprinter dealer to have the programming changed to recognize LED lights an unnecessarily aggravating process to have to perform. From there to the Winnebego Repair Center in Rapid City to have the Carefree awning replaced and fix a couple of minor warranty issues while we are there.

Cheers and enjoy the photos.


Recreation Canyon Montana

Great Falls

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