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    Fairmont RV Park. Fairmont Hot Springs, Montana

    Fairmont RV Park. Fairmont Hot Springs, Montana. (About 2 miles off I-90 in western Montana.) Another favorite. We like to get away (on 3-day weekends or vacations) and go to Fairmont when a friend of ours is playing music in the lounge at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in August and September each year.

    Fairmont is about 15-20 miles west of Butte, Montana. You are in a river valley between mountain ranges, so the scenery varies from tree-covered peaks to grasslands and flood plain. Just a few miles west is Anaconda, Montana – a former copper mining/smelter “mecca” – where you can find more restaurants, stores, services, etc, and a lot of history. (And, as noted above, Butte is close by with most modern amenities and conveniences afforded by a very small city—aka large copper mining town.)

    The Fairmont campground is locally-owned, semi-modern and somewhat rustic. You can rent cabins, park an RV, pitch a tent, or rent a Teepee. They don’t have a lot of fancy amenities (due to their close proximity to the resort and towns), but they do have clean bathrooms/showers and a small C-store with gas. It is within walking distance of the lodge, restaurant, hot springs, pools, water slide, and golf course. This one is quite affordable, almost never crowded – as long as you are tent camping-- and the people are very nice and hospitable.

    Here is a link to their website:

    One of the things we enjoy most about staying at Fairmont is it is a good “home base” for some really awesome day rides. South of Butte about an hour or so—just off I-15 is the ghost town of Bannack, (First Territorial Capitol) Montana. West of Anaconda on Montana Hwy. 1 (the Pintler Scenic Loop) is the “ghost town” of Philipsburg (really a quaint little town with some cool shoppes and a great candy factory). On the way to Philipsburg, you pass Silver Lake and Georgetown Lake, the Georgetown Ski Area and Granite—a genuine ghost town. To the southwest of Anaconda on Montana Hwy. 569, then Hwy 43, then Hwy 278, you see some great country on the way to Wisdom, Montana. Along Montana Highway 287, between Butte and West Yellowstone, you can access 2 more “ghost towns,” Virginia City and Nevada City. The towns and tours are great and the area is beautiful (fascinating glacial geology if you are into that stuff). North of Butte are several gorgeous rides through the mountains—I-15 to Helena; Montana Hwy. 12 from Deer Lodge to Helena (and all the way across Montana); Hwy. 271 and 200 (which will take you to Missoula—west—or Great Falls—northeast) and on to Flathead Lake and further to Big Fork and Glacier NP. This is one part of the country where even riding the Interstates is scenic.
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    Re: Fairmont RV Park. Fairmont Hot Springs, Montana

    Great write-up and pics Festus, thanks for sharing.

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