Campsite Review: Wayfarers/Flathead Campground is on Montana Highway 35 just south of Big Fork Montana on the shore of Flathead Lake, just south of the inlet of the Swan River. The nearest city with services is Kalispell. The campsite has 27 campsites for RVs and tents and a boat ramp with dock. The website says “accepts big rigs”. This statement is very optimistic. The hosts said we had the biggest RV that they had ever seen at the campground.
Wayfarers/Flathead State Park is a wonderful campground.
Wayfarers has the nicest camp hosts we have encountered in our full-time RV journey.
Here is our post discussing when we stayed at Wayfarers/Flathead State Park. Stunning Big Sky
Website: Wayfarers/Flathead State Park
Address: 8600 Montana Hwy 35, Bigfork, MT 59911
Link to Google Map for the area: Wayfarers/Flathead State Park
Phone Number/Reservations: (855) 922-6768
Dates stayed: August 30- Sept 2, 2020
Comfort: Temperatures were nice. A little windy during our stay.
Season: Year-round according to the website. First come, first serve after the middle of September
Price Paid: $24/night, Montana resident price. See our post on how non-residents can get a Monatan State Parks Pass and pay the same price as residents. Montana State Parks Pass
Our Site: #23
Hook-ups: Electric only
Dump station: Yes
Potable Water: Yes
Water to fill your RV storage tank: Yes
Cell service: Verizon – Good / AT&T – Good
Campsite Review: Wayfarers/Flathead Campground insider info:
The road leading around the campground to the campsite was way too tight for our RV. We ended up going on the one-way the wrong direction. This isn’t actually all that unusual for us, but after you enter a campsite backward, you better have a plan to get out. So we turned around inside our campsite, using two other campsites for maneuvering room. Thankfully they were both empty. This made our exit much easier.
Our campsite, #23 is the only campsite in the park that has electric hookups. It is also the only campsite that has concrete walkways. Most of Wayfarers is dry camping and other than site #4 which is not on the reservation list, it is the only site that would fit our 40 foot RV.
Make sure that you understand the size restrictions at Waferers. The one-way loop leading to the campsites is too narrow at most places and the turns are too tight for a large RV to maneuver around the trees.
Campsites numbers 1-3 and 28-30 are walk-in campsites with remote parking. Do not reserve these campsites for RV camping.
All pull-through campsites are have turns at the apex that would seriously limit these campsites to travel trailers.
Access to the park is limited to Harry Horn Road which leads to the boat dock. The Sunset Drive road is closed and gated.
The best place to un-hook a tow car is at the gate on Harry Horn Road although there are a few other locations that would be suitable.