Montana – Seeley Lake

Seeley Lake is a great place to stop between Missoula and Kalispell.  Lots of space, a lake for swimming, boating or fishing. Close to a cute little town (about 1 block long with a great ice cream place). What more could you ask for?

A hike around the lake brought us to the house owned by the late Norman Maclean, who wrote A River Runs Through It. That movie first lit my fire about the beauty of Montana.  I must say, this stop and a few others along the way have fulfilled the Montana fantasy. 

A few night stay turned into almost a week as we enjoyed fast internet, good views and a relatively quiet campground. The only downside was the vicious mosquito population. 

We made a few short hikes on the trail system surrounding the campground to a famous old Larch tree affectionally called Gus. Another went to a nature trail and a few trails are marked for winter skiing, snowmobiling and mountain biking.

We managed a few days four wheeling and a few hikes to enjoy the wildflowers and views. While we had one hike cut short due to bear activity (and no bear spray). The weather changed and we hunkered down through the rain and lightening. 

On one of our adventures we discovered Holland Lake Lodge – so beautiful. The bar was open, so we managed to grab some seats with a view and enjoy a beer.  The menu looked divine in this family run lodge. 

Seeley Lake is a great RV stopover with a comfortable campground, lots to do and see. This one is worth putting on your radar. Next stop Kalispell.

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