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Historic Fort Benton – Traveling By RV

I received a great blog post this week from Joe Laing at El Monte RV Rentals. It might not be the best time of year for RV camping but it’s certainly a great time to start making plans. Here’s Joe’s enthusiastic insight about an RV trip to Fort Benton, MT.

Looking for a place to vacation this year where history blends with outstanding outdoor recreation? Fort Benton, Montana offers history lessons your kids won’t soon forget and recreation opportunities for everyone. Whether you long to know more about Lewis & Clark, the Missouri River or the early fur trade, you’re going to find it in Fort Benton.

To help you start planning your RV camping trip to Fort Benton, here are three RV campground possibilities: Benton RV Park & Campground – full service campground, walking distance to attractions; Chouteau County Fairgrounds Campground and Canoe Launch – campsites on the Missouri River with access to public canoe launch; Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Campgrounds – three scenic camping areas on public lands.

With a great campsite secured, you’ll find so much to see and do while in Fort Benton. There is literally a museum, historic building or monument anywhere you look in this north central Montana town. A few places you’ll want to visit include Museum of the Upper Missouri, historic Old Fort Benton, Museum of the Northern Great Plains with the Hornaday Buffalo, BLM’s Upper Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center, Lewis & Clark Memorial and the Grand Union Hotel built in 1882.

The Wild & Scenic Missouri River winds its way through sandstone bluffs and rugged canyons that form the legendary Missouri Breaks. It’s not hard to imagine Lewis & Clark traveling this river. Today you can float your canoe where trappers, Native American hunting parties and steamboat captains once maneuvered. Area outfitters make it easy to step back in time.

The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument includes thousands of acres preserved much as it was when Lewis & Clark first set eyes on it. Hiking and biking trails allow RV travelers to explore rugged areas within the monument where opportunities for bird and wildlife photography are unsurpassed.

Doesn’t this sound like a great way to spend your family’s next vacation? Plan an RV campging vacation to north central Montana this year and be sure to visit Fort Benton.

Thanks for the great endorsement Joe! You can also read about other RV camping ideas in Joe’s blog called Monty’s Musings RV Camping.

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