Nestled between some of Montana’s most popular state parks - Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park, just to name a couple - Logan State Park is often overlooked as a motorhome camping destination. However, sitting along the Thompson Chain of Lakes and surrounded by the grand Cabinet Mountains, Logan State Park is ideally based for exploring everything the Glacier Country Region has to offer.
When you book an RV in Lincoln County, you’ll have no problem accessing Logan State Park along the stretch of Highway 2 that runs between Kalispell and Libby. Once there, campers can enjoy an afternoon of boating, fishing or swimming on one of the many lakes in the area, or embark on a brisk hike through the mountains, discovering glacial formations as you go. However you decide to spend your time camping at Logan State Park, you're sure to be treated to some truly unforgettable views.
Sitting on the northern banks of Middle Thompson Lake, no Logan State Park camping trip would be complete without an afternoon spent out on the water. As a designated ‘no-wake’ lake, Middle Thompson Lake is perfect for those looking for a quiet afternoon kayaking, canoeing or paddling. A handy concrete boat launch ramp in Logan State Park allows for easy access to the water. If you were hoping to take your jet ski, wakeboard, or speed boat out for a spin during your trip, you’ll need to make the short drive down to McGregor Lake. With a fully serviced marina, huge boat launch area, and over 1,500 acres to play with, you can have oodles of boating fun here.
Angling enthusiasts with an RV rental near Logan State Park should be sure to include a day of fishing from Middle Thompson Lake during their trip. During the summer, fishermen and women can cast their lines from their own boat or from a quiet spot along the shoreline to reel in anything from rainbow trout to kokanee salmon. When you visit Logan State Park during the winter, you’ll almost always find the lake with a thick layer of ice covering its surface, perfect for an afternoon of ice fishing. Whether you’re new to ice fishing or a seasoned professional, this is a great winter-fishing lake to get stuck into!
Encompassing just 17 acres, Logan State Park isn’t home to any substantial hiking trails. It is, however, a great place to base yourself for exploring the neighboring national forests, which are laden with miles upon miles of multi-use paths, used mainly by hikers but also bikers and horseriders. For something a little closer, a rugged path leads directly from Logan State Park to the nearby Meadow Peak, providing hikers with a challenging, but rewarding trail.
Camping at Logan State Park
State park RV campgrounds are not always big-rig friendly. Luckily, Logan State Park is home to one of the only campsites in the area that is suitable for large RV rentals and trailers. The campground stretches across most of the park and allows campers easy access to the lake as well as to nearby trails. On arrival, visitors can choose from just under 40 RV-friendly campsites, 30 of which have electrical hookups. While no water or sewage hookups are available here, the campsite does provide a dump station, flush toilets, hot showers, drinking water taps, and fire rings.
McGregor Lake RV Camp is around a ten-minute drive east of Logan State Park and boasts more luxurious amenities for campers. As well as a series of full hookup sites, campers can use the basic onsite WiFi or purchase a premium package for an additional cost. Ample washrooms complete with flushing toilets and hot showers allow those without a self-contained rental RV to feel clean and comfortable during their trip. Bring your four-legged friend along for the adventure, as this campsite welcomes pets as long as they are kept on a leash and supervised at all times.
Exploring the Area
Located in Montana’s Glacier Country region, you’ll find that most of the activities close by to Logan State Park center on making the most out of the great outdoors. If you’re willing to make the journey, however, you can happen upon some charming towns, local museums and other cultural attractions in Lincoln County.
Libby is around an hour’s drive west of Logan State Park and home to a quaint Heritage Museum. Despite its small size, there are lots on offer here, including antique log houses, displays of the town’s early industries, and countless wildlife exhibits. Learn all about the Kootenai Indians who once lived on the land, the early trappers who made their livelihood here, and the diverse wildlife they lived side by side with, including grizzly bears, bald eagles, and white-tailed deer.
Alternatively, head east from the lake to the town of Kalispell, where you’ll find the Conrad Mansion Museum. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, this mansion provides a glimpse into the life of the upper class in the 1800s. With over 26 different rooms to explore, all laden with original furnishings and lavish decoration, consider a guided tour around the property to learn more about the family who called this place home.
Kalispell’s Hockaday Museum is a must-visit for any art lovers renting an RV nearby. Focusing on both local and regional artists' work, you’ll see heaps of work here celebrating the natural beauty of Glacier National Park. From fine art paintings to work from renowned photographers, intriguing sculptures to natural artifacts from the park itself, you’ll find it all here.