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Frequently Asked Questions

This is our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us.

You may also be interested in our Policies page which outlines all of “The Rules”.

Site FAQs

Is Granite Peak Big-Rig Friendly?

We can usually accommodate our friends in big rigs if you are able to be flexible. Typically, at a minimum, this means disconnecting from trailers/vehicles and parking your trailers/vehicles in our overflow lot. The rigs keep getting bigger and while we are planning an expansion to the resort, all of our current sites were designed and built in 1996 to fit the RVs that were standard at that time. Please check out our Sites page for all the details on site lengths.

My RV Will Fit, But I Have a Trailer or Additional Vehicle That Will Not. Does Granite Peak Have An Area To Park Extra Vehicles?

We have an overflow parking area located on the north-side of the resort for PASSENGER VEHICLES. Space is limited and based on a first-come, first-serve basis on any given night.

I Have A Big Trailer, Or An Oversized Vehicle, Or An Oversized Vehicle Towing a Really Big Trailer. What Are My Options?

We do have an area you can put your oversized vehicle in. This is an “undeveloped” hay field meaning if it rains, your rig is going to get stuck up to the axles in mud and you will be responsible for the cost of recovery. No semi-trailers please.

Are Your Sites Level?

We like to be upfront about this: If you are looking for a 100% laser level site that is perfectly flat to 1/1000th of micron… Granite Peak might not be not for you. We do offer our Big Sky and certain Standard Pull-Thru’s which are considered “mostly-level” and are your best bet if a level site is a must. We are constantly improving all of our sites in this regard and battling with mother nature and the effects of erosion during the heavy spring rains. Something to keep in mind: the level sites tend to hold on to water during the heavy spring rains while the unlevel sites will drain it away. The rainiest period in Western Montana is May into early June.

Do Any Sites Have Cable TV Hookups?

No. We discontinued our cable service in favor of beefing up our Internet service and WiFi infrastructure – which is now capable of streaming video in most situations. You may still find a lingering coaxial hookup on a handful of our pedestals, but the service has been disconnected. Over-the-air stations available at the park include PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC, and the CW.

Do You Offer or Allow Electric Vehicle Charging?

You are permitted to trickle charge your EV at Granite Peak. This means your vehicle must be plugged into the standard 120v “household” outlet in your pedestal. Using any of the higher amperage connections is not permitted without prior approval.

There is a brand new Tesla Supercharger located less than 1/4 mile from Granite Peak at the Town Pump that is available to all EVs equipped with NACS.

Which Sites Offer Good Satellite Reception?

All of our sites offer good exposure to the southern skies. Most of our trees are about 25 years mature so not quite tall enough yet to block satellite signals. Satellite reception is not guaranteed in any of our sites, but we have not heard of anyone having issues. We also have not heard of anyone having issues with Starlink Internet.

Do Any Sites Offer Shade? What Are The Shadiest Sites?

Most of our sites feature a tree to provide minimal shade. If you are looking for shade from the afternoon sun specifically, we recommend booking one of our Big Sky (BIG-L-P-PT-FHU), Standard Level (STD-L-G-PT-FHU), or Economy (ECO-U-G-PT or BI-W/E) sites as these are oriented in a way so that your rig will block the afternoon soon.

Are Campfires Allowed? BBQs?

Wood fires are permitted but generally discouraged. Sites are not equipped with fire rings. You must bring a fire pit that has legs or another way of not burning the ground. We encourage the use of propane fire pits instead. Propane fire pits and BBQs are permitted at all times (even at times when the most strict burn-bans are in effect).

Charcoal BBQs are permitted at Granite Peak, subject to burn ban conditions.

While charcoal BBQs and wood fires are permitted, they must be operated in accordance with Missoula County burn bans and air quality regulations. Typically our area is placed under a burn restriction for the majority of the summer season. You can check current burning restrictions here: https://mcfpa.org/

Is My Site Number Guaranteed?

Sites are selected at the time of booking. Granite Peak RV Resort will make a best-effort to keep you in your assigned space. Your site assignment is subject to change at any time.

Your originally booked site may become unavailable due to a variety of reason including but not limited to:

1. A utility maintenance issue such as problems with electricity, water, or sewage which would prevent full usage of the sites amenities (e.g. 50 amp receptacle is damaged, sewer is clogged). If this is the case, we will inform you of the issue during check-in. You may elect to keep the site with the maintenance issues in mind (possibly at a reduced rate), or be assigned another site if it is available.

2. The previous guest utilizing the site failed to vacate due to medical or another sensitive reason. In this case, we will not have the RV towed and will re-assign sites for incoming guests.

3. The previous guest utilizing the site failed to vacate and is not communicating with us. In this case, we will typically begin coordinating a tow truck response around 12:00pm. Incoming guests may be re-assigned depending on arrival time.

4. The previous guest utilizing the site failed to vacate due to a mechanical issue with their equipment. This could be either an issue with a tow vehicle or the RV. Most common issues are jacks and slides failing to retract. Incoming guests may be re-assigned.

On very rare occasions, the resort is sold-out and there are no vacant spaces to re-assign. In this case, management will make the decision of how to handle the situation. This could include:

1. A full refund and a calls to our friends at nearby RV parks to inquire availability.

2. A full refund and permission to stay in our field (dry camping) as well as provide free use of a portable generator.

My RV Is Old, What Are My Options?

Acceptance of RVs (of any age) into the resort is based on the condition of the RV when it arrives. Let’s be real – this is mostly about looks, but poorly maintained RVs can also pose a serious fire risk. We promise we aren’t trying to be snobby. We have seen a lot of beautifully restored (or just well maintained) vintage RVs that were happily allowed into the resort. If you have windows (not plywood), a roof (not a tarp) and the rig is clean and in good condition then you’re probably going to be okay. If you have a question about the condition of your RV, please contact us.

I Have A Van/Bus/Car/Truck/Boat/Helicopter/Spaceship That I Have Converted Into An RV. What Kind Of Rigs Are Allowed At Granite Peak?

Generally, you will fall into one of two categories: either your rig is fully self-contained and certified & insured as a recreational vehicle, or it isn’t.

If your vehicle is RVIA certified and insured as an RV, then you may reserve any of our available sites given other conditions are met (such as RV appearance as outlined above, length restrictions, etc.). As a note, we do accept bus and van conversions given those conversions have been certified. If not, please see below for rules on non-certified vehicles.

If your vehicle is not RVIA certified and/or is not insured as a recreational vehicle, you may only reserve one of our Adventure sites. This also includes if your rig falls under the “Overland/Car Camping” category and has a pop-top, roof-top tent, etc. – or you just want to sleep in your car – we will consider that a tent. For all non RVIA-certified-or-self-contained rigs, please make sure to book an Adventure Tent Site (ADV-U-G-BI-W/E). If you have any questions, please contact us.

If you have a non-self contained camper and there are no Adventure spots available for your stay please contact us. We may make the call to accommodate you in other areas of the resort.

There is one exception to all of the above: we do not accept horse or livestock trailers. Mostly because y’all drive like you’re still “out at the ranch”. After too many incidents involving horse & livestock trailers, we had to make this policy. Sorry 🙁

I am interested in a long-term stay (30 nights or more). Is that allowed? Where can I found out more info?

Please check out our long-term info page here 🙂