Together with Nathan’s folks we headed to Holter Lake, MT, for a few days that would cover Memorial Day weekend. We left on a Tuesday afternoon with plans to stay somewhere along the way.
During our search for our overnighter, we came across a place called Honey’s Park, a place for free dry camping in Arco, ID. It was truly awesome to see a place like this exists. The owner is nice, and very accommodating. What’s here is basically just an open field, but he does offer a few hookups as well as access to water. It’s also very dog friendly. The owner is offering a great service in helping others out.
On Wednesday, after Honey’s we drove the rest of the way to Holter Lake. We’d never been here before, so we didn’t know what to expect. The first couple of camping areas were full, but we ended up getting lucky at the Departure Point camping area. We found an empty lot. This was also one of the best places on the lake for cell service.
Before we left Boise, we spent the last few days gathering up a couple of Hobie Kayaks and some equipment. Then, Thursday morning, we drove into Craig and got our Montana fishing licenses. Nathan’s dad was the only one to catch anything on the lake, but it was fun spending time on the water.
During our stay we drove over to Bozeman for some kayak parts, and checked out places that might be interesting for future stays along the way. Nate was able to work from our location, which means we could go back here if we wanted to. We did struggle a bit with cell bandwidth over the weekend because it did get busy with people, but during the weekdays it was enough.
We had a great time. This definitely classified as a “vacation”. I’m just going to leave a few more random pictures of our stay here at the end.