We were lucky enough to get the last space at Rock Canyon RV Park in Livingston MT. Rock Canyon RV Park is located right on the Yellowstone River and only 50 miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Full Hook Ups with cable TV and WiFi. The RV Park’s WiFi would not work for us, but we had a good 4G signal on our mobile broadband (Millenicom / Verizon).
Bears have been spotted roaming around here the past few days, as they are coming down from the mountains to feast on the ripening chokecherries . Maybe we’ll get lucky and see a bruin or two eating the fruit off the trees / shrubs.
The walk to the Yellowstone river was a little more strenuous than anticipated (moving rocks under foot aggravated my sore thigh). Once we made it across to the Yellowstone river though, the water was so clear, cool and refreshing. We enjoyed the picturesque views of the Yellowstone River at the entrance to Paradise Valley. Smoke from Idaho wildfires made the distant views a bit hazy in some areas but still spectacular.
We enjoyed the location so much that we decided to stay at the Rock Canyon RV Park a second night before moving south through Yellowstone National Park.
Well no bear sighting again today, we JUST missed one. While we were ordering dinner a bear came down the mountain (other diners saw him). We stood and watched from a few feet away (while holding our food), and could hear him breaking branches to get berries but didnt get a look. Guess bears like chokecherries more than fried zucchini, lol.
The Pop Stand
No need to cook while visiting Rock Canyon RV Park, next door is a great little diner called ‘The Pop Stand‘. We found ourselves returning multiple times during our short stay in Paradise Valley Montana. Everything on the menu looked good. We tried the buffalo burger, fries, fried zucchini, and the chocolate shakes. The shake was one of the best shakes I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking (top 3 for sure) due to the local ice cream (Wilcoxsons).
Everything we tried was delicious and the service was great. We will definitely stop here any time we visit Rock Canyon RV Park or the Yellowstone area. If you are staying here or just passing through, don’t miss stopping for some ice cream.
Montana Rib & Chop House – Livingston Montana
We went into ‘downtown’ Livingston for a nice dinner at the Montana Rib & Chop House. He had a 16oz hand cut Buffalo Ribeye steak seasoned to perfection and served sizzling, garlic mashed potatoes and squash casserole while she had a 16oz handcut Beef Ribeye, loaded ‘awesome’ baked potato and gumbo (chicken and sausage). Her potato was HUGE – bigger than a grapefruit. It was appropriately named (awesome), and the gumbo was good too. Only thing better than the food was the service. There must be something in the water here, the nicest people around!