Accommodations and Camping
Falls Motel (112 Gallatin, 406/827-3559 or 800/521-2184, www.thompsonfallslodging.com, $55–90) is a friendly place near good strolling on Thomspon Falls Island. The motel has a hot tub in a pleasant little solarium; dogs are permitted for a $10 fee.
Just west of town and set back from the highway, the spacious Rimrock Lodge (4946 Hwy. 200, 406/827-3536, http://rimrocklodgemontana.com, $75–90) has good views of the Clark Fork River, a popular restaurant and lounge, and a bowling alley. Ask at the desk about the nature trail looping the motel grounds. Pets are permitted.
More riverfront lodgings are on the west side of the bridge over the Clark Fork, a mile west of town. Here you’ll find the attractive Riverfront Motel and Cabins (4907 Hwy. 200, 406/827-3460, $50–125), which also has spaces for RVs.
Thomspon Falls State Recreation Area (406/752-5501, http://fwp.mt.gov, May–Sept., $12) is a mile west of Thomspon Falls, just off Highway 200 on the Clark Fork. The riverside spots have running water but no other amenities. Copper King and Clark Memorial (www.fs.fed.us/r1/lolo, late May–late Sept., $5) are Forest Service campgrounds with no running water located up Thompson River Road (catch this road five miles east of town). Copper King is four miles off Highway 200; Clark Memorial is another 1.5 miles up the road.
© W.C. McRae & Judy Jewell from Moon Montana, 7th Edition