Developers of a proposed 82-site RV park in Seeley Lake, Mont., held a public meeting Oct. 1 to present their preliminary plans and gather public comment, according to the Seeley Swan Pathfinder.
The proposed park owner Brandon Grosvenor was accompanied by Paul Forsting, of Territorial Landworks, the surveying and engineering company hired to design the project.
The RV park is proposed on the east side of Highway 83 on a 10-acre parcel directly south of the Seeley Lake 1-Stop Convenience Store.
Grosvenor is a long time resident of Missoula and his family has spent a lot of time camping in the Seeley Lake area over the years. He said that about 10 years ago they decided to get a state cabin lease site to park a camper because it was getting hard to find a site on the weekends.
In addition to camping locally, the Grosvenor family also takes a week or two each summer for an extended trip in the northwestern states. On these trips they stay at a wide range of campsites from no service to upscale full service RV parks and meet a lot of great people along the way.
This passion for camping is the driver for Grosvenor wanting to develop the RV park in Seeley Lake. Grosvenor doesn’t want to just do it though, he wants to be part of the community and he encouraged people to make comments so he could look at adjusting the plan to fit better.
Initially the RV park would only offer electrical hookups but Grosvenor would like to eventually offer water and sewer when it becomes available. He said he has talked to both the sewer and water districts and knows there are some issues including pretreating RV waste but he feels those obstacles can be overcome. Grosvenor said he would not offer water hookups without a place to dump wastewater.
The park will have an office that may also be a store and the plans show a playground, park area, horseshoe pits and miniature golf course. Each unit spot is 15 feet wide by 70 feet long and there is 25 feet of open space with vegetation between each unit.
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