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LaSalle RV Park seeks expansion

| September 14, 2022 7:25 AM

By HEIDI DESCH

For the Hungry Horse News

A Columbia Falls RV park is seeking approval from Flathead County to expand its operation.

The LaSalle RV Park is requesting a preliminary plat to create 32 RV spaces within its existing park located south of Columbia Falls on U.S. 2.

The request is among seven agenda items set to go before the county planning board on Wednesday, Sept. 14 The planning board meets at 6 p.m. on the second floor conference room of the South Campus Building at 40 11th St. W. in Kalispell.

Recommendations from the planning board regarding the requests are forwarded to the Flathead County Commissioners for final consideration.

The LaSalle RV park includes 52 campsites, along with an existing house and shop. The proposed expansion would create 32 new spaces by replacing 11 existing spaces and eight tent spaces and adding just over a half-acre of open space.

The existing road in the park will be expanded for the new spaces created.

Trumbull Creek flows through the westernmost portion of the property. Floodplain regulations allow RV spaces in the floodplain.

According to the staff report, a portion of the property is designated as a wetland and the RV park will be required to delineate the extent of the wetland and prove that the RV spaces do not fall within the boundaries of the delineated wetland.

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