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Old 07-22-2016, 05:52 PM   #1
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Best campground in Glacier Mountain

What is the best national park camground in glacier mountain national park. We have a 30 foot rockwood so would need a site big enough. Planning trip for next year

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Old 07-22-2016, 06:17 PM   #2
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We stayed at KOA on East side. The "Red Bus" tour picked us up right at the KOA office. Take the BUS that way the driver can enjoy the view across the "Going to Sky" road. I wouldn't want to drive and try and enjoy the view at the same time. Had a great driver too. He was a Geology instructor so knew his stuff.
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What is the best national park camground in glacier mountain national park. We have a 30 foot rockwood so would need a site big enough. Planning trip for next year

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Depends on which side of Glacier National Park you want to camp.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:31 PM   #4
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Coming from the east
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:39 PM   #5
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We preferred the east side. St. Mary's campground was nice, we stayed there for 6 nights. The upper (C) loop had most of the larger sites. At least a dozen 30' plus sites. No utilities on site, but the quiet and views were outstanding.
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Old 07-23-2016, 12:34 AM   #6
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The best place we ever stayed at GNP was Two Medicine Lake CG. Dry camping but lots of water faucets available to fill up your potable water tanks. Also lots of flush toilets that the CG staff kept very clean and tidy. Best way to approach is from the east through Browning (don't stop there if you value your rig) along Hwy 2 to East Glacier Park. From there turn right in to the park and follow the signs to the CG. A few years ago it was $20 per night plus you park entrance fee. There is a store there for basics but you'd be better off packing most of what you need.
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We have stayed at St Mary's campground in the park. Sites are available to reserve up to 6 months in advance. Many campsites are fairly private. As stated before there are no hookups. Generators are allowed during two 1 hour periods during the day. Great campground and we will be going back next year.
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Generator use in campgrounds is permitted only during the hours: 8:00 - 10:00 am; 12 noon - 2:00 pm; and 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Generator use is prohibited at ALL TIMES in the following campgrounds:

Fish Creek, C Loop
Many Glacier, sites 88-102
Rising Sun, sites 49-84
Spraque Creek, All sites
St. Mary, A Loop
Two Medicine, sites 1-36
Cutbank Campground, all sites
Unreasonable idling of motor vehicles is prohibited.

https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/camping.htm
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Old 07-23-2016, 12:53 PM   #9
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Just got back from Glacier. Didn't camp but drove "The Road". The Red Bus is the best to view. Open top, great for viewing. You could also do the NP Shuttle but they fill up quick. Sorry that I couldn't give you information on campgrounds but the Red Bus is spot on. Took the hike at Logan Pass to Hidden Lake Overlook. Only got as far as the Overlook because of bear in the area. While it was super clear at Logan, the second hike was going to Avalanche Lake. It was raining there. No hiking for us there. It is beautiful throughout the park.
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It's the prettiest park I have been to so far, it is awesome.


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Old 07-23-2016, 08:42 PM   #11
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West Glacier KOA is a top-notch RV park. We've stayed there several times. It is closest to any other RV park on the west entrance to GNP. We will definitely go back there anytime we are in the area.
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We are staying 7 nights at St. Mary's starting August 20th. Did a lot of research ahead of time and wanted to be able to make a reservation. We made our reservations over six months ago to be sure and get a spot. We've never dry camped, but we're now prepared with two 6V batteries and two Honda gens. Can't wait!
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We are staying 7 nights at St. Mary's starting August 20th. Did a lot of research ahead of time and wanted to be able to make a reservation. We made our reservations over six months ago to be sure and get a spot. We've never dry camped, but we're now prepared with two 6V batteries and two Honda gens. Can't wait!
you'll be fine.

we camped at Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton with our Roo 23SS, for a total of 15 nights, without any hookups.
and we just had two 12v batteries and one Honda 2000i.
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We loved Many Glacier campground in the east side of the park. They don't take reservations so we made a reservation at St. Mary's for the length of our stay. After setting up, the next morning we drove the truck to Many Glacier to see what sites would be available that day. We found an open site that would fit our 31' toy hauler and paid for that site. The Rangers credited us for the unused days at St. Mary's. We marked that site with reserved signs and the went back and moved the toy hauler. Many Glacier is very scenic and offers great hiking nearby. We stayed 8 nights.

If I was going to do it again, I would spend at least 4-5 nights on each side of the park. It is a large park and difficult to get from one side to the other.

We had 4 days in the 30's with rain and fog in August. With our Honda generator we were fine without hookups.
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Been to both sides. West side KOA last year was great. Miany things to do on the west side plus towns. Are closer and safe. Just returned from the east side st. Mary KOA it was a great park with very helpful people. Not much to do on the east side You can get the red bus tours from either side they are the best way to see the park. Remember you'll be in the mountains so bring layerd clothing. One night last week it got. Down to the upper 30's but warmed up quickly in the morning
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