2 Parks near East Glacier Park, Montana
Jul 2015 - $38.00
Glacier Meadow is at the "bottom" of Glacier National Park. 35 miles to west entrance (7 miles more for diesel), 50+ miles to east entrance. No amenities (pool, spa). Big, grass field with gravel sites. Partial hookups, no sewer (free pump truck, 3 times per week). Very quiet. Family friendly. Playground. - StephenK
Jul 2014 - $29.00
This campground is halfway between Essex and East Glacier Park in an open meadow, although there are wooded sites available for smaller RVs. They advertise free Wi-Fi but what they mean is free limited Wi-Fi (checking email only) and you may have to access it by going to the open air pavilion (lots of bugs). Same goes for cell phone service. You need to put your phone directly on the booster in the pavilion. No sewer connection and if you need your tanks dumped you can notify them one day in advance of their Mon, Wed, and Fri schedule. Showers were clean but postage stamp size. Two washers and two dryers. We would not camp here again. - murphy1
Jul 2013 - $32.00
This park is about half way between East Glacier and West Glacier cities. It is in an open meadow, with shared electricity, but wide sites. They have no sewer hook-ups, but the campground host comes by every other day to pump out your tanks if you need them pumped. The laundry is small, but very clean. The campground is very quiet and easy to get in and out of. While you are in the area, drive to Columbia Falls and check out the meat locker. It is called Perfect Cuts. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. - Mike1987
Jul 2015 - $28.00
This is a nice campground if you want to visit the Eastern side of Glacier National Park.
As you drive into East Glacier Park coming from West Glacier there is a sign for Y Lazy R RV Park that tells you to turn right at the Exxon station. The Exxon station is long gone and there is no indication that there was a fueling station. Follow the signs for Dancing Bear Inn. From US-2 east, turn right at Montana Street then go two blocks to Meade St then turn right. The campground is at the end of this street. All of the streets off of US-2 are gravel. Be prepared to dodge the potholes.
The interior loop of this campground is on packed gravel and the sites are on grass. The pull-throughs, located in the center of the loop, have full hookups, with 30 amp electric service. The back-in sites have water and electric only. There is no dump station. The electrical voltage was strong - hovering around 121 volts. The utilities were on the appropriate side. The sites were fairly level.
The bathroom and showers were clean but very old and tired. The showers cost $0.25 for an unknown amount of time. The community laundry was very clean. Washers cost $1.50 and the dryers cost $0.25 for 10 minutes. The dryers were very hot.
There is no Wi-Fi at this campground but Verizon air card and cell phone worked reasonably well here. There was some train noise at night.
According to the owner, this park rarely fills up except on holidays and Indian Days (around July 10). Don't expect the owners to call you back if you leave a message. She mentioned that she prefers you to just show up.
Tent and dry camping cost $22, W/E cost $25 and FHU cost $28
We would come back to this campground if we were in the area. Our RV is 32' long. - adsaxs
Jun 2015 - $28.00
What a beautiful place to stop! The views are superb. The campsites grass and very level. When we put our leveling jacks down, they barely moved. The owner was very friendly. She came put to greet us, brought me a map of Glacier National Park and gave me tips on places to go. - Debnroux
Jul 2014 - $25.00
For a small country park with a lot of land and expansive views, this was a pleasant stop. Also helps to have Verizon 3G access on phone but 4G MiFi wouldn't work. Easy walk to town and over to the huge lodge. Very nice owner, casual park management. Only real drawback to us was the rustic bathrooms, which needed some serious cleaning. Showers are 25-50 cents. Community laundromat available. Will surely be back and stay longer. - Annie's Song