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30 RV Parks near Essex, Montana
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Park is near railroad tracks, trains come by every 30 minutes all night very noisy. Site are very close together. The resort is right on Hwy 2, lots of traffic noise, especially the trucks. The highway does quiet down later at night. There is no Verizon service or TV either air or satellite. There was no water the last day we were there, they had trouble with the well. Hardly got a sorry from the owners. The food in the lodge was good. - Soggy
Jul 2013 - $27.00
Found this park online and was leery at some reviews, but we went ahead and made reservations. We got there and were pleasantly surprised. The owner and his son and family were extremely courteous and helpful. We hated to leave! The bathhouse was extremely clean. There were two bathrooms that took a key to open and were locked by an additional deadbolt once you entered! Wish the restaurant was open more hours but understand it is not financially feasible at this time! It is located between Essex and West Glacier. We will return! - DigMyPast
Aug 2010 - $25.00
Family run business with cabins, RV sites & primitive sites. Very convenient to Glacier (20 miles to west entrance), but also across from railroad tracks (as are a lot of the campgrounds along Rt.2), but you get used to the trains or can close up to decrease noise. Great value for full hook-ups, but no cell service or internet, so plan to get away from it all. Nice cafe with good food. Close to hike to Stanton Lake. Only downside was that the restrooms ran out of paper often and were not as clean as they could be. But again, with the full hook-up, it is easy to use your own facilities. We would stay there again if in the area. - shepherdmoon
Jul 2017 - $59.00
Advertised Wi-Fi which since there is no phone service is very important. Worst then that are the constant freight trains that run both ways on two sets of tracks. It is all day and night and impossible to get used to. There is also the noise from Rt. 2, a seventy mile an hour highway that makes it sound like you are at a Nascar event. I never saw the owners and the two employees that I did speak to seemed to care less that I was not happy. I stayed four of the seven days and left without a refund which the owners make clear will not be given no matter the circumstances. I am relatively new at camping but this establishment is not a good example of how a RV park should be run. - bartender bob
Jul 2016 - $60.00
The man who checked us in was abrupt & rude and that should have been our 1st indication to not stay at this campground.
We understand the rule of 10pm quiet time, but to have to fires out at 10 when we are quietly sitting beside it is a little ridiculous.
We understood that you could either have the breakfast buffet or order off the menu, however we were told upon getting there that we should go down the road if we wanted to have breakfast other than what was served at the buffet, with food allergies this was not going to work for us, it was very strange.
The biggest issue however was the trains.....quiet time is at 10, but with trains every 30-40 min & the track about 40 feet away, the noise we would have made was nothing compared to that amount of noise!
This has been the highest price campground we came across ($60 usd) & would not recommend it with their rules & no sleep due to noise of highway and trains. - Roxane
Jul 2016 - $52.00
This was a beautiful campground. And the sites are big (we took a 38 ft 5th wheel) with lots of trees. The grounds were clean and the management friendly. But I will never stay at this RV site again. I ignored the reviews regarding the noise and the trains. I should have listened. The train I was able to actually get used to but there was so much traffic noise day and night and you are right next to the street. The other thing I found very odd is in the bathroom there are no doors. just a small stall with a shower curtain hanging on it that blows open whenever someone opens the door. (Sorry, but you guys need to put a little money into your restroom and add some doors.) There were also a TON of bugs at our site. So bad that you can not even put enough bug spray on to sit outside. It is unfortunate because the actual area is quiet beautiful. But when we go back to Glacier we will not be staying here. - Knibbers
Aug 2018 - $12.00
We stayed 3 nights in our 30 foot fifth wheel. Lots of shade in fact a little too much since we like using solar to recharge batteries. A lot of site would accommodate bigger rigs but a word of caution be very careful when selecting off the web site. Review as many pictures as you can. Our site was a 35 foot pull through but is curved sharply to the left making it a little difficult to park our coach so we could deploy the main slide. A bunch of gee jawing and we got it. The folks who take care of the campground are awesome and I believe if you had issues with your selected site they could help you out.Don't forget to fill your water tank. Some sites have water close but you will need a water thief. Dump station just outside the entrance. We would stay here again for sure. - Tahoe1840
Aug 2018 - $12.00
We were lucky to reserve a spot at the last minute in Fish Creek Campground. We had space B90 which was mostly shaded, but with enough sun to keep the solar panels working. Even with a full campground, it was generally quiet and we enjoyed our spot. We were gone most every day, but in the evenings it was pleasant. We used the free shuttles to avoid the traffic and parking issues, and it's definitely the way to go. We enjoyed the Ranger led hikes. The Rangers and the volunteers in the park were without exception, awesome. Can't say enough nice things about how this park is run. - sail2blue
Aug 2017 - $23.00
Fish Creek is one of two campgrounds in Glacier National Park that can be reserved. It is on the west side of the park, St. Mary is the east side. The park is a fantastic place to visit, but I don't believe there are any campsites IN the part that have hookups of any kind. Another campground near Fish Creek is Apgar, which is quite large and swarming with people, a bit reminiscent of Camp Curry at Yosemite. We much preferred Fish Creek because it was quieter. If you like dry camping, this is one of the best campgrounds inside the park. The sites were extremely varied... some level, others very out of level, some with a large area for a picnic table, chairs, etc. others not so much. The access roads were reasonably good, but we saw someone with a longer trailer nearly destroy his awning trying to maneuver his trailer into a somewhat narrow pull-through. SPECIAL NOTE: While every loop (A, B, C, D) had clean well-maintained bathrooms, ALL of the showers are in loop A (4 total for 178 campsites). There is commonly a big lineup. While the shower stalls were clean, the dressing area outside the shower stall had a perpetually muddy floor, because it gets wet (naturally), and people are entering after having trekked a fair distance on dusty trails from other loops. - MalamuteMan
Jul 2017 - $10.00
We were looking for a campground in Glacier NP that would be convenient to the shuttle route to access to hiking trails. We're self contained and don't use the facilities. We stayed a week in late July in our 25 foot MH. This is a nice and very conveniently located campground. The hosts are friendly and helpful. All sites are first come first serve. Sites that are expected to be available (campers have until 11:30 to extend their stay) have no tags on the post after 7am. Pick up a registration envelope at the entrance, select an untagged post/empty site and hang a tag on the post. There's much variety in sizes and shapes and privacy of sites. Most are wooded and shady. We were unable to use our solar panels. Most need some leveling. There is no WiFi. There's usable AT&T and Verizon service with slow data which slows further early in the evening due to volume. - dsvt
Jul 2016 - $15.00
Beautiful park. Very close to Apgar Village by bike/walking trails. Apgar Village is a great place to shop, eat and view Lake McDonald. My family really enjoyed staying here. It is great for bike riding and right off of Going to the Sun Road. There are no showers, but the bathrooms are very clean. It is very difficult to get a spot, so get there in the morning. The park hosts were friendly and can tell you more about openings than the visitor centers can. The sites are not always level, but they are beautiful and somewhat private. There is a free park shuttle stop at the entrance to the campground. The shuttles are nice, but expect to wait in line at Avalanche Creek and Logan Pass to transfer along Going to the Sun. This was one of our favorite parks on a 5 week road trip. - MargieTX
Jun 2016 - $10.00
We had a great stay at Apgar, love that camping in the woods feeling. We found a site big enough and relatively level for our trailer in Loop B. The site was spacious and had a picnic table and fire ring. So quite at night and located in Glacier Park which made it very convenient for sightseeing. We had the Senior Park Pass so can't beat the price either. Several bike trails as well as the Park amenities at Apgar Village. There is water available at several locations around the Loops as well as several restroom facilities. The restrooms were dated, but clean and Loop C had large sinks for dumping dishwater.
We would definitely stay here again. - jtl2
Aug 2018 - $45.00
This is a nice campground very close to the west entrance (about 1 mile) of Glacier NP. Pros: Location. Wooded and shaded sites. Nice campground office with sitting area, TV, books and DVD's to use. Very helpful staff. Cons: Sites are not easy to get in and are not very level. There are hills you have to navigate to almost all the sites. Older campground with old electric grid. We use 30 amp and had low voltage issues while there, going as low as 104 volts. Our Progessive surge protector gave use numerous errors and I finally just unhooked it. We pull a 26 foot trailer and we were lucky enough to get a pull through site, E9. If we would have had a back-in it could have been tricky getting in. If we were to come back again I would insist on a pull through or I probably would not stay. - Dooger54
Aug 2018 - $40.00
Large wooded campground with 175 sites. Very few pull throughs & backing in was a challenge. Sites are not level so bring blocks to level your unit. Two sites are very close together and share the connections but there is usually a large expanse located on the other sides. The sitting areas with fire ring and table are usually to the back. If you have accessibility problems please mention it when making your reservation. I had to use the handle on our trailer to pull myself up the hill to sit at our picnic table. I think there are only 4 showers for men and 4 showers for women to service 175 sites, many of which were tent campers. Needless to say; you may have to wait in line. The restrooms were adequate however dated. The dust in the exhaust fan above my shower was extreme. I'm talking years accumulations. The odor from the dump station was detectable at quite a distance. - Hidden Barb
Aug 2018 - $40.00
The campsite is in the woods & on a hill. It is very peaceful, although a train whistle can be heard, mostly during the day, but the first one is at 7 AM. We had to use our leveling blocks, and there are some tree roots in the site, but the ambiance was suitable to the Glacier experience. The restrooms were a bit small & are on the rustic side, but are adequate. The people working at the park, including at the cafe, were very friendly. - JaneDon264
Sep 2018 - $100.00
We stayed here during the third week of September and really enjoyed the KOA. Very clean, no crowds, nice hosts and staff. Easy pull-through spot that was plenty long to accommodate our trailer and tow vehicle. The KOA is located at the entrance to the park, and central to other attractions (horseback riding, helicopter tours, etc). - geomac
Aug 2018 - $80.00
We stayed here with our caravan group. The sites were excellent and our group was all together. The staff at the KOA even put all the dog owners close to the dog park! The buildings and amenities are well maintained and the flowers are spectacular! We ate at the cafe twice and both meals were excellent! We would stay here again, if in the area! - NYParsels
Aug 2018 - $76.00
This is a KOA Resort, beautiful, well taken care of, great staff. The have a small restaurant (separate from office) that serves breakfast and dinner in the evening. It also has a Scoops Ice Cream Parlor. Lots of walking paths, took our dog on the paths several times a day. Lots of flowers, grass, trees and view of mountain. - Junebug123
Aug 2018 - $40.00
We enjoyed our stay at San-Suz Ed. The park is nice in a woodsy way and the people are friendly. Our space had nice privacy. We were very close to West Glacier National Park and an easy drive to the recreation options in Whitefish. We would recommend this park to you. - Tinas
Aug 2018 - $53.00
Easy to find and close to West Glacier Park entrance. Nice young man who was very helpful. Our pull through site was paved and level with several options for full hook up. Beautiful forested camp with sites for double occupancy if you're traveling with another camper. Also tent camp in the outer perimeter with gravel sites in the woods. Beautiful Park in a mountain setting. - Teribee
Aug 2018 - $48.00
Enjoyed the park. Sites are fairly close, but mitigated by beautiful pine trees that separate each site. Park is well run. This park is immediately adjacent to Route 2, the main road in the area. Road noise is heavy. The park is large and very busy, but because of the woods, we felt secluded. Very convenient to Glacier NP. Some train traffic nearby. - Globeville
Aug 2018 - $70.00
Although the lake is beautiful we had issues with the management too. When reserving I made sure the person on the phone understood we were 43 feet long and 13 feet high. As we arrive we noticed how tight the entrance was. We did everything within our power to fit in the site but there was no way. The owner did refund us our deposit but now we had an eight day hole in our itinerary! Very difficult to get reservations in high season here and we had to move an hour and a half away from where we wanted to be. All the sites are quite tight and heavily treed. - Jansplans
Sep 2018 - $50.00
We finally made it back to this area after 9 years and we stayed at North American again. This is a terrific location near the west entrance to Glacier NP. Our site (H27) was an end site on the back row and was a back-in. It may be the best site in the campground due to its privacy and extraordinary length. The 5th wheel and two vehicles easily fit with room to spare. Threading the truck and 5er at an angle between large rocks was a tricky back up however. ATT service was good. The laundry room was clean. We would stay here again if we decide to return to the area. - Scott & Nancy
Aug 2018 - $45.00
Great place to camp for access the Glacier NP. GNP west entrance is about five miles away. The campground was clean and the hosts were great. We came out a forest service CG and our RV was covered in road dust. For $6, you can wash your RV on site which I gratefully took advantage of. We also used the laundry. It was clean and inexpensive. Wifi was awful. We were less than 50 feet from the office wand could not get a solid signal. AT&T cell was good and we ended up hot spotting for online needs. Sites are tight on space. Access to them is excellent. One of the few places I didn't bush branches getting to my site. We decided to extend one day and the CG was able to accomdate us in a different site. (The only "problem" was the campers on the new site didn't respect the noon check out and the hosts had to go there three times to ask them to vacate) Route 2 is a busy road and there are trains regularly. Road noise wasn't an issue for us but occasionally your get some road noise from trucks etc. Despite the wifi issue, we would camp here again. - DJR CMR
Aug 2018 - $55.00
Cheaper than a lot of other campgrounds in the area. Wifi in and just outside the office was OK, anything more than 50 feet away was quite poor. Poor to non-existent T-Mobile service, both phone and data, and that poor service extended through most of the area. The campground itself was clean, with gravel roads and sites. Dust was an issue at times. Only 2 dumpsters for the entire CG, and they were full just a couple of days after being emptied. Many of the other campers we talked with during our walks were multiple repeat visitors to the CG. - Scubadude62