27 Parks near Glacier National Park, Montana
Jun 2016 - $34.00
About as close as you can get to the West entrance of Glacier National Park. The campground offers breakfast Wednesday to Sunday. Laundry facility available as well. Sites are situated on a mountain slope but are somewhat level. Our site was fairly tricky to navigate into though for a big rig. The biggest issue was the low power voltage coming into the rig.
The rate reflects Good Sam discount. - Bay Area Early retirees
Aug 2015 - $34.00
We stay here once a year, every year! Love it!
Clean, neat and very hospitable. - Coloradoblue
Aug 2015 - $34.00
This campground is conveniently located about a mile from the west entrance of Glacier National Park. It is reasonably priced and heavily wooded, so no satellite TV reception possible. Sites are not paved and are narrow (room for the slide, but too tight for the awning). We camped in our 27' motorhome and had no problem getting into our site and only minimal work to get level. There was a fire pit and picnic table area behind our rig. We did have just enough room to park our tow Jeep on the lot. It did take the 40' rig across from us about 10 minutes to leave his site. I have no idea how he ever got into it. The bathrooms are clean, and the water is hot. The shower configuration is strange, in that, you must walk through the dressing area of shower #1 to get to shower #2. The entire campground is situated on a hill, so you'll be walking up a steep hill either to or from the bathrooms. There was free wi-fi available outside the office. There was ample seating and tables there, and reception was good. - RagTopDay
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
Sep 2015 - $20.00
Very primative. 180 spaces. No reservations, no hookups (power or water), NO showers. Flush toilets, cold water sink. For a park of its status and visitor population, I find it absurd that there's no shower facilities. The campground is generally always full, but there's no aid in securing a space. First come, first grab. It's a very large triangle walk between the campground, the village, and the Visitor Center-- about a half mile between each. Sites are roomy, pullthrus. Some walkways are wonderful, others are literally on the street. - writedesign
Jul 2016 - $80.00
Truly a resort park with pools, ice cream bar, cafe. Very well located to Glacier NP. We would definitely stay here again. - dwade
Jul 2016 - $79.00
About 6 miles from Glacier Natl Park west entrance.
Park was extremely well maintained with beautiful landscaping. Graveled roads could do with occasional watering down as they kicked up quite a bit of dust. Trash (including pet waste cans) emptied frequently. There is a definite lack of shade though, but since they've recently re-landscaped I assume eventually there will be more shade.
All utilities worked well with the exception of WiFi, which you can only access 'near the office'. Our Verizon phones and 'hot spots' had plenty of signal.
They have two pools (one adults only), an ice cream shop and a small eatery, none of which we used so I'll not venture an opinion.
The staff was very nice and attentive. When we called to ask for another night they said it wasn't a problem. We told them we'd be up to the office to take care of paying which was fine. They called back a few moments later and said "Let's take care of that now and save you the trip to the office, plus we don't want to take a chance of the 800 system taking your spot". That's good customer service. Not a 'crab' in the bunch. We also saw staff have to deal with a camper who was supposed to have moved sites to a different spot but instead had just taken off for the day, meaning a new camper couldn't get into their assigned spot until after 6pm! They were unfailingly polite and tolerant even though the 'squatter' became abusive to them to the point where they had to ask him to leave.
This park is way above the standards of the 'usual' KOAs. I think it has the makings of a real 'resort' RV park. About the only downside was the number of dogs I saw off leash in the unfenced dog area (there is also a fenced one). I do realize this is something that would be hard for the office to 'police' without having someone at the play area continually. But it did mean there were times when I couldn't take our dog out to exercise as he doesn't 'play well with others' when he's leashed. - QueenofQuitealot
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This is one of the best KOAs that we stay at all summer long. It is very well managed, clean, and the staff is very helpful. It appears to have expanded significantly since the last time we were here which has impacted water pressure and WIFI service. However, we plan to return the next time we're in Glacier.
They have premium sites and I would request a site on the north end of the park which east. The south end of the park has a due west exposure in the middle of the summer. - aznumwa339
Jul 2016 - $44.00
Very odd layout, but clean. Our spot did not have sewer, only water and electric. It was in the back of a field that we had to drive across to get to our site. The site was extremely unlevel. It was not worth the $44 we paid. No Good Sam discount. Pretty setting with shade. Showers were clean but VERY small. - MargieTX
Sep 2015 - $50.00
First the good...CLOSE to Glacier West entrance. All downhill from there. Campground is dirt, most everywhere. Dusty if dry, muddy if wet. On our first night I asked the two ladies in the office why there were no towels/dryer machine in the bathrooms. Was told that the "RV'ers take the towels to wash their windshields". Not only is there no means to dry hands after using the facilities there is NO soap provided, dispensers or otherwise. The campground has the railroad tracks on one side and a heavily truck /car traveled highway within 100 yards on the other. The shower stalls are tiny and the toilet was dirty from someone that had had serious problems. We camped there for two nights and the same toilet still had not been cleaned by the morning we left. I informed the two ladies in the office the morning we left that after a month of camping all over the Canadian Rockies their campground rated the lowest. I told them the unclean toilet was a perfect example. With that their profanity began and they accused me of being cause for the dirty toilet and to "get out of here". As a retired banker I have never been confronted with such abuse in all my travels. My wife and I spent the next two nights much further away from the park entrance but in a campsite worthy of a 4-5 star rating. San-Suz-Ed was a disaster and not worth a rating higher than a two and only then for being so close to the park. We would never stay here again. - Sweatlife
Aug 2015 - $50.00
Main drive is paved and other roads & sites are dirt. Sites are fairly level, pull through for big rigs. They have a restaurant for breakfast. It was average. Utilities worked fine except 30 amp didn't work at our site. No TV on antenna & Dish could not get through the trees. Wifi worked good but slow. Laundry is $2.25 to wash & .25 for 7 min dry. Park is 2.5 miles west of West Glacier & 14 miles east of Columbia Falls. Good location for visiting Glacier NP. Just way to much to pay for water, electric, sewer & a picnic table in my opinion. No discounts. - Retired & rambling
Jun 2016 - $23.00
Just off of Lake McDonald. We woke up to see an elk walking through the loop. Great showers / bathrooms, but the doors have a feature to prevent you from locking the door as you leave, and this confuses some people. Simply close the door, then lock it. There is some threat of bears, so food storage rules apply. Loop D was closed because of bear visits. Nearby touristy places are Apgar and West Glacier; Columbia Falls has groceries and outdoor supplies. - charles_from812
Sep 2015 - $23.00
Even though the park was very full, it was quiet and the treed spaces give an illusion of privacy although you are very close to people. Although the pull through circular sites are a tight fit we got our 40 foot rig in with minimal maneuvering. Dump station and solid Verizon and AT&T coverage. Restricted generator hours. 8-10am, 12-2pm, and 5-7pm. which was a challenge as the sites are very wooded and there was not as much solar charging as we would have liked. Well kept, well-managed, showers available but only in Loop A which is a 5 minute walk for those in other loops. Keep in mind you need to by a $30 seven day parks pass (on top of your $23 a night fee), or for $80 you can purchase the America the Beautiful pass which is good for one year on all federal land. - Lee and Trace
Aug 2015 - $12.00
Beautiful wooded campground - no mountain or lake views in Loop B. We were there when the temps were in the 90s so the shade was much appreciated. The campground map doesn't show it but all sites are pull-through. If you don't want your RV door facing the road pick a site on the right-hand (outside) side of the loop We were in site B68 next to the restroom. Although our site was lovely, I would give it a 1 out of 5 star rating for irritation. The restroom doors "clunk" when they close which was annoying during high-volume visit times (morning and evening). The campground also gets noisy in the evening as families return from their day activities. I thought the campground was limited to 35ft RVs but there were several in the campground that were larger. Generator use is only allowed 8-10am, 12-2pm, and 5-7pm. Because of bears, campers are told not to leave any food, including coolers and grills, out when gone from their site any length of time - we saw the Rangers remove a grill and a cooler from 2 sites when the occupants were gone. Campers are able to retrieve their stuff when they return. - DKL1219
Jul 2016 - $46.00
Small privately owned park. Tight roads, level parking pads. Store onsite. I think there are better places to stay in the area. - boisegolfer
Jun 2016 - $45.00
Close in to West Glacier National Park entrance. Great Showers, with plenty of hot water, laundry facilities were great also. Nice place, nothing glitzy just a great place to stay!
We recommend it.. - GFoxH
Jun 2016 - $23.00
We had a nice wide space with views of lots of trees. The park is clean and the laundry/lounge area was very clean. We didn't use the restrooms or showers. The only minus was we were on the farthest side of the park from the office and the wifi essentially did not work for us. We would definitely stay here again. - HS R.
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Trains, Trains, and more trains...LOUD HORNS all throughout the night. Sometimes as 0ften as every 15 minutes! Road noise with truckers using jake brakes was just another annoyance during the night. Weedy, messy park with small narrow sites. And I can't forget to mention the quiet hours from 10pm to 6am...what quiet hours?? Rowdies partying up to 2am with slamming car doors, yelling, and carrying on with absolutely no consideration for others...None! Can't say I'll stay again even if the restrooms were clean and the showers were hot. - Rick Frazier
Jun 2016 - $28.00
Park is very foresty, like not all spots will get TV, but it is in a good location. Owners very nice. We called last minute to get a spot; they said come on down. We got there just before her crowds were coming in. She gives a price, no discounts, no adding tax back on, just a price! Will be back.. - melissa boone
Aug 2015 - $35.00
This seemed to be the least expensive park near Glacier, so we stayed before and after GNP, glad to have showers , power and laundry. One site worked fine, but other was on the hillside and quite sloped. Park is in the trees but not great shade when it's in the 90s. Strange set-up with some tent camper sites tightly next to the RVs, which was bothersome when the tenters had fires going til midnight, with smoke smell too close. Didn't seem to be any rule enforcement here, with speeders and dust flying, and campfires going even tho there was a health alert and smoke from WA heavy in the air. But this park works for an overnight, has a great though small laundry room and bathroom. - Annie's Song
Aug 2013 - $39.00
This park is located about 5 miles from the west entrance to Glacier National Park along Highway 2. Sites are level. There are larger trees and some tight corners for parking bigger rigs. Owners live on the premises and were pleasant. There is no store, but businesses and restaurants are within 5-10 miles along Highway 2. This is a no-frills, but pleasant RV park. We would stay here again. - gbburgess
Aug 2013 - $38.00
This is a pleasant rural CG near the west side of Glacier NP. The roads and sites are gravel with grass between them. All of them would have benefited from a bit more gravel. Most sites are large pull-throughs that have no difficulty with large rigs and towed cars. Tall trees provide shade and they do complicate getting satellite TV, but the long site allowed us to move around a bit and we were able to get a signal using our rooftop system. Although the CG is right off US2 there is relatively minor traffic noise. The owner/manager was quite pleasant both when we called to make the reservation and when we checked in. She has gotten criticized in some reviews because she makes sure that campers know the CG's rules. We didn't think the rules were unusual and her insistence on making sure customers are aware of them is, no doubt, the result of discovering that some people ignore CG rules and then claim ignorance of them. There is WiFi but it is weak and wasn't even working the first day we were there. However, Verizon 4G service was strong and fast. The most unusual aspect of this CG is that hot water is turned off in the bathrooms/showers at night. We are self-contained and don't use CG bathrooms, but this could be an issue for some people. One thing that was impressive was that bear-proof trash containers were placed throughout the park; we've never seen them used except at federal and state facilities. One criticism, however, is that only some of the sites are "big rig friendly". We were in B5 and ended up backing out of our site because the rig in the row in front of us made it impossible for us to avoid a tree as we exited. If I stayed there again I would insist on a spot in the "D" row. - docj
Aug 2013 - $39.00
Started out a score of 10 with the beautiful sites in the woods, and perfectly level gravel sites. Then we realized the advertised Wi-Fi was all but non-existent, the sewer hookup was inconveniently high, and the shower head was duct-taped, which leaked and sprayed erratically. We could never get voltage above 114, and that was prior to plugging anything in. A/C on low dropped voltage to 109. Our friends stayed in nearby, expensive KOA, and we would join them there next time. - User3773
Jul 2016 - $40.00
By far this is our favorite campground. You are just not lined up, sites are spread among the trees. We needed to level a bit side to side. Staff is friendly and helpful. Plenty of trees and privacy. Water, sewer and electric are excellent. Wi-Fi is spotty because of all the trees and gets bogged down. Our Verizon service worked well. We have spent time checking out other area campgrounds and this is the best by far. - Rich & Cathy Kelly
Jun 2016 - $37.00
This is totally in the woods but a very nice park that is well managed by professionals! Spot was not totally level side to side but was able to level with blocks. Very comfortable spot with good spacing/privacy. To be honest, I could not find my receipt so I'm guessing a bit at what I paid? It was not too much for what it was. I would stay here again for sure! - Dave Alexander
Aug 2015 - $30.00
The best campground I have visited this year. The rate is based on monthly stay. I was only able to book a site with no sewer but there is a honey-wagon twice per week for $10 each visit. Sites are spread out and in the woods. Nothing "parking lot" about this place! Fishing pond. Live music on Fridays. Close to Glacier. Great place. - Susan C.
Sep 2015 - $50.00
We stayed here for 2 weeks. The front desk service is fabulous. The wi-fi was pretty good, our site was not too far from the office. I loved the foliage between my site and the neighboring one, however we did hear highway traffic, but it was not horrible. Great playground, and big-foot scavenger hunt for the kids. Fabulous location near West Glacier entrance. Sites are narrow, but love the big trees and gazebo with grills and tables. - barrygoodtimes
Aug 2014 - $50.00
Very nice setting with lots of trees and nice amenities. However, the Wi-Fi was horrible! Poor cell service also, 3 bars average on Verizon. The campground is on a hillside and the sites are long but narrow. Steep slope right outside door on gravel lead to several falls by us and our friends. Very small picnic tables, like for kids. Some other units could not fully extend their slides due to trees and we could not use our awning. The office staff was pleasant, but somewhat incompetent. Billing was all screwed up, with double charges and delayed refunds. Lots of excuses about the billing and the Wi-Fi but little or no action to correct it in a timely manner. I would not stay here again! There are way too many other parks in the area with better service. This would only be a last resort. - ftrvingcgst
Jul 2014 - $40.00
This is a lovely park with lots of potential. A few tweeks and this place will be fantastic. Paying for showers isn't really a "resort" kind of thing. The free muffins that are top notch, now that is resort style! Overly picky about check out and in, that isn't resort. Fully stocked store, good Internet, that's a resort! Spaces that are too small and not mentioned on check in, not resort. Heavily wooded, lovely setting with privacy, that is a resort! A few tweeks and another season, this place will be all set! - fulltimenomads