32 Parks near Glacier National Park, Montana
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
Sep 2015 - $20.00
Very popular campground located near some of the best hiking in the park. No reservations accepted so arrive early in the day to try and obtain a site as someone is leaving. The 12 mile road into this area of the park is paved but in bad conditions. Five sections have been washed out. It is passable but you need to slow down. There are approximately 25 sites that will take trailers up to 32' or RVs up to 38'. Almost all of the sites are pull through but the short radius makes many difficult to place a towable RV. Beautiful setting as you are surrounded by mountains and lakes. Water is available at the dump station. Bring all needed supplies since it is over 50 miles to a grocery store or laundry in Browning, MT. No cell phone service - AT&T is only available in Browning, Version available at St. Marys. There are pay showers ($2.50 for 8 minutes) available at the Swiftwater Motor Lodge. Limited groceries, supplies, and food available at the Lodge. Two restaurants nearby but expensive. Hiking in the area is wonderful with much wildlife to see. We viewed mountain goats, big horn sheep, and a bull moose while hiking. This campground with no hookups in a remote area is not for everyone but is beautiful! - linnemj
Aug 2010 - $23.00
$23 is full rate, we paid $11.50 senior rate. Reservations taken and recommended. We could only book 4 nights and could not get any extra nights while here. This place is booked solid in the summer. Great base for seeing the east side of the park. Potable water is at the dump station on the way out. We were able to make the swing around the attendant booth after checking in with no problem. Then a short ride back to the visitor center to turn around. As reviewed, sites can be tight, took some doing to get positioned so our slides could go out. - Bob and Inga
Jul 2010 - $20.00
$20 seems high for no hookups or showers, BUT it is in the Glacier NP and close to great hiking so maybe worth it! Restrooms were very clean. - susy1313
Aug 2013 - $20.00
When we were there, they were only allowing hard sided rigs, vans, etc., because of a bear problem. We never saw any bears or other interesting wildlife; just chipmunks and birds. The sites cannot accommodate large rigs. We have a 30’ motorhome, and it was a tight squeeze. There was a nice dump station and good quality potable water, but no hookups. We drove our small dinghy car across Logan Pass; vehicles over about 24 feet are not allowed there, and for good reasons. - DMarilynB
Sep 2015 - $15.00
Great place to see the park. Sites are kinda tight. But otherwise pleasant. Bears in campground every night. :-) - Spantz
Aug 2015 - $12.00
This was dry camping and since we were in a motor home it was no problem. The showers and restroom were very clean. The campground was smoke filled because of all the fires. It rained and snowed our last nig ht. What a beautiful view of the mountains when we woke up. To bad we had to leave. - larbac
Aug 2015 - $12.00
Wonderful campground - just wish they had electric hookups. Most campsites are surrounded by bushes and small trees so there is quite a bit of privacy between sites. All campsites are pull-thrus so if you are in an RV and want your patio door to face your site rather than the road then choose a site on the outside of the loop. Berries were ripe while we were there so there were bears coming into the campground. Nice location for day trips to Many Glacier and Two Medicine. Verizon phone and Mifi worked well. - DKL1219
Aug 2015 - $10.00
We had an excellent site right on Pray Lake with a view of the mountains surrounding us. We set our chairs up at the water's edge and enjoyed all Glacier had to offer. The campground never filled and this was due to the closure of many of the hiking trails from Two Medicine as a result of the wildfires in the area. There was some smoke, but nothing that would result in closure of the campground. East Glacier is nearby, where cell coverage was 4G/LTE. This is our favorite Glacier campground. - Marsha D
Jul 2015 - $10.00
A great gem, nestled in next to the mountains and lake on the East side of Glacier National Park, it's first come first serve, and may fill at certain times, but we got the pull through site we wanted by simply arriving early and waiting till the folks left. Site was reasonably level and spacious.
There are no hookups, but there is a dump station & water fill, bathrooms were old but clean and functional. We were lucky enough to miss the fires, the morning we were leaving, a gentleman that was waiting for our site, informed us that the Going to the Sun Road was closed due to a fire. With the low cost, and absolutely gorgeous area, we would certainly stay here again. - bukhrn
Jul 2012 - $20.00
What a gem this park is!! One of the most beautiful National Park CG settings we have experienced! Staff was very friendly and restrooms were very clean. If you have a sizeable rig, get there early!! There are people cruising the park in the morning to get one of the larger sites that are in the front near the meadow and lake. Drove the loops twice before we found a great site. A lot of sites in the inner loops will not accommodate an RV or trailer, especially anything over 25'. Kind of a bummer that the big sites that can accommodate a big rig can be taken up by a tent. But, it is "first come first served" and the sites are as much their right as anybody else. The store and boat dock area are great and an easy walk or bike ride away. We will definitely be back! - B-Rad502
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 - $34.00
Close to west entrance of Glacier Natuonal Park, this was a very nice campground in a heavily wooded area. The office personnel were friendly and helpful. Lot was level but had just enough room for 28 ft travel trailer and tow vehicle. Spacing was nice, WiFi in office area, too much foliage for satellite. We connected ok with Verizon LTE. We checked out some of the campgrounds in the park and the ones we saw were mostly pull throughs that were very narrow. Would definitely stay here again. - smitty12
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
Jul 2016 - $100.00
Very nice KOA a little pricey. We had a large pull thru with a grill, picnic table and fire pit. The park was full, quiet at night. The staff was very nice, and considering the size of the park they got us in and to our site in 10 minutes. The workers were great. My grill needed a new propane tank. I called the office and within 5 minutes it was being changed. The restaurant was closed at night as the Chef was ill. Breakfast was very good and super busy. The park is great but again a little pricey. - tazman1953
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 a lovely old RV place. Our site was gravel/dirt with lots of shade. No TV. Wifi spotty at best. We would stay here again. - travel2011
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
Jul 2016 - $43.00
Basic campground near West Entrance to Glacier Natuonal Park. We were in back-in site that had 2 vehicles very close to us. We had just enough room for 28 ft trailer and had to park tow vehicle perpendicular to trailer to make it all fit. Some of the pull throughs looked much nicer with some nice trees between sites. Bathrooms and laundry were great. Office personnel very pleasant. WiFi average nothing terrific. AT&T strong with 3 bars. - smitty12
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 - $44.00
Great location for easy access to Glacier and towns/activities nearby. Were here over the 4th of July weekend, so jam packed. First site D6 would not work for our 34' rig with 2 slides and fortunately they had one other option D5 that worked OK for our 2 night stay. Sites D7, 6 and 5 are awkward and tight if you have a bigger rig. The office staff did well with what they had and we appreciate it. Roads are tight, but doable. - RPWAINC