St Mary, Montana

Johnson's Campground and RV Park

St Mary, Montana



St Mary, Montana
Phone: (406) 732-4207

Sites: 157
Recent Rate: $39 8/2014

Latitude: 48.7505228567146
Longitude: -113.425598144531

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

67 Reviews

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americanrascal

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Conveniently located to the East Entrance of Glacier National Park. This campground sits on the side of a steep hill making it difficult to level rigs. Bathroom and laundry facilities are located at the bottom of the hill with a steep climb or descent to access bathroom and laundry facilities for full hookup sites. The laundry room was nice and well maintained. Wi-Fi was advertised to be available in laundry and office areas. However, this did not work at all, even after the owner rebooted the system. There is a café on-site. A lot of seasonal workers seemed to reside here. Sites were narrow and short. Grass was overgrown. Staff was friendly and helpful, however, we will probably not stay here again. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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cactuslady

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Two very small bathrooms for 157 RV, cabin, and tent sites. AND the bathrooms are very small, outdated, and not very clean. They say they clean them twice daily, but with this heavy usage it never looks like cleaning has been done. The sites are on dirt and not particularly level. We had good Wi-Fi reception using our Jetpack. This place is definitely overpriced for what is offered. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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rick r

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

What it has going for it is an amazing view of the mountains and lakes. After that, it's awful. The roads are so dusty, everything becomes covered in hours. There is no wi-fi other than at the office and that is quite poor at best. The sites are unkempt, not even close to level and in our case, hard to even walk on. Clearly no effort or money goes towards maintaining the place. After seeing the KOA across the street, we'd have been better off spending the extra ten a night to stay at a decent place. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Chillie

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

The place is dusty and the wifi didn't work. We had no AT&T service. Their restaurant had pretty good food with good service. We tried to change spots since it was noisy and dust flying around from every passing vehicle. On the plus side, great location for going into West Glacier. We won't stay here again. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Bruce M

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Very pretty spot in the "tenting area" of the park (site 29). A picturesque valley complete with horses (on the far side) and all the adventures of a beaver pond (frogs!), and a nice grassy field for Frisbee and baseball games provided by our children made them enjoy it. These sites only have 20 Amp circuits so the AC didn't work, but as the weather was a little cooler so it wasn't missed. No sewer in these sites, only in those at the front of the park. Nice easy access to Glacier Park and the Going to the Sun Road. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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walter & kay

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Gorgeous views and convenient entrance to glacier national. Loved the place and has a good restaurant. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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dandd

Review Count: 197
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $62.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second visit to the campground. While it is pricey, I recognize that they have a relatively short season and seemingly and had every site filled each of the nights we were there. Staff very friendly and helpful. Other than the price the only other negatives are the sewer connections are not located conveniently close to other (water and sewer) services and some of the sites can get very muddy after a rain. That said, we would definitely stay here again when in the the area ... as we love Glacier National Park, We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Rolling41113

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Spectacular views from campground which is situated on a hill overlooking lake and mountains. Sites are terraced, so not terribly level. Adequate gravel roads for easy in and out. Tight between spaces with a little vegetation and some small trees between some units. Not much shade if you're in Row B, but the view makes up for it. Shore services were good. Satellite reception was good. Verizon 3G and cell service worked well. No Wi-Fi at campsites, but is available at the office. Café on site with yummy homemade bread and a knock out tuna sandwich. Convenient to Glacier National Park. No extra amenities to speak of - no pool, playground, etc. A park more suited to adults rather than families with children due to layout (families with small children would be better served at KOA across the road which was nice). We would stay here again. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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pyrthkr

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Its the old moniker of location, location, location! Right close to the east entrance of Glacier NP and the stunning drive of Going to the Sun road. Registration folks not sure what to do with a motorhome towing a car and 4 people but they finally charged us $5/day ea for two additional people. As other reviewers have noted; not much in the way of amenities and the restaurant wasn't all that it was cracked up to be (try the Two Sisters up the road, north a little bit). Showers were by tokens and our guests reported they were clean and apparently well maintained. Great views, gravel roadways, killer speed bumps near registration, tenting area is down the hill, past the motor home area, elec only area is out front - right next to road and registration and cabins - if they are full, you will pay for full hookups whether you want them or not. Pay attention to the No Trespassing signage on the hill where two of the roads continue; its NOT the motor home park! Will probably look for something else next time. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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JB FTL

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here one night until I could move to another place. Only 30 amps and the two sets of speed bumps by the office are crazy; even at 3MPH. Sites are Very narrow, roads are all dirt with some stone, and sites are weeds and some stone. The dust from the roads is incredible and so is the wind up the hill,where all the "full hook-ups" are. I would not stay here again. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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chockwald

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here one night after overnighter in the St. Mary Visitors Center parking lot. We chose the sites in front, which are all back in, but fit our 62' length just fine. When these front 18 sites are full, you are just inches away from your neighbor. They are 30 amp with water only but no sewer. The sites up on top are full hookups. Great overnight place, and just outside the gate to Glacier National Park. There is a restaurant on site. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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L. Allen

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

It would be easy to let the wonders of Glacier NP make me like this campground more than it deserves. The only reason to stay in this park is that it's $20 cheaper than a campground across the street. Most spaces were 11' wide and 60' long. Our site was so narrow we had to pull ahead of the neighbor's slide to be able to open our door. A picnic table didn't even fit in our site. Sites on the hill would have views if there weren't wires in every direction. The wind made us sorry we picked the upper level. The whole park lost water for a day with no explanation. Their restaurant was mediocre and needed a good scrubbing. Laundry was a hodgepodge of old machines and expensive. The WiFi just didn't work - even in the office. I understand the difficulty getting broadband in remote areas but don't advertise it if it doesn't work. The only thing we liked here was the sign in the office that said, "Please be kind to the Desk Clerk. New customers I can get." We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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ghatfield

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 9 days. In spite of its pitfalls, this is probably the best place to stay while visiting Glacier National Park. St. Mary is on the east side of Glacier and is thus closer to the summit of Logan Pass. It is also within an easy drive of Many Glacier, East Glacier, and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. While we were there it was much cooler than Kalispell, which is on the west side of Glacier. But on the downside, St. Mary is very small, although it does have several restaurants and a small grocery store. A larger grocery store is in Browning, but that is about a 45-minute drive to the south. The park is built up on a hillside above lower St. Mary Lake. The full hookup sites face either east or west. The latter give a nice view of the lake and mountains, but the east view is cooler and provides a nice view too, just not as spectacular. Sites are dirt and grass; the roads are dirt and dusty at times. Most sites have a slope to them, but in most cases it is not excessive. The pull-through sites are narrow, but fairly long and close together. The potentially claustrophobic conditions are reduced somewhat because the sites are sort of terraced up the hillside. So you are somewhat higher than your downhill neighbor. There are a few scrubby Aspens between sites, but in most cases not enough to block satellite TV reception. The water pressure is low (usually about 30psi, but at times as low as 20psi). Power is only 30 amps and can vary from 117 volts to 109 volts during hot afternoons around dinnertime. WiFi is available, but only in and just outside of the office. Our site had very good Verizon service, so we used our aircard for internet access. Given all this, we would normally give this place a really low rating, but it is such a beautiful area these shortcomings are easy to overlook. We just dealt with them (eg, turned off the air conditioner when the voltage got too low) and enjoyed our stay immensely. The park also has a tent area which is a fairly large with trees and grass, and is a great place to walk the dog. The staff was helpful. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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dd2some

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here because of the closeness to Glacier Park. Sites are level and some shade. We were able to get satellite . Laundry is busy and $2.25 to wash. The cafe is over priced, $18 for 3 small pieces of chicken. The whole town has limited restaurants and high prices. Might stay here again. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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mesa campers

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Rustic campground considering proximity to Glacier National Park. Campsites are on a hill overlooking the park which was nice, but access was difficult. Small sites with no level area for eating outside. Wi-Fi in the office, but had very poor reception. Restrooms and showers were quite a way from site and not very clean. If it wasn't for the proximity to Glacier, we would have been unhappy. We camped at Johnson's Campground and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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