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St. Mary / East Glacier KOA

St Mary, Montana


106 West Shore
St Mary, Montana 59417
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 140
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 48.75786
Longitude: -113.43603

Elevation: 4532' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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169 Reviews

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $80.00
Overall Rating:

People were very nice. Understand the short season and the proximity to Glacier but $80 to park in what amounts to a pasture is just too high. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $91.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice park. However, the rates are high considering that the WiFi is non-existent. If you are charging $100 per night (No KOA discount), you should invest in infrastructure and have adequate WiFi. The staff is fairly young. Mostly high school or college. Many on Work Study programs from foreign countries. Called the CG and told them a USPS package would be coming. Verified address. USPS tracking showed package was delivered 2 days PRIOR to arrival. They could NOT find it. Had to visit the office TWICE and finally it "appeared". My name was correct. They had even "noted" the arrival date and my site number. BUT, it got "LOST" in the back room. The CG is owned by a couple. The lady is sharp. She straightened out the KOA "home office" on our Value Kard. However, the main staff is not that well trained. We had to elevate a small issue to her level to get it fixed. We were in the sites across from the pool. These sites are NOT level. One 45 Ft MH had the front tires raised 12" off the ground. Our Air Level (not Jacks) suspension did not have enough travel. We were a bit "sloped" but could not move. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
F 35
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

East Glacier is NOT as crowded as the West Side. Go to the Many Glacier. Lots of wildlife there. Take the "two boat" tour from the hotel. Really cool.

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Review Count: 208
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 53

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $63.00
Overall Rating:

Rate includes 10% KOA discount and $100 discount for Rewards Card points. Site was pull-through; gravel; level; FHU with 50 amps. There was a picnic table available, but was on unlevel ground. We had good Verizon cell and internet reception and good DishTV satellite reception. The park has nice views of the surrounding mountains. The park was quiet at night. We would stay here again. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C30
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We find the east side of Glacier National Park less crowded than the west side. It has easier access to the entrances at Many Glacier and Two Medicine, it is a shorter drive to get to Logan Pass, and is closer to the Canadian border and Waterton National Park.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $80.00
Overall Rating:

This is the third time over the last six years that we have stayed here. Some sites are level and some aren't. Ours was not on this last visit. One thing that is consistent is the wifi, its worthless. They shouldn't even advertise that they have it as it has never worked for us on any device. The staff are friendly but don't have any explanation other than it might be down or too many people are using it at the moment. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $80.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice park, although in my opinion it is pricey. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I particularly liked one feature: at your convenience you can order a pizza (which is very good) in the office and tell them what time you want it delivered to your campsite. That was a very nice perk. One thing I did not like - their internet and phone service is nonexistent unless you are a Verizon customer. We also had no TV service. We could not cook out because the wind was so bad, we were afraid we would start a fire. Other than those inconveniences, the campground was good. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We reserved a deluxe patio site. It was not at all level--and almost impossible to fit our 40 ft motorhome with tow in the site. It was sleeting with 70 mph wind gusts, so we weren't happy about all the extra effort trying to set up. Eventually we had to move to another site. The regular less expensive sites were longer than the deluxe. Fortunately, the campground staff was able to accommodate the change. The wind nearly tore the door off RV and car ever time you opened it. Trash was blowing everywhere. In fairness to the campground, not much they could do about the wind, but we would not return. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Pull through

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Nice enough setting with the mountains, but the site was too sloped, and the internet mostly non-existent. Don't advertise it if it doesn't work. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Big campground with spectacular mountain views and close to Glacier National Park east entrances. One of best campground stores we have ever seen. Very friendly and helpful staff. High camping prices but paying for location. Only drawback was very high winds for three days which is evidently not unusual for this area. Also had issue with power plug location which was too far forward so could not park our class C at rear of site where it was more level than front of site. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
upper part
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great hiking at Many Glacier

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $66.00
Overall Rating:

This is our 3rd time to Glacier (2nd on the East side). We prefer the East side simply because it is quieter and has more natural beauty around the camp site. The view of the East entrance to Glacier NP is simply breathtaking. In our view, this rv park is the best available on the East side. They could definitely use more gravel on the interior roads and pads. We happened to arrive right after several days of rain which resulted in our coach almost getting stuck in two sites before we found nice worker helped us find a dry one. At the price you pay, we were a little disappointed that they would not allow us to select a site of our choice. There were few people there, and the site we selected we were told was taken. But no one was there all week. The campground store offers ice cream, a coffee shop and a nice supply of groceries. There is a field directly across from the entrance to the CG. On our first night there, we saw deer and a large elk herd (20+). We were there early in May so most everything was closed...St Mary Lodge, most of Glacier NP, grocery store, etc. However, having few people around enabled us to see at least 7 bears in Glacier NP, lots of elk, moose, mountain goats, big horn sheep. If in the area, we would come back again. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For viewing big horn sheep and mountain goats, go to Many Glacier. Don't forget to see Chief Mountain about 8-10 miles up the road.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This is a large park with all types of sites and friendly people. It has a little store with dipped ice-cream and treats, propane filling, hot tub, and a lake within walking distance. They do not have cable TV and their Wi-Fi is reasonably fast in the morning but terribly slow at night. This park is very close to the east entrance to Glacier National Park. We enjoyed this park. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Center pull through
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Watch for cattle on the road into the park because they run loose. There is wildlife viewing in the area if you get out early. We saw moose, deer, and grizzlies. We felt safe hiking in the park without bear spray but you better have it if you are hiking in Glacier.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $75.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park with a fabulous view of the moutains. Wonderful dog run - very large and clean - we used it twice a day and my dogs loved it. Quite pricey, but worth it for a few days to park so close to Glacier National Park. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

As others have noted, high nightly cost but that is typical for both east and west sides of Glacier NP. However, the east side has a higher sales tax than the west side which adds to the nightly cost, I assume from being on the reservation. Never seen a gift shop like this one: high end camping gear, good assortment of food and beverages, clothing, plus plenty of souvenir trinkets - very nice. Big laundry facility but obviously used by locals and folks cleaning pet bedding: be sure to clean the lint traps! Sites were fine with gorgeous views when the smoke cleared. A snow cleared a lot of the smoke and the weather was great for our stay. Seems more native shrubs or trees could be added to the grassy areas to separate the sites. Watch for the foxes early in the morning patrolling the sites. Wifi was very weak but if you have Verizon the signal is strong. No issues with utilities. Relatively low occupancy and folks were spread out, giving a sense of more space per site. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great access to the Glacier NP St. Mary entrance and visitor center. There is more wildlife on the east side but you need to look for it. I feel the east side hikes are better too. Iceberg Lake hike was great - take binos. Browning has a great but small Plains Indians museum, most of the very unusual artifacts coming from private collectors or the Northern Railroad collection - a bit of history preserved. And if you're buying diesel, fuel is 25 cents per gallon less in Browning than St Mary.

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Review Count: 139
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $75.00
Overall Rating:

This is the most expensive place we've ever camped. However, its one mile from Glacier National Park's East entrance; has mountain views, large heated pool, store with hand-dipped ice cream; they provide escort to your site, and even deliver pizza! Gravel interior roads, mostly level, fairly roomy gravel sites, with grass in between. They have a large fenced dog run with grass, and friendly, helpful staff. We would stay again if visiting the area. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A-18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

I don't understand all the negativity in so many reviews for this park. Yes, it's expensive but so is everything on this side of the park. This KOA has beautiful panoramic views! And the folks who work here knock themselves out providing excellent service. We loved the coffee bar, ice cream shop, and pizza! The location is perfect for visiting Many Glacier where all the best hikes are. We had to shorten our stay due to the thick smoke, but intend to return next September. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B5
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Have dinner at Johnsons of St Marys. Hike the Iceburg Lake Trail at Many Glacier. Have an ice cream cone nightly at the KOA shop!

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $75.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very expensive park but it had everything. The huckleberry ice cream is to die for. The area has very limited supplies so make sure you are well stocked before arriving including close towns. Site was level. WIFIsometimes good but not at peak times. Close to park. Staff great and very helpful. Our site level. We camped at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Also went to Medicine Two and Many Glacier and got out of the smoke. They are a must if u have the time. The going to the sun road was quite smokey but we still love it.

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