MONTANA

Glacier National Park is a magnificent harmony of high alpine slopes and lush forested valleys. The views are stunning and true to Montana’s motto: it is big sky country. There is lots to do at Saint Mary and  McDonald lakes, as well as along the Going To The Sun road. We love Glacier for the awe inspiring scenery, scenic drives, and of course the glaciers.

✓ Entry Fee –  Pets allowed

 

Season: June – September (open year round – most roads closed in winter)

Precautions:

  • Mosquitos
  • Bears & wildlife
  • Extreme temperatures and weather

WHERE TO CAMP

Fish Creek

Find reprieve in this quiet campground. Sites have plenty of privacy and are within walking distance to Lake McDonald.

✓ Hookups

✓ Dumping

✓ Toilets

X Showers

✓ Reservations

✓  Fires

Grant Village Campground

This campground is in a great central location and also boasts a variety of sites. It also offers plenty of amenities like laundry.

✓ Hookups

✓ Dumping

✓ Toilets

✓ Showers

✓ Reservations

✓  Fire

ACTIVITIES

Go for a ride: take a tour on one of Glacier’s iconic Red Buses, which have been offering rides for almost 100 years. Relax and learn as you cruise through some of the most spectacular country in the northern US. This is a great option for RVers who don’t want to drive their rentals up and down the steep and exposed mountain roads.

Relax on the lakeshore: the water may be chilly, but the summer sun is warm and temperatures are usually pleasant along the shores of Saint Mary and McDonald lakes. You can also check out boat rentals and tours.

Explore the surroundings: the areas around Glacier offer plenty of memorable activities. To the southwest of the park is Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Montana. While you’re there don’t forget to enjoy the famously good cherries and huckleberries. Also relatively close is the quaint ski-town Whitefish with plenty of summer fun to be had.

CONSIDERATIONS

  • Invest in bear spray and have it handy for hikes into the backcountry
  • Practice bear safety in campgrounds and picnic areas
  • Reserve sites in advance: Glacier is very popular and campgrounds fill up early
  • Weather and temperatures can change quickly: be prepared

DID YOU KNOW?

Glacier’s call to fame, its’ glaciers, may be gone soon. Warmer summers and dryer winters are slowly eating away at the once permanent snowpacks. Keep this in mind as you visit, and do your part to protect this natural treasure by conserving resources and practicing Leave No Trace. Learn More