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Old 05-17-2012, 06:05 AM   #1
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Headed to Glacier NP

Plan on being in the area mid June. Need advice regarding campgrounds on the east side.
Traveling in a class A 40' with toad so a little space would be nice.

Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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We stayed at the St. Mary KOA in 2006 and had plenty of room for the 35-foot RV I owned at the time.

Was convenient to the Many Glacier area but a haul to the West side.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:54 AM   #3
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ST Marys KOA

We stayed at St Marys KOA last year, we enjoyed it, good campground. WIFI not so much.

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We stayed at the St Mary KOA also. It was OK but they did have one of the nicest pools, hot tub & kids water play ground that I have seen at a KOA. Highly recommend a tour on the "Jammer" (red open air bus) through the park. The drivers depth of knowledge about the park was worth every dime.

Red Bus Jammer Tours | Glacier National Park | National Park Reservations
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We are headed to Glacier in July, please report back on your trip! Thanks
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Most of the lower roads are open now, however, be aware the the "Going to the Sun Hwy", usually is not opened for thru travel until around mid July. Beautiful park, watching the goats from the overlook on Hwy 2, southern edge of the park is a nice way to spend an evening. Enjoy yourselves.
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Here is a link to the latest road status:

Glacier National Park Current Road Status
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #8
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Take the Jammer bus tour on the Going-to-the-Sun road. That way you all can enjoy the scenery. I did it both ways and driving the truck up the narrow winding road left little time for sightseeing. Also, I very afraid of heights and couldn't bring myself to drive back down, so I went East and around the south side back to my campground. Lol
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We stayed at Johnson's Campground & RV Park, St Mary, MT - Camping with a View of Glacier National Park Johnsons of St Mary CG. What a view!

Here's an advisory - Do not take the MH on SR 49 on the east side of Glacier! Also, unless you like traveling slowly on twisty, windy, up and down roads do not use US 89 out of Browning. Look at your map and use SR 464 north from Browning up to US 89. Then head south on US 89 to St. Mary's. We found it to be a good road and the scenery was much nicer.

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Stayed at the St Mary KOA last year (July) for a week. I would stay there again. I like the east side of Glacier. The East side is much more natural than the West side. The west side has been commercialized. From the KOA is is an easy drive to many trail heads and scenery
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Glacier NP

I've also stayed at St. Mary's KOA east of Glacier NP and saw some larger rigs there. At the time, it was a very well kept park with quite decent facilities. Not sure about the WiFi, but if you need it, and the signal is poor, sometimes walking closer to the source will increase signal strength.

Enjoy the trip, and the journey.
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We stayed at the KOA in St. Marys for 5 nights last September and saw several rigs the size of yours. They do have fewer spaces into which you'll fit, however, so you might want to make reservations, if you know when you'll get there. Although mid-June might not be as busy a time. We arrived on Labor Day weekend, so had to go the "reservation in advance route" to be on the safe side. Especially since we were 2 RVs traveling together.

Friendly people and convenient for sightseeing. Even made a day trip up to Waterton. If you think you want to cross the border, remember your passport.

Beautiful place. Enjoy. We want to go back and explore more.
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This is a view from Johnson's CG in East Glacier. Very pretty, but fairly tight sites. I had no problem with my 38 footer, but my toad was a dirt bike on a hitch carrier rack.




I also stayed at the KOA in WEST Glacier. Very nice facility. I will be there again next month.
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