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Old 08-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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Planning travel trailer trip to Glacier National Park (Bowman's Lake)

I'm planning to take my travel trailer on a 4,000 mile round trip from Texas to Glacier National Park next summer. There is a campground at Bowman's Lake. I have read that Bowman's Lake Road is one lane gravel road for 9 miles. I'm wondering if I could trailer my 2014 Heartland 2175 RB. I realize it isn't going to be Interstate highway traveling, but I don't want to end up in a ditch on a mountain road.

Has anyone travel trailer camped at Bowman's Lake?

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Old 08-24-2014, 10:06 PM   #2
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I was there about 10 years ago but not in with a travel trailer. The road is about 6 miles from the ranger station at Polebridge. Its a wonderful place but unless they improved the road you may want to stay in another campground near there. The road is narrow one land and full of ruts with some minor switchbacks. Hence its name "Pacific NW Trail. When we met an oncoming vehicle both of us had to slow down to 2 mph and squeeze by. I don't remember anything but tents in the campground. I don't think I'd try it until you unhook and at least ride the road empty. There are usually several people and vehicles at the lake.
Don't miss it though as a day trip. If you leave from Whitefish, take the North Fork Road to Polebridge, an interesting old west town. Go passed the ranger station to Pacific NW Trail.
There is/was a campground near Polebridge on your left off North Fork Rd. That entire area is a magical place with lots of roads to just ride, look, and hike. I feel I would have missed a lot of life by not making that trip. The scenery along there will make you eyeballs hurt.

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Old 08-26-2014, 11:46 AM   #3
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Thank you "fvstringpicker" for the Bowman's Lake info.

I have seen other websites that report problems with narrow road. I conclude that an 8' wide travel trailer just isn't going to make it without getting scratched up pretty bad. The narrow road might even tear off the automatic roll-up awning.

My primary plan will be to travel trailer camp at the Apgar campground and leave the travel trailer there while I take the truck for a day trip to Bowman's Lake, 33 miles away.

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