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Old 09-19-2021, 04:03 PM   #1
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Glacier national park

Planning a trip to glacier national park. Any advice where to stay, route to take and any advice you rvís can give me will be most appropriate. Traveling with a 29ft travel trailer. Thank you in advance. God bless.
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As to the route we'd need to know where you're coming from.

Also, what time of year are you planning?

We like staying in the national parks themselves for the overall best experience. . less driving and close enough to do things in the park spontaneously. No hookups in Glacier though but there are dump stations and water fill.

Each national park has a great website giving things to do, campground information, road information, any special alerts as to Covid, road repairs, etc. Check them out. They're the nps.gov sites. Here is Glacier's.

https://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm
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Old 09-19-2021, 07:51 PM   #3
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The KOA campground at the west entrance to the park is quite good, at least when we were there in 2014 and very convenient to the park entrance.
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We just got back and the KOA West is still good. We were able to get a site without early reservations. FYI gas and diesel around Glacier were the highest price we saw on our trip @ about 4.50 but it is what it is.
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We were at the KOA West Glacier last week. One of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed at. Every one of the KOA people were extremely nice and helpful also. My clutch started going out in the Badlands on my Jeep Toad and it was going to be a couple of weeks to get someone to replace it. Lady at KOA called around to some local mechanics and got it done in a couple of days at a reasonable charge. Think that says a lot for the customer service at that KOA.
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We left the West Glacier KOA yesterday, pricey but a very nice park. However do t use the laundry room, 3 washers were broken out of the 10 and 2 of the good machines wouldnít spin water out of clothes for $3.00 a load. Shower stalls very very small and no bench to sit on.
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We have stayed at both Fish Lake and Apgar campgrounds in the park. It is getting pretty late in the year if you want a 2021 trip though. That far north and that high of elevation means they close soon. If you decide to stay in the park, check the generator rules for the site you are interested in; some loops don’t allow generators. And note you need a reservation to drive the Going to the Sun Road.
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Here are parks near Glacier Nat'l Park. Don't forget to look at both the west and east sides. East isn't as busy but still has access to the Going to the Sun Rd. to take you to the west side. You didn't specify your age but if you're eligible for the national senior pass which is good for the whole country - national parks, national forest, Corp of Engineer, etc. your basic camping can be $10 at Glacier - 1/2 price. We like Apgar Campground in the park. To us it sure beats KOA's $80 + fees.

https://www.campgroundreviews.com/re...a/west-glacier
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As to the route we'd need to know where you're coming from.

Also, what time of year are you planning?

We like staying in the national parks themselves for the overall best experience. . less driving and close enough to do things in the park spontaneously. No hookups in Glacier though but there are dump stations and water fill.

Each national park has a great website giving things to do, campground information, road information, any special alerts as to Covid, road repairs, etc. Check them out. They're the nps.gov sites. Here is Glacier's.

https://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm
Thank you for your response and assistance. From Edwards Air Force base California to. Glacier national park. Planning on august 2022. Any tips welcome. First time going on a long trip.
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Thank you for your response and assistance. From Edwards Air Force base California to. Glacier national park. Planning on august 2022. Any tips welcome. First time going on a long trip.

The easiest and less miles - 1285 miles is:

I-15 to Butte, Montana
I-90 a short distance to just beyond Deer Lodge, MT
Take Exit 175 to Hwy 12/141/200 to Clearwater, MT
North on 83 to west side of Glacier

As it gets closer to your trip be sure to monitor the fire situation in the area. Fires seem to be a given for the western states.

With a RV you can usually figure a 55mph average taking into account stops - fuel, food so that would be around 23 driving hours. If you drive 8 hr/day allow 2.5 - 3 days to get there.
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Thank you for the info. God bless. Keep in touch. Again thank you.
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Thank you for the info. Keep in touch. God bless.
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We were at West Glacier KOA this past June-July.
It was a really nice place.
Here is my video review on YouTube
https://youtu.be/Ba67KQ8FaZE
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This is our first trip west and we left West Glacier heading to West Yellowstone we got on 83 and we thought it was one of the prettiest drives we have done. We are in a 35' gasser towing a Jeep Cherokee and 83 was a good drive. Just our opinion.
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