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michigansandzilla

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Looking for Glacier campground suggestions for next year please. I know part of the park is still closed this year.

We have a 35 foot travel trailer. Full hook up preferred but if it's the right place, we can get by with just electricity.

We'll be coming from Michigan.
Not sure if we should stay on the east side or west of the park. Is it worth pulling over to the west side of the park?

Scenery would be nice but so is convenience. We're open to all options. Thanks


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We had a particularly good experience at Mountain Meadow in Hungry Horse on the west side of Glacier National Park. So good in fact that we would definitely go back there on any visit to Glacier. We liked the layout of the campsites and the fact that we could hike a bit up the hill from the campground.





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“we can get by with just electricity.”

This really limits your camping IMO. With solar system options, why?


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padredw wrote:

We had a particularly good experience at Mountain Meadow in Hungry Horse on the west side of Glacier National Park. So good in fact that we would definitely go back there on any visit to Glacier. We liked the layout of the campsites and the fact that we could hike a bit up the hill from the campground.


Thanks for posting that. We have reservations there in a couple weeks. Was worried it was far away from the entrance.

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The East Entrance is closed due to COVID restrictions on the Blackfoot Reservation. The parks, both public and private, in the entire Western Entrance Trade area of Columbia Falls, Kalispell and Whitefish and Hungry Horse are very full. Reservations are a must right now.

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Have done both sides of Glacier NP and I would definitely do the west side of Glacier NP. Columbia Falls RV Park is very nice as is the KOA in West Glacier.

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Geo*Boy wrote:

Have done both sides of Glacier NP and I would definitely do the west side of Glacier NP. Columbia Falls RV Park is very nice as is the KOA in West Glacier.



Any particular reason the west side is recommended? Thanks

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We have stayed at the West Glacier KOA. Very nice. Would definitely go back there.

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From what I hear the west glacier koa and Columbia falls campground are the best. I stayed in my cousins driveway in the hills outside Kalispell. Lots of wildlife going through his property. But I don't think he is open to the public! [emoticon]


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michigansandzilla wrote:

Geo*Boy wrote:

Have done both sides of Glacier NP and I would definitely do the west side of Glacier NP. Columbia Falls RV Park is very nice as is the KOA in West Glacier.



Any particular reason the west side is recommended? Thanks

The East side is surrounded by Indian reservation and very limited services. The last affordable gasoline/diesel and supplies/groceries are in Browning. The store/gasoline station near the east entrance had gasoline $.80 a gallon higher, a case of water was on sale at $21.99 and a box of Cheerios was $5.00, this was in 2014.
The West side has anything and everything you could want at normal prices. You don’t want to miss Norm’s News in Kalispell where they have an old fashion soda fountain with cheese burgers, Chili fry’s and home made sodas, all served by nice high school kids.
Love the West side.

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