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Posted: 08/01/22 12:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Suggestions on best ways to RV camp in Glacier next summer?

We really like the Many Glacier Area if there’s something that way.

Obviously no hookups, we can go 4-5 nights dry camping. That’s probably long enough. We might sneak out for a 1 night backpack.

If it’s near somewhere with rentable cabins that would be great, as my sister’s family could come along.

If not Many Glacier side, Lake MacDonald side is fine.

We prefer to be in the park if at all possible.

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There are cabins at the East Glacier KOA, and it is within 29 to 39 minutes of driving time from Many Glacier CG. St. Mary's CG is 7 minutes to the East Glacier KOA.

Then there is Swift Current Motor Inn at Glacier which is within a minute per Google Maps of Many Glacier CG.


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we succeeded in getting some cabins at swiftcurrent next august (reservations opened last night) so coordinating a many glacier cg reservation would be ideal.

looks like many glacier cg reservations won’t open for a while but not clear when. also seems like only a few spots big enough for our 27 ft TT.

if you are familiar with many glacier, would appreciate any comments or tips.

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Okay, I will tell you what I know. We stayed at St. Mary's Campground in 2018 for six days. What we liked-the campground was close to St. Marry's Visitor's Center, which we walked to every day to get the shuttle. There was also internet reception at the Visitor's Center. Because we were close to the town of St. Mary's, we had cell phone service. No hook-ups but there is a dump station. Also, only two showers for the entire campground. So, if you have an rv shower, plan on using it. Scenery is beautiful. Hikes were fantastic-one of the best National Parks we have visited. Rangers were nice. BUT, things to know-this park is PACKED with people. So, take the shuttle. Parking lots are small and fill up quickly. Glacier is HUGE. It takes a long time to get from one area to the next. We did a hike a day. By the time we caught the shuttle, got to our destination, hiked, got the shuttle, and returned to our campsite, we were tired.

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In 2015, we stayed on the East side at Two Medicine CG, and loved it, it's rather remote and quiet, no hookups, but there is a water fill & dump station, flush bathrooms but no showers.
We stayed 4 days, gorgeous scenery, it's first come first served, so get there Early in the morning, we got there at 7am and waited for someone to leave and jumped right into the site as they were pulling out, then went to register. We would definitely stay there again.
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thanks folks, we’ll keep those in mind… anyone have info about Many Glacier CG, which appears to be adjacent to Swiftcurrent Motor Lodge?

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