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Old 07-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #15
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There is also a nice KOA in St. Mary's on east side of Glacier Park.. It would be good base to drop down and visit the incredible East Glacier Lodge next to train station.. All the vertical columns are giant tree trunks, and very serene and peaceful in lobby areas..

Haven't seen it highlighted, but you will NOT be able to take trailer on Going to Sun Highway, and it is NOT a loop.. Runs simply from east to west (or vice versa) over passes and across park. There are "drop lots" at each end, but better to leave it in campground or RV park and take tow vehicle for round trip, or better yet ride in recently refurbished Red Busses, with open tops...


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Old 07-18-2013, 08:15 PM   #16
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We took our first big trip to Glacier from Salem OR two yrs ago. Went thru Coeur d'alene and up thru Sandpoint on US 2 thru Kalispell and Bonners Ferry. Stayed at Mountain Meadows RV in Hungry Horse . It was very nice RV park with a lot of trees. It is more hilly than some places but spots also more private. There is also a KoA near there flat and less shade but easier parking. Prefer Mountain Meadow for shade.
Parked car at visitor center and took an all day red bus tour. Also drove over the pass and took a loop in our truck. The red bus tour allowed my husband to enjoy the tour.
Went on to Yellowstone and stayed in great RV place north of Gardner right on Yellowstone river (yellow stones edge RV park. Used the next morning to drive into Yellowstone and get in line early to secure site at Mammoth in the park. No reservations there so you want to be there by 9 or so to get site as others leave.

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Old 07-21-2013, 01:44 PM   #17
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If you take the Going-to-the-sun Highway in August you might consider going very early in the a.m. A few years ago we misjudged the time and when we arrived at the Visitor Center at Logan Pass the parking lot was full with a long waiting line for spots. Since we had visited the center a couple of other times in the past ten years we just turned around and headed back. Well worth the drive and a must see.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:53 PM   #18
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We were just at Glacier NP on July 7 for three days. We stayed at Glacier CG. It's just one mile west of the West Entrance. Lovely and a Good Sams discount. Have fun!
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:13 PM   #19
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Jim and Mary's RV Park

If you are looking for a place to camp in Missoula, recommend Jim and Mary's. Easy on and off I-90. Very nice place and the folks are outstanding. A ten in my book.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #20
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Seattle to Glacier

We went from Seattle to Glacier last week. We were able to find spaces in the park for any sized RV on Sunday afternoon. I guess the weekenders were leaving that day. We stayed at the Apgar campground from Sunday to Thursday for $10/ night with water and restrooms only. There were spaces available each day especially in the morning. At Glacier, it is smartest to use their free shuttle. It goes all the way across the park, you can get off and on and it runs every 15-30 minutes depending on the time of day. Next year, they are going to charge for it. We stayed in state parks in eastern Washington and Western Montana enroute. This was the week after the 4th and if you arrive early, there should be spaces.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:37 PM   #21
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happy trails!! Two Medicine Lake on the east side of Glacier was very pleasant. The lakes north of there are beautiful, though i didn't research any of the campgrounds. Liked the east side much better than the west/south side.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:24 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by jim kolhoff View Post
If you are looking for a place to camp in Missoula, recommend Jim and Mary's. Easy on and off I-90. Very nice place and the folks are outstanding. A ten in my book.
We just returned from Yellowstone and on our way down we too stayed at Jim and Mary's. Nice spot, they were upgrading their cable, but during the work they maintained their old cable lines so that there was no interruption to the service. Nice folks.


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